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Posted: May 15, 2014 1:27 AM

Updated: May 15, 2014 1:28 AM

"We buried three of our high school friends today. A lot of people were complaining about safety, but nobody (in management) was doing anything about it." Giza Nergiz, a 28 year-old English teacher who is married to a mine administrator in Soma, Turkey, where over 270 people died this week in the country's worst-ever mining disaster.

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"In the field of public education, the doctrine of 'separate but equal' has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." The Supreme Court in its Brown vs. Board of Education ruling which came out 60 years ago this Saturday.

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"County clerks have been uncertain about their responsibilities and couples unable to know definitively whether their marriage will remain valid. A stay issued by either the Supreme Court or Judge Piazza would have brought some certainty. Unfortunately, today's decision did not do that." Aaron Sadler, a spokesman for Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. The Arkansas Supreme Court refused to put on hold a ruling that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. A separate state law bars county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples causing confusion over how the situation will move forward.

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