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Poll: Most in US Who Remain Unvaccinated Need Convincing

Poll: Most in US Who Remain Unvaccinated Need Convincing

By Lauran Neergard, Hannah Fingerhut | May 11, 2021

Fewer Americans are reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine than just a few months ago, but questions about side effects and how the shots were tested still hold some back, according to a new poll.

Inclusivity Isn't Just 'In' Style: It is Style

Inclusivity Isn't Just 'In' Style: It is Style

By Kilian Melloy | May 10, 2021

Fashion brands are increasingly adopting a new style statement: Inclusivity. In turn, they are gaining credibility and respect from marginalized market sectors along with visibility.

Reversing Trump, US Restores Transgender Health Protections

Reversing Trump, US Restores Transgender Health Protections

May 10, 2021

The U.S. will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care, the Biden administration announced, reversing a Trump-era policy that sought to narrow the scope of legal rights in sensitive situations involving medical care.

Massachusetts Mom Wants Outside Review of Black Teen's Death

Massachusetts Mom Wants Outside Review of Black Teen's Death

May 10, 2021

Family members and activists are demanding answers in the death of a Black and LGBTQ teen whose body was found near her home in a Boston suburb last month.

Prospects Dim for Passage of LGBTQ Rights Bill in Senate

Prospects Dim for Passage of LGBTQ Rights Bill in Senate

By Mary Clare Jalonick and David Crary | May 10, 2021

Controlling Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, Democrats were hopeful that this would be the year they finally secured civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans.

Vermont Ends 'Gay Panic' Defense

Vermont Ends 'Gay Panic' Defense

May 9, 2021

The state's Republican governor signed House Bill 128 to prevent using sexual orientation or gender identity as cause to harm LGBTQ people.

Vax Live Concert Raises $302 Million, Exceeds Vaccine Goal

Vax Live Concert Raises $302 Million, Exceeds Vaccine Goal

May 9, 2021

The Global Citizen fundraising concert advocating the importance of vaccine equity has pulled in $302 million, exceeding the goal for the organization's campaign.

After Court Nixes Eviction Ban, Race Is on for Federal Help

After Court Nixes Eviction Ban, Race Is on for Federal Help

By Michael Casey | May 9, 2021

The recent court ruling striking down a national eviction moratorium has heightened concerns that tenants won't receive tens of billions of dollars in promised federal aid in time to avoid getting kicked out of their homes.

Rhode Island Investigating Death of Man Handcuffed by Police

Rhode Island Investigating Death of Man Handcuffed by Police

May 9, 2021

Rhode Island authorities are investigating the case of a man who died after being handcuffed by police in Providence.

With Civil Rights Charges, Justice Dept. Signals Priorities

With Civil Rights Charges, Justice Dept. Signals Priorities

By Michael Balsamo and Amy Forliti | May 9, 2021

The Justice Department is sending a strong message about its priorities these days.

Police: 3 hurt in Florida Mall Shooting as Shoppers Scatter

Police: 3 hurt in Florida Mall Shooting as Shoppers Scatter

May 9, 2021

A shooting at an upscale South Florida shopping mall that began as a fight between two groups of people left three persons injured Saturday afternoon and sent mall patrons fleeing, according to police and local reports.

Online Speech Shield Under Fire As Trump Facebook Ban Stays

Online Speech Shield Under Fire As Trump Facebook Ban Stays

May 8, 2021

Lurking beneath Facebook's decision on whether to continue Donald Trump's suspension from its platform has raised a more complex and consequential question.

Weak Jobs Report Spurs New Arguments Over Big Fed Spending

Weak Jobs Report Spurs New Arguments Over Big Fed Spending

By Josh Boak | May 8, 2021

President Joe Biden insists an unexpected slowdown in companies' hiring is clear new proof the U.S. needs the multitrillion-dollar federal boost he's pushing.

California Leaving: State Population Declines for First Time

California Leaving: State Population Declines for First Time

By Adam Beam | May 8, 2021

California's population fell by more than 182,000 last year, the first yearly loss ever recorded for the nation's most populous state that halted a growth streak dating to its founding in 1850.

Washington Post Says US Secretly Obtained Reporters' Records

Washington Post Says US Secretly Obtained Reporters' Records

By Eric Tucker | May 8, 2021

The Trump Justice Department secretly seized the phone records of three Washington Post reporters who covered the federal investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the newspaper said Friday.

NJ School: We've Addressed Educator's Trans-Rant Beer Toss

NJ School: We've Addressed Educator's Trans-Rant Beer Toss

By Wayne Parry | May 7, 2021

A New Jersey school district says it has responded in a "swift and serious" way to the case of a vice principal who threw beer on people who were videotaping his wife's extended rant against a transgender woman's use of a public bathroom.

Travel Insurance Is Limited for Pricey Luggage

Travel Insurance Is Limited for Pricey Luggage

By Erica Lamberg | May 7, 2021

If you prefer and appreciate the quality craftsmanship and designer flair of expensive luggage, it's important to understand the travel insurance limits for baggage.

Watch: Kentucky State Police Facebook Post Excoriated as Transphobic, Racist

Watch: Kentucky State Police Facebook Post Excoriated as Transphobic, Racist

By Kilian Melloy | May 7, 2021

A Kentucky State Police post prompted critiques ranging from "tone deaf" to "transphobic" and "discriminatory" before it was taken down. Officials said they only intended to show inclusivity.

Utah Affirms Transgender Right to Change Birth Certificates

Utah Affirms Transgender Right to Change Birth Certificates

May 7, 2021

The Utah Supreme Court affirmed the right of transgender people to change their sex designation on birth certificates Thursday, a ruling that came as a bright spot for advocates amid a wave of legislation targeting transgender people around the country.

Home of San Francisco's 1st Same-Sex Spouses Now a Landmark

Home of San Francisco's 1st Same-Sex Spouses Now a Landmark

May 6, 2021

The hilltop cottage belonging to a lesbian couple who were the first same-sex partners to legally marry in San Francisco has become a city landmark.

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