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Oklahoma Judge Orders 'Tiger King' Zoo to Turn Over Big Cats

Oklahoma Judge Orders 'Tiger King' Zoo to Turn Over Big Cats

Jan 19, 2021

A federal judge in Oklahoma has ordered the new owners of an Oklahoma zoo featured in Netflix's "Tiger King" documentary to turn over all the lion and tiger cubs in their possession, along with the animals' mothers, to the federal government.

Virginia Bill Would End Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders

Virginia Bill Would End Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders

By Denise Lavoie | Jan 19, 2021

Two Virginia Democratic lawmakers are spearheading a push to repeal a decades-old law that allows the state to hold certain sex offenders at psychiatric facilities indefinitely after their criminal sentences if they are deemed "sexually violent predators"

McConnell Said Trump 'Fed Lies' to Mob About Biden Election

McConnell Said Trump 'Fed Lies' to Mob About Biden Election

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | Jan 19, 2021

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell opened the Senate on Tuesday saying the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol was "fed lies" by the president and others in the deadly riot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden election.

Watch: Bronx Married Couple Told to Leave Restaurant by Anti-LGBTQ Worker

Watch: Bronx Married Couple Told to Leave Restaurant by Anti-LGBTQ Worker

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 19, 2021

A married couple say they were told to leave a local eatery because a worker didn't like the fact that they were gay. The men vowed not to return as customers, but they did have a rally just outside a couple of days later.

Judge: Alabama Transgender License Policy Unconstitutional

Judge: Alabama Transgender License Policy Unconstitutional

By Kim Chandler | Jan 19, 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.

JPMorgan Chase Donates $5 Million to LGBTQ Organizations Amid Pandemic

JPMorgan Chase Donates $5 Million to LGBTQ Organizations Amid Pandemic

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 19, 2021

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

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 19, 2021

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

Watch: Amidst Violence, 'God Warrior' Jacob Chansley Leads Prayer in Senate Chamber

Watch: Amidst Violence, 'God Warrior' Jacob Chansley Leads Prayer in Senate Chamber

Jan 19, 2021

Lest we forget that Jacob Chansley — the now infamous avatar of the Capitol insurrection — calls himself an actor, the vivid video footage released by the New Yorker offers cockeyed validation when he led a prayer in the Senate chamber.

'Rooting Hard For You': Will Departure Notes End with Trump?

'Rooting Hard For You': Will Departure Notes End with Trump?

By Will Weissert | Jan 18, 2021

The tradition of departing presidents leaving a handwritten note in the Oval Office for their successors may end with Donald Trump.

Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 Us States Amid Winter Surge

Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 Us States Amid Winter Surge

By David Crary | Jan 18, 2021

Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold.

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.

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.

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.

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