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Supporters of same-sex civil union gathered last Saturday in central Rome. Italy is the only major Western European country that has not legalized same-sex marriage or civil unions. The Senate plans to take up the question of civil unions on Thursday. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Holdout In Western Europe, Italy Prepares To Decide On Civil Unions

Italy's Senate takes up a measure this week that would permit civil unions, but the bill would not legalize same-sex marriage. All of Western Europe already permits one or both.

Broken Waltz (Reprise)
Hanging from the Rafters Human Bell

Two women compare handgun holsters during an open-carry rally at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Jan. 1. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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Gun-Toting Women Give Rise To Firearms Fashion Accessories

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Sundancer Steve Gordon & Deborah Martin
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Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu hopes to create job opportunities by investing in African startups. Above: Elumelu, center right, speaks at an entrepreneurship event in July 2015. Courtesy of Tony Elumelu Foundation hide caption

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To End Poverty, Billionaire Gives $10,000 To 10,000 Entrepreneurs

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Sossie Hugh Masekela

The World Changers group brainstorms on what to do to clarify their message of Islam. Paola Marizán/WNIN hide caption

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American Muslims Tackle Terrorism With Teens' Best Tool: The Internet

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Tale of the Youth Behind Whom Indian and Chinese Music Was Played, And Kip Hanrahan
Egg Radio Bill Frisell
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Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67 [Allegro con brio] Residentie Orkest, Jaap van Zweden (conductor)
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The Buick Envision, built in China, was on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will soon go on sale in the U.S. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Growing Investments, China's Influence In Autos Is Expanding

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Wonderwheel Utah Carol
The Parterre Nancy Rumbel & Eric Tingstad
Practice Is Perfect Andy McKee
High-String Mania Artie Traum

New York City called a travel ban on vehicles in Times Square and elsewhere during last weekend's storm, which broke snowfall records all along the Mid-Atlantic coast. Yana Paskova/Getty Images hide caption

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A Big El Niño Was The Likely Instigator Of Last Week's Blizzard

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Roundabout Edgar Meyer
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Supporters of same-sex civil union gathered last Saturday in central Rome. Italy is the only major Western European country that has not legalized same-sex marriage or civil unions. The Senate plans to take up the question of civil unions on Thursday. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Holdout In Western Europe, Italy Prepares To Decide On Civil Unions

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Gone Bill Frisell
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In Walked Monk Guido Basso & Turner, Dave

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