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Plaintiffs, attorneys and supporters walk out of federal court where a federal judge heard oral arguments in two cases challenging Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Oregon Gay Marriage Ban Gets Day in Court

NATIONAL | By Jonathan J. Cooper | Thursday Apr 24, 2014
Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the season 4 premiere of "Arrested Development."

DeGeneres Making Design Series for HGTV

Apr 24
Ellen DeGeneres is making a furniture design competition series for the HGTV network.

Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection Online

CORPORATE | By Anick Jesdanun | Apr 24
If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it’s that passwords don’t offer total protection.

A prototype of an electric carriage is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York.

Alternative to NYC Horse Carriages: Old-Timey Car?

PERSONAL TECH | By Deepti Hajela | Apr 24
An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.

Inside the Craft Beer Revolution

FOOD/DRINK | Apr 24
Over the past five years, the big beer conglomerates, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Miller-Coors, have decreased production by 10 percent. At the same time, craft beer is going through a renaissance.

How El Nino Might Affect U.S. Weather

SCIENCE | Apr 24
Time Magazine’s Bryan Walsh explains how a rise could in the temperature of the Pacific ocean could be signs of the El Nino weather phenomenon. He describes how that might affect global and U.S. weather.

Scullers Jazz Club :: ’An Evening with Antonevich & Katz’

MUSIC | By EDGE | Apr 24
Scullers Jazz Club presents "An Evening with Antonevich & Katz" featuring violinist Stanislav Antonevich and pianist Leo Loginov Katz on Tuesday, May 20 at 8:00 PM.

Grieving Borrowers Told to Repay Student Loan

FINANCE | By Kimberly Hefling | Apr 24
Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.

Fast Theatre for a Good Cause :: Boston Theater Marathon

THEATRE | By EDGE | Apr 24
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre presents the 16th annual Boston Theater Marathon and the sixth year of The Warm-Up Laps. The Boston Theater Marathon features 53 ten-minute plays, by 55 New England playwrights, produced by 53 New England theatres in ten hours.

Navajo Nation Wants to Ditch Junk Food

FOOD/DRINK | By Felicia Fonseca | Apr 24
Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles.

The White Party and Club Culture: Is It Really for Everyone?

CULTURE | By Caleb Rainey | Apr 24
Circuit parties, clubs and events like them can be wonderfully inclusive spaces, where all can be made to feel welcome and expect to be treated kindly. Let’s make sure this year’s White Party is precisely that type of inclusive space.