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St. Louis Challenge to Gay Marriage Ban in Court

A legal challenge to Missouri's gay marriage ban by the city of St. Louis is due back in court Monday.

President Barack Obama

Obama Says Mistrust of Police Corroding America

NATIONAL | By Darlene Superville | Sep 28
The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, President Barack Obama says

House Speaker, Republican John Boehner

Poll: Confused By Issues of the Day? Join the Club

NATIONAL | By Connie Cass | Sep 27
Confused by the federal health care law? How about the debate over NSA surveillance? The way the Federal Reserve affects interest rates? You're far from alone.

Chelsea Clinton, left, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, smiles.

New Mom Chelsea Clinton Celebrates Baby Daughter

NATIONAL | By Ken Thomas | Sep 27
Bill and Hillary Clinton are grandparents. Their daughter, Chelsea, gave birth Friday to her first child, Charlotte.

State of Alaska Defends Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | By Becky Bohrer | Sep 27
Citizens, not the courts, should decide whether the definition of marriage includes same-sex couples, the state of Alaska said in court papers filed Friday.

One Direction's Liam Payne

#ICYMI: Top 5 EDGE Stories of the Week (Sept. 22-26)

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 27
In case you missed it, here is a round up of the top five EDGE stories of the week from Sept. 22 - 26.

Facebook 'Real Name' Controversy Continues

NATIONAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 27
SFGN spoke to Michael Williams, aka Sister Roma of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who explained why protesting Facebook's real names policy matters.

More HIV-positive men need to be on treatment, says the CDC

It's National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; Are You Being Treated?

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 27
September 27 is National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and the CDC says that only half of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV in the United States are receiving treatment for their infection.

Gay Couples Find Hurdles to Get Driver's License

Some gay couples have been denied a Texas driver's license after taking their same-sex spouse's last name because the Texas Department of Public Safety won't recognize documents that reflect the change.

Attorney General Eric Holder, right, and President Barack Obama

Holder Resigning: Attorney General Backed Rights

NATIONAL | By Nedra Pickler | Sep 26
Eric Holder, America's first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation's laws, announced his resignation Thursday after leading the Justice Department since the first days of President Barack Obama's term.