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Michigan Deal Bars State Adoptions That Deny LGBTQ Parents
By David Eggert, AP
Faith-based agencies will no longer be able to cite religious objections in turning away couples or individuals under a new legal settlement.
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Trump Could Be A Modern-Day Queen Esther: Mike Pompeo
This isn’t the first time Trump has evoked comparisons to Esther, an ancient Jewish queen who risked her life to save her people.
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Robbery Suspect Tells Police: 'I Decided To Try Something New'
Police in Appleton, Wisconsin, noticed a masked man walking across the credit union's parking lot.
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Teenager Arrested In Charlottesville After 4Chan Threat On School
This is the second arrest Friday after multiple online threats against Charlottesville schools.
Christchurch Newspaper’s Front Page Uses Arabic To Beautifully Honor Victims
One week after New Zealand's horrific mosque massacres, a local paper shared a message of peace.
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Video Shows Teen's Beating By West Virginia Police During Traffic Stop
By John Raby, AP
This newly released dashcam footage shows a police officer beating a teen until his body goes limp.
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Lori Loughlin’s Old Claim About Not Harming Her Children Comes Back To Haunt Her
The “Full House” star accused in the college admissions bribery scandal made the claim in a 2014 interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network.
California Mayors Push For More Money To Fight Homelessness
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said “the budget just changed” after a meeting with mayors on housing.
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Catholic Priest Accused Of Groping Woman In Hospice Care During Last Rites
The Texas woman claims Rev. Gerold Langsch assaulted her during a religious ritual and left her feeling like a “nasty, dirty piece of meat.”
Unclothed Man Puts On Free Show At Moscow Art Gallery
Police are trying to track down the nearly naked art lover.
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Destroying Entire Villages, Cyclone Idai Leaves Africa With An Inland Ocean
By Farai Mutsaka, AP
Flooding continues, making Idai one of the most destructive natural disasters in southern Africa’s recent history.
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Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie To Be Honored For LGBTQ Youth Advocacy
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The singer-songwriter, who identifies as pansexual, will receive GLSEN's Inspiration Award.
Unicorn-Costumed Robbery Suspect Has Been Unmasked By Police
Police say a 28-year-old suspect donned a pink-and-white unicorn costume and smashed a convenience store register with a crowbar Saturday.
Accused Mob Boss Killer Flashes MAGA Slogans In Court
Anthony Comello's left hand was inked with pro-Trump messages.
FBI Investigated Michael Cohen For Months Before Manhattan Raid
Newly revealed search warrant documents show that the probe into Donald Trump's former personal attorney began earlier than previously thought.
Dutch Prosecutors Consider Terror Motive In Deadly Tram Shooting
By ALEKSANDER FURTULA and MIKE CORDER, Associated Press
Investigators have yet to find a relationship between the suspect, Gokmen Tanis, and the victims.
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Christchurch Has Had A White Supremacist Problem For Decades
By Stephen Wright, AP
Experts say the mosque massacre spotlights New Zealand's failure to take white supremacist threats seriously.
Supreme Court Dismisses Hawaii Bed And Breakfast That Rejected Lesbian Couple
By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters
Justices refused to hear an appeal by Phyllis Young, who runs Honolulu's Aloha Bed & Breakfast.
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I'm Nonbinary, Gay-Married And Just Moved To The Deep South. Here's Why I Got A Gun.
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Moving to rural Georgia suddenly made self-protection seem all the more urgent.
New Zealand Prepares To Bury Mosque Victims As Death Toll Rises To 50
By Nick Perry and Juliet Williams, AP
Two days after the massacres, relatives remained unsure when they would be able to bury their loved ones.
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How To Fight Islamophobia In America, No Matter Your Faith
The U.S. is no stranger to discrimination against Muslims. Here's how you can fight back.
Twitter Scrambles To Hail Teen 'Hero' Who Egged Anti-Muslim Aussie Senator
Teen "Egg Boy" was struck and tackled after gooey political action against right-wing Fraser Anning, who blamed Muslims for Christchurch mosque attacks.
Death Toll Rises To 50 In New Zealand Mosque Attacks
New Zealand police say they have found another body at one of the mosques.
One Dead, Multiple Missing After Extreme Floodwaters Overwhelm Nebraska, Midwest
By Margery A. Beck, AP
Rescue efforts in eastern Nebraska were hampered by reports of levee breaches and washouts of bridges and roads.
Rashida Tlaib Hugged Her 'Brown Muslim Boys A Little Tighter' After Mosque Attacks
The congresswoman shared the stories of the victims of the Christchurch, New Zealand, attacks on Twitter.
My Bloody Shirt: Revisiting My 1992 Gaybashing After Jussie Smollett
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I know the reality of antigay violence personally, because a 30-year-old shirt reminds me.
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