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Many companies are expected to expand coverage to same-sex spouses if they already offer benefits to opposite-sex spouses. But the recent Supreme Court decision doesn't require them to do so.
June 29, 2015
Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission was formed 15 years ago, after voters took the power to redraw districts away from the state's Legislature.
June 29, 2015
Lawyers for Oklahoma death row inmates argued midazolam does not reliably induce a coma-like sleep, violating the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
June 29, 2015
A woman who suffered burns to 90 percent of her body was taken off the ventilator. Investigators are looking into what caused the powder sprayed from the stage during a performance to catch fire.
June 29, 2015
Sweat and his accomplice, Richard Matt, both convicted murderers, escaped June 6 from a prison in New York. Matt was shot and killed Friday. Sweat was captured Sunday.
June 29, 2015
There are fears a Greek exit from the bloc that uses the euro could have a broad impact on the world's financial system. Greek banks are closed today after the government imposed capital controls.
June 29, 2015
We got lots of feedback on our grad rates project. Here are some of the top suggestions.
June 29, 2015
Authorities are investigating fires that have damaged or destroyed black churches in South Carolina and nearby states following the murder of nine people at Charleston's Emanuel A.M.E. Church.
June 29, 2015
As a result of the Supreme Court's two landmark decisions last week, Cruz is calling for justices to be subject to elections and lose their lifetime appointments.
June 29, 2015
Things like activity trackers and sensors might make it easier to keep people with dementia safe and help caregivers. Researchers are going to test that idea in the real world.
June 29, 2015
A federal health advisory committee now says everyone aged 16 to 23 should talk to a doctor about whether they need to get immunized against a rare but dangerous strain of meningitis.
June 29, 2015
A report obtained by NPR paints a bleak portrait of Puerto Rico's economic future, saying its deficit is much larger than previously thought.
June 28, 2015
Chris Squire, the bassist and co-founder of the progressive rock band Yes who recently announced he had leukemia, has died, according to a statement from his band members on Sunday. He was 67.
June 28, 2015
There were moments of wrenching sadness during this weekend's funerals for three members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. But there was also a sense of determination to move forward. Meanwhile, the South Carolina state legislature will meet next month to debate the future of the Confederate flag.
June 28, 2015
More and more Americans are pursuing graduate degrees in Germany, where tuition is often free and many classes are taught in English.
June 28, 2015
Police say the convicted murderer who escaped from a prison in New York earlier this month, has been shot but captured alive. Just days ago, his accomplice, Richard Matt, was fatally shot by police.
June 28, 2015
North Carolina has seen two attacks in as many days on the barrier islands just off its coast. In separate incidents last week, two people were attacked in South Carolina.
June 28, 2015
Texas now explicitly allows the placenta to be taken home after giving birth in a hospital. It came about at the urging of people who feel consuming dried and encapsulated placenta helps new mothers.
June 28, 2015
The resupply mission to the International Space Station will also involve another stab at recovering the rocket part in hopes of reusing it on later missions.
June 28, 2015
Officials say the Saudi national flew into the neighboring Gulf nation hours before launching the attack that killed 27 worshipers.
June 28, 2015

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