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Mount Washington Experiences Record-Setting Wind Chill

Mount Washington Experiences Record-Setting Wind Chill

By Mark Pratt | Feb 4, 2023

The Arctic air that descended on the Northeast on Saturday brought dangerously cold sub-zero temperatures and wind chills to the region.

Watch: Who is the Ring Perp? Police Seek Man Who Went Naked Door-to-Door in St. Louis Suburb

Watch: Who is the Ring Perp? Police Seek Man Who Went Naked Door-to-Door in St. Louis Suburb

Feb 4, 2023

Who is the naked Ring perp? That is the question that residents of St. Charles, Missouri are wondering after Ring security cameras caught a tall, tattooed man going door-to-door in the nude.

Florida Lawmakers To Meet Next Week On Disney, Immigration

Florida Lawmakers To Meet Next Week On Disney, Immigration

Feb 4, 2023

Florida lawmakers will meet next week to complete a state takeover of Walt Disney World's self-governing district and debate proposals on immigration and election crimes.

Crowds Decry Gender-Affirming Treatment Ban in West Virginia

Crowds Decry Gender-Affirming Treatment Ban in West Virginia

By Leah Willingham | Feb 3, 2023

Crowds at the West Virginia state Capitol pleaded with lawmakers Thursday to show as much compassion for saving the lives of transgender children as they showed for unborn fetuses when they voted to ban abortion just months ago.

School Cancels Production of Tony-winning 'Spelling Bee,' Citing Vulgarity, Inappropriate Content

School Cancels Production of Tony-winning 'Spelling Bee,' Citing Vulgarity, Inappropriate Content

Feb 2, 2023

A production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" — the sweet, funny Tony-winning 2005 musical — was abruptly canceled recently at an Ohio school due to complaints.

Mpox Public Health Emergency Declared Over

Mpox Public Health Emergency Declared Over

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 2, 2023

The public health emergency around mpox — a highly contagious affliction similar to chickenpox — has been declared over, but its effects may be felt for some time to come.

North Carolina Senate Again Seeking LGBTQ+ Limits in Schools

North Carolina Senate Again Seeking LGBTQ+ Limits in Schools

By Hannah Schoenbaum | Feb 2, 2023

A bill advancing in North Carolina's Senate would prohibit instruction about sexuality and gender identity in K-4 public school classes, defying the recommendations of parents, educators and LGBTQ youths who testified against it.

Arkansas House Panel Advances School Gendered Bathroom Bill

Arkansas House Panel Advances School Gendered Bathroom Bill

By Andrew DeMillo | Feb 2, 2023

Transgender people at Arkansas public schools would not be able to use the restrooms matching their gender identity under a bill advanced by a state House committee on Tuesday.

Tennessee Advances Legislation to Ban Trans Youth Care

Tennessee Advances Legislation to Ban Trans Youth Care

By Kimberlee Kruesi | Feb 2, 2023

Tennessee's Republican-dominant Legislature on Tuesday advanced a handful of proposals that would ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth and severely limit where drag shows can take place.

Tenn. GOP Lawmakers Block Questions on Cuts to HIV Funding

Tenn. GOP Lawmakers Block Questions on Cuts to HIV Funding

By Kimberlee Kruesi | Feb 2, 2023

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee on Wednesday continued to block Democratic lawmakers from questioning the newly appointed health czar's contentious decision to forgo nearly $9 million in federal funding designed to prevent and treat HIV.

Biden Lawyer: FBI Finds no Classified Docs at Beach House

Biden Lawyer: FBI Finds no Classified Docs at Beach House

By Eric Tucker, Colleen Long, and Zeke Miller | Feb 1, 2023

The FBI searched President Joe Biden's vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday without finding any classified documents, the president's attorney said.

S. Dakota Lawmakers Advance Bill to Bar Transgender Youth Care

S. Dakota Lawmakers Advance Bill to Bar Transgender Youth Care

By Amancai Biraben | Feb 1, 2023

A state House committee voted Tuesday to advance a bill that would ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth in South Dakota.

Connecticut May Exonerate Accused Witches Centuries Later

Connecticut May Exonerate Accused Witches Centuries Later

By Susan Haigh | Feb 1, 2023

More than 375 years later, amateur historians, researchers and descendants of the accused witches and their accusers hope Connecticut lawmakers will finally offer posthumous exonerations.

Researchers Say There Is a 'Gay Glass Ceiling' in Corporate Leadership

Researchers Say There Is a 'Gay Glass Ceiling' in Corporate Leadership

By Emell Adolphus | Jan 31, 2023

A study from the University of Sydney found that "feminine-presenting" men are often passed over for leadership roles.

'School Choice' is Culture-War Focus for Kansas Lawmakers

'School Choice' is Culture-War Focus for Kansas Lawmakers

By John Hanna | Jan 31, 2023

Top Republican legislators in Kansas are focusing on helping conservative parents remove their children from public schools over what's taught about gender and sexuality rather than pursuing a version of what critics call Florida's "Don't Say Gay" law.

Trustees Picked by DeSantis May Change Progressive College

Trustees Picked by DeSantis May Change Progressive College

By Curt Anderson | Jan 29, 2023

New College of Florida, founded in 1960, is a haven for marginalized students, especially from the LGBTQ community.

Utah Governor OKs Bill Banning Gender-Affirming Health Care

Utah Governor OKs Bill Banning Gender-Affirming Health Care

Jan 28, 2023

Utah's Republican governor on Saturday signed bills that ban youth from receiving gender-affirming health care and allow families to receive scholarships to pay for education outside the public school system, both measures that are part of larger nationwi

FDA to Loosen Gay Blood Donor Restrictions

FDA to Loosen Gay Blood Donor Restrictions

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 27, 2023

The FDA is expected to announce a revised policy around blood donations from men who have sex with men.

Colorado Baker Loses Appeal over Transgender Birthday Cake

Colorado Baker Loses Appeal over Transgender Birthday Cake

By Colleen Slevin | Jan 27, 2023

The Colorado baker who won a partial Supreme Court victory after refusing to make a gay couple's wedding cake because of his Christian faith lost his latest appeal, involving his rejection to make birthday cake celebrating a gender transition.

Missouri Senate GOP Backs Bills on Transgender Children

Missouri Senate GOP Backs Bills on Transgender Children

By Summer Ballentine | Jan 26, 2023

The leader of Missouri's state Senate on Thursday said Republican senators are unified against letting transgender girls play on girls' sports teams.

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