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Ballot questions

Same-sex marriage approved in Maine, Md., and Wash.

NEW YORK­ — Maine voters approved same-sex marriage Tuesday, giving the gay-rights movement a breakthrough victory.

Several states had a chance in this election to be the first to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and to legalize recreational use of marijuana.

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