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After 17 Months, Grindr Lays Off Staff of LGBTQ News Site INTO

After 17 Months, Grindr Lays Off Staff of LGBTQ News Site INTO

Jan 16
Grindr's LGBTQ news website is no more.

Team that Spoofed Pence Book has New Picture Story

Team that Spoofed Pence Book has New Picture Story

Jan 16
The creative team that brought you the best-selling parody of the Pence family rabbit has a new book coming.

Congress Prepares to Skip Planned Recess if Shutdown Goes on

Congress Prepares to Skip Planned Recess if Shutdown Goes on

By Lisa Mascaro, Catherine Lucey and Jill Colvin | Jan 16
Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump dug in for a prolonged shutdown.

In Era of News Deserts, No Easy Fix for Local News Struggles

In Era of News Deserts, No Easy Fix for Local News Struggles

By David Bauder | Jan 16
The local news industry hasn't been the subject of much good news itself, lately.

Barr Seeks to Assure Senators He Won't be a Trump Loyalist

Barr Seeks to Assure Senators He Won't be a Trump Loyalist

By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo | Jan 16
Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House.

Kansas Governor Expands Ban on Anti-LGBT Bias to Contractors

Kansas Governor Expands Ban on Anti-LGBT Bias to Contractors

By John Hanna | Jan 15
Kansas' new Democratic governor on Tuesday reinstated a ban on anti-LGBT bias in state agencies' employment decisions that a Republican predecessor had repealed, and she also expanded the policy to cover government contractors.

Hospital Replaces Leadership After Blood Transfusion Mistake

Hospital Replaces Leadership After Blood Transfusion Mistake

Jan 15
A Houston hospital has removed its president and several other leaders following an unusually high number of patient deaths, including a recent case in which a patient died after receiving a transfusion of the wrong blood type.

Feds to Ease Rules on Drone Flights over Crowds and At Night

Feds to Ease Rules on Drone Flights over Crowds and At Night

By David Koenig | Jan 15
Federal officials plan to ease restrictions on flying small drones over crowds and at night, which would give a boost to the commercial use of unmanned aircraft.

Governor Kemp Conciliatory in Georgia Inaugural Address

Governor Kemp Conciliatory in Georgia Inaugural Address

By Ben Nadler | Jan 15
Republican Gov. Brian Kemp pledged to work for all Georgians, striking a conciliatory tone in his inaugural address as he sought to leave behind a bitter election contest with Democrats who are pursuing a legal challenge to the state's balloting methods.

UNC Removes Confederate Pedestal from Campus Overnight

UNC Removes Confederate Pedestal from Campus Overnight

By Jonathan Drew | Jan 15
Crews removed remnants of a Confederate statue from North Carolina's flagship public university early Tuesday, hours after the school's outgoing chancellor ordered that the empty pedestal be put into storage because of safety concerns.

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