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NAACP Urges North Carolina Boycott Over Conservative Laws

NAACP Urges North Carolina Boycott Over Conservative Laws

By Jonathan Drew | Feb 25
The NAACP urged religious conferences, athletic events and musicians on Friday to avoid North Carolina as part of a national boycott protesting the state's conservative policies including a law limiting LGBT protections.

White House Defends Contacts with FBI Over Russia Reports

White House Defends Contacts with FBI Over Russia Reports

By Julie Pace | Feb 25
The White House defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russia.

As Party Rebuilds, Democrats Seek a New DNC Leader

As Party Rebuilds, Democrats Seek a New DNC Leader

By Bill Barrow | Feb 25
Democrats are beginning the process of rebuilding their party by choosing a new national chairman charged with turning widespread opposition to President Donald Trump into more election victories.

White House Bars Major News Outlets from Media Gaggle

White House Bars Major News Outlets from Media Gaggle

Feb 24
News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining a White House media gaggle, according to news reports.

'No Anonymous Sources,' Trump Scolds - After WH Uses Them

'No Anonymous Sources,' Trump Scolds - After WH Uses Them

By Julie Bykowicz | Feb 24
President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the news media Friday, taking direct aim this time at the use of anonymous sources.

College: Feces Swastika Found in Gender-Neutral Bathroom

College: Feces Swastika Found in Gender-Neutral Bathroom

Feb 24
One of the top art schools in the U.S. is investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti made out of human waste was found in a gender-neutral bathroom.

Release Sought for Immigrant Who Asked for Protection Order

Release Sought for Immigrant Who Asked for Protection Order

By Astrid Galvan | Feb 24
The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of a transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend has led to questions about what lengths authorities will go to apprehend people under newly stepped-up immigration policies.

Judge Bars Several Accusers From Testifying at Cosby's Trial

Judge Bars Several Accusers From Testifying at Cosby's Trial

By Maryclaire Dale | Feb 24
In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian's multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago.

Other Nations Shaking Heads at US Transgender Toilet Battle

Other Nations Shaking Heads at US Transgender Toilet Battle

By Shawn Pogatchnik | Feb 24
As Donald Trump and U.S. courts seek to make transgender use of toilets an American battleground in schools, the more progressive corners of Europe and Latin America are shaking their heads in bewilderment.

Nebraska Panel Considers Bill to Protect LGBT Workers

Nebraska Panel Considers Bill to Protect LGBT Workers

By Julia Shumway | Feb 24
Supporters of a bill that aims to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Nebraska residents from discrimination in the workplace packed a hearing room at the state Capitol Wednesday to urge a legislative committee to approve the measure.

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