Five things you need to know for Wednesday
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun
The web is all about politics this morning as the Supreme Court is poised to make one of its most far reaching judgements in years. The justices' decisions on major cases involving same-sex marriage are expected to go public a little after 10 a.m. In Texas, a Wendy Davis, a state senator, held a 11-hour filibuster to block a bill that would have closed all the abortion clinics in that state. Her case is drawing national attention with many on the web showing support for the Fort Worth Democrat. Meanwhile, Edward Snowden's escape plans may have hit a snag in Russia and Paula Deen makes a last stab at redemption with an appearance on the Today show this morning. Welcome to your online trends report for Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
( Jonathan Ernst / Reuters / June 25, 2013 )
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Why: America's top court was expected to deliver rulings on Wednesday in two high-profile cases with national implications on gay marriage, an issue that stirs cultural, religious and political passions in the United States as elsewhere. At 10 a.m. EDT, the nine justices of the Supreme Court were due to convene in Washington to issue rulings in the last three cases of its current session, two of them on same-sex marriage. [ Reuters ]