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Top Stories: The U.S. is dealing with three "emerging flu or flulike epidemics" including the early flu season, a new type of norovirus, and "the worst whooping cough outbreak in 60 years."
World: Gay marriage is a tricky issue in France, which remains a predominantly Roman Catholic country even though "few go to church."
U.S.: People in the west are resorting to hay thieving for reasons both monetary and desperate.
New York: New York is moving to put "some of the nation's strictest gun-control laws into effect."
Baseball: Mike Piazza was never connected to steroid use, but still did not gain entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame in what "appears to indicate an underlying suspicion."
Opinion: Gail Collins on Roe v. Wade and abortion rights.
Movies: Oscar winners and nominees share their memories of Oscars past.
Fashion & Style: A new generation of activists seeks "more radical" changes than same-sex marriage rights: "an upending of gender roles beyond the binary of male/female."
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