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Polish City's First LGBT Pride Parade Disrupted

Polish City's First LGBT Pride Parade Disrupted

Jul 20
Police in eastern Poland say they detained a number of people who verbally abused and tried to block participants in the first LGBT pride parade held in a city that hosted far-right marches in the past.

Trump Says He's Trying to Bring Rapper A$AP Rocky Home

Trump Says He's Trying to Bring Rapper A$AP Rocky Home

By Jill Colvin | Jul 20
Urged on by the first lady and celebrities including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, President Donald Trump said Friday he is trying to help free rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been held in police custody in Sweden for weeks.

How Preschools Can Do More to Support Children Living with HIV

How Preschools Can Do More to Support Children Living with HIV

Jul 19
How much do teachers and peers need to know about students' HIV-positive status? And what is the best way of managing their particular health needs at preschool level?

Ecuador has First Same-Sex Marriage, Following Court Ruling

Ecuador has First Same-Sex Marriage, Following Court Ruling

Jul 19
A lesbian couple has married in Ecuador in the first same-sex wedding since a landmark ruling last month by the country's highest court.

France to Allow Gay Men to Donate Blood... After Four Months of Celibacy

France to Allow Gay Men to Donate Blood... After Four Months of Celibacy

Jul 18
There's good news... sort of... for gay men in France who wish to donate blood: They will soon be able to do so after only four months of complete celibacy instead of a full year.

Nuclear Industry Push for Reduced Oversight Gaining Traction

Nuclear Industry Push for Reduced Oversight Gaining Traction

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Jul 18
Fewer mock commando raids to test nuclear power plants' defenses against terrorist attacks. Fewer, smaller government inspections for plant safety issues. Less notice to the public and to state governors when problems arise.

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency

By Maria Cheng and Jamey Keaten | Jul 18
The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people.

Myths and Risks in App that Gives You Peek into Older Self

Myths and Risks in App that Gives You Peek into Older Self

By Rachel Lerman | Jul 18
Is a peek into the future worth your privacy in the present? That concern was pushed to the spotlight this week with the resurgence of a smartphone app that uses artificial intelligence to transform your current face into your younger and older selves.

Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to Perform at Saudi Arabia Concert

Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to Perform at Saudi Arabia Concert

By Mesfin Fekadu | Jul 17
Janet Jackson and rappers 50 Cent and Future have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of after human rights organizations urged the rapper to cancel her appearance.

Israeli Education Minister Apologizes for Remarks on Gays

Israeli Education Minister Apologizes for Remarks on Gays

Jul 17
Israel's education minister has apologized for controversial remarks about homosexual "conversion therapy" and intermarriage among Diaspora Jews that drew widespread criticism in Israel and the U.S.

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