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'Chick-fil-A' Bill Reignites LGBT Opposition in Texas

'Chick-fil-A' Bill Reignites LGBT Opposition in Texas

By Paul J. Weber | May 22
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signaled he will sign legislation that Republicans say is a defense of Chick-fil-A and religious freedom, but gay lawmakers sometimes tearfully railed against it on the House floor as a license to discriminate.

Police Look at Whether Transgender Women's Deaths Connected

Police Look at Whether Transgender Women's Deaths Connected

By Terry Wallace | May 22
The shooting deaths of two transgender women and the stabbing of a third are being investigated to determine whether they are connected, police in Dallas said Tuesday.

Former Judge Files New Motions in Jussie Smollett Case

Former Judge Files New Motions in Jussie Smollett Case

May 22
A former judge who wants a special prosecutor appointed in the Jussie Smollett case is back in court with new motions to obtain her goal.

Handwritten Wills Shake Up Aretha Franklin's Estate

Handwritten Wills Shake Up Aretha Franklin's Estate

By Ed White | May 22
The discovery of handwritten wills in the home of the late Aretha Franklin could ignite a dispute among family members about the estate of the "Queen of Soul."

More Democrats Seeking Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump

More Democrats Seeking Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | May 22
More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying.

Taylor University students walk out before Mike Pence commencement address

Taylor University students walk out before Mike Pence commencement address

By Sam Cronin | May 21
Dozens of students walked out ahead of Vice President Mike Pence's commencement speech at Taylor University Saturday.

Pot 'Legalization 2.0': Social Equity Becomes A Key Question

Pot 'Legalization 2.0': Social Equity Becomes A Key Question

By Jennifer Peltz | May 21
Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities.

In Gender-Swap Photo Filters, Some Trans People See Therapy

In Gender-Swap Photo Filters, Some Trans People See Therapy

By Jeff McMillan | May 21
Hit a button, and you're "transformed" into a woman. The beard disappears. The face and jaw smooth out. The hair floats jauntily around the shoulders.

2020 Candidates Mourn Transgender Woman's Death

2020 Candidates Mourn Transgender Woman's Death

May 21
Democratic presidential candidates are mourning a 23-year-old transgender woman in Texas who authorities say was the victim of "homicidal violence."

Tribes, Environmentalists Battle Copper Mine in Arizona

Tribes, Environmentalists Battle Copper Mine in Arizona

By Anita Snow | May 21
Native American tribes and environmental groups have sued to stop Hudbay Minerals Inc., arguing its mine could desecrate sacred, ancestral lands and dry up wells and waterways while ravaging habitat for endangered jaguar and other species.

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