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US Rep. Don Young Apologizes After Suicide Comment

NATIONAL | By Becky Bohrer | Oct 22
U.S. Rep. Don Young has apologized after telling students at a high school where a child recently committed suicide that people kill themselves when there's a lack of support from family and friends.

Canadian Soldier Shot at War Memorial

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 22
A gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, then entered Parliament and shots rang out, police and witnesses said.

Nevada Issues 255 Gay Marriage Licenses in 1 Week

NATIONAL | By Kimberly Pierceall | Oct 22
Of the 2,344 couples who lined up at marriage license bureaus across the state in the seven days after courts put an end to the state's gay marriage ban, about 255 were same-sex couples.

GOP Leader: NC Officials can Refuse to Marry Gays

NATIONAL | Oct 22
A top North Carolina Republican said Tuesday that he will back a bill protecting state officials who refuse to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings for same-sex couples.

Cowboys Release Michael Sam From Practice Squad

SPORTS | Oct 22
The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time.

Ninth Circuit Declares Hawaii Same-sex Marriage Lawsuit Moot

NATIONAL | By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Oct 22
A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling has quietly ended a last-ditch court fight against a Hawaii law allowing same-sex marriage.

In San Diego, A House Race is Made-For-TV-Drama

POLITICS | By Kevin Freking and Elliot Spagat | Oct 22
A late-night break-in, a stolen campaign playbook that ended up in the hands of the opponent and sexual harassment accusations made by a fired staffer against one of the candidates.

Wyoming Gay Couples Get Marriage Licenses

NATIONAL | By Bob Moen | Oct 22
Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.

Methodist Panel to Hear Appeal Over Gay Wedding

RELIGION | By Travis Loller | Oct 22
A Methodist pastor who became a gay rights activist after he was disciplined for officiating at his son's wedding to another man will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister

Patricia Ariza Wins LPTW Gilder/Coigney Award

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 21
On Monday, October 27, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) and its International Committee will honor Patricia Ariza from Colombia with the LPTW Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award 2014.