Phyllis Siegel (right) kisses her wife, Connie Kopelov, after the two exchanged vows at the Manhattan City Clerk's office. The couple were the first same-sex pair to tie the knot in New York City after the state's Marriage Equality Act went into effect on July 24. Michael Appleton/AP hide caption

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2011: An Extraordinary Year For Gay Rights
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A screen shot of video footage attained by WBUR shows Worcester Police Sgt. Kevin Pageau (right) and Detective John Doherty as they interrogate Nga Truong, then 16, after the 2008 death of her baby boy. WBUR hide caption

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How A Teen's Coerced Confession Set Her Free
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DOJ Posts Record For Health Care Fraud Cases
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Rules Would Boost Pay For In-Home Health Aides
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HIV Status Disclosure Laws Under Scrutiny
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Proposed Child Labor Rules Could Alter Farm Life
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A skeleton dressed in a Santa Claus costume is part of the holiday displays at the Loudoun County Courthouse in Leesburg, Va. Many local residents are not pleased with the "Skele-Claus" or other displays by secular activists and atheists. Kevin Dietsch/UPI /Landov hide caption

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Justice Department Blocks New S.C. Voting ID Law
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Alleged Victims Emboldened By Penn State Scandal
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High Rates Of Pepper Spraying In Ala. School District
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Bank Of America Settles Suit Against Countrywide
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Students stand outside Penn State's Old Main building, protesting the handling of a child abuse scandal involving retired Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Calls For More Reporting Of Suspected Child Abuse
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Sleepy police were likelier to fall asleep while driving, a new survey of nearly 5,000 officers in the U.S. and Canada finds. About 40 percent of officers surveyed reported sleep disorders, with various health implications. Sean Locke/iStockphoto hide caption

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Immigration Effort Mistakenly Holds U.S. Citizens
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National Guard May Receive Joint Chiefs Spot
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