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Tired of Being a Smoker's Haven, Czech Republic Considers Ban in Bars

Dec 10
The Czech Republic may lose its place as one of the last havens for tobacco smokers in Europe.

Orlando Shops Designate Themselves 'Safe Places' For Gays

Dec 10
Officials in a Florida city are launching a program allowing businesses to designate themselves as safe places for gays and lesbians if they feel threatened.

John Glenn, First American to Orbit the Earth and U.S. Senator, Dead at 95

Dec 10
John Glenn, legendary astronaut and senator, has died CBS News reports on Glenn's life and accomplishments.

Army Promotes Taylor To Major General

By John McDonald | Dec 10
For the first time in history, an openly gay male officer has achieved the rank of Major General in the United States Army.

Bay Area Grieves Ghost Ship Fire Victims

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Dec 10
Many in the Bay Area are grieving the loss of 36 people, including three who identified as transgender individuals, who died in a fire at an Oakland warehouse known as the Ghost Ship.

Fisher Price Debunks Fake 'Happy Hour Playset' Toy

Dec 10
Fisher-Price has taken to Twitter to debunk any notion it has a bar-themed playset for toddlers.

Warehouse Fire Survivor: People 'Dying Right in Front of Me'

By Brian Melley and Scott Smith | Dec 10
To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the industrial facade of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, guarded by figures of Asian deities and pulsing with a welcoming vibe.

Oakland Fire Exposes Rift in Naming Transgender Victims

By Janie Har | Dec 10
Feral Pines proved to be as complex in death as she was in life as friends and family struggled this week to settle on the correct name to remember the victim of the Oakland warehouse party fire killed along with 35 others.

Spelling-Challenged Trump Calls CNN Reporting 'Rediculous' Fake News

Dec 10
Donald Trump is tweeting about television again - this time accusing CNN of reporting "rediculous" fake news and asserting that he won't let his television show conflict with his presidency.

Obama Orders Review of Election-Season Hacking

By Kathleen Hennessey | Dec 9
President Barack Obama ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia's meddling in U.S. elections.

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