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An employee of the Monrovia City Corporation mixes disinfectant before spraying it on the streets in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

WHO: Ebola Moving Faster Than Control Efforts

INTERNATIONAL | By Boubacar Diallo and Krista Larson | Friday Aug 1, 2014
An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley

Candidates for Governor Differ on Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | Aug 1
Gov. Nikki Haley's Democratic challenger says South Carolina should 'pause' in defending a lawsuit trying to overturn the state's gay marriage ban.

Reginald Anthony Klaiber

Md. Man Arrested for Stabbing Teen Trans Girl in DC

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 1
A man from Maryland was charged with a hate crime after allegedly stabbing a transgender teen girl on a Metro train in Washington, D.C.

Nazim Mahmood fell to his death from his balcony

Naked Gay Man Plunges to Death From London Balcony

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 1
A gay doctor fell four stories from the balcony of his London apartment to his death this week.

Singer Katy Perry performs her song "Roar" at an event for the Special Olympics hosted by President Barack Obama in the State Dining Room at the White House.

At White House Gala, Obama Honors Special Olympics

NATIONAL | By Josh Lederman | Aug 1
Singers Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their best suits and gowns Thursday as President Barack Obama hosted a White House celebration honoring the Special Olympics.

Linda Blair portrays a possessed Regan MacNeil in a scene from, "The Exorcist."

'Godfather of Makeup' Dick Smith Dead at 92

NATIONAL | By Hillel Italie | Aug 1
Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning "Godfather of Makeup" who amused, fascinated and terrified moviegoers by devising unforgettable transformations for Marlon Brando in "The Godfather" and Linda Blair in "The Exorcist" among many others, has died. He was 92.

House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor

Rep. Cantor to Resign From House Seat in August

NATIONAL | By Alan Suderman | Aug 1
After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.

Greek Cops Allegedly Attack Gay Couple for Holding Hands

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 1
A same-sex couple in Athens claims they were harassed and assaulted by at least 10 Greek police last Friday because they were holding hands.

Minnesota Gay Marriage Law Reaches Anniversary

NATIONAL | Aug 1
It's been a year since Minnesota's gay and lesbian couples got the right to legally marry.

Toni Atkins

Tony Atkins Briefly Became CA's First Out Governor

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Aug 1
California State Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D), who is gay, served as the state's governor for about 8 hours while those Democratic officials above her in the line of succession were traveling outside of the state.

Uganda Court Invalidates Anti-Gay Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Rodney Muhumuza | Aug 1
A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional.