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Governing
5:36 pm
Sat June 27, 2015

For Families Of U.S. Hostages, New Policy May Bring New Hope

Linda Boyle (left) and Lyn Coleman hold a photo of their children, who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012. Caitlan Coleman, an American married to Canadian Joshua Boyle, was pregnant when the couple was abducted.
Bill Gorman AP

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 6:36 pm

More than 80 Americans have been taken hostage abroad since Sept. 11, 2001. Currently, 30 Americans are being held around the world.

Until this week, the families of those hostages would have faced the threat of prosecution from the U.S. government for trying to pay a ransom to kidnappers.

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Book News & Features
5:26 pm
Sat June 27, 2015

Marvel's Half-Black, Half-Latino Spider-Man Is Going Mainstream

Marvel has put half-African-American, half-Latino teen Miles Morales in the Spider-Man suit.
Courtesy of Marvel

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 6:36 pm

Step aside, Peter Parker: There's a new Spider-Man joining the Marvel Universe.

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U.S.
5:12 pm
Sat June 27, 2015

For Gay Couples In Louisiana And Mississippi, Marriage Remains On Hold

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 6:36 pm

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Law
7:00 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Changes Face Of Marriage In Historic Ruling

Gay rights advocates John Lewis (left), and his spouse Stuart Gaffney kiss across the street from City Hall in San Francisco, on Friday following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide.
Jeff Chiu AP

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 9:32 am

In a historic ruling Friday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court declared marriage a fundamental constitutional right not just for opposite-sex couples, but for same-sex couples too.

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Around the Nation
6:34 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Americans Remain Split On Same-Sex Marriage

Originally published on Fri June 26, 2015 9:20 pm

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More reaction now on today's historic Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. The announcement set off a party atmosphere among the hundreds of people gathered outside of the court.

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Around the Nation
5:54 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Escaped N.Y. Prisoner Richard Matt Fatally Shot By Police

Originally published on Fri June 26, 2015 9:20 pm

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Around the Nation
5:54 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

President Obama Delivers Eulogy At Funeral For Rev. Clementa Pinckney

Originally published on Fri June 26, 2015 9:20 pm

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Religion
4:38 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Religious Institutions Fear Same-Sex Marriage Could Affect Tax Exemptions

Originally published on Fri June 26, 2015 9:20 pm

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Commentary
4:38 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Calls To Remove Confederate Flag Challenge Southern Orthodoxy

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 10:40 am

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Around the Nation
4:38 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Plaintiffs 'Feel Free' After Supreme Court Rules On Same-Sex Marriage

Originally published on Fri June 26, 2015 9:20 pm

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It's All Politics
7:17 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Supreme Court Thwarts Efforts To Put Obamacare On Life Support

At the heart of the case ruled on by the Supreme Court Thursday are the exchanges where people go online to shop for individual insurance.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Originally published on Fri June 26, 2015 5:09 am

The U.S. Supreme Court handed the Obama administration a sweeping victory on Thursday, upholding the nationwide subsidies that are crucial to the president's health care law. By a 6-3 vote, the high court ruled that Congress meant all three major provisions of the law to apply to all states and to work in tandem.

The ruling was the court's second decision upholding the Affordable Care Act — three years ago, it upheld the law as constitutional.

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Parallels
5:50 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

U.S. Army Begins Training Ukrainian Soldiers

Ukrainian national guardsmen practice protecting and recovering wounded comrades as American military trainers watch.
Corey Flintoff NPR

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 3:11 pm

Fighting surged again this week in eastern Ukraine, where government troops are battling separatist militias and their Russian allies.

NATO is responding by sending troops and equipment to eastern Europe, and it's also giving defensive training to Ukraine's beleaguered army.

First, you need to know how bad things were for the Ukrainian army when separatist militias and their Russian allies began the fight in eastern Ukraine in April 2014.

Miroslav Gai volunteered for the army last winter.

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Parallels
5:37 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

For Poland's Gay Community, A Shift In Public Attitudes, If Not Laws

Marchers carried a multicolor flag during Warsaw's annual gay pride parade earlier this month. Poland prohibits gay marriage but activists say attitudes toward gays have improved in recent years.
Alik Keplicz AP

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 7:17 pm

Around the world, gay marriage is allowed in more than 20 countries. Many European Union nations are enhancing rights for their gay, bisexual and transgender citizens. But Catholic Poland isn't one of them.

This former Soviet satellite constitutionally restricts marriage to a man and a woman. Recent efforts to pass laws to protect the LGBT community in Poland from discrimination and violence have gone nowhere.

But there is one notable change these days — in Polish attitudes.

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Health Care
5:18 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Obamacare Ruling Moves Debate To Presidential Race, Rep. Tom Price Says

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 7:17 pm

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Commentary
5:18 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Some Find It Difficult To Heed Calls For Racial Healing After Charleston, S.C.

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 7:17 pm

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Politics
4:37 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Conservative Kansas Legislature Turns Heads With Huge Tax Hike

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 10:21 pm

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Goats and Soda
4:37 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

The Cycling World May Soon Bow Down Before Nairo Quintana

Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana poses for a snapshot during a training session this month in Colombia.
LUIS ACOSTA AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 7:17 pm

He began biking to get to high school. The return trip was a 10-mile uphill slog. That didn't deter Nairo Quintana. Sometimes he'd even attach a cable to his sister's bike and haul her up the mountain with him.

And now some pundits think that the 25-year-old Colombian athlete could win the grueling, three-week Tour de France, which kicks off on July 4.

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Media
4:37 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Univision Cancels Miss USA Over Donald Trump's Mexico Comments

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 1:49 pm

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Around the Nation
6:33 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Texas Abortion Curbs Go Into Effect Soon, Unless Supreme Court Acts

On July 9, 2013, opponents and supporters of a bill to put restrictions on abortion hold signs near a news conference outside the Texas Capitol in Austin. The bill was passed, but has been battled in the courts for two years; now, the law is set to go into effect July 1.
Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:01 pm

At the hands of the Texas Legislature, the last four years have been long for supporters of abortion rights.

The next blow lands on July 1, when a new law will go into effect in Texas and drastically reduce access to abortion services — likely leaving just nine clinics that perform abortions open in the entire state.

The controversial law, passed in 2013, requires clinics to meet tougher building standards and doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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World
5:51 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Australia Allegedly Paid Smugglers To Reverse Boat Of Indonesian Migrants

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:01 pm

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