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The Thrill and The Truth of Aretha Franklin

Victory Offers Muslim Candidate New Platform to Oppose Trump

By Hillel Italie |
Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what she expressed and how we responded.

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Trans Mormon Could Face Punishment for Breast Removal

Trans Mormon Could Face Punishment for Breast Removal

Aug 17
A trans Mormon says that the question of undergoing breast removal surgery should be their own choice. But their bishop disagrees. Church policy, meantime, is vague.

New Haven Hit With More K2 Overdoses

New Haven Hit With More K2 Overdoses

Aug 17
Officials say the number of victims from a rash of overdoses on a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to 76 in New Haven, Connecticut.

AP Interview: Top Republican Opens Up About Russia Probe

AP Interview: Top Republican Opens Up About Russia Probe

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Aug 17
For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill.

MTV Launches HIV Video in Anticipation of 'Quiet Places'

MTV Launches HIV Video in Anticipation of 'Quiet Places'

Aug 17
The PSA video features 5 HIV+ young people who are boldly speaking out against the stigma that people living with HIV still face today.

Something Borrowed: Georgia Planner Nabs Wedding Grifter

Something Borrowed: Georgia Planner Nabs Wedding Grifter

Aug 17
A Georgia wedding planner came in handy for one couple who nearly had more than $2,000 stolen from their reception.

Officials Remove Special Rules for Gene Therapy Experiments

Officials Remove Special Rules for Gene Therapy Experiments

By Marilynn Marchione | Aug 17
U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks.

Twitter Reacts: Fox News Apologizes for Graphic of Patti LaBelle During Aretha Franklin Report

Twitter Reacts: Fox News Apologizes for Graphic of Patti LaBelle During Aretha Franklin Report

Aug 17
Fox News is apologizing after it used a photo of singer Patti LaBelle during its coverage of Aretha Franklin's death.

Austria Official Disciplined After Gay Afghan Migrant Ruling

Austria Official Disciplined After Gay Afghan Migrant Ruling

Aug 17
Austria's asylum authority says it has disciplined an employee and regrets "linguistic lapses" on his part following a cliche-ridden decision in which an Afghan man's application for asylum on the grounds of his homosexuality was reportedly rejected.

Oklahoma School for the Deaf Closed After Threat Called In

Oklahoma School for the Deaf Closed After Threat Called In

Aug 17
Oklahoma officials have closed a school for deaf students after the facility received a threatening phone call.

Washington Cardinal Entangled in Two Sex-Abuse Scandals

Washington Cardinal Entangled in Two Sex-Abuse Scandals

By David Crary | Aug 17
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, is facing a storm of criticism and calls for his resignation after becoming entangled in two major sexual abuse scandals roiling the church that he has served with distinction since 1966.

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