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In a landmark 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The court ruled that the portion of the law that denies federal benefits to gay couples is unconstitutional. The court also dismissed the Prop. 8 appeal, which means that same-sex marriages can resume in California. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Putin: U.S. and Russia's positions on Syria do not "coincide"--President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Seven in 10 Americans believe Roe v. Wade should stand, according to new data from a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, as the landmark Supreme Court abortion-rights ruling turns 40 on Tuesday. (via Wall Street Journal; photo via European Pressphoto Agency)
Tens of thousands of opponents and supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi flooded the streets of Cairo as competing protests turned deadly on Sunday. Violent clashes left at least three dead, the country's minister of health said. (via NBC News; photo via Reuters) Violent clashes left three dead, the country's minister of health said.
Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic 'I Have a Dream' speech. (via Nancy Christopher News)