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Indiana Governor: New Law 'Not About Discrimination'

NEWS | Mar 29
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it.

National Cherry Festival in Full Bloom

ENTERTAINMENT | By Doug Rule | Mar 29
It might be hard to believe - or remember - but two decades ago the cherry blossoms in the Tidal Basin bloomed on their own, with little fanfare other than a parade.

Cruz and Lankford Introduce Resolution of Disapproval to Overturn Council Bill

NEWS | By John Riley | Mar 29
Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) on March 18 introduced a resolution aimed at overturning the Human Rights Amendment Act, a bill passed by the D.C. Council in December 2014.

Hundreds Rally Against Indiana Law, Say It's Discriminatory

NEWS | Mar 29
Hundreds of people gathered outside of the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, some carrying "no hate in our state" signs, to rally against a new law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.

Inhofe Amendment Brings Religious Liberty Debate to the Senate

NEWS | By Justin Snow | Mar 29
One of the Senate's most conservative members is taking the debate over religious freedom and LGBT equality to the national level, with the introduction of an amendment advocates say would undermine marriage equality.

Puerto Rico Drops Defense of Same-Sex Marriage Ban

NEWS | By Justin Snow | Mar 29
The government of Puerto Rico announced March 20 it will no longer defend the U.S. territory's ban on same-sex marriage.

Log Cabin Republicans: Obama Administration Ignoring Iran's Human Rights Abuses

NEWS | By Justin Snow | Mar 29
Log Cabin Republicans accused the Obama administration of ignoring Iran's human rights abuses against gay people and other minorities in an ad unveiled March 20.

Superheroes... And Filling Those TV Tights

ENTERTAINMENT | By JC Alvarez | Mar 29
Super-heroes are the new TV Cowboys (and Super-girls)! With "The Flash" back in primetime, another DC Comics hero is about to come to life. Soap-opera hunk David A. Gregory may just be dynamic enough to fill the suit!

'Wild Tales' Sequence Resembles Real-life Air Tragedy

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 29
The Argentine anthology film "Wild Tales" opens with a sequence uncannily like the real-life air tragedy that took place in the French Alps this past Tuesday.

British Newspapers Speculate: Was Andreas Lubitz 'Secretly Gay?'

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 29
British tabloid The Daily Star speculated today that homicidal co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was "secretly gay."

Going Green with Healthy Dining

STYLE | Mar 29
As a carnivore, seeking out healthy alternatives was a fun challenge, here are three,"vital" dining establishments, all healthy in varying degrees and all ultra-casual.

'High Style' is Here

ENTERTAINMENT | Mar 29
The arrival at the Legion of Honor of the latest extravaganza, tastefully titled "High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection," is a much-anticipated event.


News

SF Set to Adopt LGBT Seniors Bill

LOCAL | Mar 29
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is set to adopt on Tuesday first-in-the-nation legislation that protects the rights of LGBT seniors living in assisted care settings.


Entertainment

Cinema Review :: 'Summer Of Sangailé'

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Mar 29
Coming from former Soviet nation Lithuania, where anti-gay hostility remains high this seems a brave and defiant film -- but none of that sours the sweetness at its core.


Business

FAA Streamlines Rules to Speed Up Permits to Fly Drones

LEGAL | Mar 27
Federal aviation officials, battered by complaints that bureaucratic hurdles are preventing industry from realizing the economic benefits of drones, announced they are streamlining rules to expedite permits to fly small, commercial unmanned aircraft.


Cars

Motorist Removed from Car and Beaten by Officers

AUTO NEWS | Mar 26
A pastor leading a protest outside a Detroit-area police department threatened to shut down the city until two white officers are fired for the bloody arrest of a black man who was pulled from his car and repeatedly punched in the head.


Style

Is Your Seafood Caught by Slaves?

FOOD/DRINK | Mar 27
In the Indonesian island village of Benjina and the surrounding waters, hundreds of trapped men represent one of the most desperate links criss-crossing between companies and countries in the seafood industry.


Health/Fitness

The Intimate Connection Between Sex and Sleep

HEALTH | Mar 28
Sleep and sex share a wonderful reciprocal relationship in which each helps support the function of the other. It's not surprising when you understand that sex and sleep both belong to the restorative system of the body.


Travel

Graffiti Boom Born in Tragedy Brightens Up Colombia Capital

By Jacobo Garcia | Mar 27
Bogota's proliferation of murals grew in part out of tragedy, when police shot and killed graffiti artist Diego Felipe Becerra in 2011 as he painted his trademark Felix the Cat. Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro responded by decriminalizing graffiti painting.