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A pro-gay-marriage protester stands in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the first of two days of oral arguments on challenges to laws that limit the definition of marriage to unions of a man and a woman. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Legal Battle Over Same-Sex Marriage

DOMA Challenge Tests Federal Definition Of Marriage

8 min

DOMA Challenge Tests Federal Definition Of Marriage

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For the first time, new nationwide science standards recommend teaching K-12 students about climate change. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Education

A Hot Topic: Climate Change Coming To Classrooms

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A Hot Topic: Climate Change Coming To Classrooms

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In Long Beach, Wash., Chinook Observer editor and publisher Matt Winters has overseen his paper's transition to the Internet and, more recently, to a pay wall. Ashley Gross for NPR hide caption

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Looking For 'Oxygen,' Small Papers Erect Digital Pay Walls

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The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane, flies over Switzerland. The makers will be journeying across the U.S. this spring, hoping the flight helps challenge assumptions about what solar technology can do. Courtesy of Solar Impulse hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Solar-Powered Plane Uses Its Lightness To Fly In The Dark

4 min

Solar-Powered Plane Uses Its Lightness To Fly In The Dark

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University of Washington computer science student Laura McFarlane and her team work on their smartphone app aimed at helping girls being illegally trafficked get help. Sara Lerner/NPR hide caption

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All Tech Considered

More Than Just Angry Birds, Apps Can Have A Humanitarian Side Too

4 min

More Than Just Angry Birds, Apps Can Have A Humanitarian Side Too

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This photo illustration released by Adidas shows the uniforms for NCAA basketball teams (from left) University of Cincinnati, University of Kansas, University of Notre Dame, Baylor University, UCLA and the University of Louisville. Aaron Hewitt/AP hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

It's Been An Ugly Year For College Basketball

3 min

It's Been An Ugly Year For College Basketball

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