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Ireland Backs Legalizing Gay Marriage by a Landslide

May 23
Irish voters backed legalizing gay marriage by a landslide, electoral officials announced Saturday - a stunning result that illustrates the rapid social change taking place in this traditionally Catholic nation.

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'Stabbed by the Bell': TV's Screech to Stand Trial

CRIME | By EDGE | May 24
The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" wants to use a concealed carry instructor as an expert at his trial next week.

Irish Gays Wake Up to Whole New World: When's the Wedding?

INTERNATIONAL | By Shawn Pogatchnik | May 24
Ireland's gay citizens woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn - some with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.

John Nash, Wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' Inspiration, Die in NJ

NATIONAL | By Bruce Shipkowski | May 24
The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind" has died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey. John Forbes Nash Jr. was 86.

Putin Signs Russian Law to Shut 'Undesirable' Organizations

INTERNATIONAL | May 24
President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Saturday giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down.

Sweden Wins Eurovision Song Contest While Russia is Booed

INTERNATIONAL | By George Jahn | May 24
Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay policies.

Notable Quotes from the Irish Referendum on Gay Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | May 24
Some reaction Saturday to Ireland's national vote on legalizing gay marriage:

Meet the First GOP Lawmaker in Texas to Back Gay Marriage

POLITICS | By EDGE | May 24
As an anti-gay marriage letter circulated around the Texas House Republican caucus, one GOP lawmaker is breaking ranks with the party and has become the first republican lawmaker in the state to publicly support same-sex marriage.

Mormon LGBT Group's Bid to Join Parades Denied

NATIONAL | May 24
For the second straight year, organizers of two of Utah's most popular parades have rejected a Mormon LGBT group's request to participate.

Ireland Backs Legalizing Gay Marriage by a Landslide

INTERNATIONAL | May 23
Irish voters backed legalizing gay marriage by a landslide, electoral officials announced Saturday - a stunning result that illustrates the rapid social change taking place in this traditionally Catholic nation.

Naked Man Rescued After Getting Stuck on Florida Drawbridge

NATIONAL | May 23
Firefighters in Florida have rescued a naked man trapped on a raised drawbridge.

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