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PopUps: Taylor Swift Lauds Fan For Grindr Promotion

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 23
Taylor Swift "can't stop laughing" after a fan posted a Grindr convo on Tumblr.

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Ask the Doc: Serodiscordant Couples and HIV Transmission

AIDS | By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Oct 24
In this installation of Ask the Doc, Dr. Howard Scheiner discusses the ramifications of a new study that found that HIV-positive guys with an undetectable viral load were not giving their partners HIV.

Fiddlehead Presents 'Aida' with the AIDS Action Committee

AIDS | By EDGE | Oct 23
The Fiddlehead Theatre Company presents the exclusive Boston production of Elton John and Tim Rice's "Aida," and on top of that, they are donating a portion of the proceeds to the AIDS Action Committee.

Purple Sex Toy-Weilding Clowns Attack Family; They Sue

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 23
An Illinois woman and her teenage daughter filed a lawsuit on October 21, after they said two men dressed as clowns accosted them with purple dildos and vibrators as they were trying to buy tickets to a local haunted house.

Honey Boo Boo's Mother Dating Convicted Child Molester?

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 23
Alana "Honey Boo Boo"'s mother, June Shannon, affectionately known as Mama June, is reportedly dating a man who was recently released from prison after serving time for molesting one of June's family members.


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A Blue Christmas for Amazon?

TELEVISION | By Mae Anderson | Oct 24
It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon. The world's largest retailer gave a disappointing forecast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a wider loss than analysts expected for the third quarter.

Karamo Brown :: OWNing Your Life

TELEVISION | By Joel Martens | Oct 24
It has been a long, long ride since "The Real World" launched the fledgling Karamo Brown from the nest of the show's host city, Philadelphia, in 2004. But look how far he's come. Brown opens up about his journey.

Ouija

MOVIES | By Jake Mulligan | Oct 24
That's the horror in this horror movie: The absolute control that the board has over the film itself. Filmed with such fetishistic detail, it beckons us, as all good advertising does: Buy me. Buy me.

Force Majeur

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 24
Ruben Östlund writes and directs a piercing, blackly comic portrait of a family in the throes of dysfunction.


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Group Drafts Agenda for AIDS Survivors

By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 4
A San Francisco-based group is putting forth an agenda for long-term survivors of the AIDS epidemic it hopes will gain traction among local and national leaders.…

Gay Pride Parade Arrestee Pleads to Tickets, Fined

By Joe Mandak | Wednesday Oct 22, 2014
A woman who was punched in the side as she was arrested at Pittsburgh's gay pride parade pleaded guilty Wednesday to harassment citations after prosecutors dropped more serious charges that she assaulted the officer and a protester.


Artisanal Ciders Give Growers New Revenue Stream

FOOD_DRINK | By Mary Esch | Oct 24
With hard cider making a hardcore comeback across the country, apple growers are tapping a juicy new revenue stream by establishing farmstead cideries and planting varieties too tart or tannic for the lunchbox but perfect for artisanal brews.

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Rules on Bank Risk in Mortgage Bonds Being Adopted

LEGAL | Oct 24
Federal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and auto loans. This could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments.

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Top Mortgage Firm Accused of Abuses

REALESTATE | By Alex Veiga | Oct 23
One of the nation's largest servicers of home loans may have denied struggling borrowers the chance to fix loan problems and avoid foreclosures, New York's financial regulator has alleged.

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New Gloss on Cuba's Classic Cars

AUTOSHOWS | Oct 22
When Martin Viera's Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer's lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter baseball league.

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Google's Streaming Music Service Adds Mood to Mix

PERSONALTECH | By Michael Liedtke | Oct 23
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

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Oh, Canada! A Kelowna Wedding Awaits

By Jim Gladstone | Oct 23
American LGBT couples looking to marry in a country where their unions are sanctioned from sea-to-shining-sea, but unwilling to wait until U.S. courts put an end to their foot-dragging would be hard-pressed to find a more romantic locale than Kelowna, CA.

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Poll: Many Doubt Hospitals can Handle Ebola

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard and Emily Swanson | Oct 23
Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

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