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Amy Coney Barrett, Likely High Court Pick, is Scalia's Heir

Amy Coney Barrett, Likely High Court Pick, is Scalia's Heir

By Michael Tarm | Sep 26, 2020

Though Amy Coney Barrett is the expected replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she is more aptly described as heir to another departed Supreme Court justice: conservative hero Antonin Scalia.

GOP Expecting Trump to Tap Barrett for Supreme Court

GOP Expecting Trump to Tap Barrett for Supreme Court

By Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro | Sep 25, 2020

Republicans were expecting President Donald Trump to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, as he aims to put a historic stamp on the high court just weeks before the election.

Unicode Announces New LGBTQ-Related Emoji for 2021

Unicode Announces New LGBTQ-Related Emoji for 2021

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 25, 2020

Unicode recently announced Emoji 13.1, a series of 217 new emoji to be released in 2021, including new LGBTQ-related emoticons.

Former Congressman Ron Paul Hospitalized, Says He's OK

Former Congressman Ron Paul Hospitalized, Says He's OK

Sep 25, 2020

Former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul posted a picture of himself in a hospital Friday but said he was OK after video circulated online of him struggling to speak during an interview.

Murder of Brooklyn Muralist Prosecuted as a Hate Crime

Murder of Brooklyn Muralist Prosecuted as a Hate Crime

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 25, 2020

James Williams, a 51-year old New York City man, has been charged with a hate crime in the September 7th murder of 29 year old muralist Massiah Berkley.

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade on 'Wildly Inspiring' Transgender Daughter

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade on 'Wildly Inspiring' Transgender Daughter

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 25, 2020

After being selected as one of TIME Magazine's '100 Most Influential People,' Union and Wade celebrate their trans daughter in a video accompanying the feature.

With 'Profound Sorrow': Ginsburg Lies in State at US Capitol

With 'Profound Sorrow': Ginsburg Lies in State at US Capitol

By Lisa Mascaro | Sep 25, 2020

The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is lying in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol, the first woman in American history to do so, in commemoration of her extraordinary life.

Watch: District Attorney Says Police Shooting of Trans Suspect 16 Times 'Reasonable Force'

Watch: District Attorney Says Police Shooting of Trans Suspect 16 Times 'Reasonable Force'

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 25, 2020

Police officers in Reading, Pennsylvania, who opened fire on a trans woman, firing 16 rounds and striking her "multiple times," were exercising "reasonable force," the county DA has determined.

Watch: Trans, Non-Binary PSA Series Launches, Features 'Pose' Star

Watch: Trans, Non-Binary PSA Series Launches, Features 'Pose' Star

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 25, 2020

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and WarnerMedia have launched a PSA series underscoring the authenticity - and humanity - of transgender and non-binary people.

Idaho Man Sues Over State's Anti-Sodomy Law

Idaho Man Sues Over State's Anti-Sodomy Law

By Rebecca Boone | Sep 25, 2020

An Idaho man represented by a coalition of civil rights attorneys is suing the state's attorney general over Idaho's so-called "infamous crime against nature" law, which makes it illegal to have oral or anal sex.

In Despair, Protesters Take to Streets for Breonna Taylor

In Despair, Protesters Take to Streets for Breonna Taylor

By Claire Galofaro, Dylan Lovan and Angie Wang | Sep 25, 2020

Some of them raised their fists and called out "Black lives matter!" Others tended to the letters, flowers and signs grouped together in a square in downtown Louisville. All of them said her name: Breonna Taylor.

Corey Johnson Ends 2021 Bid for NYC Mayor

Corey Johnson Ends 2021 Bid for NYC Mayor

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 24, 2020

Corey Johnson, New York City Council speaker and contender in the city's mayoral race, withdrew on Thursday from his bid to replace Bill de Blasio next year.

Merriam-Webster Updates Definition for 'Bisexual'

Merriam-Webster Updates Definition for 'Bisexual'

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 24, 2020

Just in time for Bisexual Visibility Day, Merriam-Webster has updated its definition of "bisexual," making it less binary.

Trump Pays Respects to Late Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

Trump Pays Respects to Late Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

By Kevin Freking | Sep 24, 2020

President Donald Trump paid respects to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday morning, just two days before he announces his nominee to replace her on the high court.

Appeals Court Rejects Rehearing in Transgender Bathroom Case

Appeals Court Rejects Rehearing in Transgender Bathroom Case

Sep 24, 2020

A federal appeals court on Wednesday denied a request for a full-court review of a ruling that a Virginia school board's transgender bathroom ban is unconstitutional.

Trump Won't Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power if He Loses

Trump Won't Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power if He Loses

By Aamer Madhani and Kevin Freking | Sep 24, 2020

President Donald Trump again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Illinois GOP Lawmaker Apologizes for Mocking Black, Gay Democratic Challenger

Illinois GOP Lawmaker Apologizes for Mocking Black, Gay Democratic Challenger

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 23, 2020

Illinois Republican State Representative Amy Grant has apologized for audio recordings of a phone call in which she mocked her Black, gay Democratic challenger, Ken Mejia-Beal.

1 Officer Indicted in Breonna Taylor Case; Not for Her Death

1 Officer Indicted in Breonna Taylor Case; Not for Her Death

Sep 23, 2020

A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted a single former police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments but did not move forward with charges against any officers for their role in Breonna Taylor's death.

Roberts: Ginsburg was 'Tough, Brave, a Fighter, a Winner'

Roberts: Ginsburg was 'Tough, Brave, a Fighter, a Winner'

By Mark Sherman and Matthew Barakat | Sep 23, 2020

Chief Justice John Roberts says the words that best describe the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are "tough, brave, a fighter, a winner" but also "thoughtful, careful, compassionate, honest."

200,000 Dead as Trump Vilifies Science, Prioritizes Politics

200,000 Dead as Trump Vilifies Science, Prioritizes Politics

By Jason Dearen | Sep 23, 2020

Over the past six months, the Trump administration has prioritized politics over science at key moments, refusing to follow expert advice that might have contained the spread of the virus and COVID-19, the disease it causes.

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