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Stories for June 16, 2013

Where Do You Stand On California's Proposition 8?

June 16
KPBS
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We asked, you responded. Here are your thoughts on California's definition of marriage from our KPBS source questionnaire.

Obama To Name Top Lawyer As Guantanamo Closure Envoy

June 16
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

Washington lawyer Clifford Sloan is expected to be President Obama's pick to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, NPR has confirmed.

Privacy Past And Present: A Saga Of American Ambivalence

June 16
NPR Staff / NPR
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America's privacy concerns go back to the origins of the country itself. And in the wake ofrevelations about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities, polls show the country has mixed feelings; Fox News, CBS News and Gallup all find that more than half of all Americans don't approve of the NSA collecting phone and Internet records. Young Americans feel just as ambivalent as older generations when asked about the surveillance activity.

How Do You Say 'Born To Ride' In Latin?

June 16
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Pope Francis blessed a thundering parade of thousands of bikers on Sunday as Harley-Davidson riders descended on Rome to celebrate the motorcycle maker's 110th anniversary.

U.S. To North Korea: Dismantle Nuke Program, Then We'll Talk

June 16
Scott Neuman / NPR

The White House says it's open to "senior-level" talks proposed by North Korea, but only if Pyongyang lives up to its U.N. obligations to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.

Syrian Strife Draws In Neighbors, Global Players

June 16
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The conflict in Syria may be first and foremost a civil war, pitting the Shiite-dominated regime of President Bashar Assad against mostly Sunni insurgents. But the region's turbulent geopolitics have turned it into a proxy fight that has drawn in the rest of the region as well as the U.S and other global powers.

Why Both Sides Want Gay Marriage Settled By The States

June 16
Alan Greenblatt / NPR
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The Supreme Court may rule on gay marriage this week. Advocates both for and against are glad the issue didn't reach the court any sooner.