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Greek Vote Campaign Begins Amid Grinding Cash Crisis

NEWS | By Elena Becatoros | Jul 2
The battle for Greek votes was in full swing Thursday ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro.

Many but Not All in GOP Object as US, Cuba Plan Embassies

NEWS | By Alan Fram | Jul 2
Loud but hardly universal catcalls from Republicans underscored the obstacles and opportunities ahead as U.S. and Cuban leaders announced an opening of embassies in Havana and Washington and a resumption of diplomatic relations.

China Gay Couple Holds Informal Marriage to Push for Union

NEWS | By Didi Tang | Jul 2
A prominent Chinese lesbian couple held a simple ceremony Thursday to announce their informal marriage, in their latest effort to push for the legalization of same-sex unions in China.

Episcopalians OK Allowing Gay Marriage in Churches

NEWS | By Brady McCombs and Rachel Zoll | Jul 2
The Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.

Heeding Francis, Iowa Catholic Leaders to Pressure '16 Field

NEWS | By Thomas Beaumont and Rachel Zoll | Jul 2
Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa will call on candidates for president to follow Pope Francis and focus as much on the environment and income inequality in 2016 as they have in past elections on opposing gay marriage and abortion.

5th Circuit Tells Courts to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Rulings

NEWS | By Jeff Amy | Jul 2
A federal appeals court Wednesday instructed judges in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas to wrap up gay marriage cases in their states in line with last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

With New Chair, NY St. Patrick's Parade to Add 2nd Gay Group

NEWS | By Jennifer Peltz | Jul 2
After ending a long and controversial ban on gay groups this year, the nation's largest St. Patrick's Day parade has new leadership and plans to add another gay contingent to its ranks, organizers said Wednesday.

Polygamous Montana Trio Applies for Wedding License

NEWS | By Matt Volz | Jul 2
A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife.

Backers of Bush Nonprofit Include Banks, Schools, Lottery

BUSINESS | By Ronnie Greene, Steve Peoples | Jul 2
Big-time donors to a nonprofit educational group founded by Jeb Bush, disclosed for the first time, highlight the intersection between Bush's roles in the worlds of business, policy and politics years before he began running for president.

Gadgets for the Beach and Getting You There

BUSINESS | By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 2
If you're headed to the beach or any other weekend getaway, don't forget these "essential" gadgets.


Entertainment

Team HeartBreak Release 'Do iT Like Miley'

By EDGE | Jul 2
"Do iT Like Miley" is available now as part of the "Sassy Summer Sounds" album pre-order on iTunes. Watch the video here.


Business

China Scrambles to Reassure Jittery Stock Traders

By Joe McDonald | Jul 2
Chinese authorities are scrambling to reassure jittery investors after soaring stock markets plunged, threatening to set back economic reform plans.


Technology

Lesbians Who Tech Awarded $165,000 Grant

By EDGE | Jul 2
Lesbians Who Tech, an organization that supports and connects LGBTQ women in the field of technology through gatherings across the county, was awarded a $165,000 grant from the Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation.


Style

Macy's Dumps Trump Clothing Line in Response to Comments

By Mae Anderson | Jul 1
Macy's is the latest company to end its relationship with Donald Trump as the fallout from the real estate mogul's remarks about Mexican immigrants continues.


Health/Fitness

French Biosantech Reports HIV Vaccine is Safe

By EDGE | Jun 30
French-based Biosantech Company reported that the company's HIV vaccine candidate is not toxic to 48 HIV-positive patients enrolled in a double-blind study that is taking place in France.


Nightlife

2015 NYC Pride Dance On The Pier :: June 28, 2015

Jul 1
The theme for this year's Pride Pier Dance is "Complete the Dream." A fantastic time was had by all, with DJ's The Cube Guys from Italy, Wayne G from the UK and Ralphie Rosario from Chicago, along with a fantastic performance from Ariana Grande.