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On Paper As Parent And Child, Gay Couples Annul Adoptions To Marry

Before same-sex marriage became legal across the U.S., some couples would become father and son to get rights they were otherwise denied. Adoptions were the best option at the time.

Save It For Sunday Jason Isbell
Christmas Time Is Here Michael W. Smith & Vince Gill

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Can Big Food Win Friends By Revealing Its Secrets?

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On Paper As Parent And Child, Gay Couples Annul Adoptions To Marry

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Mandevilla Fred Hersch Trio
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Last Christmas Jimmy Eat World

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Santa For President In 2016

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I'll Be Home for Christmas Nnenna Freelon, John Brown et. al.
(I) Deck The Halls Los Straitjackets

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U.S. Visa Rules May Burden Relatives Abroad, Advocates Say

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Three migrants from Afghanistan walk along the A3 highway shortly after they crossed into Germany on August 30, 2015, near Neuhaus am Inn, Germany. Police detained them shortly after and took them to a registration center for asylum seekers. Germany has welcomed many refugees — but now is discouraging Afghans who are seeking better economic prospects. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Struggling To Absorb Asylum-Seekers, Germany Steps Up Deportations

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Over the River and Through the Woods Kansas City Brass
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas George Tidwell
Pas de Deux Stevan Pasero
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Christmas With the Devil Spinal Tap

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A Cheeky Welsh Town Goes 'Offshore' To Avoid British Taxes

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'Revenant' Reveals A Breathtaking, Punishing Saga Of Survival And Revenge

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Safe Island The Amazing
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Can't Vote But Campaigning Hard For Presidential Candidates

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'Cause I'm A Man Tame Impala
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Feliz Navidad Los Straitjackets
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