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Happy, Free, Confused, & Lonely: Taylor Swift's '1989'

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
Taylor Swift unleashed "1989" on to the world this week -- her "very first documented, official pop album" that finds the singer trying out new sounds but lacks the personality of her previous records.

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Apple's Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to be Gay'

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 30
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay.

Liberian Religious Leaders Link Gays With Ebola, Sparks LGBT Persecution

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
Anti-gay rhetoric from religious leaders in Liberia, where they link Ebola to homosexuality, has sparked persecution against the West African country's LGBT community.

Taylor Swift Talks Books And Music With Kids

FAMILY | By Leanne Italie | Oct 29
Taylor Swift made a stop Tuesday night on her busy tour promoting her new album to share her passion for reading and writing with a gaggle of New York City public school kids - and 100 more giggling on computer screens via Skype from classrooms.

Court Orders for Texas Pastors' Speeches Withdrawn

RELIGION | By Juan A. Lozano | Oct 29
Houston's mayor says the city has withdrawn subpoenas seeking speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents.


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Happy, Free, Confused, & Lonely: Taylor Swift's '1989'

MUSIC | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
Taylor Swift unleashed "1989" on to the world this week -- her "very first documented, official pop album" that finds the singer trying out new sounds but lacks the personality of her previous records.

In 'Nightcrawler,' Jake Gyllenhaal Is On The Prowl

MOVIES | By Jake Coyle | Oct 29
In "Nightcrawler," which opens in theaters Friday, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, one of the more fascinating cinematic creatures of recent years. He's an LA drifter who's anything but aimless.

Teletubby Breaks Into Friend's House, Steals Chinese Takeout

CULTURE | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
The purple Teletubby "Tinky Winky" may be a suspected gay, but now cops have tagged his buddy "Laa-Laa" as nothing more than a cheap sneak thief, stealing his friend's Chinese leftovers.

Wish I Was Here

MOVIES | By Monique Rubens Krohn | Oct 29
His father's terminal illness forces Aidan Bloom into adulthood with all its responsibilities.


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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.


Chef-Hopping: A Marathon Meal in New York City

FOOD_DRINK | By J.M. Hirsch | Oct 30
So you've landed in a foodie destination - what better way to make the most of your time than by restaurant hopping among your favorite chefs' restaurants?

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Small Business Divided Over Minimum Wage Votes

LEGAL | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Oct 30
Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Others say it's the right thing to do for workers and the economy.

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Blogger's Spreads Sketchy Anti-US Car Insurance Facts

INSURANCE | By Didi Tang | Oct 29
Take a look at Zhou Xiaoping's blogs and learn that in the U.S. you would have to shell out $3,500 in mandatory car insurance a year and spend $30,000 for a low-end domestic car, and that more than half of the kids in most public schools don't graduate.

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Consumer Reports Reveals the Most Reliable Cars

AUTONEWS | Oct 27
Consumer Reports is out with its annual list of the most reliable vehicles. It also has information about a popular feature that's being blamed as a major problem in new vehicles. CBS News' Bigad Shaban reports.

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NSFW: Jumping Ship

By Matthew Wexler | Oct 30
This week EDGE profiles five getaways that will get you out of the office and living your dream, however mild or wild it may be. Consider coasteering in Wales.

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Health Overhaul's Subsidies at Supreme Court

HEALTH | By Mark Sherman | Oct 29
Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.

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