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Broadway Theatergoer Tries to Recharge Phone in Onstage Plug

By Mark Kennedy | Jul 7
There's loud talking and, of course, phones ringing. But theater etiquette might have taken a turn for the bizarre last week when a patron at Broadway's "Hand to God" climbed onstage before the show to try to recharge his phone in an outlet.

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Paula Deen Distances Herself From Posted 'I Love Lucy' Photo

NATIONAL | By Lynn Elber | Jul 7
Paula Deen didn't post a 2011 Halloween costume photo on her Twitter account showing her son Bobby in dark makeup as "I Love Lucy" character Ricky Ricardo, and the social media manager responsible for it was fired, Deen's spokesman said.

Kansas Gov. Issues Order to Protect Foes of Marriage Equality

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 7
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has issued an executive order aimed at protecting clergy, religious leaders, and religious groups from being penalized by the state for opposing same-sex marriage.

Biden to Hail Gay Marriage Ruling in NYC Appearance

NATIONAL | By Josh Lederman | Jul 7
Vice President Joe Biden will hail the recent Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide in an appearance in New York.

Broadway Theatergoer Tries to Recharge Phone in Onstage Plug

NATIONAL | By Mark Kennedy | Jul 7
There's loud talking and, of course, phones ringing. But theater etiquette might have taken a turn for the bizarre last week when a patron at Broadway's "Hand to God" climbed onstage before the show to try to recharge his phone in an outlet.

Desperately Seeking an Audience, Sarah Palin to Stop Charging for Online Vids

POLITICS | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 7
A month after being let go as a political commentator for Fox News, attention junkie Sarah Palin is looking to build (or retain) her audience by doing away with subscription fees for The Sarah Palin Channel.

Federal, Indiana Authorities Raid Home of Subway Spokesman

NATIONAL | By Tom Murphy | Jul 7
FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog.

RAD Remedy Launches Health Database for Queer/Trans Communities

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Jul 7
RAD Remedy brings a Yelp-style database designed specifically to connect trans, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer people to safe, affirming, and comprehensive care nationwide.

Limbaugh Accuses Clinton of Faking Viral Pic of Gay Kid Crying

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 7
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is making headlines Tuesday after claiming 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton faked a viral photo of a crying gay child, which came from the popular photography blog Humans of New York.

Santorum Stands By Claim: SCOTUS Ruling 'Disrupts the Foundation of the World'

POLITICS | By EDGE | Jul 7
According to long-shot 2016 presidential hopeful Rick Santorum (R), there isn't anything about the disrupted foundation of the world that a little heterosexual marriage with children can't fix.

More Alabama Counties Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses

NATIONAL | Jul 7
Additional Alabama counties on Monday said they were now willing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, as some opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage nationwide fades away.

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