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Detroit Pastor Charged In Trans Woman's Killing

Detroit Pastor Charged In Trans Woman's Killing

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 13
A Detroit pastor has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a trans woman whose murder, according to authorities, was motivated by her gender identity.

Trump Argues He 'Never Directed' Longtime Fixer to Break Law

Trump Argues He 'Never Directed' Longtime Fixer to Break Law

NEWS | By Catherine Lucey | Dec 13
President Trump is contending he "never directed" longtime lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law. Trump's tweet Thursday comes a day after Cohen was sentenced to prison for crimes including arranging hush money payments to conceal Trump's alleged affairs.

Watch: 'Morning Joe' Cohost Mika Brzezinski Apologizes for Using Gay Slur About Pompeo

Watch: 'Morning Joe' Cohost Mika Brzezinski Apologizes for Using Gay Slur About Pompeo

NEWS | Dec 13
Mika Brzezinski, who cohosts MSNBC's "Morning Joe" with husband Joe Scarborough, is apologizing this week after using a gay slur regarding Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

UNAIDS Head to Quit Post Early Following Scathing Report

UNAIDS Head to Quit Post Early Following Scathing Report

NEWS | Dec 13
The head of the U.N. agency focusing on AIDS says he'll leave his post in June, an early departure announced a week after independent experts looking into sexual harassment at UNAIDS blasted its "defective leadership."

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

ENTERTAINMENT | By David Bauder | Dec 13
Janet Jackson will join her brother Michael as a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall says she's one of seven new members, including Stevie Nicks and the top fan vote-getter, Def Leppard.

Christina Aguilera Headlines New Year's Eve in Times Square

Christina Aguilera Headlines New Year's Eve in Times Square

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 13
Christina Aguilera will perform live minutes before the ball drops to usher in 2019 in New York's Times Square.

States Innovate to Expand PrEP Availability and Uptake

States Innovate to Expand PrEP Availability and Uptake

NEWS | Dec 13
Recent analyses clearly illustrate the need for more and innovative approaches to improve awareness, access, and adherence to this powerful HIV prevention tool. Several states have already undertaken such efforts.

Watch: Suit Alleges Man Was 'Harassed Because He Was Gay, Shot Because He Was Black'

Watch: Suit Alleges Man Was 'Harassed Because He Was Gay, Shot Because He Was Black'

NEWS | Dec 13
A gay 21-year-old African American who was shot in the back of the neck after scuffling with a Walgreens security guard was "profiled because he was homeless," according to the lawyer representing his family.

Barack Obama Receives RFK Human Rights Award at NYC Gala

Barack Obama Receives RFK Human Rights Award at NYC Gala

NEWS | By Sabrina Caserta | Dec 13
Former President Barack Obama was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a gala in midtown Manhattan Wednesday evening.

Pelosi, Foes Clinch Deal All but Paving Her Way to Speaker

Pelosi, Foes Clinch Deal All but Paving Her Way to Speaker

NEWS | By Alan Fram | Dec 13
Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but ensured Wednesday that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional years in the chamber's top post.


News

As Protectors Abandon Trump, Investigation Draws Closer

As Protectors Abandon Trump, Investigation Draws Closer

NATIONAL | By Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker | Dec 13
President Donald Trump has now been abandoned by two of his most powerful protectors, his longtime lawyer and the company that owns the National Enquirer tabloid, bringing a perilous investigation into his campaign one step closer to the Oval Office.


Entertainment

 Review :: Mortal Engines

Review :: Mortal Engines

MOVIES | By Kitty Drexel | Dec 13
Rivers' lack of imagination means he had to rewrite Reeve's novel in order to understand how Hester could be loved while also being disfigured.


Business

Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Primary

Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Primary

LEGAL | By Juana Summers | Dec 13
Democrats are trying to turn their most painful losses this year into a rallying cry they hope will electrify the 2020 presidential campaign: Every vote matters.


Finance

Need Health Insurance? Deadline is December 15

Need Health Insurance? Deadline is December 15

HEALTH | By Michelle Andrews | Dec 10
The annual open-enrollment period for people who buy their own insurance on the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces ends Dec. 15 in most states.


Cars

Malaysia's Proton Launches 1st SUV with China's Geely

Malaysia's Proton Launches 1st SUV with China's Geely

AUTO NEWS | By Eileen Ng | Dec 13
Malaysian national car maker Proton launched its first SUV on Wednesday in a fresh effort to transform its stale brand and turn around its fortunes.


Style

Christmas Tree Farmers Combat Popularity of Artificial Trees

Christmas Tree Farmers Combat Popularity of Artificial Trees

HOME | By Gillian Flaccus | Dec 13
Between 75 and 80 percent of Americans who have a Christmas tree now have an artificial one, and the $1 billion market for fake trees is growing at about 4 percent a year — even though they can be reused again and again


Health/Fitness

Denying Transgender Identity Can Seriously Impact Mental Health

Denying Transgender Identity Can Seriously Impact Mental Health

HEALTH | By Bethany Grace Howe | Dec 13
The impact of statements or actions that are subtly and even unintentionally discriminatory, what researchers call "microaggressions," is measurable and real.


Travel

Virgin Galactic Aims to Reach Space Soon With Tourism Rocket

Virgin Galactic Aims to Reach Space Soon With Tourism Rocket

SCIENCE | By John Antczak | Dec 13
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space. If successful, it would be a major step toward the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism.


Nightlife

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar, Chicago :: December 8, 2018

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar, Chicago :: December 8, 2018

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 11
The annual Santa Speedo Run at Sidetrack The Video Bar in Boystown raise record funds for Center on Halsted thanks to sponsors Miller Light, Lyft and Tito's Handmade Vodka. Hosts Debbie Fox & Dixie Lynn Cartwright kept the fun going with prizes and games.