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First take

Gay divorce

Gay marriage – or, more precisely, gay divorce – along with states rights will be at issue this morning in a Maryland courtroom.

The Maryland Court of Appeals will hear arguments in a case involving two women who were married in California, where gay marriage is legal, but want a divorce in Maryland, where it is not.

Maryland officials refused to grant the divorce, but the couple argues that the state should recognize marriages performed in other states.

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“Today” update

“Today” anchor Matt Lauer upstaged co-host Sarah Palin today when he announced he has reached a long-term agreement to remain with the NBC morning show.

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Missing mega millions

Fallout continues today on the state’s announcement of an accounting error that resulted in local governments being shortchanged $206 million.

The Associated Press’ Tom LoBianco had this take:

“Gov. Mitch Daniels has built a national image as a persnickety fiscal manager with an eye for detail, but two massive accounting errors that have tilted Indiana’s books by more than half-a-billion dollars threaten to tarnish that reputation as the popular Republican prepares to leave office.”

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