Gay Marriage at the Supreme Court, Managing Our Digital Legacies

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Same-Sex Marriage Goes to the Supreme Court | Should Doctors Be Compelled to Share Genetic Information with Patients? | Managing Our (Digital) Legacies

Same-Sex Marriage Goes to the Supreme Court

Same-sex marriage has finally made it to the highest court in the country, as the Supreme Court considers two cases central to how marriage is defined at the state and federal levels.

+ Brian Lehrer Show: Gay Marriage Demonstrations Live from National Mall

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New Trial Ordered in Italy for Amanda Knox

A retrial has been ordered in Italy for Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, who were accused of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher. Nina Burleigh, a columnist for the New York Observer, has followed the developments with the Knox case for many years.

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What $12 Million In Anti-Gun Advertising Really Gets You

What sort of political change will $12 million in gun-control advertising actually buy you? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who's financing a series of ads, will soon find out. 

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Americans Less and Less Interested in Gun Reform

For a period of time after December’s elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Americans felt a collective sense of outrage, that something had to be done about gun violence in this country. Politicians promised stronger gun laws, and the public seemed to approve.

But just a few months later, it ...

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Managing Our (Digital) Legacies

Willa Cather, a giant of 20th century American literature, expressly forbade the publication of her personal correspondence. But next month, an anthology of her letters, around 566 of them, is set to be published, finally submitting her private life to public scrutiny.

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Should Doctors Be Compelled to Share Genetic Information with Patients?

Yesterday, The Takeaway discussed new guidelines from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, recommendations that urge doctors to alert their patients of certain genetic conditions, regardless of the patient's wishes. Today, an argument from the other side, with Dr. Robert Green.

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