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Foreign Affairs, Culture Wars Split GOP Focus Ahead of 2016

By Philip Elliott | Feb 1
Need evidence there's no clear path to the Republican presidential nomination? Consider the competing messages some likely candidates delivered on Sunday's talk shows.

Huckabee Compares Being Gay to Alcohol, Profanity

By Philip Elliott | Feb 1
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday said being gay is akin to choosing to drink alcohol or use profanity - lifestyle choices he says are appealing to others but not to him.

Japan Mourns Kenji Goto as Caring and Courageous Reporter

By Yuri Kageyama | Feb 1
Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, the stories of the vulnerable, the children and the poor drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto.

Marriage Equality Expected to Boost Florida Economy

By Christiana Lilly | Feb 1
Just six days into 2015, the year proved to be a landmark one for the LGBT community -- and good news for Florida's economy.

Hagel's Departure Nears; No Review Ordered of Military's Transgender Ban

By Justin Snow | Feb 1
The latest comments from outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the military's ban on transgender service have spurred renewed calls for Hagel to act on a review of the ban before leaving office.

Super Bowl the Final Act of the NFL's Worst Season

By Eddie Pells | Jan 31
Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs. The disturbing headlines that began last February never slowed down for the NFL this season.

Ala Judges Weighing Whether to Perform Same-Sex Weddings

By Jay Reeves | Jan 31
Fred Hamic is a marrying judge: He's performed about 1,000 weddings during seven years as Geneva County's probate judge and considers the ceremonies a highlight of his job.

Imagine Dragons' Bassist: Don't Make Seahawks The Hero

By Anthony McCartney | Jan 31
Imagine Dragons bassist Ben McKee has a simple reason he wants the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl - he doesn't want to see the Seattle Seahawks made into heroes.

Mary Cheney Compares Blackface to Drag

By EDGE | Jan 31
Mary Cheney wants to know why it isn't "socially acceptable" for a white person to "put on blackface and act out offensive stereotypes of African-Americans" if drags queens are allowed to imitate female stereotypes?

Exxon Mobil Updates Anti-Discrimination Employment Policy

Jan 31
Exxon Mobil Corp. has updated its corporate policies to protect employees from discrimination for sexual orientation or gender identity.

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