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  • Uganda: Police stop gay pride parade deemed illegal

    ENTEBBE, Uganda - Ugandan police on Saturday prevented organizers from holding a gay pride parade on the orders of a government minister who said such an event is illegal.
  • Spanish police arrest man in massive child pornography case

    MADRID - Spanish police say they have arrested a man for allegedly producing child pornography after a yearlong investigation revealed the suspect posed as a young bisexual girl on social media, contacting minors and tricking them into sending explicit material.
  • California governor backs protecting whales from crab traps

    SAN FRANCISCO - California's governor has signed legislation meant to reduce the surging number of whales getting caught in crabbing gear.
  • Leprosy found in California elementary school student

    LOS ANGELES - A case of leprosy, extremely rare in the United States, has been diagnosed in a Southern California elementary school student, sending health officials scrambling to reassure parents and the public that the disease is hard to transmit and easy to treat.
  • The new Smithsonian museum, as seen by a black American

    WASHINGTON - I was feeling pretty good until I saw the cowry shells.
  • Satellite technology beams expertise to remote Alaska clinic

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The only clinic in one of the nation's busiest commercial fishing ports is so remote that even conventional telemedicine for emergencies has been impossible for its limited staff — until this week.
  • Remote Alaska port clinic goes modern with telemedicine

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The only clinic in one of the nation's busiest commercial fishing ports is so remote that even conventional telemedicine for emergencies has been impossible for its limited staff — until this week.
  • Syrian White Helmets share 'Alternative Nobel' with 3 others

    STOCKHOLM - A volunteer group that rescues civilians from bombed-out buildings in Syria on Thursday won the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes referred to as the "Alternative Nobel," together with activists from Egypt and Russia and a Turkish newspaper.
  • Trying on for size: Saks revamps personal shopping service

    NEW YORK - Saks Fifth Avenue is bringing its personal shopping services out from behind a wall. The luxury retailer is trying to make the option known to more than just the biggest spenders, while adding features in hopes of winning customer loyalty — and pumping up sales.
  • Luxury stores add more amenities in a tougher market

    NEW YORK - Buying some suits at Ralph Lauren might mean being offered a chauffeured ride home in a BMW. New clothes from Saks could lead to a Mercedes-Benz van carrying a customized wardrobe pulling up to a home, hotel or office.

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