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Crews Free Entangled Humpback Whale Near Maui

Crews Free Entangled Humpback Whale Near Maui

Jan 16
A humpback whale spotted near Maui has been freed of braided line caught in its mouth. Federal and state agencies say the whale has an excellent chance of survival.

Iowa Lawsuit Pits Gay Rights Against Religious Freedom

Iowa Lawsuit Pits Gay Rights Against Religious Freedom

By David Pitt | Jan 16
The University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with a conservative Christian student group that denied a leadership position to a student who is gay.

House Panel Interviewing Bannon After His Fall From Power

House Panel Interviewing Bannon After His Fall From Power

By Tom Lobianco and Mary Clare Jalonick | Jan 16
The House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon following his spectacular fall from power after accusing the president's son and others of "treasonous" behavior for taking a meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign.

Podcast Tells Mattachine Story

Podcast Tells Mattachine Story

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jan 15
A podcast devoted to the founding and evolution of the Mattachine Society, one of the earliest homophile organizations in the United States, recently debuted.

Missile-Alert Error Reveals Uncertainty About How to React

Missile-Alert Error Reveals Uncertainty About How to React

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher And Brian Melley | Jan 15
The blunder that caused more than a million people in Hawaii to fear that they were about to be struck by a nuclear missile fed skepticism about the government's ability to keep them informed in a real emergency.

MLK Day Marked By Trump Criticism, Pledges To Fight Racism

MLK Day Marked By Trump Criticism, Pledges To Fight Racism

By Russell Contreras And Felicia Fonseca | Jan 15
At gatherings across the nation, activists, residents and teachers honored the late civil rights leader on what would have been his 89th birthday and ahead of the 50th anniversary of King's assassination in Memphis, Tennessee.

Southern States Join to Promote Civil Rights Tourism

Southern States Join to Promote Civil Rights Tourism

By Jay Reeves | Jan 15
Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died.

Missile-Alert Mistake Feeds Doubts About a Real Emergency

Missile-Alert Mistake Feeds Doubts About a Real Emergency

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher And Brian Melley | Jan 15
A blunder that caused more than a million people in Hawaii to fear that they were about to be struck by a nuclear missile fed skepticism Sunday about the government's ability to keep them informed in a real emergency.

Residents Grieve and Commit to Rebuilding After Mudslides

Residents Grieve and Commit to Rebuilding After Mudslides

By Michael Balsamo | Jan 15
At the end of a heartbreaking week that saw deadly mudslides kill at least 20, residents of Montecito gathered to grieve, pay tribute to victims and commit to rebuilding their cherished community on the Southern California coast.

US Wants to Cut Money for Palestinian Refugees

US Wants to Cut Money for Palestinian Refugees

By Matthew Lee And Julie Pace | Jan 15
The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely.

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