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With the Colorado state capitol building visible in the background, partygoers dance and smoke pot on the first of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver, Saturday April 19, 2014

Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

NATIONAL | Sunday Apr 20, 2014
Revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the skies above a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday.

This photo provided by Brookline Auction Gallery of Brookline, N.H., Friday, April 18, 2014, shows a watercolor by Robert Childress and photos of the model used to paint it.

Bid, Dick, bid: ’Dick and Jane’ artworks for sale

NATIONAL | Apr 20
In the portrait, the little boy’s blue eyes twinkle as he looks straight ahead. His apple cheeks shine. There’s a gap in his teeth, and his reddish-brown hair is just slightly tousled. He’s an All-American boy.

"Most Wanted Men No. 2, John Victor G., 1964" a silkscreen depicting a mug shots of one of the NYPD’s 13 most-wanted criminals whose likeness was briefly mounted on a facade of the New York State Pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair

Exhibit recreates Warhol’s 1964 World’s Fair mural

NATIONAL | By Ula Ilnytzky | Apr 19
Even for a 1964 New York World’s Fair that celebrated "The World of Tomorrow," Andy Warhol may have been ahead of his time.

In this March 3, 2012 file photo, director Bryan Singer arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of the play "8" in Los Angeles

Lawyer: Director not in Hawaii during alleged acts

NATIONAL | By Oskar Garcia | Apr 19
Credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules show that "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer was not in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old on the islands, a defense attorney said Friday.

HIPS rally against ’’prostitution-free zones’’

Groups Rally Against D.C.’s ’Prostitution-Free Zones’

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Apr 19
Activists and advocates rallied to call for the repeal of ’’prostitution-free zones’’ (PFZs), which opponents say has led to profiling and harassment of transgender people.

Ohio Teacher Fired Over Comment on Black President

NATIONAL | Apr 18
An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn’t need another black commander in chief.

Bryan Singer

Out Director Bryan Singer Denies Allegation of Raping Teen

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 18
Bryan Singer, the openly gay director of the "X-Men" films, denies allegations made in a lawsuit that he raped a 17-year-old boy and forced him to do drugs in 1999.

Dustin Lance Black

No Shame :: Dustin Lance Black Responds After College Rejects Him

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 18
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black was disinvited to be the commencement speaker at his alma mater after the college’s administrators learned of his 2009 sex pic scandal. Black, however, fired back at the officials.

Miley Cyrus

Ill, Hospitalized Miley Cyrus Postpones More Shows

NATIONAL | Apr 18
Miley Cyrus is postponing more concerts as she remains in a hospital for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.

Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky

Chelsea Clinton Expecting First Child this Fall

NATIONAL | By Ken Thomas | Apr 18
Chelsea Clinton, the 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, announced Thursday that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child this fall.

Spectators watch proceedings in Circuit Judge Chris Piazza’s courtroom.

Challenge to Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Heard

NATIONAL | By Chuck Bartels | Apr 18
Advocates of ending Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage took their case before a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge Thursday, who said at the end of the hearing that he expected to issue a ruling within two weeks.