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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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  • Gay Rights Supporters Cheer Supreme Court Decisions
    On the last day of the term, the Supreme Court issued two rulings expanding gay rights. Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish have more.
  • Justices Stop Short Of Allowing Gay Marriage Nationwide
    On the last day of the term, the Supreme Court issued two rulings expanding gay rights. In the first, the court ruled 5-4 that the central part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — the part defining marriage as between a man and a woman — is unconstitutional. In the second, the court ruled that opponents of gay rights had no standing to appeal a lower court ruling striking down California's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage. It is expected to clear the way for gay marriage in California.
  • End Of DOMA Means Federal Benefits For Gay Married Couples
    Robert Siegel talks with Brian Moulton, legal director for Human Rights Campaign, about what the Supreme Court's decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act means for same sex couples' access to federal benefits.
  • DOMA Decision Rankles Some Republican Lawmakers
    The Defense of Marriage Act passed nearly two decades ago with overwhelming majorities in both members of Congress — a feat it could never accomplish today. With Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling, even defenders of the law seem to understand there is little they can realistically do to restore it.
  • Shifting Security To Afghan Forces An Unsteady Exchange
    U.S. troops in Afghanistan talk about the difficulties of handing off responsibility to Afghan forces.
  • Paula Deen Makes Tearful Appearance On 'Today' Show
    Celebrity chef Paula Deen appeared on The Today Show on Tuesday to address the controversy over her past use of racial epithets, among other things.
  • Deep In The Mountains, Some Pakistanis Still Dream Of Peace
    Pakistan's being battered by a fresh wave of attacks by the Taliban and their associates. Recently militants have killed foreign tourists, a tribal peace committee chief, policemen and soldiers. Many Pakistanis feel anger and frustration over the unrelenting violence in their country. But in the Hindu Kush mountains, people dream of peace.
  • Amid Construction Boom, Migrants Flow Into Brazil
    For decades, Brazilians migrated to Europe and the United States in search of better jobs and opportunities. But as Brazil's economy has grown, more and more of the world's desperate are coming to Brazil.
  • Translation, Please: Hand-Held Device Bridges Language Gap
    A device that helps first responders communicate with speakers of other languages may soon be available to the general public. It uses a cellphone signal and gives users quick access to interpreters who can translate between English and 180 other languages.
  • Multiple Injuries Cap Weird Day At Wimbledon
    Audie Cornish talks to Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated about a busy and odd Wednesday at Wimbledon.

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