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Garten, Stewart and Bourdain Sweep James Beard Awards

STYLE | Apr 27
Anthony Bourdain, Ina Garten and Martha Stewart remain the names to beat in food broadcasting.

Iowans Hear from GOP Field on Social Issues

By Catherine Lucey | Apr 27
For conservative Christian voters, the 2016 presidential race has almost too many options to take in.

Q&A: Issues, Possible Legal Outcomes in Gay Marriage Cases

NEWS | By Mark Sherman | Apr 27
Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

Dodging the Dollar Drag: Currency-Hedged Funds are Booming

BUSINESS | By Stan Choe | Apr 27
Spanish stocks have climbed 10.9 percent in euros. But for someone counting in U.S. dollars, each of those euros is worth less than at the start of the year. A growing number of funds have been trying to blunt this effect.

Street Art and Shopping in Miami's Wynwood

TRAVEL | Apr 27
There are two must-have selfies for any visitor to show off from Miami: one on the sands of South Beach, and one against the bold murals of Wynwood.

New Trax is an Affordable SUV

CARS | Apr 27
Budget-conscious buyers don't have to settle for a used sport utility vehicle or a small sedan any more. A nimble, five-seat SUV - the 2015 Chevrolet Trax - is a new, commendable alternative, with a low starting retail price of $20,995.

Transsexual Activist Zoe Tur to Bruce Jenner :: Be Honest, Stop Hyping

NEWS | By EDGE | Apr 26
The overwhelming response to Bruce Jenner's announcement on Friday on transitioning has been positive, but Zoe Tur, the outspoken transsexual activist, is less than thrilled with the Olympic champion-turned-reality television star.

Honey Boo Boo's Mom Comes Out As Bisexual

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 26
Gird your loins, ladies! Honey Boo Boo's mom June Thompson has just come out as bisexual.

Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian's Ex, Slammed for Tweet After Jenner Interview

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 26
Kim Kardashian's ex-husband, basketball player Kris Humphries, is making headlines Saturday for a tweet me made after the "20/20" Bruce Jenner interview aired, where the Olympic champion came out as transgender to Diane Sawyer.

Gay Marriage a Difficult Issue for GOP White House Hopefuls

NEWS | By David Crary | Apr 26
For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs - notably the presidential hopefuls - face a far more complicated landscape.

Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Urge Supreme Court to Go Slow

NEWS | By Mark Sherman | Apr 26
Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman.

Stories of Love, Life, Death in High Court Gay Marriage Case

NEWS | By Mark Sherman | Apr 26
Beyond the right to wed, gay and lesbian Americans in the 13 states that continue to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman confront obstacles across the course of their lives, from adoption to hospital visits to death benefits.

Gay Mentor, Belief in Dignity at Roots of Kennedy's Views

NEWS | By Mark Sherman | Apr 26
Justice Anthony Kennedy is the prohibitive favorite to write the Supreme Court decision in June that could extend same-sex marriage nationwide.

Ohio in a Minority as High Court Weighs Same-Sex Marriage

NEWS | By Dan Sewell | Apr 26
While Ohio has traditionally been a national bellwether politically, the state now finds itself in the minority on same-sex marriage heading into Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments.

What's at Stake in Supreme Court Gay Marriage Arguments

By Mark Sherman | Apr 26
The decision in United States v. Windsor did not address the validity of state marriage bans, but courts across the country, with few exceptions, said its logic compelled them to invalidate state laws that prohibited gay and lesbian couples from marrying.

The Commandments, Restored

ENTERTAINMENT | By Pier Angelo | Apr 26
"Christian" was once shorthand "trying to be a good person." Could it be again? This list of holy laws, taken right from the Bible and presented with learned commentary, is a place to start...


News

Bill Aims to Protect Trans Foster Youth

Apr 26
A state bill that would ensure transgender foster youth are placed in welcoming and affirming homes passed out of its first legislative committee this week.


Business

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on Expansion Plans and Legal Battles

Apr 27
Airbnb, the site that now offers more than a million listings in over 190 countries, is launching its first worldwide television ad. However, the company still faces critics. "Time 100" honoree and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky discusses his lodging site.


Technology

Stocks Rise on Tech Earnings; Nasdaq Adds to Record

Apr 24
Stock indexes edged higher in late-afternoon trading Friday, helped by gains in big technology companies including Google, Amazon and Microsoft.


Finance

Average US Rate on 30-year Mortgage Slips to 3.65 Pct

Apr 24
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are down slightly this week and remain near historic lows. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the national average for a 30-year fixed -rate mortgage slipped to 3.65 percent from 3.67 percent last week.


Cars

Shanghai Auto Show Bans Scantly Clad Female Models

Apr 24
The Shanghai Auto Show banned female models. The show's decision comes as China's government under President Xi Jinping increases efforts to crack down on prostitution, online pornography and what it considers racy or improper programming on TV.


Health/Fitness

CDC Comments On Recent Outbreak of HIV and HCV in Indiana

By EDGE | Apr 24
The CDC shares their recommendations for health departments and healthcare providers following the outbreak of HIV and HCV among injection drug users in Indiana.


Travel

SunFest: Florida's Biggest Music Festival

By Mike Halterman | Apr 26
For the 34th annual SunFest, over 175,000 people are expected to pack West Palm Beach's Arts and Entertainment District to see their favorite bands perform.


Nightlife

German Dramatists Come to Boston for 'The Whole World'

By Michael Cox | Apr 24
In their new comedy "The Whole World," German dramatists Theresia Walser and Karl-Heinz Ott talk about marriage and a whole lot more. The latest incarnation of their script will be read with the playwrights in tow at the Goethe-Institut Boston.