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5 stories to follow: March 28

Here's your daily round-up of five stories we're following:

5 stories to follow: March 28

Here's your daily round-up of five stories we're following:

1. Doubt about DOMA: The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday about the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Justices appeared skeptical about the 1996 law that withholds federal benefits from married same-sex couples. Justice Anthony Kennedy, considered a deciding vote on the issue, said the federal statute recognizing only heterosexual marriages may intrude on states "which have come to the conclusion that gay marriage is lawful. MORE COVERAGE: Equality box spreads on social media, Pa. polls show shift on gay marriage

2. Missing Bucks woman found dead in N.J.: A 22-year-old Falls Township woman who vanished in April was found dead in New Jersey. Authorities have identified Molly Lynch as the woman whose body was found on a wooded trail in Burlington County in July. The death has been ruled a homicide, though the cause remains undetermined, and police are continuing to investigate.

3. Jenna Wolfe pregnant, and gay: The former Philly sportscaster and current "Today" weekend anchor is expecting a baby with her partner, NBC News' Stephanie Gosk. "This is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to us," Wolfe told People magazine in an interview that hits newsstands Friday. "But I don't want to bring my daughter into a world where I'm not comfortable telling everyone who I am and who her mother is."

4. Former Glaxo building to become a school: GlaxoSmithKlilne's former headquarters at 16th and Vine streets will become a performing arts charter high school. The nonprofit DeMedici Corporation has agreed to buy the eight-story building for $29 million, under a deal to be announced today, the Inquirer reports. The String Theory High School for the Arts and Sciences will open this fall.

5. Sweet 16 day for La Salle: The 13th-seeded Explorers face No. 9 Wichita State in the Sweet 16 tonight. Game time is 10:17 p.m. Join Soft Pretzel Logic for live updates this evening. MORE COVERAGE: Matchup pits La Salle's speed against Wichita State's strengthBob Ford on La Salle's tough task, La Salle's run reminiscent of Penn's in 1979, La Salle players bask in the limelight, La Salle lags in money game  

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