Texas, where abortion-rights battles took place in July at the state capitol, is part of an eight-state region that has gotten more conservative on the issue. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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A new survey of more than 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults finds that more than 90 percent feel more accepted in society than they did 10 years ago. Here, a woman displays her pro-gay T-shirt at the L.A. Pride Parade in West Hollywood last Sunday. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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In Boston and other places across the nation, people gathered Monday for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the marathon bombing. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Gun Control: 'Only Modest Change' In Opinion Since Newtown Shootings
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President Obama, with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) behind him, delivering his State of the Union address last January. Saul Loeb/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Fiscal Cliff,' Majority Of Public Sides With Democrats, Pew Poll Says
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Mitt Romney speaks Monday at a campaign event at Avon Lake High School in Avon Lake, Ohio. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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Pew Poll: Race Evens Up, But Romney Holds Turnout Advantage
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The scene outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, when the justices released their ruling on President Obama's health care law. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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In Los Angeles: A man dressed as John Lennon at the "Move Your Money" protest on Saturday. He and others protested bank fees and pushed for "good jobs." David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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