SCOTUS: Wednesday was a landmark day at the Supreme Court, with the justices striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and clearing the way for same-sex marriage in California with the Proposition 8 ruling. Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle report.
Lone Star: Less than 24 hours after the Texas senate failed to pass strict anti-abortion law, Governor Rick Perry has called a second special session. The bill was derailed in part by a Democratic filibuster and civil disobedience on the part of the Texas public. Among the items on the agenda are anti-abortion legislation, transportation funding and juvenile life sentencing guidelines. The Texas Tribune reports.
Immigration: Meanwhile the U.S. Senate added $46 billion in border security measures to a bipartisan immigration bill. Reuters reports that House republicans are opposed to the bill.
Murder: Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder Wednesday in the death of a semipro football player. Hernandez was taken into custory by authorities and arraigned. The Washington Post reports.