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Resurrected Frog Gives Us Cause To Brood

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In Saudi Arabia, Shiite Muslims Challenge Ban On Protests

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In The Sapphires, an R&B-loving musician helps turn four Australian aboriginal women into a soul act. From left: Julie (Jessica Mauboy), Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), Gail (Deborah Mailman) and Kay (Shari Sebbens). The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Maori-Mentored, Soul-Singing Mom Inspired 'The Sapphires'

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School Closures Pit Race And Poverty Against Budgets

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Downs [#] Minotaur Shock
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Supreme Court justices will hear arguments Tuesday on California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage. On Wednesday they'll hear arguments on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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They All Voted For DOMA, But Now These Senators Are Split

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The Milk Carton Kids: At Life's Crossroads, A Duo Looks Both Ways

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At 80, Philip Roth Reflects On Life, Literature And The Beauty Of Naps

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