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Where America’s biggest religions stand on same-sex marriage

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The Supreme Court’s historical 5-4 ruling last week that made same-sex marriage the law of the land was celebrated as a giant victory for the LGBT community, which for years has pushed for the equal right to be married to someone who you love

Now that the initial wave of celebration has died down, it’s clear that the decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states does not mark the end of the debate. For religious groups, the new law remains particularly controversial.

See also: The…

Muslim girls design their own basketball uniforms, including velcro hijabs

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Finding stylish conservative clothing is one thing, but finding modest athletic wear is nearly impossible

After struggling to play sports in long skirts, a group of young Muslim girls on a community traveling basketball team in Minnesota designed their own uniforms to wear

Lady Warriors players encountered issues like tripping on skirts and stopping a game to fix a fallen hijab

“The girls quickly learned…

The Grateful Dead come out blazing in Chicago for ‘Fare Thee Well’ tour

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CHICAGO — So that’s how it’s going to be, Trey?

The Grateful Dead blew out a bombastic rock show Friday, the first of their three-night Soldier Field finale, and it was Trey Anastasio who lit the fuse. With aggressive attacks, blazing speed and attitude, the Phish guitarist led the band away from the breezy, mellow vibes of its warmup shows in Santa Clara, California — and they never looked back.

SEE ALSO: Confessions of a Deadhead as the trip comes to an end

But first, a bit of business:…

How to cancel your Apple Music subscription before your free trial is up

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The new Apple Music streaming service comes with a three-month free trial as a way to entice users. Get them hooked early on and they’ll be more likely to cough up money to subscribe to the platform

Whether Apple Music isn’t for you or you don’t want to pay for the service after the three months are up, you can cancel the service right now and still use it for the duration of the trial period. Canceling your Apple Music subscription is easy to do, but here’s a step-by-step guide to make the…

5 can’t-miss apps: Pushbullet, Radar, ‘Big Emoji Quiz’ and more

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With Apple finally launching its music streaming service and new leaks about the upcoming line of iPhones, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps.

Luckily, each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes an emoji-based puzzle game, a new kind of contacts app and Pushbullet’s biggest update yet.

Check out the gallery, below, to see our top picks. If you’re looking for more,…

Bernard Tomic dumped from Aussie tennis team after ‘unacceptable’ rant

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After a blistering tirade in which he attacked beloved Australian tennis star Pat Rafter, Bernard Tomic has been dumped from the Davis Cup team by Tennis Australia.

In a 10-minute rant during a post-match press conference at Wimbledon on Friday, the 22-year-old accused the Australian tennis governing body of disrespect and mismanagement

He also went after retired tennis great Pat Rafter, Tennis Australia’s new…

Disappointed Redditor receives world’s saddest sandwich from airport eatery

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LONDON — It’s nice to eat out.

It saves you the time and hassle of making something at home, and it’s particularly handy if you’re travelling, and need to eat on the go. Sure, the actual meal doesn’t always look quite as succulent in the flesh as it does in colourful photos you see behind the counter, but it’s usually pretty close, right?

Well no, not always. For Spambox, a Reddit user who made the tragic mistake of…

5 times Australian politicians were more ‘decadent’ than gay marriage

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In the wake of the Irish vote in May and the recent decision in the U.S. Supreme Court to make marriage equality law, Australian politicians who still oppose gay marriage seem to be going out of their way to make ill-advised comments on the subject.

Sunday’s example: Legalising gay marriage in Australia would make Asia see the country as “decadent,” according to Australia’s agriculture minister, Barnaby Joyce.

Appearing on ABC’s Insiders, Joyce added he didn’t think Australia should be…

The Grateful Dead come out blazing in Chicago for ‘Fare Thee Well’ tour

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CHICAGO — So that’s how it’s going to be, Trey?

The Grateful Dead blew out a bombastic rock show Friday, the first of their three-night Soldier Field finale, and it was Trey Anastasio who lit the fuse. With aggressive attacks, blazing speed and attitude, the Phish guitarist led the band away from the breezy, mellow vibes of its warmup shows in Santa Clara, California — and they never looked back.

SEE ALSO: Confessions of a Deadhead as the trip comes to an end

But first, a bit of business:…

Where America’s biggest religions stand on same-sex marriage

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The Supreme Court’s historical 5-4 ruling last week that made same-sex marriage the law of the land was celebrated as a giant victory for the LGBT community, which for years has pushed for the equal right to be married to someone who you love

Now that the initial wave of celebration has died down, it’s clear that the decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states does not mark the end of the debate. For religious groups, the new law remains particularly controversial.

See also: The…