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Some Democrats want to amend the immigration bill before the Senate to allow foreign-born same-sex spouses of Americans to qualify for green cards. Jason Reed/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Some Democrats Back Same-Sex Amendment To Immigration Bill

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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., shown on Capitol Hill on April 23, voted against a bill expanding background checks on gun sales, which has upset some of his constituents. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Is Jeff Flake The Most Unpopular Senator In The Country?

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Gondolas have long played a part in the Venetian tourist experience. But as tourism has grown and the local population has declined, everyday gondolas called traghetti have all but disappeared. Above, a group of tourists poses on a canal, circa 1900. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Crowd Funding Effort Seeks To Save Venice's Everyday Gondolas

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Amanda as a teenager (left). She now lives in Manhattan and works as a massage therapist. Radio Diaries (left), David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Teenage Diaries Revisited: A Gay Teen's Family, 'Evolved'

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The Senate on Monday approved a bill to allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers. Proponents say sellers will get help navigating tax collection, but many retailers says complying will be burdensome and opens the door for unforeseen problems. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Some Net Retailers Aren't Buying Online Sales Tax Proposal

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Medical marijuana has been legal in Colorado for more than a decade. Coloradans voted to legalize recreational use in November, but lawmakers say the industry can be properly regulated only if voters approve a new tax. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Another Vote Ahead For Pot In Colorado: This Time, On Taxes

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Russian troops patrol Minutka square in the Chechen capital on Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Alexander Zemlianichenko /AP hide caption

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From A Debut Writer, A Polished, Passionate, Must-Read Book

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An arctic fox pup, just beginning to show its white winter coat, plays with a lemming carcass. Wrangel's foxes subsist largely on these snow-burrowing rodents, whose numbers fluctuate wildly from year to year. Sergey Gorshkov/National Geographic hide caption

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A Picture Postcard From Wild Wrangel Island

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