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Demonstrators for and against same-sex marriage rallied in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning.
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:59

Justice Scalia asked whether ministers would be able to refuse to marry two gay men. Justice Alito asked, why not marry four gay men together?

A woman faces a line of Baltimore police officers in riot gear.
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:50

Peaceful demonstrations on Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray were overshadowed by violence in the streets of Baltimore.

A man on a bicycle greets Maryland state troopers on Tuesday in the aftermath of rioting in Baltimore.
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:35

National Guard troops fanned out across parts of Baltimore following violence in which about a dozen buildings were burned. More than 200 people were arrested.

Journalist Donatella Lorch broke her no-motorcycle rule so she and her 10-year-old son, Lucas, could survey earthquake damage.
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:07

"It would be so much more convenient if the earthquake would send us an email in advance with all the details of its arrival," a fearful Lucas told his mother, the journalist.

Graze the Roof is a community-produced garden that grows vegetables on the rooftop of a church in San Francisco.
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:56

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, but fewer are aware of how to avoid other types of contaminants.

Like the Empire State Building in New York, Clinton's logo is changing appearance to say something about the topics of the day or to tailor to key constituencies.
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:47

The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign logo was snickered at. But it's shown versatility, morphing to include backgrounds of Iowa, New Hampshire and, on Tuesday, to support gay marriage.

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:43

In the 1930s, the Nazi movement was on the rise in Europe — and at summer camps for kids in the United States.

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:26

The Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage Tuesday. But in many states, a person can marry someone of the same gender and still be fired for being gay.

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:10

Last December, Google shut down its Google News page in Spain, after the country threatened steep fines for aggregator sites that don't pay newspapers.

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:59

If marriage is on the horizon, it might be wise to set aside some money for the taxman. An increase in family income after the vows can trigger repayment of a health insurance credit.

A composite image of file photos shows Australians Myuran Sukumaran (left) and Andrew Chan in Denpasar district court in Bali. Indonesia has rejected appeals for clemency in their cases. The two will reportedly be executed early Wednesday.
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 07:34

Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were the ringleaders of a group that sought to smuggle heroin out of Bali in 2005.

Sidney Poitier (right) and Glenn Ford (standing) in the 1955 film, <em>Blackboard Jungle. </em>
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 07:03

How we describe students affects how we approach them, whether as a risk or an opportunity.

A police officer watches a corner market burn in the west side of Baltimore.
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:03

On the streets, some said violence is the only way to get authorities to pay attention to the plight of blacks in Baltimore. Others said they understood the anger, but not the violence.

The stack of amicus briefs filed as of April 9 reached past the knee of NPR legal affairs intern Anthony Palmer. The briefs cost, on average, an estimated $25,000 to $50,000.
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:01

This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the–court briefs. But truth be told, the justices do not read all of these briefs.

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:00

Cyberwarfare is a hidden world with few documented examples. In a new report, security researchers detail digital attacks against Ukraine's military, and charge the Russian military as the hacker.

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