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High Court Blocks Same-Sex Unions in Virginia

Aug 20
Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.

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Scott Lively

Anti-Gay Pastor Qualifies Mass. Gubernatorial Bid

POLITICS | By EDGE | Aug 21
The moniker "Liberal Massachusetts" proved to be somewhat of a misnomer Wednesday, when it was reported that extremist anti-gay activist Pastor Scott Lively received over 10,000 valid signatures from state residents in support of his bid for governor.

Christiana Rodi (Amneris), Gene Dante (Radames) and Ta'Nika Gibson (Aida)

Fiddlehead's 'AIDA' Boston Area Exclusive

AIDS | By EDGE | Aug 17
Love turns everything upside down and leads everyone down paths they could never have imagined. Fiddlehead Theatre Company will present the exclusive Boston production of Elton John and Tim Rice's "AIDA" Oct. 17-26, 2at the Strand Theatre.

President Barack Obama

Obama Faces Tough Options in Iraq and Syria

INTERNATIONAL | By Robert Burns | Aug 22
At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.

Ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly, left, embraces Dr. Bruce Ribner, medical director of Emory's Infectious Disease Unit.

American Ebola Doc Urges Help Fighting Outbreak

NATIONAL | By Kathleen Foody | Aug 22
As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in.

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Joanie Pelzer poses with her dog Hubbell, a Chihuahua, in New York.

Pet-Friendly Dating Sites Match People and Pooches

CULTURE | By Sue Manning | Aug 22
On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships.

Ryu-Hee Kim, "Seasons in the Rice Field."

CraftTexas 2014 Arrives in Houston

FINE ARTS | By EDGE | Aug 22
This fall, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents "CraftTexas 2014," the eighth in a series of biennial juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft.

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Anti-Cancer Drug Attacks Hidden HIV Reservoirs

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 6
A pilot study by HIV researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV.…
Franklin Street in Uptown Oakland was packed at the 2012 Oakland Pride festival; this year's event will include a parade

Oakland Pride to Have Inaugural Parade

By Sean Piverger | Sunday Aug 17, 2014
The fifth incarnation of Oakland Pride is coming up later this month and, to mark the occasion, there will be a parade.

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.

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Tropical Heat Key West :: August 14-17, 2014

PHOTO ALBUMS | Aug 20
The Key West Business Guild held their annual all male summer get away, Tropical Heat. Hot parties abound at Key West's LGBT venues, such as the Island House, the Bourbon Street Pub, the 801 Bourbon Bar and Cabaret as well as Alexander's Guest House.

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Poachers Push African Elephants to Brink of Extinction

LEGAL | Aug 22
A new study predicts the African elephant may be extinct within 100 years. Poachers get rich my selling their tusks - a trade that's killing elephants by the tens of thousands. Holly Williams reports.

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Police: Woman Left Baby in Car while Shopping

AUTO NEWS | Aug 21
Officials say a Florida mother faces child neglect charges after leaving her 1-year-old daughter in the car while she shopped in grocery and liquor stores. Police were called by someone who saw the child alone inside the parked vehicle.

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Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife, Amber.

Aid Group: US Doctor Who Had Ebola Has Recovered

HEALTH | By Jeff Martin | Aug 21
At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

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