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Cowboys Release Michael Sam From Practice Squad

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 22
The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time.

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Audio Surfaces of Potty-Mouthed Bristol Palin's Account of Drunken Brawl

POLITICS | By Bobby McGuire | Oct 22
An audio account of the Palin family drunken brawls shows that daughter Bristol is more comfortable with the "f-bomb" than the paso doble.

Nevada Issues 255 Gay Marriage Licenses in 1 Week

NATIONAL | By Kimberly Pierceall | Oct 22
Of the 2,344 couples who lined up at marriage license bureaus across the state in the seven days after courts put an end to the state's gay marriage ban, about 255 were same-sex couples.

GOP Leader: NC Officials can Refuse to Marry Gays

NATIONAL | Oct 22
A top North Carolina Republican said Tuesday that he will back a bill protecting state officials who refuse to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings for same-sex couples.

Marine Suspect Guarded by US in Philippine Camp

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Gomez | Oct 22
A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines.


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Gwen Stefani Premieres 'Baby Don't Lie'

MOVIES | By EDGE | Oct 22
Global superstar and "The Voice" Season Seven coach Gwen Stefani releases the video for her single "Baby Don't Lie" (Mad Love/Interscope Records) today. The track is available now for digital download and streaming via digital subscription services.

Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood

BOOKS | By Lewis Whittington | Oct 22
William J. Mann forwards an exposé of 1920s Hollywood moguls and grifters, starlets and pimps, drugs and sex, some stars enjoying thriving careers, some on the lam from the law.

Fargo - Season One

TELEVISION | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 22
"Fargo" carries a charge of Coen-esque absurdity mixed with crime drama, making it a mixture of morality play and thriller, but it also takes on a "Twin Peaks"-ish edge in its languor, its visual palette, and its dry, tongue-in-cheek stylings.

Snowpiercer

MOVIES | By Jake Mulligan | Oct 22
Earlier this year, the release of "Snowpiercer" was the center of the film world's attentions -- and for all the wrong reasons.


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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.…

North Carolina Pride Parade And Festival :: September 27, 2014

Thursday Oct 2, 2014
The 30th North Carolina Pride parade and festival was held in Durham, N.C. The event drew a record number of participants, including a performance by native North Carolinian and original member of the Village People Randy Jones.


America Says Yes to Wasabi Ginger Potato Chips

FOOD_DRINK | By Candice Choi | Oct 22
Frito-Lay says "Wasabi Ginger" won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other finalists - "Mango Salsa" and "Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese."

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New Gloss on Cuba's Classic Cars

CORPORATE | Oct 22
When Martin Viera's Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer's lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter baseball league.

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IBM 3Q Disappoints as it Sheds 'Empty Calories'

SAVING | By Michelle Chapman | Oct 21
IBM disappointed investors, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent.

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Senators Ask Why Gov't Allows Regional Car Recalls

AUTONEWS | By Tom Krisher | Oct 21
Two U.S. senators are questioning why auto safety regulators are letting car companies recall vehicles only in limited regions when a safety problem could happen anywhere.

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Obama Announces Plan to Tighten Card Security

PERSONALTECH | By Marcy Gordon, Josh Lederman | Oct 20
Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.

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New England Rakes in Millions from Leaf Peepers

By Tracee M. Herbaugh | Oct 22
On Mount Monadnock, hikers file up the 3,165-foot peak in lockstep, protected from drizzling rain by a luminous golden canopy of leaves. They're not just gazing at foliage - they're looking at cold, hard cash.

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