Kristin Lam

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Emmys confirm new wave of lesbian visibility: 'Everyone is reveling in it'

Sarah Paulson, Kate McKinnon and Jill Soloway win awards, as gay women credit social media, changing attitudes and new TV platforms for advances<p>When Sarah Paulson won a lead actress Emmy, her first, on Sunday, for her role as Marcia Clark in The People v OJ Simpson, her girlfriend, actor Holland …

Entertainment

Black Lives Matters protest changed to cookout with police

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Residents and police in Wichita, Kansas, broke bread together after a planned Black Lives Matter protest was turned into to a free community cookout amid racial tensions across the country.<p>After a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest last week, Police Chief Gordon Ramsay met …

The Latest: Attack on camp for displaced Iraqis kills 3

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Sunday's Islamic State bombing in Baghdad (all times local):<p>10:10 p.m.<p>The U.N. says three people, …

Islam

Welcome to Jupiter: NASA spacecraft reaches giant planet

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king …

Astronomy

California's very long November ballot is now official — and it might get even longer

California elections officials announced Thursday that 17 measures have earned a spot on the Nov. 8 statewide ballot, a bumper crop of voter choices ranging from marijuana legalization to repeal of the death penalty and even new workplace rules for actors in adult movies.<p>It is the longest list of …

California Politics

Victims' rights group calls for more therapy for refugees in Germany

A German victim protection organization has called for more therapy to help traumatized refugees. The group has pointed to a rise in attacks against …

Germany sees rise in far-right violence, warns of 'terrorist structures' | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany saw a sharp rise in far-right violence in 2015, a year in which it took in more than one million migrants, according to a report on Tuesday that called for concrete steps to avert the emergence of what it called “right-wing terrorist structures”.<p>Members of Germany's …

North Africa

Greeks Can't Afford to Go On Vacation Due to Tax Burden

Greek hoteliers note a drop in local bookings to tourism destinations around the country. The decline in numbers for August, traditionally the main …

German government agrees to ban fracking after years of dispute

Coalition revived proposals after companies said last week they would push ahead with projects<p>German politicians have approved a law that bans fracking, ending years of dispute over the controversial technology to release oil and gas locked deep underground.<p>The law does not outlaw conventional …

Oil & Gas Industry

The Brexit Might Bring Changes to the Lives of Greeks Living in Britain

The decision of British people to leave the European Union after Thursday’s referendum is about to bring changes to the lives of Greeks living or …

EU governments pile pressure on UK to leave as soon as possible

Six founding member states demand earliest start to Brexit process, but they cannot compel UK to invoke article 50<p>EU governments have piled pressure on the UK to leave the union as soon as possible, saying talks on the exit must begin promptly and urging that a new British prime minister is …

Europe

9% of GDP, Say Independent Analysts

Tax evasion in Greece is estimated to range between 6 to 9 pct of the country’s GDP, which is equal to up to 32 pct of public revenues, according to …

Migrant men in Greece are selling sex to survive

The first time Abdullah had sex for money was just two weeks after he arrived in Athens.<p>He was living at a disused airport along with thousands of …

Silence Is Killing Your LGBT Relatives

LGBT Pride Month 2016 will always be remembered for the worst mass shooting in American history to date, one which took 49 lives at an Orlando, Fla., gay club June 12. Yet in the past week, I have spoken with too many queer people whose families did not reach out to them at all, not even to simply …

How this woman became Germany’s first Muslim parliamentary president

When Muhterem Aras became the first Muslim house speaker of one of Germany's federal parliaments in May, the time could not have been more sensitive. The country had just welcomed more than 1 million refugees in 2015 — many of them Muslims. For months, tensions had risen between supporters and …

North Africa

The eco guide to reusables

I recently bought a set of top-of-the-range reusables. For coffee I got a KeepCup (keepcup.com), which fits neatly under any coffee machine, ensuring baristas don’t hate you during the morning rush. For water, famously available for free from a tap, I bought a Jerry Bottle (jerrybottle.com) and to …

