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Texas Gov. Rick Perry's mugshot.

Texas' Perry Smiles for Mug Shot, Gets Ice Cream

NATIONAL | By Will Weissert and Paul J. Weber | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.

A community leader tries to get protesters to move back as police attempt to disperse a crowd in Ferguson, Mo.

Latest Ferguson Protests Are Smaller, More Subdued

NATIONAL | By Nigel Duara | Aug 20
Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

Indiana Told to Honor Other States' Gay Marriages

NATIONAL | By Ken Kusmer | Aug 20
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but says the ruling doesn't take effect until the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the issue.

Tyler Clementi

Family of Rutgers Student Receives Gay Pride Award

NATIONAL | Aug 20
The mother and brother of an 18-year-old Rutgers University student who committed suicide days after his roommate publicized details of his relationship with another man have received a gay pride award.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Perry Assembles High-Powered Legal Team

NATIONAL | By Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert | Aug 19
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment with the law on his side - not to mention a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases.

Man Dies in Dive After Raising $100K for ALS

NATIONAL | Aug 19
A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of his friend who inspired the ice-bucket challenge sensation.

President Barack Obama

Obama Struggles to Find His Role After Brown Death

NATIONAL | By Josh Lederman | Aug 19
As Obama pleads for calm and understanding in Ferguson, Missouri, he's struggling to determine what role the nation's first black president can play in defusing a crisis that has laid bare the profound sense of injustice felt by African-Americans.

Announcer Don Pardo on the set of "Saturday Night Live."

Longtime 'SNL' Announcer Don Pardo Dies at 96

NATIONAL | By Frazier Moore | Aug 19
Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live."

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Gay Marriages Could Begin in Va. Thursday, Unless SCOTUS Intervenes

NATIONAL | Aug 19
The clock is ticking on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will delay a ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

Smithsonian Adds LGBT History to Museum Collection

NATIONAL | By Brett Zongker | Aug 19
Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show "Will and Grace."

Justin Bieber

#ALS #IceBucketChallenge :: The Top 15 Celebs

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 18
We've rounded up the hunks of the #ALS #IceBucketChallenge, now it's time to check out some of the biggest names in Hollywood who participated in the viral campaign!