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On MLK Day, Yellen Says US Economy Is Unfair to Black People

On MLK Day, Yellen Says US Economy Is Unfair to Black People

Jan 17, 2022

The U.S. economy "has never worked fairly for Black Americans — or, really, for any American of color," Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a speech delivered Monday.

For Oath Keepers and Founder, Jan. 6 Was Weeks in the Making

For Oath Keepers and Founder, Jan. 6 Was Weeks in the Making

By Colleen Long | Jan 17, 2022

Two days after the election on Nov. 3, 2020, the Oath Keepers were already convinced that victory had been stolen from President Donald Trump and members of the far-right militia group were making plans to march on the U.S. Capitol.

Double Dealing: Legal, Illicit Blur in California Pot Market

Double Dealing: Legal, Illicit Blur in California Pot Market

By Michael R. Blood | Jan 17, 2022

In the five years since California voters approved a broad legal marketplace for marijuana, thousands of greenhouses have sprouted across the state. But these, under their plastic canopies, conceal a secret.

Bidens Pack Carrots, Apples into Boxes During Food Bank Stop

Bidens Pack Carrots, Apples into Boxes During Food Bank Stop

By Colleen Long | Jan 17, 2022

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden packed carrots and apples into food boxes for the hungry and chatted with volunteers Sunday at a food bank as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Did the New York Times Use a Homophobic Meme in Writing about Upcoming Gay Cruise?

Did the New York Times Use a Homophobic Meme in Writing about Upcoming Gay Cruise?

By Robert Nesti | Jan 16, 2022

Did the New York Times piece about an upcoming gay cruise perpetuate the stereotype of a party-hardy, libidinous gay male traveler?

Transgender Athlete Ban, Backed by Noem, Clears Committee

Transgender Athlete Ban, Backed by Noem, Clears Committee

By Stephen Groves | Jan 16, 2022

A South Dakota legislative committee approved a bill to ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports leagues that match their gender identity.

Delta Air Lines Called 'Discriminatory' for Lack of Nonbinary Ticketing Option

Delta Air Lines Called 'Discriminatory' for Lack of Nonbinary Ticketing Option

Jan 16, 2022

Delta Airlines has been called out for lacking a nonbinary gender option despite its commitment to adding the option three years ago.

Hostages Safe and Captor Dead After Texas Synagogue Standoff

Hostages Safe and Captor Dead After Texas Synagogue Standoff

By Jake Bleiberg, Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo | Jan 16, 2022

A man held hostages for more than 10 hours Saturday at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting in a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist.

University of North Dakota Leader Defends Gender Inclusion Plan

University of North Dakota Leader Defends Gender Inclusion Plan

By James MacPherson | Jan 14, 2022

The president of the University of North Dakota on Friday defended a proposal that would allow students to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.

Democrats Asking FDA to Revisit Gay Blood Donation Ban Amid Shortage

Democrats Asking FDA to Revisit Gay Blood Donation Ban Amid Shortage

By Emell Adolphus | Jan 13, 2022

A group of House Democrats are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revisit a current policy that limits gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

Soaring COVID-19 Cases Renew US Debate Over Mask Mandates

Soaring COVID-19 Cases Renew US Debate Over Mask Mandates

By Meg Kinnard | Jan 13, 2022

Officials across the U.S. are again weighing how and whether to impose mask mandates as COVID-19 infections soar.

Fact Checkers Say YouTube Lets its Platform be 'Weaponized'

Fact Checkers Say YouTube Lets its Platform be 'Weaponized'

Jan 13, 2022

More than 80 fact checking organizations are calling on YouTube to address what they say is rampant misinformation on the platform.

Study Indicates Cannabis Can be Used to Fight Covid

Study Indicates Cannabis Can be Used to Fight Covid

Jan 12, 2022

Can cannabis protect against Covid? Such is the contention of a study published this week by researchers affiliated with Oregon State University.

Tucker Carlson Devotes Segment to Viagra as Potential COVID Treatment

Tucker Carlson Devotes Segment to Viagra as Potential COVID Treatment

Jan 10, 2022

At best, Viagra as a COVID treatment is a novel theory, but apparently, it caught the eye of Tucker Carlson, who dedicated a segment on his Friday's show to promote the theory.

New Year Brings Fresh Spate of Anti-Trans Bills from State GOP Lawmakers

New Year Brings Fresh Spate of Anti-Trans Bills from State GOP Lawmakers

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 9, 2022

2021 set a record for anti-LGBTQ+ state legislation. Only a week into 2022, GOP lawmakers in seven states have introduced at least nine new bills aimed at their new favorite target: Transgender kids.

'Big Tobacco' Companies Leave Legacy of High LGBTQ Smoking Rates

'Big Tobacco' Companies Leave Legacy of High LGBTQ Smoking Rates

By Finbarr Toesland | Jan 9, 2022

The LGBTQ+ community has one of the highest smoking rates among disparity populations. Decades of target marketing by 'Big Tobacco' companies is a major contributing factor.

19 Dead, Including 9 Children, in NYC Apartment Fire

19 Dead, Including 9 Children, in NYC Apartment Fire

By Michael R. Sisak, Jennifer Pelz, and David Porter | Jan 9, 2022

At least 19 people, including nine children, died in a fire Sunday at a Bronx apartment building, the deadliest blaze in New York City in more than three decades.

Hate Crimes Trial in Arbery Killing will Put Racism Up Front

Hate Crimes Trial in Arbery Killing will Put Racism Up Front

By Russ Bynum | Jan 8, 2022

The three white men who killed Ahmaud Arbery will soon stand trial on federal hate crimes charges in which jurors will have to decide whether the slaying was motivated by racism.

Biden Decries Trump Backers' 'Dagger at Throat' of Democracy

Biden Decries Trump Backers' 'Dagger at Throat' of Democracy

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller | Jan 6, 2022

President Joe Biden accused Donald Trump and his supporters of holding a "dagger at the throat of democracy" in a forceful speech Thursday marking the anniversary of the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Biden and Congress Mark a Year Since Violent Insurrection

Biden and Congress Mark a Year Since Violent Insurrection

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller | Jan 6, 2022

President Joe Biden is preparing to mark the first anniversary of the U.S. Capitol insurrection, the violent attack by Trump supporters that has fundamentally changed the Congress and raised global concerns about the future of American democracy.

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