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German parliament legalises same-sex marriage

Germany’s parliament voted on Friday to legalise gay marriage. This comes after Chancellor Angela Merkel did an about-face that freed members of conservative party to vote their “conscience” rather than follow party lines. Norbert Lammert, president of the parliament, said 393 lawmakers voted to approve the amendment, while 226 voted against and four abstained.

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Lexus Loses Its Luster in J.D. Power Quality Study

South Korean carmakers Kia Motors Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co. could use a shot in the arm. A big victory in an influential quality study might give them a boost. While Kia and Hyundai have been losing market share in the U.S., they scored great marks in J.D. Power’s initial quality study, which measures the number of problems in the ...

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