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Berlusconi: Let's Legalize Gay Civil Unions

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 23
Silvio Berlusconi is pushing for the legalization of civil unions between gays in Italy, but not same-sex marriage.

Dancing Priests Become Internet Sensation

RELIGION | By Trisha Thomas | Oct 23
A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.

Court Will Expedite Arkansas Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | Oct 23
Arkansas' highest court has agreed to move quickly on a case challenging the state's gay marriage ban.

Natl Day of Action to End Violence Against Women With HIV

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 23
October 23 is the first-ever national day of action to end violence against women with HIV and across the country, the Positive Women's Network has planned rallies, ruckus-raisings and social media actions.

UK Man Threatened with Cattle Prod, Robbed in Grindr Date

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 23
A gay London man says a date he met on the hookup Grindr robbed him after the date's accomplice threatened him with a cattle prod last month.

Mom of Canada Suspect: I Cry for Victims, Not Son

INTERNATIONAL | By Rob Gillies and Raphael Satter | Oct 23
The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

Poll: Many Doubt Hospitals can Handle Ebola

INTERNATIONAL | By Lauran Neergaard and Emily Swanson | Oct 23
Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

White House Fence Jumper Charged With Assault

NATIONAL | By Darlene Superville | Oct 23
The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

3 States Deny Gay Unions Despite Appellate Rulings

NATIONAL | By Mark Sherman | Oct 23
Officials in the three states are refusing to allow same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses without a court order directing them to do so.

Clay Aiken Seeks Win in North Carolina House Race

POLITICS | By Gary D. Robertson | Oct 23
Eleven years after becoming a national TV sensation, Clay Aiken still attracts a crowd in central North Carolina. In an hour he could only get a block or so down the street during an old textile town's fall festival while fans stopped to take pictures.