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The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments over whether gay couples have a constitutional right to get married. If the court rules against that right, what happens in all the states that had been forced to allow those unions?

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    They’ve been on the high court for decades, but one issue divides and defines them like no other.

    Assad’s hold looks shakier as rebels advance in Syria

    The developments may force the United States to refocus on the unresolved war.

    World Heritage sites reduced to rubble after devastating earthquake in Nepal

    PHOTOS | The 7.8-magnitude quake Saturday killed thousands of people and destroyed hundreds of years of history.

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      Aftershocks continued to strike the region, and the number of dead was expected to rise as crews struggled to reach remote areas.

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      ‘Another life gone’: Hundreds gather for Freddie Gray funeral in Baltimore

      ‘Another life gone’: Hundreds gather for Freddie Gray funeral in Baltimore

      Many mourners never knew him, but attended the service to protest the circumstances of his death.

      More than 50 Sweet Briar faculty file a lawsuit to keep the college open

      More than 50 Sweet Briar faculty file a lawsuit to keep the college open

      The group claims that shuttering the college is a breach of contract and seeks $40 million in damages.

      All people say their transit system is the worst. So is Metro really so bad?

      All people say their transit system is the worst. So is Metro really so bad?

      A national transit expert says that compared to a half dozen other
      big-city systems, it’s pretty good.

      Police: Man dead on Md. golf course was trying to free his car from mud

      The engine of car driven by Frank Bartee, 70, caught fire; his family reported him missing the day before.

      National accreditation board suspends all DNA testing at D.C. lab

      National accreditation board suspends all DNA testing at D.C. lab

      The crime lab has a month to correct findings of inadequate procedures and poorly trained employees.

      HYATTSVILLE, MARYLAND - APRIL 22: Wendy Hernandez, 16, is pictured holding her four-month-old son, Anthony Bonilla in their Hyattsville, MD home which is owned by her boyfriend's mother. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

      Wendy Hernandez, 16, holds her son. (Sarah L. Voisin/Post)

      ‘It was time for me to go’: Inside the world of homeless teen mothers

      Homeless adolescent mothers are substantially more at risk of further pregnancies, sexual abuse, mental health issues and dropping out, advocates say.

      Slumps don’t last forever, but the Nationals’ entire season has been one

      Slumps don’t last forever, but the Nationals’ entire season has been one

      Some of Washington’s top sluggers are just recovering from injuries as the team tries to get more wins.

      Robert Griffin III’s motto for this season: ‘Talk small and play big’

      Robert Griffin III’s motto for this season: ‘Talk small and play big’

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      Wizards’ re-tooled offense has the team playing like a title contender

      Wizards’ re-tooled offense has the team playing like a title contender

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      5 free things to do this week

      5 free things to do this week

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      Clinton Foundation acknowledges ‘mistakes,’ emphasizes transparency

      Clinton Foundation acknowledges ‘mistakes,’ emphasizes transparency

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      Financial arms race could drag out GOP’s 2016 primary season

      Financial arms race could drag out GOP’s 2016 primary season

      The GOP presidential race, designed to be a tidy affair, is instead shaping up to be a slog.

      Carly Fiorina claims not ‘a single regulation’ has ever been repealed

      Carly Fiorina claims not ‘a single regulation’ has ever been repealed

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      Pope Francis poised to weigh in on climate change with major document

      Pope Francis poised to weigh in on climate change with major document

      Even unseen, the encyclical is drawing fire from conservatives and praise from environmentalists.

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      The remarkable life and lessons
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      The remarkable life and lessons <br> of the $8 million janitor

      COLUMN | The Vermont gas station attendant and J.C. Penney janitor quietly accumulated a fortune.

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