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A day after Massachusetts' highest court rules against the ban on same-sex marriages, Terence Smith examines the proliferation -- and popularity -- of gay and lesbian-oriented television shows, and what this new trend in American television suggests about public attitudes…

As military officials continue to investigate the cause of Saturday's crash of two helicopters in Mosul that killed 17 American soldiers, the U.S. military has stepped up its campaign to fight insurgents in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.

In light of the current rape trial of basketball star Kobe Bryant, Terence Smith examines the ubiquity of tabloid-style journalism and its impact on mainstream coverage.

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