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  • ** FILE ** New Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby arrives at Canterbury Cathedral in southeastern England for his enthronement ceremony on Thursday, March 21, 2013. He is the 105th archbishop and serves as head of the Church of England and spiritual leader of the world's Anglican Communion. (AP Photo/Dominic Lipinski, Pool)

    Church of England: Bishops won't oppose same-sex marriage

    The Church of England will no longer stand in the way of same-sex marriage legislation, but will rather put its efforts toward improving it, a top bishop said on Wednesday.

  • FILE This Wednesday, May 9, 2012 file photo shows Britain's Queen Elizabeth II seated beside Prince Philip in the House of Lords as she waits to read the Queen's Speech to lawmakers in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)

    Replacing House of Lords?

    Can Britain's government ditch the dukes, eject the earls and kick out the cronies?

  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reads the Queen's Speech, outlining the government's legislative agenda, to lawmakers in the House of Lords in London on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)

    U.K. government to focus on economy, reform of House of Lords

    Wearing a crown studded with glittering jewels, Queen Elizabeth II set out Britain's new legislative agenda in opulent style Wednesday — but announced a frugal program aimed at boosting economic growth and overhauling the unelected House of Lords after decades of delays.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Aristocrats'

    For Americans who tend to think of political "dynasties" in terms of mere decades - father-and-son combos like John and John Quincy Adams and the two George Bushes, or the now rather anemic remnant of Kennedy office- holders - the idea of a hereditary ruling class that could last nearly 2,000 years seems inconceivable.

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