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Hikers Behaving Badly: Appalachian Trail Partying Raises Ire

By Alanna Durkin | Aug 30
When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring - not a rolling, monthslong frat party.

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Horror Master Wes Craven Dies at 76

OBITUARIES | Aug 30
Wes Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He was 76.

Hikers Behaving Badly: Appalachian Trail Partying Raises Ire

NATIONAL | By Alanna Durkin | Aug 30
When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring - not a rolling, monthslong frat party.

'Awakenings' Author, Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies At 82

OBITUARIES | By Malcolm Ritter | Aug 30
Oliver Sacks, 82, died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. In February, he had announced that he was terminally ill with a rare eye cancer that had spread to his liver.

Professional Rugby Player Sam Stanley Comes Out

SPORTS | By EDGE | Aug 30
Sam Stanley became the first professional English rugby union player to come out, it was reported today in an interview in the Sunday Times.

Poland's Mixed Feelings Over Memorial to Rescuers of Jews

INTERNATIONAL | By Vanessa Gera | Aug 30
Many scholars and ordinary Jews fear that a monument to Polish rescuers at Warsaw's key site of Jewish tragedy will bolster a false historical narrative.

Nepal's Sexual Minorities Parade to Demand Rights

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 30
Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal's capital Sunday to demand that rights for sexual minorities be included in the country's new constitution.

LGBT Orgs Blast Rentboy Raid

NATIONAL | By Jason Parsley | Aug 30
After the federal government raided and shutdown the popular worldwide male escort website Rentboy.com several LGBT and human rights organizations have blasted the authorities.

Gay Men Detail Islamic State Anti-Gay Brutality in U.N. Testimony

INTERNATIONAL | By John Riley | Aug 30
Two gay men who fled their home countries after Islamic State militants seized control of their hometowns shared the gruesome details of anti-gay persecution and killings of men suspected of being homosexual.

India's River Waters Cleanse Spirits at Hindu Festival

RELIGION | By Bernat Armangue | Aug 30
It's just water. But to the millions of Hindus expected at the Kumbh Mela festival, held this year along the Godavari, touching that water is reverential.

Wigged Out :: Hair Salon for Drag and With A Cause

LOCAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 30
On August 7, David Carver-Ford's Diva Hair opened for business. The new enterprise seeks to reach a clientele not often served by mainstream salons: Diva Hair will be a wig studio for drag performers and transgenders.

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