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Dozens arrested as South Korean military conducts 'gay witch-hunt'

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> "Sergeant A" doesn't want to give his real name, his exact rank or show his face.<p>Speaking to CNN, he said he was afraid the South Korean military would find out he was talking to the media. He faces charges for having sexual relations with another man, a crime within the South Korean …

North Korea

Southern Baptists Embrace Gender-Inclusive Language in the Bible

America's largest Protestant denomination has produced a revised translation that incorporates many features it had long condemned.<p>Southern Baptists have long defended literal approaches to the Bible, but their recent translation of the Good Book might have them switching sides.<p>Last fall, the …

First Amendment Defense Act Would Be 'Devastating' for LGBTQ Americans

Earlier this month, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Mike Lee of Utah, through his spokesperson, told Buzzfeed they plan to reintroduce an embattled bill that barely gained a House hearing in 2015. But this time around, they said, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) was likely to succeed …

7 killed, 29 injured in Bulgarian tanker train explosion

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A derailed tanker train exploded Saturday and decimated a village in northeastern Bulgaria, killing seven people and leaving …

Kent State University course examines Hillary Clinton campaign, sexism

Kent State University is turning Hillary Clinton's life into a lesson with a new class focused on the Democrat who lost her presidential bid this past week.<p>The course, titled "Hillary Clinton Case Study: Perspectives on Gender and Power," is being taught by the director of the school's women's …

Found emails? Clinton aide didn't delete old messages

WASHINGTON (AP) — The longtime Hillary Clinton aide at the center of a renewed FBI email investigation testified under oath four months ago she never …

Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary …

Palin calls Trump comments 'disgusting,' launches into lengthy attack on equally 'offensive' media

But she also ripped the "as offensive" media for its "obsession" with a "very old conversation" in a detailed Saturday Facebook post.<p>In the shocking recording from 2005, Trump was heard boasting about being able to "grab" women "by the p---y" because "when you're a star they let you do it."<p>The …

Lawsuit claims Yahoo job reviews discriminated against men

San Francisco (Reuters) - A Yahoo Inc YHOO.O media executive fired from the internet company last year has filed a lawsuit claiming a job review process implemented by Chief Executive Marissa Mayer was used to cut men from executive ranks and lay them off illegally, court papers showed.<p>A sign …

Civil Rights

Boeing and SpaceX Aren't Going Anywhere Without Biotechnology

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Elon Musk has captured our imaginations by releasing plans to put humans on Mars by 2022 and establish a colony of 1 million individuals as soon as the 2060's. SpaceX seems to have worked out a lot of the logistics: fleets of up to one thousand spacecraft in Earth orbit, …

Feds Close Inquiry Into Death of Linwood Lambert After Virginia Police Tasing

There will be no federal charges against three police officers who repeatedly tased a man outside a Virginia hospital in May 2013, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.<p>The man, Linwood Lambert, died in police custody after the officers discharged their Tasers a total of 20 times, while he …

Same-Sex Marriage Proposed, Rejected for GOP Platform

Bernie Sanders vows a contested convention despite 'tough road' ahead

The underdog presidential candidate in the Democratic primary admitted ‘uphill climb’ to nomination but promised to shape the party’s future<p>Bernie Sanders acknowledged “an uphill climb” ahead of him in the Democratic nomination race on Sunday, but vowed to continue battling against Hillary Clinton …

'Clueless' actress Stacey Dash: 'There shouldn't be a Black History Month'

Fox News cultural correspondent Stacey Dash has ignited another social media firestorm with her comments on Hollywood diversity in light of the potential boycott of this year's Academy Awards.<p>Dash appeared Wednesday on the Fox News segment "Outnumbered" and stated that not only is the outrage over …

Black History

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Judge Says You Can't Lock Up People On Probation For Being Poor

The system traps the indigent in a "pernicious cycle for years."<p>Thirteen indigent inmates are free after a federal judge in Nashville, Tennessee, granted an injunction that bars local officials from jailing poor probationers for their inability to pay probation-related fees.<p>Advocates for the …

A Yezidi Woman Who Escaped ISIS Slavery Tells Her Story

It is not easy for Nadia to tell this story, and she’s been doing it all day. She’s about my age, wearing a leather jacket just like mine, and her …

Yazidis

Trim seeks out and destroys awful monthly subscriptions

In the age of Netflix, Spotify, and unwanted LinkedIn Premium subscriptions, it can be difficult to keep track of where your money is going on a monthly basis. Trim, a San Francisco startup from former venture capitalists Thomas Smyth and Dan Petkevich, wants to ensure you never end up paying for …

The U.N. Sent 3 Foreign Women To The U.S. To Assess Gender Equality. They Were Horrified.

The human rights experts concluded that the country falls far behind most others.<p>A delegation of human rights experts from Poland, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica spent 10 days this month touring the United States so they can prepare a report on the nation's overall treatment of women. The three …

At last, lovemaking for Sheldon, Amy on 'Big Bang Theory'

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — In the same week, "Star Wars" returns and scientists-in-love Sheldon and Amy finally consummate their relationship on "The Big …

Obama's Sharp Ad-Libs Are Rare -- or at Least Medium Rare -- in Politics

During a Democratic presidential debate on December 13, 2007, a CNN moderator mentioned then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's promise for a new approach in the country's foreign policy. Obama was asked how he could achieve this when so many of his advisors worked for President Bill Clinton.<p>Before Obama …

Mormons' unChristian policy on LGBTQ

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes in the history of a religion there are moments of decision — events that set the course of the group for generations. Today, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are living through such a moment.<p>Last week, the governing council of the church, the …

Religion

Video Of Cop Fatally Shooting Zachary Hammond Released, No Charges Filed

This video is very hard to watch.<p>The state of South Carolina released video Tuesday of a Seneca police officer shooting 19-year-old Zachary Hammond, and said no charges will be filed.<p>The State Law Enforcement Division said Lt. Mark Tiller was within his rights to fire at and kill Hammond, who …

FBI Director Says Videos, Hashtags Are Worsening The Citizen-Police Divide

"Of the explanations I have heard, it is the one that makes the most sense to me."<p>CHICAGO -- FBI Director James Comey told a gathering of police chiefs Monday that he believes officers are changing their behavior because they fear being caught in viral videos, and that the rise of crime in some …

Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Cop?

Pretty soon, police departments nationwide will have to lower their hiring standards, increase salaries and benefits, and put a lot more money into marketing for new hires, because the men and women who would usually be candidates for law enforcement careers will choose another path.<p>Becoming a …

Ashley Benson Apologizes for Cecil the Lion Costume

She's also donating to the World Wildlife Fund.<p>Earlier this week, <i>Pretty Little Liars</i> star Ashley Benson came under fire for posting a photo of herself wearing a "Cecil the Lion" Halloween costume. After receiving comments about how the outfit was offensive, Ashley edited the caption to say it was …

The Devils of Darwin: Satan Takes on the Tea Party

Ben Carson is interesting as a Republican candidate for the presidency, not because he could ever win, but because he embodies in one person the very worst of conservative thought. In spite of his intellectual prowess as a neurosurgeon, Carson celebrates ignorance, relishes anti-science sentiment …