Nina Crossland holds up a photo of her aunt Phyllis Macay. The U.S. military says pirates killed Macay and three other American hostages they were holding on a yacht off Somalia's coast. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Richard Madaleno, the only openly gay member of the Maryland state Senate, speaks out in support of a gay-marriage bill in Annapolis on Thursday. The bill passed later in the day and now heads to the House of Delegates. Gail Burton/AP hide caption

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