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Prop 8 and DOMA present the Supreme Court with an opportunity to affirm "our liberty, equality and human dignity".
50 years ago Gideon gave poor people legal counsel but now some states follow the letter, not the spirit, of the law.
Those who predict that there will be no backlash if same-sex marriage is legalised may need to reconsider.
If Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is modified or rejected, racially discriminatory voting practices will re-emerge.
Some additional benefits awarded to partners of US military service members but medical and housing allowances excluded.
Underprivileged citizens say decision to uphold new health care law will allow them to receive the care they needed.
Slim majority approves central mandate in landmark legislation extending healthcare to millions of Americans.
The programme has evolved from its origins, setting the groundwork for Arab and Muslim beneficiaries.
Supporters on both sides of divisive issue arrive for second day of health care hearings.
A controversial California programme to transfer thousands of inmates has lead to increased constraints on county jails.
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Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
 
 
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