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Chelsea Clinton eyes global projects, gay rights 
NY Daily News
May 28, 2013

Chelsea Clinton said Tuesday she plans to become increasingly involved in the international health projects of her father’s foundation and to speak out for gay rights.

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What Was Behind Georgia's Anti-Gay Rally?
New Yorker
May 24, 2013

The clergymen led a huge mob along the main street of Tbilisi, the capital of the Republic of Georgia, through a police cordon, and toward a small group of visibly nervous young men and women who had set out to mark the International Day Against Homophobia.

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Airbnb Is Illegal in New York City
valleywag.
May 24, 2013

The sublease startup, which is largely enjoyed but occasionally disastrous, is now out of New York—pending appeal—for violating the city's "hotel law." ... [There goes your summer vacay rental]

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Tumblr Has No Idea How to Handle Porn
valleywag
May 24, 2013

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is plowing through a media tour with her newly adopted internet son David Karp. On everyone's mind is how Tumblr will reconcile its vast collection of rape porn with tween-friendly advertising—and the duo doesn't have much of an answer.

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DIA's art collection could face sell-off to satisfy Detroit's creditors
freep.com
May 24, 2013

The once unthinkable is suddenly thinkable. Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr is considering whether the multibillion-dollar collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts should be considered city assets that potentially could be sold to cover about $15 billion in debt.

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And Now Here's a Lion Getting Its Teeth Cleaned by a Dachshund
gawker.com
May 24, 2013

You can find friends in the most unlikeliest of places...

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VIDEO: 60 in 60 at Art Basel in Hong Kong
BLOUIN ARTINFO
May 24, 2013

After success in Basel and Miami Beach, the folks behind Art Basel have added Hong Kong to their roster of fairs held annually. Throughout the weekend, more than 3,000 artists from over 240 galleries will be on hand at the inaugural e

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Boy Scouts vote to allow openly gay youths, maintain ban on gay adult leaders
WaPo
May 24, 2013

The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday ended its ban on openly gay youths but maintained a prohibition on gay adult leaders, a decision framed as a compromise but one that could lead to litigation...

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Paul McCartney Supports Pussy Riot in Letters to Russian Authorities | Music News
Rolling Stone
May 23, 2013

Sir Paul to the rescue. The former Beatle sent handwritten letters on behalf of Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, asking Russian officials to consider parole for the incarcerated women.

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Pussy Rioter Opts Out of ‘Absurd’ Parole Hearing, Starts Hunger Strike
Jezebel
May 23, 2013

After being refused permission to appear at her own parole hearing and subsequently forbidding her lawyers to further represent her, Maria Alyokhina, one of the band’s two imprisoned members, has begun a hunger strike to protest a justice system ...

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