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A scene outside the Supreme Court on Monday, as the justices announced they would hear another case involving affirmative action in higher education. Many of those waiting in line at the court in a late-season snowfall were hoping to attend oral arguments on gay-marriage cases being heard Tuesday and Wednesday. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

Supreme Court To Examine State Ban On Affirmative Action

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Supreme Court To Examine State Ban On Affirmative Action

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Egyptian men and boys pray at a mosque in Assiut, southern Egypt, that serves as the headquarters for Gamaa al-Islamiya, a group that once waged a bloody insurgency, attacking police and Christians in a campaign to create an Islamic state. Now the Islamist group says it's determined to ensure law and order in the area. Nariman El-Mofty/AP hide caption

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Islamists Say They Are Filling Vacuum Left By Egyptian State

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Army recruits perform exercises as part of a demonstration for tourists in front of the military-recruiting station in New York's Times Square. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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National Security

As Qualified Men Dwindle, Military Looks For A Few Good Women

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As Qualified Men Dwindle, Military Looks For A Few Good Women

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Tastes like chicken, but it's OK for Lent: Fried alligator, as served at New Orleans' Cochon restaurant. Chris Granger/Courtesy of Cochon hide caption

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Forget Fish Fridays: In Louisiana, gator is on the Lenten menu

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The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles mascot picks up an Eagles cheerleader after the team's 81-71 victory against the San Diego State Aztecs on Sunday in Philadelphia. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida Gulf Coast University: This Year's Cinderella Story In 10 Shots

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The former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio walks outside the chapel during a Mass at the Barracas neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2003. Bergoglio, who became Pope Francis, is said to have the same position as his predecessors on economic matters. AP hide caption

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As Cardinal, New Pope Walked Fine Line On Economic Issues

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Ellen DeGeneres during a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2011 in Burbank, Calif. Michael Rozman/Warner Bros./AP hide caption

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Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

How Ellen DeGeneres Helped Change The Conversation About Gays

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How Ellen DeGeneres Helped Change The Conversation About Gays

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Ryan White gets a hug from Dr. Cory SerVaas after testifying to a presidential commission on AIDS in 1988. He told the panel of his battle with the disease and the taunts and jeers he endured from classmates. Nanine Hartzenbusch/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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National

In Teen AIDS Activist's Hometown, Old Tensions Remain

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In Teen AIDS Activist's Hometown, Old Tensions Remain

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Workers clear honey from dead beehives at a bee farm east of Merced, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Are Agriculture's Most Popular Insecticides Killing Our Bees?

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