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To Hell and Back: A Photographer Captures Her Struggle With Mental Illness

The emotions were too searing. The voice in her head wouldn’t relent. Whatever she was feeling, words wouldn’t do it justice. That’s when Christina …

Rams DE Michael Sam: 'It's OK to be who you are'

Michael Sam answered questions about football, his teammates and his sexuality during his introductory press conference in St. Louis on Tuesday.<p><b>More</b> …

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Arkansas Issues First Licenses To Gay Couples

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Dozens of gay couples, some of whom waited in line overnight, received licenses to marry from county clerks Monday, while …

Celebs boycott Brunei-owned hotels over such laws as death by stoning

Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneresand others are backing boycotts of the Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air because of new laws targeting gays and women in the Southeast Asian sultanate of Brunei.<p>Brunei last week imposed new criminal codes based on Islamic law with harsh penalties for homosexuality and …

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If Texas's Ban Falls, Over 49 Percent of Gay Americans Will Be Able to Legally Marry

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>With Wednesday's federal court decision rejecting Texas' ban on gay marriages, the U.S. appears to …

Same-sex marriage ban stalls in Indiana

A failure by the Senate to restore the original language of a proposed constitutional amendment means the measure won't got to voters in November.<p>INDIANAPOLIS -- A constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Indiana won't go to voters in November — and may never.<p>A decision Thursday by the Indiana …

Uganda's President Will Sign the 'Jail the Gays' Bill Into Law

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni announced his intention to sign his country's brutal new anti-gay …

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Stronger trade winds explain warming 'hiatus'

An increase in the trade winds blowing across the Pacific has been fingered as cause of climate skeptics' favourite topic of conversation - a …

What Americans Don't Know About Science

On a recent survey, just 74 percent of Americans said that the Earth revolves around the sun.<p>Every two years, the National Science Foundation releases a report on the state of science in the U.S. and around the world. It includes survey data for how Americans answer basic scientific questions such …

Flood Of Gay Marriage Cases Releasing Stream Of Federal Rulings

A federal judge in Virginia struck down that state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage this week. It's just the latest in a string of similar rulings in conservative states, and it indicates that the strategy for winning marriage equality in federal courts is moving faster than many had …

Ugandan president condemned after passing anti-gay law

Rights campaigners and health professionals have condemned Uganda's president after he said he would approve controversial anti-homosexuality laws based on the advice of "medical experts".<p>Yoweri Museveni told members of his governing party he would sign the bill – prescribing life imprisonment for …

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Same-sex marriage moving swiftly back toward Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The legal campaign for marriage equality is picking up speed, moving at a pace that has surprised even longtime advocates and increasing the likelihood of a definitive Supreme Court test as early as next year.<p>Efforts by some lawyers to plan a careful strategy for which cases to push …

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Tom Brady: I’ve never played against anyone as good as Revis

Getty Images<p>Patriots quarterback Tom Brady saw Darrelle Revis in a Jets uniform several times. As he prepares to face Revis in a Buccaneers uniform …

Shutdown Mailbag: What if the worst NFL teams and the best NCAA teams could switch?

<i>There is not football every day. That is a crime against Man and Nature, but until it's properly rectified, we have to make do with columns like this</i> …

Brennan: 'Rock' of famed U.S. team fights to recover

Briana Scurry was the rock of the most significant women's sports team the world has ever known. She was the goalkeeper on the victorious 1999 U.S. Women's World Cup soccer team, the uber-intense athlete who "locked out 90,000 screaming people" to make an improbable lunging save on China's third …

Belichick, Schiano stand out as kindred coaches

The coaching legend waiting near the Rutgers team buses looked familiar, but he seemed so out of place that a group of cheerleaders hesitated before asking to take a picture with him.<p>This was in Louisville on a Friday night in October 2011, far from the NFL spotlight that usually follows him. What …

FBI Report: Agency Couldn't Prevent the Boston Bombings

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The FBI's internal investigation into the lead-up to the Boston Marathon Bombings concluded that the …

Employer Tipped Off Police To Pressure Cooker And Backpack Searches, Not Google

In what might be Medium‘s first widespread Twitter moment, music writer Michele Catalano used the platform to blog details of an unexpected visit to her home yesterday, from six men she identifies as members of the “joint terrorism task force.”<p>Catalano asserts that the visit was likely prompted by …

Aaron Hernandez Letter From Jail Proclaims 'God Put Me In The Situation For A Reason': REPORT

Aaron Hernandez reportedly wrote that he has "always been a great person" and stated his belief that "God put me in the situation for a reason" in a letter from jail, according to TMZ.<p>"The world just makes things out of false accusations and it will all die down, especially when they say not guilty …

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