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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 27, 2013

DOMA Challenge Tests Federal Definition of Marriage

By Nina Totenberg

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(Duration: 8:56)

A pro-gay-marriage protester

After weeks and months of public debate and speculation about the legal fate of same-sex marriage, the second round of arguments takes place at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - March 26, 2013

Illinois Taxpayers Spend $50,000 to Punish Man for $111 Theft

This is the second in a four part series on Illinois prison life

Almost a third of the men in Vandalia prison downstate are there for so-called “subsequent misdemeanors.”

By Robert Wildeboer

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(Duration: 6:57)

Inmates at Vandalia Correctional Center

The Illinois Department of Corrections that runs Illinois prisons has more inmates than it has room to hold. A large number of those inmates are there on rather trivial charges.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 26, 2013

Fines Slashed In Grain Bin Entrapment Deaths

By Howard Berkes and Jim Morris

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(Duration: 12:60)

Will Piper and Annette Pacas visit the grave of Annette's son, Alex

The night before he died, Wyatt Whitebread couldn't stand the thought of going back to the grain bins on the edge of Mount Carroll, Ill.






AP - Illinois Public Media News - March 26, 2013

Supreme Court Could Avoid Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Ban

By The Associated Press

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(Duration: 1:19:36)

U.S. Supreme Courts hears same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court dove into a historic debate on gay rights Tuesday that could soon lead to resumption of same-sex marriage in California, but the justices signaled they may not be ready for a major national ruling on whether America's gays and lesbians have a right to marry.



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