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Briefs Piling Up in Gay Marriage Rulings Appeals

Jul 25
At least 20 friend of the court briefs have been filed in appeals of rulings overturning gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, including one by a group of churches and another by 10 states' attorneys general.

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Georgia Seeks Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit Dismissal

NATIONAL | By Kathleen Foody | Jul 21
Georgia's attorney general is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a gay rights group challenging the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

Ga. University System Changes Gay Couples’ Benefits

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 1
Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia, following a Monday vote by the system’s governing board.

7th Circuit Sets Hearing on Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | Jul 25
Lawyers will argue the constitutionality of gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin in about a month.

Barack Obama

Right Wing Blasts Workplace Nondiscrimination Executive Order

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Jul 25
An executive order prohibiting some forms of LGBT workplace discrimination signed by President Barack Obama earlier this week is under fire from social conservatives who have labeled it an assault on religious liberty.

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A woman dressed as the character Katniss Everdeen from the movie, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," poses in front of Comic-Con in San Diego.

Comic-Con Gets First Look at 'Mockingjay' Trailer

MOVIES | Jul 25
The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series made is making its premiere at Comic-Con. Fans gathered Friday at the Capitol Gallery in downtown San Diego.

Rachel Brosnahan, left, as Abby Isaacs, in a scene from the TV series, "Manhattan."

Scientists Make Love, War Weapons in 'Manhattan'

TELEVISION | Jul 25
"Manhattan" debuts Sunday (9 p.m. EDT) on cable channel WGN America. The drama is set in a makeshift, desolate Southwestern desert community, one of several that sprang up as part of the Manhattan Project aiming to beat Nazi Germany to the bomb.

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New amfAR Grants Fund Search for the Cure

By EDGE | Jul 14
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, has dedicated $2.4M in research grants to fund the search for an end to HIV/AIDS.

Hand Picked Romance:: A Wildflower Wedding

By EDGE | Jul 25
Starbright Floral Design of New York City explains how to use seasonal wildflowers to add the perfect accent to any wedding.

Joshua Fennell

Growing up in a large family in NJ, life wasn't always easy for this now 45-year old gay man. His first boyfriend helped bring out the artist in him, and grief and hard times over the years have only served to fuel his work.

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.

EDGE Goes Social

The hamburger bandits

Naked Hunks Steal 60 Hamburgers From Florida Restaurant

FOOD/DRINK | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 25
Two naked college-age men, and a third who was wearing his underwear, were caught on surveillance footage breaking into a Florida restaurant Sunday, stealing 60 hamburgers.

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Detroit retiree William Davis protests near the federal courthouse in Detroit.

Bond Insurers Vow to Fight Detroit Financial Plan

RETIREMENT | Jul 24
Companies that insure Detroit's bonds are repeating their pledge to aggressively challenge the city's plan to get out of bankruptcy. Results released Monday night show city workers and retirees voted in favor of pension cuts.

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2014 Land Rover LR4

LR4 is Updated for Fuel Efficiency

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Jul 23
Land Rover's capable and rugged LR4 mid-size sport utility vehicle is more fuel efficient for 2014 and has refreshed exterior front styling and new standard features such as rearview camera.

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Homestead National Monument of America, located near Beatrice, Nebraska, about 40 miles south of Lincoln.

5 Free Things to do in Lincoln, Nebraska

Jul 25
Lincoln may be famous for Husker football, but Nebraska's capital city also welcomes visitors with free attractions for history buffs and families on a budget. Here are five free things to see and do in Lincoln.

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Young people are not using condoms as often, and not getting tested for HIV

Only 1 in 5 Sexually Active Students Tested for HIV, Says CDC

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
A new comprehensive analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students has ever been tested for HIV.

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