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Rabbi Harold Schulweis Dies in Los Angeles at 89

RELIGION | Thursday Dec 18, 2014
Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.

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San Antonio Gay Bar Workers Beaten in Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 18
Employees of the San Antonio, Texas gay bar, the Saint Showbar, said they were brutally beaten outside their place of employment in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Dec. 17, and they believe it was because they are gay.

US Announces Protections for Transgender Workers

WORKPLACE | Dec 18
The government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals.

PopUps: Madonna Compares Album Leak to 'Terrorism' & 'Rape'

MUSIC | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 18
In a now deleted Instagram post, Madonna compared the leak of her upcoming album to "terrorism" and "rape."

NOM Pres. Cries Foul on Marriage Support 'Even from the Right!'

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Dec 18
National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown is begging for funds to fight liberals like billionaire Tea Party financier David Koch.

Ice Buckets, Breaking the Internet: A Year in Pop Culture

NATIONAL | By Jocelyn Noveck | Dec 18
It's always a challenge to capture a year in pop culture, but we try nonetheless. Here is a highly selective trip down memory lane.

Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Gay Marriage Arguments

NATIONAL | Dec 18
Hawaii's Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments in a state Republican representative's lawsuit challenging the gay marriage law.

N Korea-Linked Sony Hack May Be Costliest Ever

INTERNATIONAL | By Bernard Condon, Eric Tucker and Mae Anderson | Dec 18
The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.

Pat Robertson Fails Biology: Predicts Gay Extinction

RELIGION | By EDGE | Dec 18
According to Pat Robertson, gays and lesbians will go the way of the dinosaurs.

HRC to Fight for Gay Rights in the South with Help from Tim Cook

NATIONAL | Dec 18
Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states, organizers said Thursday.

Putin: West is Trying to 'Defang' the Russian Bear

INTERNATIONAL | By Laura Mills and Vladimir Isachenkov | Dec 18
President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years by diversifying away from its heavy reliance on oil and gas and voiced confidence that the plummeting ruble will soon recover.

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