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Gays marry: World doesn’t end!

The news that the California Supreme Court had ruled in favor of gay marriage came on my 32nd wedding anniversary last month. As over-excitable conservatives rushed through the streets shouting, "The gays are coming! The gays are coming!" I kept calm.

I did not react with a superior attitude of "there goes the neighborhood." My personal marital neighborhood does not depend on what other people do, thank you very much.

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Exams prove abuse, torture by U.S.

Medical examinations of former terrorism suspects held by the U.S. military at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, found evidence of torture and other abuse that resulted in serious injuries and mental disorders, according to a human rights group.

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Olbermann: The mouth that bored

Keith Olbermann, MSNBC's pied piper of partisan political punditry, may be starting to wear thin with the very people who made him a star -- the political left wing.

After trumpeting a meaningless ratings win over right-wing Fox News blowhard Bill O'Reilly, who was on vacation, Olbermann's tiresome self-promotion act went into overdrive.

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Olbermann: Worst taxpayer in the world?

MSNBC pundit Keith Olbermann, who spotlights misbehavior nightly with his "Worst Person in the World" recognition, owes New York state for unpaid business taxes, according to a tax warrant notice.

And his conservative counterparts and bloggers are making sure the debt is fodder in the ongoing political commentators' feud.

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A changing notion of family

Two fascinating new legal trends reflect society's sea change in attitude toward family and interpersonal relationships. The first is collaborative divorce, which sounds like an oxymoron but is actually a brilliant concept. The second, which I'll get to below, is "legalized friendships."

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A sticky wicket for Father’s Day

As Father's Day arrives Sunday and it already feels like summer, I offer today a father-son column on the old ballgame from an immigrant's point of view.

When I say the old ball game, I do not mean baseball. That is where the immigrant part comes in. I write of the really old ballgame -- cricket.

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