December 31, 2013 Utah officials say of same-sex marriages that are now taking place in their state, "each one is an affront." Justice Sonia Sotomayor has asked for a response to their request for a stay by Friday.
December 31, 2013 An estimated 5,000 children in the U.S. have been placed in foster care after their parents were deported. Regaining custody can be very difficult for deportees. Host Michel Martin talks with Candi Mayes of the Dependency Legal Group of San Diego, and KPBS reporter Jill Replogle.
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Pictures of Chicago residents who have died by gunfire are posted on the city's South Side.
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December 31, 2013 Throughout the year, stories about gun violence in the city grabbed the country's attention. Now at the end of the year, the city's crime rate is again big news because it declined so much in 2013, to its lowest level in decades. It's a reality that often doesn't fit the perception of the city.
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After being told that one of his products infringed on a Starbucks trademark, brewpub owner Jeff Britton wrote the coffee company a check.
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December 30, 2013 After a small brewery owner got a letter from a law firm representing Starbucks, he saw a chance to draw distinctions between the two businesses — and to be funny.
December 30, 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court is set to resume work in a couple of weeks. Among other cases, the justices will be deciding the rules that govern campaign finance and they will hear arguments in cases regarding the so-called buffer zones around abortion clinics and the Affordable Care Act's requirement that for-profit companies cover contraception in their health plans.
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December 30, 2013 Morning Edition has been looking back at the year through numbers — and the number for today is $15 billion. That's the approximate amount JP Morgan Chase has agreed to pay out in various fines and settlements this year. The company is widely seen as a well-managed bank but it faces big regulatory problems and its legal bills are mounting.
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This undated photo released Friday by the Connecticut State Police shows the scene inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn.
December 27, 2013 The exhaustive compilation of evidence adds details to a summary released by authorities last month showing that shooter Adam Lanza had a fascination with guns and mass shootings.
December 27, 2013 A federal judge in New York ruled Friday that the National Security Agency's huge telephone data collection program is legal. In a written opinion, U.S. District Judge William Pauley said the program is a valuable tool to combat terrorism specifically because the records collection is so broad.
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A Humane Society investigation of a Wyoming pig breeding facility to the introduction of an ag-gag bill in Wyoming, which eventually failed.
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December 27, 2013 This year, 15 bills in 11 states attempted to make undercover videos on farms illegal. Not a single one passed. Activists say a broad-based coalition that tapped the grass-roots concern for animal welfare helped defeat the measures.
December 27, 2013 Just six people managed to sign up for health insurance through the federal website the day it opened for business. The numbers are better now, but the botched rollout may have not only inconvenienced people, but also permanently changed people's perceptions of the Affordable Care Act.
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December 26, 2013 Utah's surprise decision to legalize same-sex marriage caps a landmark year for gay rights. The last 12 months saw a huge string of victories, from state legislatures, to Congress, to the Supreme Court.
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Paul Ciancia, 23, in an undated photo provided by the FBI.
December 26, 2013 Paul Anthony Ciancia, accused of killing Gerardo Hernandez, faces a first-degree murder charge and 10 other counts related to the Nov. 1 attack at Los Angeles International Airport.
December 26, 2013 The justices distinguished between science and "common parlance." But wait: Why was the question before the court in the first place?
December 25, 2013 A new California law taking effect in 2014 will make it easier for abuse survivors to break their leases. Victims will no longer need to get a court order or police report and instead can give landlords a simple form as proof they have been abused.
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December 25, 2013 American Express has agreed to pay a $16 million fine and issue nearly $60 million in customer refunds. The settlement with the federal government involves allegations that AmEx misrepresented the value of add-on services, such as identity theft protection.
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