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1NewsIcon Nate Silver and Politico reporter Ken Vogel got into a Twitter war over the use of "clarification" versus "correction."

Robbie1NewsIcon The New York Times found wide support for recently out soccer player Robbie Rogers: "Rogers was similarly embraced throughout the soccer community. Numerous players took to social media to support him, including Eddie Pope, a former United States defender, who wrote on Twitter, 'Brave men like you will make it so that one day there is no need for an announcement.' Benny Feilhaber, who played with Rogers on the 2008 United States Olympic team, wrote to Rogers on Twitter that he was 'proud to call you my friend.'"

1NewsIcon "Are gay-centered churches relevant anymore?"

1NewsIcon Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean team up for "Brimmer."

1NewsIcon Andrew Keegan and his face are all over the place.

1NewsIcon Richard Socarides on why the Justice Department will likely take a strong stand for marriage equality before the Supreme Court starts hearing cases: "If it doesn't, the Court will wonder why [President Obama] is reluctant to back up his policy ideas with legal arguments to match. It will likely send a message that the President questions whether the country is ready for gay marriage, and send a signal that a more cautious approach by the Court is acceptable to the White House."

MeteorR1NewsIcon The post-meteor clean-up begins in Russia: "Gov. Mikhail Yurevich on Saturday said that damage from the high-altitude explosion -believed to have been as powerful as 20 Hiroshima bombs — is estimated at 1 billion rubles ($33 million). He promised to have all the broken windows replaced within a week. But that is a long wait in a frigid region. The midday temperature in Chelyabinsk was 10 F..."

1NewsIcon Joan Rivers tells Jimmy Fallon that Abraham Lincoln was gay.

1NewsIcon Four gay men stranded with 4,000 others on the Carnival cruise adrift in the Gulf of Mexico have made it back home to Dallas.

1NewsIcon Blue Ivy looks a lot like mother Beyonce.

1NewsIcon Anti-gay Boy Scout protesters sure know how to exploit children.

1NewsIcon I literally gasped: Texas and Maine lawmakers want to include gun training in high school curricula.

1NewsIcon Meanwhile, in Washington State, authorities say two-fifth grade kids brought a knife and a gun to school to kill one of their classmates.

1NewsIcon Remember Pepsi AM?

1NewsIcon Hoping to counter Indiana school teacher Diana Medley's anti-gay hate, a coalition of parents, students and activists are telling LGBT teens "You Have a Purpose."

1NewsIcon Sarah Michelle Gellar, a gay favorite since her Buffy days, will co-star alongside Robin Williams on a new CBS sitcom.

Dogfriends11NewsIcon Dogs can distinguish their species from other critters. "For the study, a team of French researchers put nine pet dogs in front of two side-by-side computer screens that showed images of faces. In each pair of pictures, one showed a dog's face (various breeds and cross-breeds were featured) and the other showed non-dog animals, including cows, horses, cats, birds and humans... Over the course of dozens of trials, the dogs showed a preference for the dog faces, and they seemed to lump all dogs into the same category, regardless of whether they were looking at a Chihuahua or a mastiff, the researchers said."

1NewsIcon From The Guardian: "The number of gay and bisexual men contracting HIV rose over the past 20 years because of an increase in numbers having unprotected sex, researchers have found. The number of UK men who have sex with men and having intercourse without a condom rose by 26% between 1990 and 2010, the study by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and University College London showed."


Ted Nugent, Who Threatened Obama at the NRA Convention Last Year, to Attend 'State of the Union' Address

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Congressman Steve Stockman has given one of his gallery tickets for the State of the Union address to rocker Ted Nugent, a staunch gun rights activist whose remarks at the NRA convention last year — "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year" — prompted a Secret Service investigation.

Said Stockman: "I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama. After the address I'm sure Ted will have plenty to say."

Nugent tweeted on Monday afternoon: "well well well, there will be a freedom addicted all American uppity Motown guitarplayer facing the POTUS at the SOTU addresss tomoro-lovely"


Gabrielle Giffords Demands 'Congress Must Act' on Guns in New Ad: VIDEO

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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly appear in a new ad released Monday by the Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC (launched last week by Giffords and Kelly) which will run this week in a six-figure ad buy on television and online, CNN reports.

Says Giffords: "We have a problem. Where we shop; where we pray; where our children go to school. But there are solutions we can agree on, even gun owners like us. Take it from me: Congress must act."

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FOX News Features Assault Weapon as Illustration of Backlash Against Obama's 'Gay Scoutmaster Stance'

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Wired Journalist Steve Silberman caught this layout on FOX News politics. Tweeted Silberman: "Could the layout on this @FoxNews piece on Obama, Boy Scouts and gays be any more blatant?"

Chris Wallace Takes On The NRA's Wayne LaPierre

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And the Fox News host doesn't treat him with kid gloves. The two discuss the controversial NRA ad that criticizes the Secret Service protection President Obama's daughters receive at their school. Wallace does not take too kindly to LaPierre's defense of the clip, which first aired last month.

Wallace says to LaPierre: "Do you really think that the President's children are the same kind of target as every schoolchild in America? I think that's ridiculous, and you know it, sir."

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Sen. Lamar Alexander: Video Games a Bigger Problem Than Guns - VIDEO

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Because "video games affect people."

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Writes Jed Lewison: "To repeat, those words came from the lips of a United States Senator. A Republican United States Senator, to be precise. Supposedly, he's one of the brightest bulbs in the Senate Republican conference. The first President Bush thought he was so smart that he appointed him to be Secretary of Education for the entire nation. And yet despite (or perhaps because of) these illustrious credentials, Lamar Alexander babbles forth this nonsense without the slightest hint of embarrassment or self-doubt."

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