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Man Allegedly Hid 3 Months at Chicago Airport Due to Virus

Man Allegedly Hid 3 Months at Chicago Airport Due to Virus

Jan 18, 2021

A California man who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly has been arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport for three months.

Dare We Hope? What LGBTQ People Really Expect from the Biden Presidency

Dare We Hope? What LGBTQ People Really Expect from the Biden Presidency

By Dan Allen | Jan 18, 2021

After a chaotic administration that's been disastrous for LGBTQ rights, uncertainty and realism are tempering expectations for Biden-Harris results.

Lady Gaga to Sing Anthem, J-Lo to Perform at Inauguration

Lady Gaga to Sing Anthem, J-Lo to Perform at Inauguration

Jan 18, 2021

Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Joe Biden's inauguration and Jennifer Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol when Biden is sworn in as the nation's 46th president next Wednesday.

FBI Vetting Guard Troops in DC Amid Fears of Insider Attack

FBI Vetting Guard Troops in DC Amid Fears of Insider Attack

By Lolita C. Baldor | Jan 18, 2021

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The Associated Press on Sunday that officials are conscious of the potential threat, and he warned commanders to be on the lookout for any problems within their ranks as the inauguration approaches.

Portraits of U.S. Voters, Assessing this Moment in History

Portraits of U.S. Voters, Assessing this Moment in History

Jan 18, 2021

After more than 1,400 days of Donald Trump's presidency -- after two bitter elections, two impeachments, more than 26,000 presidential tweets and four years of near-constant upheaval -- it is left to American voters to tally it all up.

In Inaugural Address, Biden Will Appeal to National Unity

In Inaugural Address, Biden Will Appeal to National Unity

By Zeke Miller | Jan 18, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden will deliver an appeal to national unity when he is sworn in Wednesday and plans immediate moves to combat the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of President Donald Trump's most controversial policies.

Biden's Long Political Evolution Leads To His Biggest Test

Biden's Long Political Evolution Leads To His Biggest Test

By Bill Barrow | Jan 18, 2021

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has navigated a half-century in American politics by relentlessly positioning himself at the core of the Democratic Party.

Records: Trump Allies Behind Rally that Ignited Capitol Riot

Records: Trump Allies Behind Rally that Ignited Capitol Riot

By Richard Lardner and Michelle R. Smith | Jan 18, 2021

Members of President Donald Trump's failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Heavy Fortified Statehouses Around the US See Small Protests

Heavy Fortified Statehouses Around the US See Small Protests

By David A. Lieb and Adam Geller | Jan 18, 2021

Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National Guard troops and police.

JPMorgan Chase Donates $5 Million to LGBTQ Organizations Amid Pandemic

JPMorgan Chase Donates $5 Million to LGBTQ Organizations Amid Pandemic

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 17, 2021

JPMorgan Chase is donating $5 million to LGBTQ organizations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some in the GOP Far-Right Talk of a Coming Civil War

Some in the GOP Far-Right Talk of a Coming Civil War

By Jay Reeves, Julie Carr Smyth | Jan 16, 2021

War-like imagery has begun spreading in Republican circles after the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Trump's supporters, with some elected officials and party leaders rejecting pleas to tone down rhetoric calling for a second civil war.

Vaccines to Stimulus Checks: Here's What's in Biden's Plan

Vaccines to Stimulus Checks: Here's What's in Biden's Plan

Jan 16, 2021

The plan, which would require congressional approval, is packed with proposals on health care, education, labor and cybersecurity.

Judge: Alabama Transgender License Policy Unconstitutional

Judge: Alabama Transgender License Policy Unconstitutional

By Kim Chandler | Jan 16, 2021

Alabama's policy requiring a transgender person to undergo full gender reassignment surgery before they can change the sex on their driver's license is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Montana, North Dakota Bills Target Transgender Athletes

Montana, North Dakota Bills Target Transgender Athletes

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 15, 2021

Lawmakers in North Dakota and Montana are considering bills that specifically target transgender student athletes.

Trump to Leave Washington on Morning of Biden's Inauguration

Trump to Leave Washington on Morning of Biden's Inauguration

By Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville | Jan 15, 2021

President Donald Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning, just before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, to begin his post-presidential life in Florida.

'QAnon Shaman' Left Threatening Note to Mike Pence, Demands a Presidential Pardon

'QAnon Shaman' Left Threatening Note to Mike Pence, Demands a Presidential Pardon

Jan 15, 2021

Jacob Chansley (a.k.a. "QAnon Shaman") was said to have left a threatening note to Mike Pence during the Capitol insurrection last week. He is also seeking a presidential pardon.

Feds: Capitol Mob Aimed to 'Assassinate' Elected Officials

Feds: Capitol Mob Aimed to 'Assassinate' Elected Officials

By Alanna Durkin Richer and Jacques Billeaud | Jan 15, 2021

The pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to "capture and assassinate elected officials," federal prosecutors said in court documents.

Chick-fil-A in Castro Valley? Let the Battle Begin

Chick-fil-A in Castro Valley? Let the Battle Begin

Jan 15, 2021

Chick-fil-A hit a roadblock this week in an effort to open a new location in Castro Valley. But was it traffic concerns or the company's stance on LGBTQ issues that ruffled the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council's feathers?

In Parts of New York, Calling Someone Gay No Longer Cause for Defamation

In Parts of New York, Calling Someone Gay No Longer Cause for Defamation

Jan 15, 2021

Is calling someone gay cause for defamation? A New York state appeals court recently ruled that it isn't, breaking with decades-long legal rulings,

Watch: 'I'm Going to Make T-Shirts,' Cindy McCain Says to GOP Over Censure for Gay Marriage Support

Watch: 'I'm Going to Make T-Shirts,' Cindy McCain Says to GOP Over Censure for Gay Marriage Support

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15, 2021

Cindy McCain, the widow of longtime GOP Senator John McCain, was less than impressed with the prospect that the Arizona State Republican Party is poised to censure her for her support of marriage equality, as well as for President-elect Joe Biden.

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