Michael Brelo weeps as he hears the verdict in his trial Saturday, in Cleveland. Brelo, a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects during a 137-shot barrage of gunfire was acquitted. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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Cleveland Officer Not Guilty In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Suspects

Michael Brelo was one of 13 officers involved in the 2012 incident that included 137 shots and killed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams after a high-speed car chase.

Drag queen and gay rights activist Rory O'Neill, also known by the stage name, Panti, celebrates with supporters of same-sex marriage at Dublin Castle, as they await the result of the referendum on Saturday. Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ireland Votes Overwhelmingly To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

Both sides in the debate conceded that the referendum to enshrine marriage equality in the Irish constitution has succeeded.

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Behind The Curtain Of College Admissions, Fairness May Not Be Priority No. 1

A discrimination complaint against Harvard has renewed focus on the fairness of admissions decisions. The process must be rational, says counselor and blogger Jim Jump, but it's not often fair.

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Deceptive Cadence

Stephen Hough Puts His Experience Of A Miracle Into His Music

The polymath pianist and composer has released three new albums — including a recording of his own Mass, whose writing was interrupted by a disastrous car accident.

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Photos Capture The Joy On Playgrounds Around The World

From the U.K. to Kenya to the West Bank, photographer James Mollison exposes not only inequalities among rich and poor countries, but also the intimate moments that unfold during recess.

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'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco

Bikers claim that many who were arrested in the Waco, Texas, brawl last week were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But police say the bikers were "known criminal gang members."

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Not My Job: Singer Clay Aiken Gets Quizzed On Claymation

We've invited Aiken, the founder of Clay Nation, to answer three questions about the animation technique that gave us Gumby and Davey and Goliath.

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Jamie Cullum Wants You To Hear These Jazz Tunes

The best-selling pianist also hosts a jazz show on BBC Radio 2. He joins NPR's Scott Simon to share new music from three European artists who merge classic sounds with electronic elements.

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What's On Your Road Trip Playlist?

Just in time for those long summer drives: Hear our playlist of songs listeners say are essential for road trips — then suggest some of your own.

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