Sustainability

Greece sidelines officials who blocked expulsion of refugees to Turkey

Under pressure from Europe, Greek MPs vote to change composition of committees that held up planned deportations<p>The Greek government has sidelined members of an independent authority that had blocked the deportation of Syrian refugees, following sustained pressure from other European …

Europe

Greece wants to send thousands of migrants back to Turkey in coming weeks

About 8,400 migrants are currently on Greek islands, nearly all of them want to apply for asylum, overwhelming the system<p>ATHENS, June 17 (Reuters) - …

Bright spot in rough times for Greece as tourism hits record levels

Headlines about the economic crisis in Greece have been read right around the world but one bright spot on the horizon has been a remarkable growth in tourism in the country.<p>A record 23.5 million holiday makers visited the country last year, lured by its rich history, good weather, and the promise …

Eurozone releases €7.5bn in bailout funds for Greece

Latest tranche staves off country’s most pressing problems, but there is widespread concern the deal is simply buying time<p>The prospect of Europe’s febrile politics being injected with another dose of Greek summer drama has been averted after creditors signed off on billions of euros of bailout …

Europe

My Big Sister Was Gunned Down In Charleston One Year Ago

<i>On June 17, 2015, Malcolm Graham learned that his sister, Cynthia Graham Hurd, a librarian and a devout Christian, was one of nine victims shot and killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Here is Graham, a career politician who recently lost a Congressional bid in North Carolina, in his own</i> …

Time I

Investigators Say Orlando Shooter Showed Few Warning Signs Of Radicalization

As investigators probe the background of Omar Mateen, whose attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando left 49 people dead, they say he bore few warning signs of radicalization.<p>Mateen had allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS in a 911 call during the attack, as The Two-Way has reported. But as further …

Terrorism

Coroner said death of Baltimore detainee Freddie Gray an accident -witness | Reuters

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A Maryland medical examiner twice told investigators that the death of black detainee Freddie Gray from a broken neck in a police van was an accident, a Baltimore detective testified on Thursday.<p>Baltimore Police officer Caesar Goodson leaves the courthouse at the end of day …

Justice

Bangladesh crackdown: more than 14,000 arrests, yet machete attacks continue

Police in Bangladesh have arrested more than 14,000 people in the last week and authorities have urged citizens to be vigilant. One district even armed some residents with bamboo sticks and whistles.<p>Yet police said Thursday that machete-wielding assailants had struck again, wounding a Hindu college …

Extremism

Nearly 15 hours later, Democratic senator ends filibuster over guns

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate Democrats have ended a 14-plus hour filibuster calling for gun control reform, after Sen. Chris Murphy said he won promises for votes on two measures.<p>"It is our understanding ... that we have been given a commitment on a path forward to get votes on the floor of the Senate …

Guns

What Do We Do If The Orlando Shooter Really Was Gay?

Come out. Come out. Come out.<p>What happens when it's revealed that the man who killed 49 queer people -- most of them queer people of color -- and wounded 53 others at a queer nightclub might have been a longtime patron of that club and that he was spotted on gay sex apps?<p>One of the most horrific …

26 Things Queer People Actually Want To Hear After Orlando

"I grieve with you, care for you and want you to know that you are not alone."<p>Here's what they said.<p>"My mom cried with me and listened to my fears and assured me I was safe and that our home was a safe haven for me. I think people really need to ask their LGBT friends how they are, listen to them. …

LGBTQI

“Muslims are a part of the LGBT community, not distinct from it”: Watch Dan Savage forcefully push back against Trump’s divisive response to Orlando attack

“Donald Trump is the enemy of the LGBT community just as he is the enemy of the Muslim community”<p>Some media outlets, perhaps desperate to salvage a decent report from what was one of the most dishonest and disgusting political speeches delivered by a modern major political party presidential …

Orlando gunman's face, name become journalism challenge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anderson Cooper faced the camera, his voice freighted with emotion, and took a stand on covering the worst mass shooting in U.S. …

Journalism