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Twitter Reactions After Supreme Courts Strikes Down DOMA

Posted on · The Twitter-sphere had its share of positive reactions after the Supreme Court's decision to overturn DOMA, or the Defense of Marriage Act. Here's some tweets in response to the DOMA decision that allows legally married same-sex couples to be treated the same under federal law as married opposite-sex couples.

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Five Things You Are Sure To See At The NRA Convention In Houston

Posted on · The NRA is holding three days of meetings, speeches and exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center, and more than 70.000 people are expected to attend. This annual gathering is on the heels of the Newtown massacre and last month's failure of Congress to expand background checks for firearms purchases.

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Obama Honors Families At Memorial For West Explosion Victims

Posted on · At a memorial service on Thursday, President Obama and Texas officials honored those who were injured or died in the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion. "Today our prayers are with the families of all who we've lost — the proud sons and daughters of West whose memories will live on in our hearts,” President Obama said.

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Houston Now Has An ‘Ambassador To Poetry’

Posted on · Houston announced the nomination of its first two-term poet laureate, Gwendolyn Zepeda. The announcement was made by Mayor Annise Parker and Houston Public Library Director Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson after a nomination period and selection committee had their — in this case — woman.