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August 28, 2014 | NPR · For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, almost in real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its genetic code. But it's unclear what the mutations mean.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to fix the country's economy, which is overburdened by regulation and failing a generation of young people. He's also facing calls for austerity.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
 

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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Prop 8

Jun 28, 2013 — After a circuit court removed a stay that had kept counties from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, Kristin Perry and Sandy Stier, who were plaintiffs in the Proposition 8 case, were at the front of the line to get their marriage license.
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Jun 26, 2013 — The high court has overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act. It has also returned California's Proposition 8 to a lower appellate court with orders to dismiss it, saying petitioners didn't have standing to bring the challenge.
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Jun 5, 2012 — An appeals court said it will not review an earlier ruling that the ban is unconstitutional. So now, proponents are expected to take their case to the Supreme Court.
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Feb 6, 2012 — The ban was struck down as unconstitutional more than a year ago. Whichever way the appeals court rules, the case is likely to go to the Supreme Court for the final decision.
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Nov 17, 2011 — The governor and other state officials won't defend the initiative's constitutionality. The state court says Proposition 8's supporters can. It's a procedural victory for opponents of same-sex marriage.
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Aug 16, 2010 — California's same-sex ban lasts until at least December as an appeals court has it on review.
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Aug 4, 2010 — A federal judge in California has ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violates the Constitution's guarantee of equal rights for all Americans.
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Jul 30, 2009 — NPR journalists face ethical challenges everyday. Please join me in watching a video discussion on whether NPR journalists should march in gay pride parades.
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