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Walmart Apologizes For 'Fat Girl Costumes' on Website

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 28
Walmart is owning up to its mistake this week, after the company's website labeled a line of plus-sized Halloween costumes, "Fat Girl Costumes."

Neil Patrick Harris to Host New NBC Variety Series

NBC is bringing Neil Patrick Harris back to series television as host of a comedy-variety series.

Judge Sets New Hearing Date in Kan. Gay Marriage Suit

A federal judge has set a new hearing on the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Cost to Fight Idaho's Gay Marriage Decision Passes $80 K

Idaho officials have spent more than $80,000 challenging a federal judge's decision overturning the state's ban on gay marriage.

Woman Sues to Use Wife's Name on SC Driver License

NATIONAL | By Meg Kinnard | Oct 28
A woman who says South Carolina officials refused to let her use her wife's family name on her driver's license has filed a federal lawsuit, another in a string of recent cases challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.

Couples in Tax Case Weigh in on Kan. Gay Marriage Case

Two married gay couples suing for the right to file joint Kansas income tax returns have filed a brief weighing in on another gay marriage case.

Ala. Court Voids Same-Sex Child Visitation Order

An Alabama appeals court says a judge can't order child visitation following the split-up of a same-sex couple.

Creighton University to Offer Same-Sex Benefits

Creighton University will soon begin offering health benefits to legally married same-sex spouses of its employees despite the objections of the local Catholic archbishop.

Policy Makes it Easier to Change Gender on Records

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 28
Civil liberties advocates are praising the state of Rhode Island for making it easier for transgendered residents to change their gender designation on their birth certificates.

Ebola Nurse Who was Quarantined Now in Maine

NATIONAL | By Robert F. Bukaty | Oct 28
A nurse who was confined against her will at a hospital in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is in Maine, where state officials said she's agreed to be quarantined, officials said Tuesday.