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

Folau Fired by Rugby Australia for Contentious Online Posts

By Jeff McMillan |
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.

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Trump Demands End to Russia Probes, Walks Out of Dem Meeting

Trump Demands End to Russia Probes, Walks Out of Dem Meeting

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | May 22
President Donald Trump abruptly quit a meeting with congressional Democrats Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with them unless they drop their investigations in the aftermath of the Trump-Russia report.

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

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

By Jennifer Peltz | May 22
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.

Rights Expert Calls Out Hungary on Refugees, NGOs, Judiciary

Rights Expert Calls Out Hungary on Refugees, NGOs, Judiciary

By Pablo Gorondi | May 22
Hungary needs to urgently address human rights violations such as the detention of asylum-seekers and the intimidation of civic groups, as well as concerns about judicial independence, according to a report released Tuesday.

German Port A Battleground for EU's Fragile Political Center

German Port A Battleground for EU's Fragile Political Center

By Frank Jordan | May 22
A new political grouping of nationalist and populist parties is trying to capitalize on voter discontent, vowing to upend the continent's traditional political power structure.

'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.

Kenyan Author, LGBT Activist Binyavanga Wainaina Dies at 48

Kenyan Author, LGBT Activist Binyavanga Wainaina Dies at 48

By Tom Odula | May 22
One of Africa's best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48, a colleague and friend said Wednesday.

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.

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