Gay money. How will President Obama's support for gay marriage affect the upcoming election? Follow the money, honey.

Politician adulterer par excellence. Bill Clinton set many precedents as president. Not the least of which, it turns out, are legal strategies for politicians dealing with extra-marital affairs. Or at least this is what John Edwards’ lawyers think.

Greek coalition? Greece's politicians are struggling to create a coalition government after citizens shot down austerity measures in the recent elections.

Speaking of countries whose economic dire straits could bring down the European Union…

Occupy Madrid! At least 100,000 protested in Spain to mark the first anniversary of Occupy Madrid.

Militants one; Diplomacy zero. A member of the Afghan peace coalition was assassinated earlier today. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the killing.

Facebook gears up for its public offering. Not even a little bad news seems to be dissuading investors, who are said to be over-subscribing to the stock.

And for those that haven't been paying attention…

Student debt is really high right now. Here’s the story, and check out this awesome graphic.

In local news...

A Beaverton woman is in custody, following her six-hour standoff with police.

Anti-foreclosure program failure. The Oregon Homeownership Initiative, meant to help beleaguered homeowners avoid foreclosure, has been having a few problems of its own.

Needles and pills. In case you missed it, here is an excellent article about how the rise in heroin use among Oregonians is tied to prescription opiates.

And has all this Earth news got you down? Then find your new home in the stars!

Exo: A Visualization of Kepler's Exoplanet Candidates
from blprnt on Vimeo.