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Obama Announces Plan to Tighten Card Security

By Marcy Gordon, Josh Lederman | Oct 20
Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.

In-Depth: The Crystal Meth Epidemic Makes Comeback in Gay Community

By Jason Parsley | Oct 20
Over the past few years, there has been a resurgence of methamphetamine use in the gay community; some have even called it an epidemic.

Serena Williams Hits Back at Russian Official

By Chris Brummitt | Oct 20
Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as "brothers" were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official.

Someone

By Daniel Scheffler | Oct 20
A small life in Brooklyn is the subject of Alice MacDermott's new novel.

Russian Lawmaker Calls Tom of Finland Stamps 'Propaganda'

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 20
An anti-gay Russian lawmaker is taking issue with the new commemorative stamps that honor seminal gay artist Tom of Finland, calling the stamps gay "propaganda."

Philippine Leader: Murder Case Won't Harm US Ties

By Jim Gomez | Oct 20
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that a murder investigation focused on a U.S. Marine should have no bearing on the two countries' relations.

Neon Future I

By JC Alvarez | Oct 20
Steve Aoki's "Neon Future I" is an EDM festival dream. If this is how the future is intended, the dance floors of tomorrow land are in the best of hands. 10 hard hitting EDM hits featuring some incredible collaborations.

Floating Skyscrapers

By Kyle Thomas Smith | Oct 20
"Floating Skyscrapers" is a nuanced and steamily downcast study of what still qualifies as forbidden love in an age of sweeping social progress.

Kan. GOP Candidates Make Campaign Issue of Gay Marriage

Oct 20
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and Gov. Sam Brownback are raising gay marriage as an issue to help paint their challengers as too liberal for GOP-leaning Kansas in the final weeks of tough re-election races.

NY Gov. Cuomo Raises Profile -- but for What?

By David Klepper | Oct 20
With a new book, an appearance on David Letterman, high-profile trips overseas and a bigger campaign account than any other governor, New York's Andrew Cuomo might look like someone running for president.