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State Department Names First Global Envoy for LGBT Rights

Feb 23
The United States named its first international envoy for gay rights Monday, tasking a veteran diplomat with leading U.S. efforts to fight violence and discrimination against LGBT individuals overseas.

U.S. Protection of Gay Iraqis Questioned

By Heather Cassell | Feb 21
A dozen years after the U.S. invaded Iraq, the government is reluctant to let LGBT Americans know what it was doing to protect gay Iraqis at the height of the violence against them.

'Imitation Game' Introduces WWII Codebreakers to Audiences

By Philip Marcelo | Feb 20
The Oscar-nominated film "The Imitation Game" may fudge some of the facts and amp up the drama to appeal to Hollywood audiences, but there's still a lot the film gets right about the Allied effort to crack the German armed forces' sophisticated code.

Happy Ewe Year: Astrological Signs Bad for the Sheep Year

By Louise Watt | Feb 19
Chinese were seeing in the Year of the Sheep on Thursday, but with fortune-tellers predicting accidents and an unstable economy and some parents-to-be fretting over the year's reputation for docile kids, it wasn't exactly warming everyone's heart.

Women Show Brawn and Raise Funds at La Sharienne Dakhia

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 19
From February 24-27, women will show off their independence while raising funds for a good cause in La Sharienne Dakhia, an all-women race between the desert and ocean to help charities in the south of Morocco.

Pussy Riot 'Buried Alive' in New Music Video

Feb 18
Two members of the punk provocateur band Pussy Riot have released a new music video dedicated to Eric Garner, an unarmed man who was killed when a New York City police officer put him in a fatal chokehold.

Federal Judge Stalls Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

By Juan A. Lozano | Feb 17
A federal judge in South Texas on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders.

Belinda Carlisle: On the 'Go' for the Animal People Alliance

By Bill Biss | Feb 12
Belinda Carlisle has much more than music on her mind these days. An animal rights activist since her early days as the lead vocalist for The Go-Go's, this passion for both beasts and children has reached a new plateau in her life.

Image of Gay Couple in Russia Wins World Press Photo

By Mike Corder | Feb 12
An atmospheric image of a gay couple in Russia by Danish photographer Mads Nissen was crowned the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 on Thursday.

Twists, Turns, Eventually Lead to Promising Ebola Vaccine

By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 9
It took 16 years of twists and turns. Over and over, Dr. Nancy Sullivan thought she was close to an Ebola vaccine, only to see the next experiment fail.

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