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Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law that allows mental health professionals to refuse treatment to patients based on personal or religious beliefs. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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How A Gambling Case Does, And Doesn't, Apply To The iPhone Debate

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Alfredo Trejo, 18, came to the U.S. from El Salvador in 2014 as an unaccompanied minor and now lives with his aunt in Virginia. He applied for asylum, and, like many others, he says he fled persecution from gang members in San Salvador. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Ralph Nader Builds Shrine To Tort Law

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Debate: Does The Equal Protection Clause Require States To License Same-Sex Marriage?

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On Libel And The Law, U.S. And U.K. Go Separate Ways

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The California Supreme Court righted what it called a "grievous wrong" by posthumously granting a law license to Hong Yen Chang, a Chinese immigrant whose application was denied because of his race 125 years ago. AP/Ah Tye Family hide caption

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A Chinese Immigrant Gets His California Law License, 125 Years Later

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In Israel, Jewish Divorce Is Granted Only By Husband's Permission

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