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Oakland Could Beat SF to Having Out Mayor

POLITICS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 21
Oakland voters could make history in November by electing the Bay Area's first out mayor to serve a full term, should lesbian at-large City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan win the race as polling has suggested.

SC Republican Calls Gays 'Gremlins' in Facebook Rant

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 21
A congressional Republican candidate from South Carolina is making headlines Tuesday after he called same-sex couples "gremlins" in a recent Facebook post.

Alleged 'Fake Cop' Sex Assailant On Trial in SF

CRIME | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Oct 21
A San Francisco man who's accused of pretending to be a cop and forcing other men to engage in sexual acts with him faced testimony in recent days from most of his seven alleged victims.

Arkansas AG Doesn't Object to Expediting Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | Oct 21
The Arkansas attorney general's office says it doesn't object to the state's highest court moving quickly on a lawsuit challenging a gay marriage ban.

Cher Sends Prayers to Russia's LGBT Community

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 21
While promoting a new HBO documentary that details the hardships gay men and women face in Russia, Cher took to Twitter Tuesday to show solidarity with Russia's LGBT community, specifically those who have been kidnapped and tortured.

Oscar Pistorius Starts Serving 5-Year Prison Term

INTERNATIONAL | By Christopher Torchia and Gerald Imray | Oct 21
Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Ebola: Providing Time to Fight the Virus

INTERNATIONAL | By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 21
Why do some people escape Ebola, and not others?

Democrats Love Seeing Minimum Wage on the Ballot

POLITICS | By Sara Burnett | Oct 21
As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school - some on as little as $7.25 per hour.

Reports: Televangelist Urged Vasectomies, Abortion

RELIGION | Oct 21
Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television statioN.

Pregnant Kate Back at Work After Morning Sickness

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 21
The Duchess of Cambridge has resumed her royal duties after spending more than two months out of the public eye while suffering from acute morning sickness.