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Health Officials Approach MPV on Lower Cape with Careful Monitoring and Education Campaign

Health Officials Approach MPV on Lower Cape with Careful Monitoring and Education Campaign

Jul 6, 2022

Local health officials are carefully monitoring the spread of the monkeypox virus (MPV) on the lower Cape, as well as providing information about how it is spread.

Gay Missouri Political Candidate's Banner Defaced With Homophobic Slur

Gay Missouri Political Candidate's Banner Defaced With Homophobic Slur

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 5, 2022

Justice Horn, who is seeking to be elected to represent the First District on the Legislature in Kansas City, Missouri, shared a photo showing that his campaign banner had been defaced with a gay slur.

Uneasy US Tries to Fete A July 4 Marred by Parade Shooting

Uneasy US Tries to Fete A July 4 Marred by Parade Shooting

By Bobby Caina Calvan and Kathleen Foody | Jul 4, 2022

A shooting that left at least six people dead at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb rattled Monday's celebrations across the U.S.

Biden to Award Medal of Freedom to Jobs, Rapinoe, Giffords

Biden to Award Medal of Freedom to Jobs, Rapinoe, Giffords

By Darlene Superville | Jul 4, 2022

President Joe Biden will present the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people. LGBTQ+ representation in Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and soccer star Megan Rapinoe.

The Long, Ongoing Debate Over 'All Men Are Created Equal'

The Long, Ongoing Debate Over 'All Men Are Created Equal'

By Hillel Italie | Jul 3, 2022

Few words in American history are invoked as often as those from the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, published nearly 250 years ago. And few are more difficult to define.

Same-Sex Couples Updating Legal Status after Abortion Ruling

Same-Sex Couples Updating Legal Status after Abortion Ruling

By Jay Reeves | Jul 3, 2022

The SCOTUS ruling last week didn't directly affect the 2015 decision that paved the way for same-sex marriage. But, some feel it was still a warning shot for families headed by same-sex parents who fear their rights could evaporate like those of people se

White House: Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Already Striking Fear in Schools

White House: Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Already Striking Fear in Schools

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 1, 2022

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre describes a "more fearful and less free" Florida now that the state's 'Don't Say Gay' law has taken effect.

Honoring Our Past — While Fortifying Our Future

Honoring Our Past — While Fortifying Our Future

By Dr. William Kapfer | Jul 1, 2022

Last week, history was made with the groundbreaking of the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center in New York City. Dr. William Kapfer, who participated in the event, writes about its importance.

Watch: Man Nearly Sets Himself on Fire Burning Pride Flag

Watch: Man Nearly Sets Himself on Fire Burning Pride Flag

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 30, 2022

Lansing, MI police are seeking a man in connection to a series of Pride flag vandalisms that have hit the city of Lansing. He recently attempted to set a Pride flag on fire, nearly igniting himself in the process.

Watch: Texas AG Signals Support for Criminalizing Homosexuality

Watch: Texas AG Signals Support for Criminalizing Homosexuality

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 30, 2022

In a Friday interview with NewsNation anchor Leland Vittert, Texas Attorney General Republican Ken Paxton said he would be "comfortable" enforcing a ban on sodomy or gay marriage.

Alabama Cites Abortion Ruling in Transgender Medication Case

Alabama Cites Abortion Ruling in Transgender Medication Case

By Kim Chandler | Jun 30, 2022

Days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can prohibit abortion, Alabama has seized on the decision to argue that the state should also be able to ban gender-affirming medical treatments for transgender youth.

Jackson Sworn in, Becomes 1st Black Woman on Supreme Court

Jackson Sworn in, Becomes 1st Black Woman on Supreme Court

By Mark Sherman | Jun 30, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in to the Supreme Court, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation's highest court.

Buttigieg Launches $1B Pilot to Build Racial Equity in Roads

Buttigieg Launches $1B Pilot to Build Racial Equity in Roads

By Hope Yen | Jun 30, 2022

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a Lot to Celebrate

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a Lot to Celebrate

By Jessica Gresko | Jun 30, 2022

Last week, as he marked his 74th birthday, Clarence Thomas achieved two long-sought goals: expanding gun rights and overturning Roe v. Wade 's nationwide protection for abortion.

US Officials Announce More Steps Against Monkeypox Outbreak

US Officials Announce More Steps Against Monkeypox Outbreak

By Mike Stobbe | Jun 28, 2022

Reacting to a surprising and growing monkeypox outbreak, U.S. health officials on Tuesday expanded the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus.

This Straight Physiotherapist Had His Pics Stolen by a Grindr Catfish

This Straight Physiotherapist Had His Pics Stolen by a Grindr Catfish

Jun 28, 2022

A scammer took pics from a physiotherapist's social media pages and catfished him for profit.

Did Joe Biden Help Set the Stage for the Roe v Wade Decision?

Did Joe Biden Help Set the Stage for the Roe v Wade Decision?

Jun 26, 2022

Clarence Thomas's hearings to become a Supreme Court justice were presided over by now-President Joe Biden, who chose not to pursue allegations by Anita Hill against the nominee.

Abortion Ruling Thrusts Companies Into Divisive Arena

Abortion Ruling Thrusts Companies Into Divisive Arena

By Anne D'Innocenzio and Haleluya Hadero | Jun 25, 2022

The Supreme Court's decision to end the nation's constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted businesses of all types into the most divisive corner of politics.

Biden Signs Landmark Gun Measure, Says 'Lives Will Be Saved'

Biden Signs Landmark Gun Measure, Says 'Lives Will Be Saved'

By Will Weissert | Jun 25, 2022

President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers in Texas.

US Boosts Monkeypox Testing, 142 Cases Confirmed

US Boosts Monkeypox Testing, 142 Cases Confirmed

By Zeke Miller | Jun 24, 2022

The Biden administration has started shipping monkeypox tests to commercial laboratories, in a bid to speed diagnoses for suspected infections for the virus that has already infected at least 142 people in the U.S.

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