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A Maryland State Trooper walks through a business damaged during an evening of riots following the funeral of Freddie Gray on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Baltimore. The violence that started in West Baltimore on Monday afternoon had spread to East Baltimore and neighborhoods close to downtown and near Camden Yards. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)National Guard troops have been dispatched to quell the violence in the streets of Baltimore for the first time since the 1968 riots after the death of Martin Luther King Jr.


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Shelly Bailes, 74, left, and her wife Ellen Pontac, 73, both of Davis, Calif., kiss in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land. The justices are meeting Tuesday to offer the first public indication of where they stand in the dispute over whether states can continue defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, or whether the Constitution gives gay and lesbian couples the right to marry. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)The debate over gay marriage in America is underway in the Supreme Court, and the cases could make same-sex marriage the law of the land.


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Maersk TigrisIranian Revolutionary Guard Corps ships intercepted a Marshall Islands-flagged commercial cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, forcing it “further into Iranian waters,” the Pentagon said. Multiple U.S. government sources said there were no Americans aboard the Maersk Tigris.


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