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Happy, Free, Confused, & Lonely: Taylor Swift's '1989'

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
Taylor Swift unleashed "1989" on to the world this week -- her "very first documented, official pop album" that finds the singer trying out new sounds but lacks the personality of her previous records.

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Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies at 71

NATIONAL | By Bob Salsberg | Oct 30
Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics and effective use of technology to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.

Gunfire, Arrests Erupt as Giants Fans Revel in Win

SPORTS | By Lisa Leff and Bob Seavey | Oct 30
The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent in some areas with people injured by gunfire, officers hurt by bottles thrown by revelers, and police making arrests.

Viral Video Documents New York Street Harassment

NATIONAL | By Deepti Hajela | Oct 30
A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said.

Amid Murder Case, Philippines Says US Pact Stays

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Gomez | Oct 30
A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.


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Happy, Free, Confused, & Lonely: Taylor Swift's '1989'

MUSIC | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
Taylor Swift unleashed "1989" on to the world this week -- her "very first documented, official pop album" that finds the singer trying out new sounds but lacks the personality of her previous records.

In 'Nightcrawler,' Jake Gyllenhaal Is On The Prowl

MOVIES | By Jake Coyle | Oct 29
In "Nightcrawler," which opens in theaters Friday, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, one of the more fascinating cinematic creatures of recent years. He's an LA drifter who's anything but aimless.

Jose Canseco Resting at Home After Shooting Hand

CELEBRITIES | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
A representative for Jose Canseco says the former major league slugger is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

Jane Lynch, Wife, Finalize Divorce in Los Angeles

CELEBRITIES | Oct 29
A judge has finalized Jane Lynch's divorce from her wife more than four years after the couple were married.


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Group Drafts Agenda for AIDS Survivors

By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 4
A San Francisco-based group is putting forth an agenda for long-term survivors of the AIDS epidemic it hopes will gain traction among local and national leaders.…

Gay Pride Parade Arrestee Pleads to Tickets, Fined

By Joe Mandak | Wednesday Oct 22, 2014
A woman who was punched in the side as she was arrested at Pittsburgh's gay pride parade pleaded guilty Wednesday to harassment citations after prosecutors dropped more serious charges that she assaulted the officer and a protester.


Chef-Hopping: A Marathon Meal in New York City

FOOD_DRINK | By J.M. Hirsch | Oct 30
So you've landed in a foodie destination - what better way to make the most of your time than by restaurant hopping among your favorite chefs' restaurants?

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Small Business Divided Over Minimum Wage Votes

LEGAL | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Oct 30
Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Others say it's the right thing to do for workers and the economy.

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Blogger's Spreads Sketchy Anti-US Car Insurance Facts

INSURANCE | By Didi Tang | Oct 29
Take a look at Zhou Xiaoping's blogs and learn that in the U.S. you would have to shell out $3,500 in mandatory car insurance a year and spend $30,000 for a low-end domestic car, and that more than half of the kids in most public schools don't graduate.

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The SUV Goes from All-American to Global Star

AUTOSHOWS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Oct 28
Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around. It's a surprising rebirth for a vehicle that was the subject of obituaries when gas prices spiked in 2008.

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NSFW: Jumping Ship

By Matthew Wexler | Oct 30
This week EDGE profiles five getaways that will get you out of the office and living your dream, however mild or wild it may be. Consider coasteering in Wales.

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Health Overhaul's Subsidies at Supreme Court

HEALTH | By Mark Sherman | Oct 29
Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.

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