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'Big Brother' 16 Update :: Homoeroticism Continues

Aug 1
In what may be the most inclusive "Big Brother" cast, homoeroticism on the CBS reality show continues to bloom.

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Homeowner Lenny DiBartolomeo, right, waves a flag as he and his tenant Wayne Devaughn, left, observe damage to their house in Revere, Mass., Monday, July 28, 2014, after a tornado touched down

Tornado Damages City North of Boston

NATIONAL | By Philip Marcelo | Jul 28
A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in the coastal city of Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.

Salem's Old Town Hall

Anti-Gay Phone Calls Turn Into a Windfall for Mass. LGBT Non-Profit

LOCAL | By EDGE | Jul 18
The mayor of Salem, Mass., turned a torrent of angry out-of-state phone calls and responses from "right-leaning blogs and websites" over her decision to cut ties with an anti-LGBT discriminatory college, into a fundraising windfall for a LGBT charity.

Defendant David Munoz Diaz

Trial Begins in Park Death

CRIME | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Aug 2
A man accused of murder for fatally choking another man during a sexual encounter in Buena Vista Park in 2011 is "a sweet kid" who was involved in "a terrible accident," his attorney said this week as the trial in the killing opened.

An employee of the Monrovia City Corporation mixes disinfectant before spraying it on the streets in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

WHO: Ebola Moving Faster Than Control Efforts

INTERNATIONAL | By Boubacar Diallo and Krista Larson | Aug 1
An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.

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Liza Out of Ptown Show

CULTURE | By EDGE | Aug 1
Doctors orders will keep Liza Minnelli from performing this Sunday in Ptown. Alan Cumming will perform his solo show.

John Kuntz

"Muskrat Love," American History Style :: John Kuntz on His New Theatrical Epic

THEATRE | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 1
"Starf*cker." "After School Special." "The Salt Girl." "Hotel Nepenthe." Boston actor and playwright John Kuntz has authored his share of distinctive, sometimes disturbing, theatrical fare. Now he's penned an epic. He tells EDGE all...

Bigger is Better for Personal Tech

CULTURE | By Rhuaridh Marr | Aug 2
It's official, people: Bigger is better. It's something we can no longer ignore - our smartphones are swelling to ever-greater sizes following years of shrinkage, and we're lapping up these behemoths in droves.

Miss Florida F.I. Returns

Aug 2
You have heard the rumblings for months and now it's come to reality: The return of the oldest nationally-recognized female impersonator pageant, dating back to 1972.

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New amfAR Grants Fund Search for the Cure

By EDGE | Jul 14
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, has dedicated $2.4M in research grants to fund the search for an end to HIV/AIDS.

Faces of Pride :: Boston

Monday Jul 28, 2014
Boston Pride had its biggest year to date. EDGE was on hand for the pre-parties, the parade, the block parties & club events.

Thomas Evans

For Thomas Evans, the devastation of HIV/AIDS literally hits home. The Mt. Kisco, N.Y., native may himself be HIV-negative but the impact of the AIDS epidemic really hit him in 1992, when he lost his father to AIDS-related complications.

Smoking is Even Worse For HIV-Positive People

By Sasha Razumikhin | Jul 24
Smoking is bad. But it can be worse, especially if you're HIV-positive - and the CDC wants you to know it.

EDGE Goes Social

Noodle-udon with bok choy, carrot, crushed peanuts, ginger and fresh herb at Harvest in downtown Traverse City.

Go for the Food: Traverse City, Michigan's Harvest

By John Flesher | Aug 2
In today's hurry-up culture, there always will be a need for fast food. Even when you're enjoying vacation in a place like Traverse City, a Lake Michigan resort community with a reputation for restaurants serving high-quality, farm-to-table fare.

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Twin Oaks creates community!

Twin Oaks Hosts Annual Women's Gathering

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 31
This year marks 30 years of women coming together for the Twin Oaks Women's Festival, with workshops, yoga, drumming, dance, song, sweat lodges, mud pits and more.

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An aedes aegypti mosquito on human skin.

Chickens Share Backyards and Pests with Dogs, Cats

CORPORATE | By Sue Manning | Aug 2
The popular push for locally produced food has spawned flocks of backyard chickens in urban neighborhoods nationwide, but people may not realize that feasting on fresh eggs can mean subjecting their more typical household pets to new pests.

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Indy Officials Seek New Ways to Attract Fans

AUTO SHOWS | By Michael Marot | Jul 31
Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles keeps looking for ways to fill seats. He has a full weekend of NASCAR and sports car races leading up to the Brickyard 400. He's kept motorcycles on the summer schedule at Indy and added races.

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Bacteria on Florida Beaches Proves Deadly

Three people have died in Florida after contracting harmful bacteria in warm coastal waters. Officials warn swimmers to be careful if they have any open wounds. CBS News' Bigad Shaban reports.

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A gigantic elephant statue is part of the adventurous family ride "Erawan - The lost Temple."

Italy Opens Theme Park in Tribute to Film Industry

By Kavitha Surana | Aug 1
A new amusement park outside Rome celebrates the world of cinema, taking visitors back to the golden age of Italian film production when the Rome-based Cinecitta Studios - still in operation - were known as "Hollywood on the Tiber."

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German Brand Bratwurst

Germany Wins Title of 'Penis Enlargement Capital of the World'

HEALTH | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 31
Recent data released by the Int'l Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show that one out of every five penis enlargement surgeries in 2013 took place in Germany. You'll never guess where the U.S. ranks.

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