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Transgender, Gay Inmates Sue Over Jail Rights

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 22
Gay, bisexual and transgender inmates filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against San Bernardino County and its sheriff, alleging they are kept in a segregated unit that doesn't give them equal access to rehabilitation services.

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Mom of Canada Suspect: I Cry for Victims, Not Son

INTERNATIONAL | By Rob Gillies and Raphael Satter | Oct 23
The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

Poll: Many Doubt Hospitals can Handle Ebola

INTERNATIONAL | By Lauran Neergaard and Emily Swanson | Oct 23
Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

White House Fence Jumper Charged With Assault

NATIONAL | By Darlene Superville | Oct 23
The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

Dancing Priests Become Internet Sensation

RELIGION | By Trisha Thomas | Oct 23
A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.


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Google's Streaming Music Service Adds Mood to Mix

MUSIC | By Michael Liedtke | Oct 23
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

Rapper Who Cut Off Penis is Now Doing Stand Up

CULTURE | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 22
The Wu-Tang Clan affiliated rapper who made headlines earlier this year for cutting off his own penis before attempting suicide while allegedly on drugs is shifting his career goals and is now doing stand up.

PopUps: Taylor Swift Releases White Noise 'Song;' Goes to No. 1

MUSIC | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 22
A theory has been proven: It appears that Taylor Swift, who is currently the biggest pop star in the world, could release audio of her farting and fans would fork over money to own it.

Jenny McCarthy: I Feel a Transgender Person on the Inside

CELEBRITIES | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 22
Actress Jenny McCarthy said she feels like a transgender person on the inside, and said she'd be thrilled if her son was gay so they can shop and do her hair.


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Group Drafts Agenda for AIDS Survivors

By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 4
A San Francisco-based group is putting forth an agenda for long-term survivors of the AIDS epidemic it hopes will gain traction among local and national leaders.…

Gay Pride Parade Arrestee Pleads to Tickets, Fined

By Joe Mandak | Wednesday Oct 22, 2014
A woman who was punched in the side as she was arrested at Pittsburgh's gay pride parade pleaded guilty Wednesday to harassment citations after prosecutors dropped more serious charges that she assaulted the officer and a protester.


The Meaning of Organic Beyond Food

FASHION | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Oct 23
There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.

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Gov't Auto-Safety Website Leaving Drivers in the Dark

LEGAL | Oct 23
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged car owners to have exploding airbags immediately removed from their vehicles, the agency's website provided little information about the problem.

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Apple Pay Q&A: What You Need to Know

SAVING | By Anick Jesdanun | Oct 21
Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

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Kyle Busch, Wife Expecting 1st Child in 2015

AUTONEWS | Oct 21
NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his wife are expecting their first child. They made the announcement Saturday on Twitter with a professionally done photograph. The couple called it: "Now announcing our plans for the 2015 race season!"

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Oh, Canada! A Kelowna Wedding Awaits

By Jim Gladstone | Oct 23
American LGBT couples looking to marry in a country where their unions are sanctioned from sea-to-shining-sea, but unwilling to wait until U.S. courts put an end to their foot-dragging would be hard-pressed to find a more romantic locale than Kelowna, CA.

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