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Obama Faces Tough Options in Iraq and Syria

INTERNATIONAL | By Robert Burns | Friday Aug 22, 2014
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.

Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.

National Guard to Withdraw From a Quieter Ferguson

NATIONAL | By Alan Scher Zagier and Jim Salter | Aug 22
The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Same-Sex Couple Settle Wedding Venue Dispute

NATIONAL | Aug 22
The owners of a lodge in central Minnesota have agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception of a same-sex couple they initially turned away.

Colorado Won't See Gay Marriage Yet

NATIONAL | Aug 22
A federal appeals court on Thursday extended a stay on a ruling from last month that found the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.

Dr. Howard Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS

Ask the Doc: Single Pill HIV Regimens

AIDS | By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Aug 22
In this edition of Ask the Doc, Dr. Howard Scheiner answers questions about single-pill regimens verses three-pills cocktails including a protease inhibitor.

US Judge Strikes Down Florida Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | By Curt Anderson | Aug 21
A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.

Manchester gayborhood Canal Street

Police Arrest Five in Anti-Gay Attack Before Manchester Pride

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 21
The police have arrested five people in an alleged hate crime on Canal Street that happened days before Manchester Pride, one of the biggest gay events in the UK.

Paul Canon

Watch: Gay-For-Pay Porn Actor Talks to Family About Career, Sexuality

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 21
Gay porn site Broke Straight Boys released a of a sort of documentary called "Diary of a Porn Star" that looks into the life of one of its models, Paul Canon, who is a gay-for-pay porn actor.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

NY Gov. Cuomo: Outlaw Gender Identity Discrimination

POLITICS | By David Klepper | Aug 21
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the state's civil rights law alongside race, religion and disability.

Carolyn Laub

GSA Network Head Quits After Sabbatical

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Aug 21
The executive director of the San Francisco-based Gay-Straight Alliance Network is leaving, 16 years after she founded the organization.