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ACLU want Obama to Commute Sentence for Chelsea Manning

Dec 5
The American Civil Liberties Union and gay-rights groups are lobbying President Barack Obama to commute the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, a transgender soldier who leaked classified government and military documents.

Gay Rights Groups Celebrate Defat of NC's Republican Governor

Dec 5
Gay rights groups that made the defeat of North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory this year a top priority because of a law limiting LGBT rights that he signed are celebrating after his concession to Democrat Roy Cooper.

North Carolina Gov. McCrory Concedes He Lost Re-Election Bid

By Emery P. Dalesio | Dec 5
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the governor's race Monday, clearing the way for Democrat Roy Cooper to be declared the winner nearly four weeks after Election Day.

Owner No Longer Wants to Sell Pulse Gay Club in Orlando

By Mike Schneider | Dec 5
The owner of the Florida nightclub where the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place says she's no longer interested in selling the property to the city of Orlando.

Mourning, Memorials Amid Probe into Fatal Warehouse Fire

By Kristin J. Bender and Brain Melley | Dec 5
As investigators searched for signs of a crime in the fire that killed at least 33 in an Oakland warehouse during a late-night dance party, survivors and teary-eyed friends of those who perished viewed the charred building from a distance.

Trump Chooses Former Campaign Rival Ben Carson to be Housing Secretary

Dec 5
Donald Trump has chosen former Campaign 2016 rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Trump's Inauguration to Test Nation's Ability to Heal

By Nancy Benac | Dec 5
One thing you can count on during inauguration season in Washington: People of all stripes will find a reason to show up - whether it's to celebrate or commiserate.

Maine Girl Featured in New HBO Documentary 'The Trans List'

Dec 5
A transgender student whose battle over the right to use a girls' bathroom led to a landmark court ruling in Maine is being featured in a new HBO documentary.

Army Corps Blocks Route of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

By James MacPherson | Dec 4
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota.

Syringe Service Programs Are Decreasing HIV Infections, Work Still Needs to be Done

By Tucker Berardi | Dec 4
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new Vital Signs report which shows an increased use of Syringe Service Programs - programs that offer sterile needles and other injection equipment to reduce the risk of HIV transmission.

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