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School Blocks Speech By Valedictorian Declaring He is Gay

NEWS | May 29
A Colorado charter school refused to let a class valedictorian deliver a graduation speech in which he planned to come out as gay, prompting criticism from activists.

For O'Malley, a Lot Riding on Iowa in 2016 Campaign

NEWS | By Ken Thomas and Catherine Lucey | May 29
Martin O'Malley is returning to the state that introduced him to presidential politics three decades ago, when he played guitar and knocked on doors for Gary Hart.

Santorum 'Sickened' by Non-Endorsing Duggars

NEWS | By EDGE | May 29
What a difference a snub followed by a molestation scandal can make.

'Really Gay' Feminist Teen's Yearbook Quote Goes Viral

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | May 29
A California teen's yearbook quote has gone viral for its strong message on gender and marriage equality, receiving thousands of retweets and favorites.

Reisner Giveth & Taketh Away: Gay Hotelier Gets Refund for Cruz Donation

NEWS | By EDGE | May 29
Ted Cruz's presidential campaign was $2,700 richer in April. That was of course before publicity beleaguered gay hotelier Ian Reisner asked for his money back.

Fischer: Houston and Austin are the New Sodom and Gomorrah

NEWS | By EDGE | May 29
The weather report on American Family Association Radio yesterday called for cloudy with a chance of witchcraft and sodomy.

PopUps: Surprise! 'Brokeback Bachelor' Contestants Reportedly Not Gay

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | May 29
It looks like "The Bachelorette" producers got us again: Sources told TMZ the "Brokeback Bachelors" are not gay, and that the viral promo is a red herring.

Is Rent Out of Reach?

STYLE | By Jennifer Peltz | May 29
Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study released Thursday.

Hulu Pulls '19 Kids' After Allegations Against Josh Duggar

NEWS | May 29
Hulu has pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup, following reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.

Hastert Indictment Offers Few Clues About Alleged Misconduct

NEWS | By Michael Tarm | May 29
A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses him of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct."


News

NC Gov. Vetoes Bill on Religious Objection to Gay Marriage

NATIONAL | By Gary D. Robertson | May 29
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has vetoed a religious exemption bill that would allow some court officials to avoid gay marriage duties.


Entertainment

Cinema Review :: Heaven Knows What

MOVIES | By Jake Mulligan | May 29
The film plays in the mode of melodrama: The doomed affair between Harley and Ilya wouldn't be out of place in a Douglas Sirk film.


Business

'Canceled': When it Makes Sense to Close a Credit Card

FINANCE | By Alex Veiga | May 29
New credit card offers can be tempting, especially when they tout a lower interest rate or more attractive rewards than what's in your wallet.


Technology

Online Stylists for the Shopping-Averse

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | May 28
Stitch Fix, an online styling and clothing-delivery service, added maternity wear as an option. In comparison, Keaton Row is an online service that pairs you up with a real-life stylist.


Finance

Former Trader Goes on Trial in UK for Market Manipulation

SAVING | May 27
A British prosecutor says a former Citibank and UBS trader motivated by greed served as the ringmaster in the alleged manipulation of a key interest rate, the London Interbank Lending Rate, or Libor.


Cars

Pakistan Vintage Car Collectors Preserve a Part of History

AUTO NEWS | By Asif Shahzad | May 28
Pakistan's gearheads are a testament to the universal appeal of fixing up and maintaining vintage cars, more commonly associated with America and the West from where popular shows like "Top Gear" or "Fast N' Loud" have reached Pakistani cable channels.


Style

Beer Geeks Go Local

FOOD/DRINK | By David Sharp | May 29
The number of small breweries is exploding, providing adventurous offerings to a new generation of beer drinkers who increasingly place a premium on locally produced beer.


Travel

Discovering Houston's Great Outdoors

By Matthew Wexler | May 29
Slather on some sunscreen and discover Houston's nearly 50,000 acres of outdoor space.


Nightlife

A Weekend In Key West :: May 16-17, 2015

PHOTO ALBUMS | May 19
Weekends are made for fun in Key West and this was no exception. Pool parties at the Island House, Tea Dance at La Te Da and Kamp Key West from the Key West Business Guild. All of this meant that there was no shortage of fun.