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Nowlin Haltom (left) and Michael McKeon join other same-sex couples in a national "Request Marriage" action this Valentine's Day outside the Los Angeles County Clerk's Office. The couples requested and were refused marriage licenses. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

GOP Mounts Defense Of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

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GOP Mounts Defense Of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

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The Italian city of Ventimiglia borders France. Differences in immigration policies are emerging among European Union countries, including France, Germany and Italy. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Europe

Immigration Tests Unity Of European Union

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Immigration Tests Unity Of European Union

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Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working on a new all-natural insect repellent. It not only keeps bugs away — it kills them in seconds. Trebol-a/Flickr hide caption

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Your Health

Repelling Bugs With The Essence Of Grapefruit

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Repelling Bugs With The Essence Of Grapefruit

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Sam Thayer, an urban forager who has written field guides to edible plants, munches on Siberian elm seeds called samaras he found in Washington, D.C. Thayer says the seeds taste like a cross between sweetened oatmeal and lettuce. Maggie Starbard hide caption

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Your Health

Foraging The Weeds For Wild, Healthy Greens

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Foraging The Weeds For Wild, Healthy Greens

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Analysis

Looking Ahead To The 2012 Presidential Campaign

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Looking Ahead To The 2012 Presidential Campaign

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A family from New Orleans visits a beach in Pensacola, Fla., just before spring break season last month. In the distance, workers continue to clean up after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Eric Thayer/Getty Images hide caption

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The BP Oil Spill, One Year Later

A Year After Gulf Oil Spill, Florida Sees A Comeback

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A Year After Gulf Oil Spill, Florida Sees A Comeback

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Sports

Unprecedented Upsets The Talk Of NBA Playoffs

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Unprecedented Upsets The Talk Of NBA Playoffs

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