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Lawyers Want to Apply 'Stand Your Ground' Law to Theater Shooting Case

Lawyers Want to Apply 'Stand Your Ground' Law to Theater Shooting Case

Feb 24
Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law is at the center of a critical court hearing to determine whether a trial will take place. Curtis Reeves, a retired police captain, is accused of shooting and killing Chad Oulson in a movie theater in 2014.

The Internet is Thirsty for this Pic of Justin Trudeau's Butt

The Internet is Thirsty for this Pic of Justin Trudeau's Butt

Feb 24
Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau gave the Internet a good reason for using the peach emoji this week.

Slovenia Boosts Rights of Same-Sex Couples

Slovenia Boosts Rights of Same-Sex Couples

Feb 24
Slovenia has introduced a law on same-sex partnership that grants legal rights to gay unions but does not allow them to adopt or undergo in-vitro fertilization.

Officials in Legal Pot State Vow to Fight Federal Crackdown

Officials in Legal Pot State Vow to Fight Federal Crackdown

By Sadie Gurman | Feb 24
Officials in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, vow to fight any federal crackdown on the nascent industry after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said they should expect to see stepped-up enforcement of anti-pot laws.

North Carolina: Power Struggle Intensifies with Governor

North Carolina: Power Struggle Intensifies with Governor

By Gary D. Robertson | Feb 24
The battle over whether North Carolina's GOP-led legislature can subject the new Democratic governor's Cabinet secretaries to confirmation intensified when senators agreed to subpoena a department head who repeatedly failed to appear before a committee.

Key Dates for Transgender Rights in the US

Key Dates for Transgender Rights in the US

Feb 24
Some important events in the history of transgender rights in the United States.

Bills Targeting Transgender Bathroom Access are Floundering

Bills Targeting Transgender Bathroom Access are Floundering

By David Crary | Feb 24
Bills to curtail transgender people's access to public restrooms are pending in about a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered opposition.

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Calls Trump Transgender Decision a 'Disaster'

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Calls Trump Transgender Decision a 'Disaster'

Feb 24
Caitlyn Jenner is taking President Donald Trump to task for his administration's reversal of a directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms.

As President, Trump Juggles Loyalties on LGBT Issues

As President, Trump Juggles Loyalties on LGBT Issues

By Laurie Kellman and Jonathan Lemire | Feb 24
There was candidate Donald Trump in Colorado, waving a rainbow flag emblazoned with a "LGBTs for Trump," a photo opportunity meant to signal he was a new brand of Republican when it comes to protecting LGBT Americans.

White House Adviser Asked FBI to Dispute Russia Report

White House Adviser Asked FBI to Dispute Russia Report

By Julie Pace | Feb 24
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official says.

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