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Voter Initiative to Legalize Marijuana in Arizona Filed

NEWS | Apr 18
A group that hopes to get voters to legalize recreational use of marijuana filed an initiative with Friday with the Arizona Secretary of State's office and will start a signature-gathering campaign to get it on the ballot.

Court Rules in Favor of Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance

NEWS | Apr 18
A judge has knocked down a conservative court challenge to new protections Houston officials granted gay and transgender residents.

Former NOM Head Won't Attend a Gay Wedding: Potentially Overworked Caterers Rejoice

NEWS | By Bobby McGuire | Apr 18
Former NOM head Maggie Gallagher stated the obvious in a National Review opinion piece where she said that unlike Marco Rubio, she would not attend the wedding of a gay or lesbian loved one.

George Lucas to Colbert: Why Aren't You Replacing Stewart?

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jocelyn Noveck | Apr 18
Stephen Colbert came to the Tribeca Film Festival to interview filmmaker George Lucas, but the "Star Wars" creator had a question of his own.

Cardinal Francis George, Key Catholic Orthodoxy Voice, Dies

NEWS | By Rachel Zoll and Don Babwin | Apr 18
Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78.

Huckabee to Share 2016 Plans in Hope, Arkansas, on May 5

NEWS | By Philip Elliott | Apr 18
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday that he will tell supporters on May 5 in the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton whether or not he will seek the Republicans' presidential nomination.

North Korea Putting Together 'Pleasure Squad' for Kim Jong-Un

NEWS | By EDGE | Apr 18
A casting call of sorts has gone out across North Korea in search of women to be a part of a "pleasure squad" dedicated to .. uh .. entertaining dictator Kim Jong-Un.

El Salvador Approves Measures Banning Same-Sex Marriage, Gay Couple Adoption

NEWS | Apr 18
A bill that would ban same-sex marriage in El Salvador has won preliminary approval from the legislature.

U.S.-Raised Organic Seafood Coming Soon

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Apr 18
After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don't expect it in the grocery store anytime soon.

Fly the Coop: Helping Your Kids Buy a Home

STYLE | Apr 18
Rising prices and a dearth of homes for sale in many markets have made it harder for many looking to buy their first home. Some parents are stepping in to help their kids

This "Virtual Pizza" Supports LGBT Equality

NEWS | By Jason Parsley | Apr 18
More than $840,000 was raised in only 4 days to support an anti-gay Indiana pizzeria. In response, two counter campaigns continue to raise funds for LGBT causes.

The Unmistakably Funny Kathy Griffin Tours Florida

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mike Halterman | Apr 18
The comedian Kathy Griffin has brought laughter into our lives for nearly twenty years. Now, as Kathy preps for another television special, she is bringing her newest material directly to you here in Florida!

Worker Sues US for Same-Sex Benefits Back Pay

NEWS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Apr 18
A longtime federal employee is accusing the government of not paying her back for health care costs because she's married to a woman, despite a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

'Now I Can Get Married... What Happens If I Get Divorced?'

NEWS | By Philip M. Snyder | Apr 18
As a South Florida family law attorney, I am encountering more and more individuals (straight and gay) who enter into marriage completely naïve about the financial ramifications of a divorce. Here's brief primer.

Dykes to Watch Out For... When You're on Broadway

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 18
Alison Bechdel's autobiographical graphic novel "Fun Home" goes from the page to the stage.

CIA Battles Misconceptions To Keep Nation Safe

NEWS | By John McDonald | Apr 18
Of the 17 U.S. intelligence agencies, the CIA, Charles says is leading the way in terms of accepting LGBT people. However, the agency does deal with misconceptions.


Entertainment

Reality Check: 'Drag Race' Underwhelms in Season Seven

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 18
Checking in at the halfway point of the Season Seven of "RuPaul's Drag Race." And the temperature is luke-warm.


Business

Dermatologists Share Tips for Treating Cold Sores

CORPORATE | Apr 18
If you have a cold sore - small blisters on the lip or around the mouth - you're not alone. More than half of Americans ages 14 to 49 carry the virus that causes cold sores. The American Academy of Dermatology offers some advice.


Technology

WikiLeaks Creates Online Archive of Hacked Sony Documents

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Apr 17
Sony's hacking problems aren't over yet. Whistleblower site WikiLeaks on Thursday put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable online archive.


Finance

House Passes Bill to Repeal Estate Tax

RETIREMENT | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Apr 17
The House voted to repeal the federal tax on estates, a politically volatile issue that affects few inheritances. Republicans say it prevents small business owners and family farmers from passing businesses on to their heirs.


Cars

Dashcam Video: Police Cruiser Runs Over Armed Suspect

AUTO NEWS | Apr 16
There are new questions about why an Arizona police officer used his squad car to take down a gunman. The incident happened in February, but the Marana police department just released the video. Heroic policing or crazy cop?


Style

Supermodel Gisele Takes Last Stroll Down Catwalk

FASHION | By Jenny Barchfield, Nelson Antoine | Apr 17
Gisele Bundchen bid adieu to the catwalk Wednesday night, strutting her stuff at an emotionally charged show in Sao Paulo that she said will be her last stroll down a runway in a 20-year career that has made her a fashion legend.


Health/Fitness

Physicians Want Dr. Oz Gone From Columbia Medical Faculty

HEALTH | By Verena Dobnik | Apr 17
Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments."


Nightlife

What's HOT South Florida :: 04/16 - 4/22

LOCAL EVENTS | By Scott Holland | Apr 16
Furr Friday? "Sexy House Beats" and Go Go Boys? Trans activist movies? What registers as HOT on your thermometer? We'll tell you what's up this week and where to find it!