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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., staged a protest across the street from a high school in Hyattsville, Md., a day before the Supreme Court ruling. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Law

Justices Rule For Anti-Gay Protesters At Funerals

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Justices Rule For Anti-Gay Protesters At Funerals

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Shirley Phelps-Roper, a member of the Westboro Baptist Church, protests in Pennsylvania in 2006. Bradley C. Bower/AP hide caption

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Religion

A Peek Inside The Westboro Baptist Church

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A Peek Inside The Westboro Baptist Church

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Sagal Siad reads the news on the government's Radio Mogadishu. Many of the reporters at the U.S.-funded radio station have been targeted for assassination by Islamic extremists. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Africa

Reporters In Somali City Risk Life To Cover Story

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Reporters In Somali City Risk Life To Cover Story

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Makers of water bottles, including Camelback, now sell products that don't contain BPA, a chemical that can mimic the sex hormone estrogen. But a new study says that even if they don't contain BPA, most plastic products release estrogenic chemicals. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Science

Study: Most Plastics Leach Hormone-Like Chemicals

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Study: Most Plastics Leach Hormone-Like Chemicals

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Tristen's debut album is Charlatans at the Garden Gate. Courtesy of American Myth Recordings hide caption

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Courtesy of American Myth Recordings

Music Reviews

Tristen: Pop Hooks And Pure Inspiration

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Tristen: Pop Hooks And Pure Inspiration

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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh looks on during a media conference in Sanaa, Yemen, on Feb. 21. As protesters continue to demand that he step down, the U.S. has had to tread a delicate line. The leader has been aiding America's counterterrorism efforts. Hani Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Middle East

Yemen A Worry For Counterterrorism Experts

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Yemen A Worry For Counterterrorism Experts

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Two U.S. Troops Shot Dead

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Two U.S. Troops Shot Dead

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Pope Benedict XVI, seen here during his weekly general audience at the Vatican on Feb. 16, hasn't shown any sign he's willing to relax the rules despite the fact that Catholic priests ordained in the Eastern Rite and some converts can be married. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Religion

Some Germans Pray Church Will Rethink Celibacy

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Some Germans Pray Church Will Rethink Celibacy

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Demonstrators gathered outside the Ohio Statehouse last week to protest Senate Bill 5, which would have banned collective bargaining for state workers. Unions say legislation being pushed by Republican governors nationwide is an attack on their very existence. Jay LaPrete/AP hide caption

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Politics

Why Unions Matter To Democrats: It's Not Just Money

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Why Unions Matter To Democrats: It's Not Just Money

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A 12-inch record tips onto the spindle at EKS Manufacturing. Jacob Ganz hide caption

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The Record

Slow And Steady: Vinyl Survives

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Slow And Steady: Vinyl Survives

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Pop Culture Happy Hour

DVD Picks: 'Bambi'

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DVD Picks: 'Bambi'

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