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Federal Govt Launches Civil Rights Probe of Georgia Prisons

Federal Govt Launches Civil Rights Probe of Georgia Prisons

By Kate Brumback | Sep 14, 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced a statewide civil rights investigation into Georgia prisons.

Who's Covered by a Vaccine Mandate? A Quick Guide to America's Patchwork of Shot Requirements

Who's Covered by a Vaccine Mandate? A Quick Guide to America's Patchwork of Shot Requirements

Sep 14, 2021

A law professor examines the new vaccine requirements for more than 100 million U.S. workers.

Could Texas Abortion Ban Strategy be Double-Edged Sword?

Could Texas Abortion Ban Strategy be Double-Edged Sword?

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Sep 14, 2021

The unusual legal strategy used to ban most abortions in Texas is already increasingly being employed in Republican-led states to target pornography, LGBT rights and other hot-button cultural issues.

FBI Releases Newly Declassified Record on Sept. 11 Attacks

FBI Releases Newly Declassified Record on Sept. 11 Attacks

By Eric Tucker | Sep 12, 2021

A declassified FBI document details contacts the 9/11 attackers had with Saudi associates in the United States, but does not provide proof that senior kingdom officials were complicit.

Americans Less Positive about Civil Liberties: AP-NORC Poll

Americans Less Positive about Civil Liberties: AP-NORC Poll

By Meg Kinnard | Sep 11, 2021

Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, Americans were reasonably positive about the state of their rights and liberties. Today, after 20 years, not as much.

U.S. Marks 20 Years Since 9/11, in Shadow of Afghan War's End

U.S. Marks 20 Years Since 9/11, in Shadow of Afghan War's End

By Jennifer Peltz | Sep 11, 2021

Twenty years ago, the 11th of September dawned as just a date. By midnight, it was 9/11, the staggering starting point for a new era of terror, war, politics, patriotism and tragedy.

Biden Marks 9/11 Anniversary with Tribute, Call for Unity

Biden Marks 9/11 Anniversary with Tribute, Call for Unity

By Zeke Miller | Sep 11, 2021

President Joe Biden is making an appeal for the nation to reclaim the spirit of cooperation that sprang up in the days following the 9/11 terror attacks.

20 Years Later, Fallout From Toxic WTC Dust Cloud Grows

20 Years Later, Fallout From Toxic WTC Dust Cloud Grows

By David B. Caruso | Sep 10, 2021

Two decades after the twin towers' collapse, people are still coming forward to report illnesses that might be related to the attacks.

Students Stage Walkout to Protest Bi Teacher Being Placed on Leave

Students Stage Walkout to Protest Bi Teacher Being Placed on Leave

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 9, 2021

Lucas Kaufmann, a teacher in Winterset, Iowa, was placed on leave after coming out as bisexual. But the school's students aren't having it: They staged a walkout.

COVID-19 Surge in the U.S.: The Summer of Hope Ends in Gloom

COVID-19 Surge in the U.S.: The Summer of Hope Ends in Gloom

By Matthew Perrone, Dee-Ann Durbin | Sep 9, 2021

The summer that was supposed to mark America's independence from COVID-19 is instead drawing to a close with the U.S. more firmly under the tyranny of the virus, with deaths per day back up to where they were in March.

Missouri Teacher Resigns After School Says Remove Pride Flag, Don't Discuss Sexuality

Missouri Teacher Resigns After School Says Remove Pride Flag, Don't Discuss Sexuality

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 8, 2021

A Neosho teacher resigned last week after parents complained about a pride flag in his classroom and the district told him to take it down.

Texas GOP Bets on Hard Right Turn Amid Changing Demographics

Texas GOP Bets on Hard Right Turn Amid Changing Demographics

By Will Weissert and Paul J. Weber | Sep 8, 2021

Republicans in America's largest conservative state for years racked up victories under the slogan "Keep Texas Red," a pledge to quash a coming blue wave that Democrats argued was inevitable given shifting demographics.

Watch: Boy Charged in Assault on Student Draped in Gay Pride Flag

Watch: Boy Charged in Assault on Student Draped in Gay Pride Flag

Sep 8, 2021

A Georgia teenager faces juvenile charges after he attacked a student who was draped in a gay pride flag in a school cafeteria, authorities say.

California Moves to Outlaw 'Stealthing,' or Removing Condom

California Moves to Outlaw 'Stealthing,' or Removing Condom

By Don Thompson | Sep 8, 2021

California lawmakers moved to make the state the first to outlaw "stealthing," which is removing a condom without permission during intercourse.

HRC President Fired Following Reports he Advised Cuomo about Misconduct Allegations

HRC President Fired Following Reports he Advised Cuomo about Misconduct Allegations

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 7, 2021

Alphonso David was fired as president of the Human Rights Campaign following reports David advised Andrew Cuomo on sexual misconduct allegations. David promised "a legal challenge."

Virginia Is Set to Remove Richmond's Lee Statue on Wednesday

Virginia Is Set to Remove Richmond's Lee Statue on Wednesday

By Denise Lavoie | Sep 7, 2021

A towering statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, is set to come down on Wednesday, more than 130 years after it was built as a tribute to a Civil War hero,

Court Rules Catholic School Wrongfully Fired Gay Substitute

Court Rules Catholic School Wrongfully Fired Gay Substitute

Sep 6, 2021

A gay substitute teacher was wrongfully fired by a Roman Catholic school in North Carolina after he announced in 2014 on social media that he was going to marry his longtime partner, a federal judge has ruled.

Energy Company: Hurricane Ida Restoration Could Take Weeks

Energy Company: Hurricane Ida Restoration Could Take Weeks

Sep 5, 2021

Full restoration of electricity to some of the hardest-hit areas of Louisiana battered to an unprecedented degree by Hurricane Ida could take until the end of the month.

LGBTQ Rights Exhibit Removed from Museum at Missouri Capitol

LGBTQ Rights Exhibit Removed from Museum at Missouri Capitol

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 5, 2021

An LGBTQ exhibit documented the history of gay rights in Missouri has been removed from the state's Capitol. In a statement, an openly gay Sen. Greg Razer, D-Kansas City called the removal "a small example of closeting part of our history."

Parts Shortage Will Keep Auto Prices Sky-High

Parts Shortage Will Keep Auto Prices Sky-High

Sep 5, 2021

Back in the spring, a shortage of computer chips that had sent auto prices soaring appeared, finally, to be easing. Some relief for consumers seemed to be in sight. That hope has now dimmed.

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