America's national symbol, the bald eagle, has officially been taken off the endangered species list 40 years after coming close to extinction. The NewsHour reports on how and why this iconic bird is thriving once again.
Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed legislation Wednesday that will allow some legal rights for gay couples, joining nearly a dozen other states that recognize gay marriage or domestic partnerships. The NewsHour looks at the debate over same-sex civil unions.
The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday upheld an Oregon law that allows doctor-assisted suicide. By a 6-3 vote, the court said the U.S. Justice Department may not use a federal drug law to override the state law.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over whether Oregon has the right to allow doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. Following a background report, a reporter provides details of the day in court.
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