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Free Syrian Army fighters react while launching a rocket towards Hama military airport that is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Assad, in the Hama countrysideClashes between Syria, Islamic State surround a sprawling northern airbase: officials.


2014-08-21 14:02:05 -0600

Williams speaks at a panel for the television series "The Crazy Ones" during the CBS portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly HillsComedian Robin Williams' ashes have been scattered in the San Francisco Bay following his apparent suicide, according to a death certificate released by Marin County on Thursday. Williams, 63, was found hanged in his Tiburon, California, home last week. The "Mrs. Doubtfire" star had been suffering from severe depression, anxiety and early Parkinson's disease before his death. Williams' cremated remains were released on Aug. 12, the day after his death, according to the document.


2014-08-21 14:59:57 -0600

Kimmy Denny and her partner, Barb Lawrence, drove three hours for the to be at the court hearing on gay marriage in Miami, Wednesday, July 2, 2014.The couple is engaged and plans to wait until it legal in their Palm Harbor, Fla. home, to marry. Attorneys for gay couples and the state of Florida are squaring off at a hearing on a lawsuit challenging Florida's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Like others filed across the country, the lawsuit contends the gay marriage ban added by voters to the state constitution is discriminatory and violates equal protection guarantees. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.


2014-08-21 15:31:31 -0600