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Indianapolis Mayor Named Grand Marshal of Pride Parade

May 26
The mayor of Indianapolis who backed the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community amid the uproar over Indiana's religious objections law has been named grand marshal of a parade celebrating the group.

Agent: 'Lawrence of Arabia' Star Omar Sharif has Alzheimer's

May 26
Legendary "Lawrence of Arabia" actor Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer's disease, his agent Steve Kenis confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday.

Some Native Hawaiians Disapprove of 'Aloha' Movie Title

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | May 26
Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of the name of a movie filmed and set in Hawaii, saying that titling it "Aloha" is a disrespectful misappropriation of culture and simplifies a word that's rich with meaning.

The Latest on IS: US Promises 2,000 Rockets to Iraq

May 26
The U.S. military says it will provide some 2,000 anti-tank rockets to Iraq "within the next week" to help it fight the Islamic State group.

Lawyer Says Allegations B.B. King was Poisoned 'Ridiculous'

By Ken Ritter | May 26
Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate called the claims ridiculous.

Ant-Gay Bill Rejection Gives Jindal a Campaign Opportunity

By Melinda Deslatte | May 26
By voting down a proposal to give special protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage, lawmakers thought they had put the divisive issue to bed and ended one of the major controversies of the legislative session.

How Does Ireland's Vote to Approve Gay Marriage Relate to Debate Over Issue in US?

By David Crary | May 26
Ireland's national referendum on same-sex marriage, which was approved by 62 percent of the voters, comes just weeks ahead of an expected ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court

Gay Marriage Challenge Cost Indiana $1.4 Million in Attorney Fees

May 26
The Indiana attorney general's office says the state had to pay more than $1.4 million in fees to plaintiffs' attorneys in its unsuccessful attempt to maintain its ban on same-sex marriages.

NY Lawmaker Backs State Benefits for Gay Veterans

May 26
A state lawmaker says New York should ensure that veterans discharged for their sexual orientation under the U.S. military's old policies are eligible for the 53 state programs, benefits and tax breaks other vets can get.

Ireland's First Gay Marriage Possible by July, Minister Says

May 26
Some of Ireland's gay couples planning a civil partnership may receive a surprisingly fast upgrade to marriage.

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