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Tyler Clementi

Family of Rutgers Student Receives Gay Pride Award

NATIONAL | Aug 20
The mother and brother of an 18-year-old Rutgers University student who committed suicide days after his roommate publicized details of his relationship with another man have received a gay pride award.

Virginia Prepares for Possibility of Gay Marriage

LOCAL | By Brock Vergakis | Aug 20
Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.

A 28-year-old man was reportedly stoned and later died from head injuries

Six LGBT Ugandans Reportedly Stoned to Death

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 20
Human rights activists are still trying to confirm whether six LGBT Ugandans were reportedly stoned to death last weekend in rural Uganda.

Journalist James Foley

US Trying to Verify Video of American's Killing

INTERNATIONAL | By Lara Jakes and Julie Pace | Aug 19
A video by Islamic State militants released Tuesday purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Perry Assembles High-Powered Legal Team

NATIONAL | By Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert | Aug 19
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment with the law on his side - not to mention a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases.

Liberty Ridge Farm

Upstate NY Farm Fined for Refusing Same-Sex Wedding

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 19
The owners of a farm in Schaghticoke, located in upstate New York, were fined $13,000 by the state on August 8, after refusing to hold a same-sex wedding on their grounds two years ago, which violated New York's Human Rights Law.

Firefighters inspect the car of Emanuel Bergoglio, nephew to Pope Francis, which crashed with a truck in James Craik, Argentina.

Car Crash in Argentina Kills 3 Relatives of Pope

INTERNATIONAL | By Almudena Callatrava | Aug 19
Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said.

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe

Kluwe, Vikings Reach Settlement to Avert Lawsuit

SPORTS | By Amy Forliti | Aug 19
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday that he reached a settlement with the team to avert a threatened lawsuit over his release, saying the club had agreed to donate to several groups that support gay rights.

Rick Santorum

Poll: GOP OK With Gay Candidate, Not OK With Gay Children

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 19
A new poll found that the Republican Party would be fine with voting for an openly gay candidate but that most would have an issue with one of their family members coming out as gay.

Man Dies in Dive After Raising $100K for ALS

NATIONAL | Aug 19
A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of his friend who inspired the ice-bucket challenge sensation.