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North Carolina Won't Pass Bill to Ban Youth Trans Procedures

North Carolina Won't Pass Bill to Ban Youth Trans Procedures

By Bryan Anderson | Apr 21, 2021

The office of North Carolina's Republican Senate leader said on Tuesday the chamber won't advance a controversial bill put forward this month by three GOP members that sought to limit medical treatments for transgender people under 21.

Biden to America after Floyd Verdict: 'We Can't Stop Here'

Biden to America after Floyd Verdict: 'We Can't Stop Here'

By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller and Michael Balsamo | Apr 21, 2021

President Joe Biden said the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd "can be a giant step forward" for the nation in the fight against systemic racism. But he declared that "it's not enough."

Disney's New 'Gender-Inclusive' Policies Modernize the Family-Friendly Theme Parks

Disney's New 'Gender-Inclusive' Policies Modernize the Family-Friendly Theme Parks

By Matthew Wexler | Apr 21, 2021

Mickey's high-waisted red shorts and Minnie's polka-dot flared skirt with a sensible yellow heel won't be changing any time soon, but for Disney Park "cast members" (aka employees), new policies indicate that times are changing.

Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Guilty of Murder and Manslaughter in Floyd Case

Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Guilty of Murder and Manslaughter in Floyd Case

By Amy Forliti, Stephen Groves and Tammy Webber | Apr 20, 2021

Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man's neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests.

The Shock and Reality of Catching Covid After Being Vaccinated

The Shock and Reality of Catching Covid After Being Vaccinated

By Steven Findlay | Apr 20, 2021

As more Americans every day are inoculated, a tiny but growing number are contending with the disturbing experience of getting covid despite having had one shot, or even two.

Out Weatherman Sues Former Employer; Claims Anti-Gay, Religious Discrimination

Out Weatherman Sues Former Employer; Claims Anti-Gay, Religious Discrimination

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 20, 2021

Sven Sundgaard, out former weatherman for Minneapolis TV station KARE 11, is suing the station, saying his firing last year was due to his sexual orientation and Jewish faith.

How To Get A Small-Dollar Mortgage

How To Get A Small-Dollar Mortgage

By Bob Musinski | Apr 20, 2021

While these loans are a small share of the overall number of mortgages issued each year, they are vital to low- and middle-income families who are trying to buy a home.

Tennessee House OKs New Transgender 'Bathroom Bill'

Tennessee House OKs New Transgender 'Bathroom Bill'

By Jonathan Mattise | Apr 20, 2021

Tennessee House lawmakers on Monday passed a bill that would put public schools and districts at risk of civil lawsuits if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that don't reflect their gender at birth.

Billions Spent on Coronavirus Fight, but What Happens Next?

Billions Spent on Coronavirus Fight, but What Happens Next?

Apr 19, 2021

Congress has poured tens of billions of dollars into state and local public health departments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, paying for masks, contact tracers and education campaigns to persuade people to get vaccinated.

How Long Should You Keep Tax Records?

How Long Should You Keep Tax Records?

By Elen Chang | Apr 19, 2021

In almost all cases, you can shred or throw away any documents such as W-2s, 1099s or other forms or receipts three years after you file your tax return.

Police: FedEx Shooter Legally Bought Guns Used in Shooting

Police: FedEx Shooter Legally Bought Guns Used in Shooting

By Casey Smith | Apr 19, 2021

The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally bought the two rifles used in the attack despite red flag laws designed to prevent such purchases, police said.

Half of US Adults Have Received At Least One COVID-19 Shot

Half of US Adults Have Received At Least One COVID-19 Shot

By Hope Yen and Jonathan Mattise | Apr 19, 2021

Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation's largest-ever vaccination campaign.

Wunderkind Ex-Mayor to Face Jurors in Fraud, Bribery Case

Wunderkind Ex-Mayor to Face Jurors in Fraud, Bribery Case

By Alanna Durkin Richer | Apr 18, 2021

After he was elected mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, at just 23 years old, it seemed Jasiel Correia's political career had nowhere to go but up. Prosecutors say in reality he was a fraud and a thief.

Treatment Ban Creates Uncertainty for Trans Youth, Families

Treatment Ban Creates Uncertainty for Trans Youth, Families

By Andrew DeMillo and David Crary | Apr 18, 2021

Before he began receiving hormone therapy eight months ago, Dylan Brandt felt insecure and out of place. Then the 15-year-old transgender boy started taking testosterone in August.

I've Recovered From COVID, Why Do I Still Have to Mask Up?

I've Recovered From COVID, Why Do I Still Have to Mask Up?

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez | Apr 18, 2021

The need for masks continues to be a contentious issue. As the federal government doubles down on their importance, some states have thrown caution — and face coverings — to the wind.

How Much Do You Owe? How Credit Card Debt Changed In 2020

How Much Do You Owe? How Credit Card Debt Changed In 2020

By Michelle Black | Apr 17, 2021

During a year when millions were stuck at home and unemployment rates reached a record high, credit card debt took an unexpected downward turn.

GOP Oklahoma Lawmaker Criticized for Transgender Comments

GOP Oklahoma Lawmaker Criticized for Transgender Comments

By Sean Murphy | Apr 17, 2021

An Oklahoma lawmaker who helped revive a bill to ban transgender athletes from participating in women's sports is coming under fire for saying transgender people "have a mental illness."

Liberty Sues Jerry Falwell Jr., Seeking Millions in Damages

Liberty Sues Jerry Falwell Jr., Seeking Millions in Damages

By Sarah Rankin | Apr 16, 2021

Liberty University has filed a civil lawsuit against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking tens of millions in damages after the two parted ways acrimoniously last year.

Watch: Supporters Rally after Utah Student Cuts Down School's Pride Flag

Watch: Supporters Rally after Utah Student Cuts Down School's Pride Flag

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 16, 2021

Students, parents, and alumni rallied outside a Utah high school after a student reportedly cut down a Pride flag that hung in a welcoming gesture as part of a Diversity Week.

Oregon, Maryland Mull Bans on 'Gay Panic' Defense

Oregon, Maryland Mull Bans on 'Gay Panic' Defense

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 16, 2021

Two more states may be poised to ban the so-called "gay panic" and "trans panic" defense strategies in prosecutions involving murder and manslaughter.

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