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Hepatitis-C medication Sovaldi

$1,000 Pill Now Hepatitis C Treatment of Choice

NATIONAL | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.

Religious Right Tantrum Over Virginia Marriage Decision

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Jul 29
A brief round-up of the religious right's temper tantrum over the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision Monday, striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson

AC Attorney General: Gay Marriage Still Illegal

NATIONAL | By Jeffrey Collins | Jul 29
South Carolina's attorney general said the state's ban on gay marriage is still in place and he will continue to fight a lawsuit trying to overturn it despite a ruling by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over South Carolina.

Plaintiff in the Bostic v. Rainey case, Tony London, waves to the crowd as he and his partner, Tim Bostic, right, leave Federal Court

Federal Court: Virginia Marriage is for All

NATIONAL | By Michael Felberbaum | Jul 29
An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

More doctors need to test all patients for HIV

CDC Says Docs Testing MSM for HIV, But Few Others

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 29
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis shows that while most primary care physicians offer regular, routine HIV testing to gay and bisexual men, only 1 in 5 provides routine screening for all patients.

A 2012 lawn sign against NC's Amendment banning gay marriage

NC Attorney General Won't Defend Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | By Michael Beisecker | Jul 28
North Carolina's attorney general says his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring Virginia unconstitutional.

National Gay Rights Group Hires Arkansas Director

NATIONAL | Jul 28
A Little Rock native who has worked for several nonprofits will be the first Arkansas director for the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights group.

Kylie Jack

Fashion Industry, Retailers and the Gender Binary

NATIONAL | By Leanne Italie | Jul 28
A gender binary exists in fashion, and that's a challenge for those who don't conform.

US Court: Va. Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

NATIONAL | By Michael Felberbaum | Jul 28
A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

Homeowner Lenny DiBartolomeo, right, waves a flag as he and his tenant Wayne Devaughn, left, observe damage to their house in Revere, Mass., Monday, July 28, 2014, after a tornado touched down

Tornado Damages City North of Boston

NATIONAL | By Philip Marcelo | Jul 28
A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in the coastal city of Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day

On World Hepatitis Day, Watch for Complications With HIV

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 28
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, one of only four official disease-specific health observances, and for people with HIV, it's even more important to get tested.