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Advocates for gay marriage in gather outside the New Jersey Statehouse on Thursday. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

Gay Marriage Now A State-By-State Battle

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Gay Marriage Now A State-By-State Battle

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Judge Vaughn Walker struck down California's proposition banning gay marriage in 2010. The Supreme Court kept that ruling intact on Wednesday. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

Judge Who Struck Down Proposition 8 Knew Case Would Go Far

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Judge Who Struck Down Proposition 8 Knew Case Would Go Far

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A Syrian woman is evacuated after being wounded in shelling by regime forces in the Shaar neighborhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on Oct. 13, 2012. Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels

War Correspondent's Unflinching 'Diary Of A Bad Year'

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War Correspondent's Unflinching 'Diary Of A Bad Year'

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The Greenes say they take it a day at a time and relish the many long-term memories they've shared for nearly 60 years. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Despite Alzheimer's, Couple Holds Tight To Old Memories

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There's a workshop, too, complete with some work on a chalkboard and a robot. Lego hide caption

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Lego

Media For Kids And Teens

Girls' Legos Are A Hit, But Why Do Girls Need Special Legos?

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Girls' Legos Are A Hit, But Why Do Girls Need Special Legos?

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Formerly a scat singer, Sasha Dobson has just released her first solo album of original songs, Aquarius. L. Arthi Krishnaswami/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sasha Dobson's Journey Out Of Jazz And Into Songwriting

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Refugees fill cans with water inside a camp in Baalbek, Lebanon, for Syrians who have fled the fighting in their country. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

As Doctors Leave Syria, Public Health Crisis Looms

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As Doctors Leave Syria, Public Health Crisis Looms

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The space shuttle Atlantis, with its cargo arm extended, goes on display today the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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Shuttle Atlantis Lands For Good At Kennedy Space Center

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Paula Deen dissolved into tears during her appearance Wednesday on NBC's Today show with Matt Lauer. The celebrity chef told Lauer she was not a racist, but image experts say she'll have to work harder to convince the public. Peter Kramer/AP hide caption

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Code Switch

How To Prove You're Not A Racist

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How To Prove You're Not A Racist

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Michael Bingle of Vancouver, Wash., rides through Grand Ronde, Ore., during a 400-kilometer randonnée in May. Angela Evancie hide caption

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Sports

Randonneurs Are In It For The Ride, Not The Race

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Randonneurs Are In It For The Ride, Not The Race

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Jim Nayder, host of the The Annoying Music Show and Magnificent Obession, died this week. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon, left, remembers his good friend. Courtesy Scott Simon hide caption

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'Annoying Music' Host Leaves 'Magnificent Obsession' Behind

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For the sweetest, smoothest strawberry jam, author Kevin West suggests staying as far away as possible from what he calls "Pamela Anderson fruit": the big strawberries found in regular supermarkets. He prefers picking small, red berries from farm stands, instead. Kevin West/Knopf hide caption

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The Salt

Preserving The Season's Fruits With A Canning Evangelist

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Preserving The Season's Fruits With A Canning Evangelist

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The Boston Pops rehearses for its Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on July 3, 2012, at the Charles River Esplanade. Paul Marotta/Getty Images hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Why Tchaikovsky's Bells And Cannons Sound Every July 4

6 min

Why Tchaikovsky's Bells And Cannons Sound Every July 4

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