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SCOTUS Considers Gay Marriage

Supreme Court justices are set to meet Tuesday for the second time in two years to debate the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans. The case could lead to a decision that would outlaw the bans across the country this June

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Crisis in Baltimore

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency after Baltimore erupted in scenes of rioting, arson and looting

Workers load humanitarian aid from German Red Cross (DRK) for victims of the earthquake in Nepal, into an aircraft at Schoenefeld airport outside Berlin April 27, 2015.

Global Aid to Nepal Ramps Up

As the death toll from Saturday's 7.8-magnitude quake surpasses 4,350, aid agencies and governments are scrambling to deliver assistance

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Uber Brings Food Delivery to NYC and Chicago

Uber is expanding its food delivery service to more cities. The car-hailing app company announced that it will begin delivering meals to residents of New York and Chicago after piloting the service, called UberEats, in LA and Barcelona

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Tony Award Nominations Announced

The musicals "An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, while the Peter Pan-themed "Finding Neverland," marking Harvey Weinstein's first-ever venture into Broadway as a lead producer, didn't get a single nod

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NASA Wants Your Help Solving a Mystery

The space agency has asked the public to vote on the likeliest cause of mysterious bright spots on the surface of Ceres, a dwarf planet that it recently captured in mystifying photographs

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Everything to Know About Tuesday's State Dinner

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host their eighth state dinner on Tuesday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie. The dinner itself is designed to show Japanese-American fusion, with guest chef Masharu Morimoto of Iron Chef fame

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South Korea Ferry Captain Gets Life in Prison

The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year's disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, was given an increased sentence of life in prison on Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide

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Viola Davis Will Play Harriet Tubman in HBO Biopic

Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis will play Harriet Tubman in an HBO Films and Amblin TV production. The untitled project is based on Kate Clifford Larson’s book Bound for the Promised Land, the 2003 biographic novel on the Civil War–era abolitionist