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Humanists marry first same-sex couple in Iceland: "The bride and bride were Jana Björg Ingadóttir and Jóhanna Kristín Gísladóttir, who chose an intimate ceremony with only their closest relatives and friends present, ruv.is reports."
Michael Jackson appears in dollop of bird poop.
"Ex-gay" group accuses California senator of 'ex-gay bashing': "Sponsoring legislation endorsed by the gay lobby to ensure that children only receive gay-affirming therapy is an act of childhood endangerment and an unconstitutional attempt to deny parental rights everywhere, but especially for parents in California and those in your Torrance district."
Elton John flashes his pale behind.
Celine Dion releasing two albums in November.
El Paso County Commissioners Court votes 3-1 to extend health benefits to unmarried partners of county employees: "County Judge Veronica Escobar and Commissioners Tania Chozet and Anna Perez voted for the move. Commissioner Dan Haggerty voted against it. Commissioner Sergio Lewis was absent. Domestic partners were defined by Escobar as two people of the same or opposite sex who have lived together in the same home for at least one year and intend to stay together."
Taylor Swift releases diabolically catchy new single.
PHOTO: Obama the wizard.
Conservationists document largest Burmese python ever recorded in Florida: "The python weighed in at 164½ pounds and measured 17 feet, 7 inches long. It was pregnant with 87 eggs. The snakes are native to Southeast Asia but have established a population of tens of thousands in the Everglades, where the latest find was recorded Friday."
Physicists create Big Bang casserole: "Physicists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, have achieved the hottest manmade temperatures ever, by colliding lead ions to momentarily create a quark–gluon plasma, a subatomic soup and unique state of matter that is thought to have existed just moments after the Big Bang."
Researchers create "healthy" chocolate in lab using fruit juice: "Our study is just the starting point to healthier chocolate – we've established the chemistry behind this new technique but now we're hoping the food industry will take our method to make tasty, lower-fat chocolate bars."
Steve Jobs' Palo Alto home burglarized: "More than $60,000 worth of "computers and personal items" were allegedly stolen, but Flattery declined to say whether they belonged to Jobs, who died last year at the age of 56, or another family member."
Actor Jonny Weston goes shirtless for Vman.
Tim Tebow strikes Jesus pose for GQ.
Zoo elephant conceived with frozen sperm: "The Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna says it is the first successful use of frozen sperm from a wild African bull elephant to impregnate a female in captivity. An ultrasound image from Operation Frozen Dumbo shows the foetus with developing trunk and legs. The mother is nine months into her pregnancy, expected to last 22 months."
Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva to tackle FDA ban on biological donations by gay men.
Trans man Luke Anderson wins Big Brother UK: "After leaving the house last night (Aug. 13), Anderson told host Brian Dowling: ‘I don't think it's sunk in yet. A big part of it was about acceptance. All my life I've been an outsider. Thank you so much.’ After beginning gender reassignment four years ago, the South African revealed to fellow housemates on day two of the contest that, in his own words, he had been born a woman, named Laura."