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5 Things to Know About Ireland's Gay Marriage Referendum

NEWS | By Shawn Pogatchnik | May 22
Ireland's voters decide Friday whether to legalize gay marriage. While 19 other nations and most U.S. states have already done so, Ireland is the first to hold a national vote. Though voting is Friday, results won't be announced until Saturday.

Amid Celebrity Show Offs, $30 Million Raised at AIDS Gala

NEWS | By Thomas Adamson | May 22
Amid celebrity show offs, indiscreet liaisons, & the aggressive banging of a hammer - the French Riviera's annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama, with celebrity invitees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal and more

Suspect in Killings of Wealthy DC Family Arrested

NEWS | By Ben Nuckols | May 22
Authorities have arrested an ex-convict who was accused in the killings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper.

IS Captures Iraqi Town, Purges Opponents in Syria's Palmyra

NEWS | By Sameer N. Yacoub and Bassem Mroue | May 22
Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, a tribal leader said Friday.

Finding California Oil Spill's Cause Could Take Months

NEWS | By Brain Melley | May 22
The operator of a broken oil pipeline that fouled a California shoreline says it could be weeks or even months before investigators are able to determine what caused the break and subsequent spill.

South Korea Court Frees Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive

NEWS | By Youkyung Lee | May 22
A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.

Ireland Votes on Legalizing Gay Marriage; Church is Opposed

NEWS | By Shawn Pogatchnik | May 22
For months, Ireland has debated whether to legalize gay marriage. Now it's time to vote, and the choice is a simple yes or no.

Archives Show Hillary Clinton OK'd Tax Breaks for Nonprofits

NEWS | By Stephen Bruan and Jack Gillum | May 22
As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations.

Appeals Court Delays Transgender California Inmate's Surgery

NEWS | By Don Thompson | May 22
A federal appeals court delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California on Thursday, hours after a state panel recommended that she be paroled.

Judge: Gay Couples Across Alabama Have Right to Marry

NEWS | May 22
A federal judge has ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to marry in all Alabama counties, but placed her decision on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling on same-sex marriage.


News

Duggar Leaves FRC: Molestation Scandal Proves Too Much for Hate Group

NATIONAL | By EDGE | May 22
The anti-gay Family Research Council will be operating minus one high profile mouthpiece: Josh Duggar, who was acting as the hate group's executive director resigned amid revelations of a past investigation involving him and underage sex abuse.


Entertainment

Drivers Set to Ask Fans How to Make Formula 1 More Exciting

CULTURE | By Jerome Pugmire | May 22
Formula One drivers will ask fans for their views on how to improve the sport as part of an increased effort to make racing more exciting.


Business

CareFirst Says Data Breach Affects About 1.1M People

LEGAL | May 22
In the latest disclosure of a cyberattack against a health insurer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield says that attackers gained access to a database that included the names of 1.1 million people.


Technology

America's Bee Colonies Dying at an Alarming Rate

SCIENCE | May 22
Honey bees are an essential part of U.S. food production, but they're dying off at an alarming rate. And as Mark Albert reports, scientists don't know what's causing the sharp increase.


Finance

Clinton Says Childcare Needs to be a National Priority

SAVING | By Tammy Webber | May 21
Improving child care needs to become a national priority, Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Wednesday, and she urged Republicans in Congress to provide more federal money to help working families care for their children.


Style

High in the Sky: Seasonal Cocktails at Manhattan's Best Rooftop Bars

FOOD/DRINK | By Winnie McCroy | May 22
Summer is finally here, and it's time to get as high as the sky! So head to SixtyFive (the new cocktail lounge at Rockefeller Center), the Press Lounge at Kimpton's Ink48 Hotel, or Hyatt's new Bar 54 -- and enjoy deliciously curated seasonal cocktails.


Health/Fitness

Family Equality Council Announces Natl. Foster Care Month

HEALTH | By EDGE | May 21
Family Equality Council has announced its 2015 National Adoption Month Campaign to coincide with the re-introduction of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act in May.


Travel

Traveling with Pride: Boston

By Matthew Wexler | May 22
Who says that being gay and in your 40's can't be fabulous? Boston Pride turns 45 this year and Beantown is pulling out all the stops.


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.