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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Hundreds of civilians have been massacred in the South Sudan town of Bentiu. For more, Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Green, the South Sudan bureau chief for the Voice of America.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Syria will likely meet an upcoming deadline to hand over its declared chemical weapons. But the agreement seems to have emboldened the Syrian regime to use other brutal tactics, including a chemical not covered by the deal.
 
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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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same-sex marriage

Apr 14, 2014 — A federal judge put a "stay" on his ruling, though, which apparently means his order affects only the four couples who sued to have their names put on their children's birth certificates.
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Apr 10, 2014 — A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case prompted by last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.
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Apr 7, 2014 — An appeal by a company that refused to photograph a gay wedding was turned down. The justices also refused to review a ruling that corporations cannot contribute directly to political candidates.
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Apr 4, 2014 — Voters approved a prohibition in 2004. The judge, during arguments over a case involving birth certificates of children of same-sex couples, previewed a decision he plans to issue on April 14.
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Mar 22, 2014 — A federal appeals court issued a temporary stay Saturday on an earlier ruling that had lifted the ban on same-sex marriages in the state.
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Mar 15, 2014 — Insurers must give spouses in same-sex marriages identical coverage offered to those in traditional marriages, the government says. The rule applies to all married couples, no matter where they live.
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Mar 7, 2014 — Same-sex marriage and the National Security Agency's data gathering are two issues that show the wide divide between conservatives and libertarians.
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Mar 5, 2014 — Attorney Gen. Jack Conway won't defend state laws that bar recognition of same-sex marriages. So Gov. Steve Beshear says he'll bring in outside counsel to represent the state. Both men are Democrats.
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Mar 4, 2014 — A federal judge last month ruled the state must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages. Tuesday, state Attorney General Jack Conway said "I won't be defending discrimination."
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Feb 14, 2014 — The Declaration of Independence says "all men" are created equal. Surely this means all of us," a judge writes. She postponed enforcement of her ruling, however, pending the expected appeal of her decision.
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