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AP Explains: How the Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Keeps Faltering
AP Explains: How the Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Keeps Faltering

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AP Explains: How the Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Keeps Faltering

AP Explains: How the Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Keeps Faltering

By Paul J. Weber |
A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again sputtered out.

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AP Explains: How the Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Keeps Faltering

AP Explains: How the Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Keeps Faltering

By Paul J. Weber | Aug 16
A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again sputtered out.

The 26th Annual Dance for Life Chicago Raises Funds for AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The 26th Annual Dance for Life Chicago Raises Funds for AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Aug 16
The 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago will exemplify Chicago's versatile and virtuoso dance community with the eight companies that are performing August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.

Man Arrested for Threatening to 'Kill Every Gay and Lesbian NYPD Officer'

Man Arrested for Threatening to 'Kill Every Gay and Lesbian NYPD Officer'

Aug 16
A Bronx man who threatened to kill every gay and lesbian officer in the New York Police Department last month was apprehended by police and charged with 16 counts of aggravated harassment as a hate crime.

Trump Signs Order to Speed Infrastructure Construction

Trump Signs Order to Speed Infrastructure Construction

By Joan Lowy and Michael Biesecker | Aug 16
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has signed a new executive order intended to make more efficient the federal permitting process for construction of transportation, water and other infrastructure projects without harming the environment.

Charlottesville Prompts Pennsylvania Dems to Revisit State's Hate Crime Laws

Charlottesville Prompts Pennsylvania Dems to Revisit State's Hate Crime Laws

Aug 16
Pennsylvania is the only state in the Northeast that does not cover violence against LGBTQ people in its hate crime laws.

Social Media Harnessed to Expose White Nationalists at Rally

Social Media Harnessed to Expose White Nationalists at Rally

By Barbara Ortutay | Aug 16
One of the social media posts resembled a wanted poster or a missing-persons flyer: Photographs of men were arranged in rows, seeking their names and employers.

Kim Kardashian West Sorry for Defending Makeup Artist Jeffree Star

Kim Kardashian West Sorry for Defending Makeup Artist Jeffree Star

Aug 16
Kim Kardashian West is apologizing after feeling the ire of the internet for defending a makeup artist who used racial slurs several times on camera.

Trump Leaves Top Strategist's Future in Limbo: 'We'll See'

Trump Leaves Top Strategist's Future in Limbo: 'We'll See'

By Jonathan Lemire and Julie Bykowciz | Aug 16
President Donald Trump is saying "we'll see what happens" with top strategist Steve Bannon.

Indonesia President: Spread Wealth, Protect Diversity

Indonesia President: Spread Wealth, Protect Diversity

Aug 16
Indonesia's president vowed a fairer distribution of the nation's wealth and a renewed commitment to protecting diversity after volatile months in which the country's reputation for tolerance was undermined by religious tensions and attacks on minorities.

Oregon Governor Expands Abortion, Reproductive Coverage

Oregon Governor Expands Abortion, Reproductive Coverage

By Andrew Selsky | Aug 16
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill expanding coverage on abortions and other reproductive services to thousands of Oregonians.

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