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Same-sex marriage ruling unprecedented

The Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling Friday that would have been unimaginable to Americans a mere decade ago. Never before in our history has a change in a fundamental and universal element of life come so quickly.

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ACA subsidies: Court shows judicial restraint

Six Supreme Court justices Thursday came down for common sense and judicial self-restraint by rejecting, over bitter dissents, a legal challenge that had threatened to cripple President Obama's Affordable Care Act in 34 states.

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More refugees than ever - what does it mean?

We learned in school about modern history’s cruelest man-made refugee crises – the Russian pogroms of the 1880s, World War I and World War II, which displaced 40 million people in Europe alone. The history curriculum should be revised before fall classes.  

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Senators push for marijuana research

Members of the Senate are attempting to finish off where the White House started earlier this week, by calling for the removal of additional barriers still in place that they believe are limiting scientific study on the effects of marijuana.

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