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  • FILE - In this May 1, 2005, file photo, Bishop Gene Robinson addresses the congregation at Christ Church in Philadelphia, Sunday, May 1, 2005. Robinson, now retired, said he is breathless about how quickly the gay rights movement has progressed since he was getting daily death threats and forced to wear a bulletproof vest to his consecration 12 years ago. Episcopalians are set to vote Wednesday, July 1, 2015, on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. (AP Photo/Coke Whitworth, File) Episcopalians to vote on allowing gay marriage in churches
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  • FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2015 file photo, a Cuban and American flag wave from the balcony of the Hotel Saratoga in Havana. President Barack Obama will announce July 1 that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, a senior administration official said.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File) US, Cuba reach agreement to open embassies
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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad celebrates his goal against Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen with Jonathan Toews (19) during the second period in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Playoffs in Chicago. The Blackhawks have traded Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a seven-player deal. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File) NHL: Chicago trades Brandon Saad to Columbus
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