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Farewell, Folau? Anti-Gay Aussie Rugger Settles Suit, Apologizes
Teacher's Assistant Allegedly Sexually Assaults Underage Student; Tells Him, 'You Don't Have to Be Gay'
Ex-Judicial Panelists: Abbott Ousted Them Over Gay Marriage

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Teacher's Assistant Allegedly Sexually Assaults Underage Student; Tells Him, 'You Don't Have to Be Gay'

Farewell, Folau? Anti-Gay Aussie Rugger Settles Suit, Apologizes

By Kilian Melloy |
A Houston, Texas teacher's assistant is accused of having sex with a student when he was still 16 and underage. She reportedly told him, "You don't have to be gay.&q...

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Watch: Boston Man Charged in Box-Cutter, Snow Shovel Hate Crime

Watch: Boston Man Charged in Box-Cutter, Snow Shovel Hate Crime

Dec 9
Boston man Eddie Smith is due to be arraigned on assault and battery, mayhem, and committing a hate crime charges after he allegedly "hit a 25-year-old man in the head with a snow shovel and slashed his eye with a box cutter" Tuesday. Watch below.

The Truth About the Escalating Anti-Transgender Crime Epidemic

The Truth About the Escalating Anti-Transgender Crime Epidemic

By Merryn Johns | Dec 9
At least 22 transgender and gender non-conforming people have been killed in the U.S. this year — 91 percent of them were black women. We are a community in crisis. How is the nation responding?

Former Sean Cody Performer, Sent Up for Extortion in 2015, Gets Early Release

Former Sean Cody Performer, Sent Up for Extortion in 2015, Gets Early Release

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 9
A former Sean Cody performer, adult star Jarec Wentworth (the stage name of Teofil Brank) has gained early release from prison and is now in a halfway house in California, media outlets report.

Transgender Women Fight Law Blocking Inmates' Name Change

Transgender Women Fight Law Blocking Inmates' Name Change

Dec 9
Three transgender women have filed a lawsuit challenging a Texas law that bars federal prison inmates from legally changing their names while in custody and within two years after serving their sentence.

France Braces for Even Worse Travel Woes as Government Seeks Answers

France Braces for Even Worse Travel Woes as Government Seeks Answers

Dec 9
France braced for even worse transportation woes when the new work week begins Monday due to nationwide strikes over the government's redesign of the national retirement system.

2020 Watch: Buttigieg on the Defensive, Biden's Strategy

2020 Watch: Buttigieg on the Defensive, Biden's Strategy

By Steve Peoples | Dec 9
Pete Buttigieg has been forced on the defensive in recent days over questions about transparency.

Actor Ron Leibman Dead at 82

Actor Ron Leibman Dead at 82

By Jocelyn Noveck | Dec 9
Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner's iconic play "Ängels in America," has died after an illness. He was 82.

US Catholic Priests Beset by Overwork, Isolation, Scandals

US Catholic Priests Beset by Overwork, Isolation, Scandals

By David Crary | Dec 9
Priests leading churches across the country are under siege due to stresses, challenges and sex abuse scandals complicating their lives and those of their fellow priests across the United States.

Palestinians in Bethlehem Look Beyond Religious Tourism

Palestinians in Bethlehem Look Beyond Religious Tourism

By Joseph Krauss, Mohammad Daraghmeh | Dec 9
In recent years a new form of tourism has taken root, focused on the West Bank town's Palestinian residents, their culture and history and their struggles under Israeli occupation.

'Benson,' 'Star Trek' Actor René Auberjonois has Died at 79

'Benson,' 'Star Trek' Actor René Auberjonois has Died at 79

By Andrew Dalton | Dec 9
René Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows "Benson" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and his part in the 1970 film "M.A.S.H." playing Father Mulcahy, has died. He was 79.

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