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Supreme Court Delivers Tacit Win to Gay Marriage
NYTimes
October 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday let stand appeals court rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states, a major surprise that could signal the inevitability of the right of same-sex marriage nationwide.

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In the 20 states where gay marriage bans remain, what's next?
USA Today
October 7, 2014

The Supreme Court's decision to sit out the legal battle over same-sex marriage will — for now, at least — leave the future of laws prohibiting gays and lesbians from marrying in the hands of lower state and federal court judges.

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Fractions of Women in Texas
The New Yorker
October 6, 2014

When talking about Texas’s law regarding abortion clinics, does nine hundred thousand seem like an insignificant number of women?

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Walt Whitman
Brain Pickings
October 6, 2014

A library of cross-disciplinary interestingness and combinatorial creativity

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Supreme Court Clears Way for Gay Marriage in 5 States
NY times
October 6, 2014

The Supreme Court on Monday denied review in all five pending same-sex marriage cases, clearing the way for such marriages to proceed in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech : All Tech Considered : NPR
npr.org
October 6, 2014

Decades ago, it was women who pioneered computer programming — but too often, that's a part of history that even the smartest people don't know.

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He Beat Her And Murdered Her Son And She Got 45 Years In Jail
buzzfeed
October 3, 2014

Arlena Lindley’s boyfriend Alonzo Turner beat her for months and murdered her child — so why was she sent to prison for 45 years? A...

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When Breaking Up by Email Is the Best Choice
The Cut
October 3, 2014

Really? You're going to cry while you dump me? Shut up.

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Among the Lena Dunham Fans
The Cut
October 2, 2014

“This one is from Katie and Caroline, who claim to be our biggest fans, but this question is demented,” Dunham said. “Would you rather eat only mustard for the rest of your life or deep-fry your vagina?”

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Camille Paglia thinks rape is intrinsic to men's nature and a lot of men are like, This is awesome!
Salon.com
October 2, 2014

What is going on here? Why are people so excited about Paglia's latest on men's nature and campus sexual assault?

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