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5 Questions About The Supreme Court And Gay Marriage In The U.S.

The Supreme Court surprised many by refusing to weigh in on gay marriage Monday. And it prompted a question: What does this mean for same-sex couples in 20 states that still have a ban?

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How The Supreme Court’s Refusal To Hear Gay Marriage Cases Affects Georgians

The U.S. Supreme Court blindsided many by refusing to even consider re–instating a ban on same–sex marriages in five states. GPB's Michael Caputo discussed how the decision impacts gay couples with Tanya Washington associate professor of law at Georgia State University. Get the full interview.

A Ferguson Protest Brings New Meaning To Brahms' Requiem In St. Louis

To protest the shooting death of Ferguson, Mo., teenager Mike Brown, audience members at a St. Louis Symphony concert unfurled banners and stood to sing an old union song.

Hong Kong Protest Sites Quieter After Weekend Of Arrests

Student activists are again discussing talks with the government, but the two sides can't agree on the details.

From GIs To Gen Z (Or Is It iGen?): How Generations Get Nicknames

Baby boomers, Generation X, millennials every generation has a name. But where do these names come from, who chooses them, and why do we need them?

Hewlett-Packard Will Split Into Two Companies

The ailing company that was founded 75 years ago has laid off more than 40,000 workers in recent years. Mergers that were meant to help it compete have not panned out.

USA Swimming Suspends Michael Phelps Over DUI Arrest

The 18-time gold medalist said that he was going to attend a program to "better understand myself." USA Swimming said Phelps will be excluded from 2015 FINA World Championships.

Should Short Beards Be Allowed Behind Bars?

Arkansas prisoner Gregory Holt hand-wrote a 15-page petition without the help of lawyers, arguing that he be permitted to wear a beard as part of his religion. The Supreme Court will hear the case.

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.

3 Win Nobel Prize In Medicine For Discovering Brain's 'Inner GPS'

The scientists, one working in Britain and a husband-and-wife team from Norway, will share the award for work that began in the 1970s and spanned decades.

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