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Astoria Characters: The Proud Parader

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The famed Manhattan St. Patrick's Day Parade excludes gays and lesbians. Brendan Fay and his peers were allowed to march on Fifth Avenue only once -- in 1991.

Irish Reform Schools: Thousands Beaten, Raped

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — After a nine-year investigation, a commission published a damning report Wednesday on decades of rapes, humiliation and beatings at Cat...