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5 stories to follow: May 15

Here's your daily look at five stories we're following:

5 stories to follow: May 15

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Isabelle Barker, left, and Cara Palladino, right, show off their wedding rings they exchanged when they were legally married in the State of Massachusetts.  Two Pennsylvania women have filed a federal lawsuit seeking national recognition of same-sex marriage. Though married in Massachusetts, Cara Palladino and Isabelle Barker say their status is not recognized in Pennsylvania, where they now live with a four-year-old son. Marriages of same-sex couples in 13 states and the District of Columbia are not recognized in the other 37 states. The suit seeks to change this.	 09/26/ 2013 ( MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer  )
Isabelle Barker, left, and Cara Palladino, right, show off their wedding rings they exchanged when they were legally married in the State of Massachusetts. Two Pennsylvania women have filed a federal lawsuit seeking national recognition of same-sex marriage. Though married in Massachusetts, Cara Palladino and Isabelle Barker say their status is not recognized in Pennsylvania, where they now live with a four-year-old son. Marriages of same-sex couples in 13 states and the District of Columbia are not recognized in the other 37 states. The suit seeks to change this. 09/26/ 2013 ( MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer )

Here's your daily look at five stories we're following:

1. Same-sex marriage suit: A federal judge in Philadelphia will hear oral arguments today in a suit brought by a lesbian couple who married in Massachusetts and want their nuptials recognized in Pennsylvania. The lawsuit is one of at least five challenges to parts of the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

2. Convention Center work rules: Today is the first big test for the Pennsylvania Convention Center's new labor agreement, as the BIO World Congress of INdustrial Biotechnology is wrapping up its three-day conference. The four unions that signed on to the new work rules  -- rather than the usual six that worked at the center -- will dismantle the exhibits.

3. WCU graduation: A second graduation ceremony will take place today for West Chester University students who could not walk across the stage when Saturday's commencement was rained out.

4. Net neutrality: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is expected to announce a proposal today that would let network owners charge companies extra for a speedier Internet "fast lane." 

5. N.J. mayor's sentencing: Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack is scheduled to be sentenced for bribery, fraud and extortion today in federal court. 

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