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December 9, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
A festive marathon marriage session at Seattle City Hall ended Sunday with 138 same-sex couples getting new beginnings as legally wedded spouses. An additional 25 couples were married in a group ceremony at the Seattle First Baptist Church,  the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported . The mass ceremonies marked the first day of legal same-sex marriage in Washington state, which approved the practice at the polls in November. King County, which includes Seattle, had accounted for roughly half of the 841 same-sex marriage licenses issued throughout the state Thursday, and city officials rose to meet the occasion with enthusiasm.
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HEALTH
October 1, 2012 | By Mark Medina
As he headed toward his truck barefoot in a Manhattan Beach parking lot, Lakers guard Steve Blake turned his head. Somebody called his name and Blake looked up. At that instant, Blake stepped on a spike strip that left a puncture in his left foot, an incident he described as an "unfortunate situation. " "When you step on something like that, it's pretty painful," Blake said. "All the blood made me realize something was wrong. It's unfortunate. You move past it and go from there.
NEWS
August 6, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
This morning's #Weekendeats chat on Twitter got pretty fruity as people shared their photos and recipes of fruity desserts, drinks and snacks from over the weekend. Peaches and blueberries seemed to be favorites, making appearances in everything from salsa to pies. Here are some of the highlights: Daisy from the blog Daisy's World started things off with a kick with her boozy ice bellini pops and the blog Buttercream Blondie kept things shaking with peachy bourbon crumble cupcakes . Kristina of the blog Onblank made a simple fresh peach sauce to go with some waffles, and Emily Baker of the blog 'A Gilt Nutmeg' shared a beautiful white peach cream cheese tart . For the blueberry lovers, Carrie Fehr of the blog Kitchen Garden made blue corn blueberry pancakes . Diana Hossfeld of the blog Diana Takes a Bite shared a picture of her very first pie made with blueberries and peaches.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2008
More arts and entertainment coverage on the Web. POP MUSIC Call your own Grammy tune Will Grammy voters -- or should they -- say "no, no, no" to the newly blond Amy Winehouse come ballot time? Weigh in yourself at the Extended Play blog at www.TheEnvelope.com. CELEBRITIES Skirting the lack of glamour issue So, the 65th annual Golden Globes had no red carpet and no stars. Translation: no designer gowns. But the Golden Globes still had a smattering of style. TV anchorwoman style, that is. So let's do a fashion recap, shall we?
BUSINESS
August 11, 2009 | David Colker
The massive cyber attack last week that security experts said was aimed at silencing a single blogger in the country of Georgia instead made him a global celebrity. Cyxymu, as he is known on his mostly anti-Russia blog, has been the subject of news reports worldwide ever since he was identified as the target of the attack that took down Twitter for several hours and crippled other popular online services. "I am not happy that [my] blogs were attacked," said the blogger, speaking on his cellphone from outside the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.
SPORTS
February 9, 2012 | By Mike James
This is a test file. Trying out the p2p blog platform after fully mastering all the elements of Typepad. Should be a super experience. Looking forward to all things p2p. Could be blogging something about the Clippers .
NEWS
March 21, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
Call me flabbergasted. Deliberately destroy six entire vintages of a fabled wine, and the Italian justice system metes out a measly four-year sentence? Two less than the prosecutor requested, actually. Sentenced was Andrea Di Gisi, a former employee of Gianfranco Soldera of Case Basse , a top Montalcino estate in southern Tuscany. Fired by Soldera, Di Gisi's motive allegedly was revenge. By entering the cellar of Case Basse at night and opening the valves of casks so that the wine gushed out onto the cellar floor, he effectively stole six years' work from his former boss.
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