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4:46pm

Mon May 21, 2012
Law

Court: No Benefits For Kids Conceived After Dad Died

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 6:21 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that that a Florida man's children, conceived after his death through in vitro fertilization, are not entitled to Social Security survivors benefits. More than 100 similar cases are pending before the Social Security Administration, but Monday's ruling is unlikely to resolve most of them.

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2:26pm

Mon May 21, 2012
The Two-Way

SpaceX Spacecraft Will Attempt Lift Off For A Second Time On Tuesday

Originally published on Tue May 22, 2012 4:43 am

SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral in Florida was scheduled to launch Saturday morning, but aborted just before liftoff.
Roberto Gonzalez Getty Images

11:50am

Mon May 21, 2012
All Tech Considered

Military Addresses Double-Edged Sword Of Troops On Social Media

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 6:21 pm

At Forward Operating Base Payne in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Marine Cpl. Jonathan Odriscoll looks at pictures of his sister on Facebook. Troop access to social media has been both a blessing and curse for the military.
Bay Ismoyo AFP/Getty Images

Inside a plywood shack at a combat outpost in Marjah, in Afghanistan's Helmand province, three Marines sit before a bank of computers provided by the military to help keep up morale. The dingy outpost is made up of a collection of tents where troops live among swarms of flies and the constant hum of generators.

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11:11am

Mon May 21, 2012
The Two-Way

On Last Day Of NATO Summit, Chicago Prepares For More Protests

Chicago police officers sit in a bus outside the Boeing headquarters in Chicago on Monday.
Robert Ray AP

After a weekend of intense protests, Chicago is bracing for more today. Marking the last day of the NATO summit, protesters planned to demonstrate in front of Boeing headquarters and at a community that could become the site of a detention facility for undocumented immigrants.

The AP reports:

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10:44am

Mon May 21, 2012
The Two-Way

30 Days In Jail, Three Years Probation In Rutgers Webcam Case

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 12:36 pm

Dharun Ravi in a Brunswick, N.J., court today during his sentencing.
Mel Evans AP

After emotional appeals from parents on both sides of the case, Dharun Ravi was this afternoon sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of probation for bias intimidation and invasion of privacy when he used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate at Rutgers University in September 2010.

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