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People protest Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo.

Governor Nixon Orders National Guard to Ferguson

NATIONAL | By Nigel Duara and Jim Suhr | Aug 18
Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.

#ICYMI: Top 5 EDGE News Stories of the Week (Aug. 11-17)

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Aug 17
In case you missed it, here is a round up of the top five EDGE news stories of the week from August 11 - August 17.

Organizers Plan for 80K Attending NC Gay Pride Day

NATIONAL | Aug 17
Organizers are expecting more than 80,000 people to attend the annual Charlotte gay pride festival and parade in downtown Charlotte.

Park Service Focusing On LGBT Heritage To Diversify Program

NATIONAL | By John McDonald | Aug 17
The Park Service's plan is to identify locations that are significant to the history of America's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities and protect those places for future generations to enjoy and remember.

Transwoman CeCe McDonald speaks at the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club's annual dinner August 7, as she received the club's Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Award.

Transwoman Cece McDonald Wows at Milk Club Dinner

NATIONAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 17
There was nary a dry eye in the house as CeCe McDonald took to the podium to receive the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club's Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Award.

Smoke from a tire burnout rises over protestors on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson.

Police, Protesters Clash Again in Ferguson

NATIONAL | By Jim Salter | Aug 16
Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of a white police officer boiled over again when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store - the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Gov. Rick Perry Indictment Exposes Texas' Political Divide

NATIONAL | By Will Weissert | Aug 16
A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat - a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political.

Arizona Gay Couple Want Judge to OK Marriage

NATIONAL | Aug 16
A gay couple from southern Arizona wants a federal judge to immediately order the state to recognize their marriage because one of the men is terminally ill.

NJ Man Sues Grindr Over Encounter With Underage Boy

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 16
A New Jersey man is suing the gay hookup app Grindr in federal court, claiming the social media app has lax age restrictions, which he says allowed him to have an encounter with an underage boy.

#ALSIceBucketChallenge :: The 15 Hottest Guys

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Aug 16
EDGE rounded up some of the hottest hotties you probably didn't see get soaking wet for the #ALSIceBucketChallenge.