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Pope Francis Discusses Gay Catholics: 'Who Am I To Judge?'

Gay people should be integrated into society instead of ostracized, Pope Francis told journalists after his weeklong trip to Brazil. Answering a question about reports of homosexuals in the clergy, the pope answered, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to …

Gays in Baton Rouge arrested under invalid sodomy law | Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida

<b>ASSOCIATED PRESS</b><p>BATON ROUGE, La. -- An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office task force has arrested at least 12 men since 2011 under a sodomy law …

Same-sex spouses now allowed to apply for U.S. visas

Spouses in same-sex marriages will be given the same preferential consideration in their visa applications now enjoyed by those in opposite-sex marriages, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Friday.<p>Kerry made the announcement in the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in London, one of the …

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Bradley Manning's mother urges him to 'never give up hope'

The mother of Bradley Manning, the US army private who is this week expected to be handed a long jail sentence for his role in the WikiLeaks dump of US state secrets, has said she believes she may never see him again.<p>Speaking after the 25-year-old was found guilty of espionage, theft and computer …

FBI Official: Internet A Key Recruiting Tool For Sex Traffickers

Ron Hosko, the assistant director of the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division, tells NPR's <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i> that the Internet has become a key tool for recruitment of child prostitutes and that cutbacks at the federal and local levels have made it harder to clamp down on the problem.<p>Hosko's …

Activists stage second national day of protest against NSA's domestic spying

Privacy campaigners held the second national day of protest against US government surveillance programmes on Sunday, picketing an AT&T building in New York they claimed was being used to facilitate National Security Agency snooping.<p>A grassroots group named Restore the Fourth, after protections …

China to ditch its one-child policy as ageing crisis looms

China's new leaders are close to abandoning the country's one-child policy, belatedly moving to avert an ageing crunch as the work force goes into sharp decline.<p>The official news agency Xinhua reported that the Family Planning Commission is studying proposals to lift the ban on a second child, if …

Steps to Deal with App Overload | About Verizon

With 70 billion mobile apps expected to be downloaded in 2013, consumers may find themselves overwhelmed by the volume of apps stored on their mobile devices.<p>Nuance, a provider of voice and language solutions, found that 95 percent of apps downloaded, many of which are free, are swiftly abandoned …

Picture Perfect Photos | About Verizon

Photo fanatics often have no problem taking pictures; there are more than 300 million photos uploaded to Facebook and more than 1 billion to Instagram daily. However, finding the space to store them can be a different story. Yahoo recently updated its photo-sharing database Flickr, increasing …

Innovative Plan by College Students Aids Homeless | About Verizon

In San Diego there are more than 9,000 homeless people, according to Voices of San Diego. While many receive assistance from shelters throughout the region, some, because of fear or embarrassment, choose not to seek help through traditional means and end up living out of their cars.<p>University of …

Wireless Technology Serves Café Kubal in Syracuse | About Verizon

Located in the heart of downtown Syracuse, New York, Café Kubal serves up fresh coffee and baked goods to a steady stream of locals and visiting business types. The café’s manager, Becky Benedict, is responsible for ensuring every order stands up to strict Café Kubal quality standards. She has also …

From Paper to Pixels | About Verizon

From grocery store receipts to newspapers to utility bills, Americans come across countless pieces of paper every day. It all adds up to 70 million tons of paper and paperboard distributed every year. Many of these documents are now in digital formats, and the vision of a paperless world is slowly …

Digital Collaboration in the Workplace | About Verizon

Instant messaging on mobile devices is a way for family and friends to converse and share multimedia in real-time. Businesses are also embracing instant messaging and other interactive collaboration tools as alternatives to email to improve productivity among employees.<p>CoTap, for example, is a …

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Russia: U.S. hypocritical on Snowden

Russian officials are pushing back against U.S. calls to hand over NSA leaker Edward Snowden, saying the U.S. routinely ignores Russian extradition requests.<p>“The United States is repeatedly refusing Russia to extradite individuals, to hold them criminally liable, including those accused of …

French MP accused of saying Hitler 'didn't kill enough' Travellers

A centrist MP is facing expulsion from his party and legal action by the state after he allegedly said of French Travellers: "Hitler maybe didn't …