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DES MOINES, IA – With another win in Oregon, Democratic nominee hopeful Barack Obama said, “you have put us within reach of the Democratic nomination for president of the United States in America.” His campaign will now begin trying to win over his opponent Hillary Clinton’s supporters — especially working class whites and Hispanics — for the upcoming general election. Clinton is still in the race, however, and won Tuesday’s Kentucky primary. – New York Times Online

Listen to your elders! Researchers say that older adults have broader attention spans, which allow them to process and use seemingly insignificant details overlooked by their younger peers. The findings of the study were published in the latest edition of a neurology book titled, “Progress in Brain Research.”

– New York Times Online

CALIFORNIA – Last week, the state of California struck down its amendment banning gay and lesbian marriages. The decision was influenced in part by the 1948 Perez v. California case in which California became the first state to abolish its prohibition of interracial marriage.

-Washington Post Online