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Congress Sends NSA Phone-Records Bill to President

BUSINESS | By Erica Werner | Jun 3
Congress approved sweeping changes to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure.

Intel Buys into Chips Powering Cloud Computing, Smarter Cars

TECHNOLOGY | By Bree Fowler | Jun 3
Intel is buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion in cash to expand its reach into new chip markets that are powering the wireless revolution, smarter cars and more.

Vast Trove of Medicare Data Details How Billions are Spent

BUSINESS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jun 3
A vast trove of Medicare billing data for 2013 has been released by the Department of Health and Human Services. In the age of big data the more than $600 billion that taxpayers spend annually on the program is getting closer scrutiny than ever.

Kris Jenner on Marriage to Caitlyn: 'It was the Most Passive-Aggressive Things I've Ever Experienced'

NEWS | By EDGE | Jun 2
Kris Jenner opens up about her relationship with Caitlyn Jenner in the Vanity Fair cover story.

Sex, Food & Identity :: Talking With 'Eat With Me' Director David Au

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Jun 2
Of the many hats he wears David Au prefers directing. The writer, producer & editor of the new LGBT comedy "Eat With Me" (a fave on the film fest circuit out on DVD this week) talks about the film's multi-cultural themes.

Morocco Arrests, Expels 2 French Topless Activists

NEWS | Jun 2
Moroccan authorities on Tuesday arrested and then expelled two French activists for appearing topless at a historic site in the capital protesting the treatment of gays.

Ultra-Hot Suede Is Everywhere (And in Boston This Saturday)

ENTERTAINMENT | By John Amodeo | Jun 2
Suede is one of the most in-demand LGBT performers, be it in such resorts as Ogunquit, cities like Boston or NYC, or on an Olivia Cruise. EDGE caught up with the singer as she prepares for her upcoming engagement at Boston's Scullers Jazz Club.

Tennessee TV Station Won't Run Ad Promoting Gay Marriage

NEWS | Jun 2
A Chattanooga television station won't run an advertisement in support of gay marriage.

NC Mall Santa Arrested for Child Porn Charges

NEWS | By EDGE | Jun 2
A North Carolina man who worked as a Santa Claus at a local mall was arrested Saturday on child pornography charges.

France Awaits Vatican Word on Ambassador Said to be Gay

NEWS | Jun 2
The French government is expecting the Vatican to decide within days whether to approve the nomination of a respected diplomat who is said to be gay as French ambassador to the Holy See.


News

UN Says Gays are Victims of Violent Abuse All Over the World

Jun 2
The U.N. human rights chief said in a new report that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people are victims of "pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination" in all regions of the world and cites hundreds of hate-related killings.


Entertainment

How Do You Stop Being Tired?

Jun 3
About a third of Americans adults say they regularly feel fatigued. Dr. Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her new plan aimed at helping restore energy. She explains it all in her new book "The Exhaustion Breakthrough."


Business

Jerry Seinfeld: What it Takes to be a Comedian

Jun 2
Web extra: Jerry Seinfeld, host of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," describes what comics have in common with one another and what sets them apart from other people. Anthony Mason reports.


Technology

Nielsen: Super Bowl, 'Walking Dead' Among Most-Tweeted Shows

By Frazier Moore | Jun 1
Tweet this: Millions of viewers were firing off those 140-character texts while they watched TV in the season just past. And there were plenty of people reading them.


Finance

Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Rises to 3.87 Pct.

Jun 2
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week to their highest level so far this year as new data showed strength in the housing market.


Cars

Uber, Lyft Push Back Against Proposed NYC Regulations

By Karen Matthews | Jun 1
Representatives of Uber and Lyft warned Thursday that a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services will stall innovation and threaten competition.


Style

Pioneer Chef on Going Organic Before it was Cool

Jun 3
Farm-to-table restaurants are popping up all over the country. Now, a pioneer is looking beyond her relentless mission to open the nation's first certified organic restaurant. Chip Reid shows us how Nora Pouillon wants to add to her already full plate.


Health/Fitness

San Francisco Lawmakers Try to Curb Sugary Drinks

Jun 1
San Francisco lawmakers are taking another stab at curbing soda consumption seven months after local voters rejected taxing sugary drinks in the name of public health.


Travel

South African Park Remains Open After Lioness Kills Tourist

By Lynsey Chutel, Courtney Quirin | Jun 2
The South African wildlife park where a lion killed an American woman has remained open and is "operating as usual," a park official said Tuesday.


Nightlife

Out Professional Executive Networking (O.P.E.N.) Networking Event @ Empire: June 2, 2015

Jun 2
O.P.E.N. (Out Professional Executive Networking) held their Pride event at Empire on Monday, June 2, 2015. The restaurant provided delicious food and drink to an overflow crowd. See who was there.