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Ellen, Wal-Mart Give Scholarships to School's Senior Class

Ellen, Wal-Mart Give Scholarships to School's Senior Class

NEWS | Feb 24
Ellen DeGeneres has handed out college scholarships to the entire senior class of a New York City charter school.

Minneapolis Women Line Up For 'She Persisted' Tattoo

Minneapolis Women Line Up For 'She Persisted' Tattoo

STYLE | Feb 24
So many women showed up at a Minneapolis tattoo parlor for a permanent reminder of female solidarity that it had to turn away some latecomers.

Slovenia Boosts Rights of Same-Sex Couples

Slovenia Boosts Rights of Same-Sex Couples

NEWS | Feb 24
Slovenia has introduced a law on same-sex partnership that grants legal rights to gay unions but does not allow them to adopt or undergo in-vitro fertilization.

Bills Targeting Transgender Bathroom Access are Floundering

Bills Targeting Transgender Bathroom Access are Floundering

NEWS | By David Crary | Feb 24
Bills to curtail transgender people's access to public restrooms are pending in about a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered opposition.

Officials in Legal Pot State Vow to Fight Federal Crackdown

Officials in Legal Pot State Vow to Fight Federal Crackdown

NEWS | By Sadie Gurman | Feb 24
Officials in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, vow to fight any federal crackdown on the nascent industry after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said they should expect to see stepped-up enforcement of anti-pot laws.

North Carolina: Power Struggle Intensifies with Governor

North Carolina: Power Struggle Intensifies with Governor

NEWS | By Gary D. Robertson | Feb 24
The battle over whether North Carolina's GOP-led legislature can subject the new Democratic governor's Cabinet secretaries to confirmation intensified when senators agreed to subpoena a department head who repeatedly failed to appear before a committee.

Key Dates for Transgender Rights in the US

Key Dates for Transgender Rights in the US

NEWS | Feb 24
Some important events in the history of transgender rights in the United States.

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Calls Trump Transgender Decision a 'Disaster'

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Calls Trump Transgender Decision a 'Disaster'

NEWS | Feb 24
Caitlyn Jenner is taking President Donald Trump to task for his administration's reversal of a directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms.

As President, Trump Juggles Loyalties on LGBT Issues

As President, Trump Juggles Loyalties on LGBT Issues

NEWS | By Laurie Kellman and Jonathan Lemire | Feb 24
There was candidate Donald Trump in Colorado, waving a rainbow flag emblazoned with a "LGBTs for Trump," a photo opportunity meant to signal he was a new brand of Republican when it comes to protecting LGBT Americans.

White House Adviser Asked FBI to Dispute Russia Report

White House Adviser Asked FBI to Dispute Russia Report

NEWS | By Julie Pace | Feb 24
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official says.


News

Steve Bannon Attacks Media, Touts Trump

Steve Bannon Attacks Media, Touts Trump

POLITICS | Feb 24
President Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon made a rare public appearance Thursday, doubling down his attacks on the media and touting Mr. Trump's early record in office.


Entertainment

 Review :: Squeeze My Cans
Chicago, IL

Review :: Squeeze My Cans

THEATRE | By Louise Adams | Feb 23
Cathy Schenkelberg adds her own narrative to the recent repudiation of Scientology in the remount of her rapid-fire, intimate, informative, mind-boggling and poignant solo exploration "Squeeze My Cans."

 Review :: Sunday in the Park with George

Review :: Sunday in the Park with George

THEATRE | By Bobby McGuire | Feb 24
Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford star in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's eternal musical about art, artists, love and creative passion.


Business

White House Expects Justice Crackdown on Legalized Marijuana

White House Expects Justice Crackdown on Legalized Marijuana

LEGAL | By Sadie Gurman | Feb 24
The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown.


Technology

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

PERSONAL TECH | By Tafi Mukunyadzi | Feb 23
Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker, saying authorities haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights.


Finance

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

NATIONAL | Feb 9
Grey Gardens, the Hamptons home once owned by eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is for sale. It was featured in a documentary, HBO movie and Broadway musical.


Cars

China's Thriving SUV-Only Automaker Looks to Global Growth

China's Thriving SUV-Only Automaker Looks to Global Growth

AUTO NEWS | By Joe McDonald | Feb 23
Great Wall is part of a cadre of small but ambitious independent Chinese automakers that grew in the shadow of state-owned giants such as Shanghai Automotive Industries Corp., which assembles vehicles for General Motors Co. and Volkswagen.


Style

Milan Fashion Week: Gucci Goes Otherworldly

Milan Fashion Week: Gucci Goes Otherworldly

FASHION | By Colleen Barry | Feb 24
Milan fashion designers launched six days of fall-winter fashion previews Wednesday, as the long-accepted runway format undergoes challenges like never before.


Travel

Don't Miss: Underground Fort Lauderdale Fashion Weekend

Don't Miss: Underground Fort Lauderdale Fashion Weekend

FASHION | By EDGE | Feb 23
The debut Underground Lauderdale Fashion Weekend will bring together fashion influencers and consumer enthusiasts from all over the country for an unforgettable fashion program with a touch of New York-inspired nightlife.


Nightlife

Patti LaBelle and More to Play 'Pride Island'  the Biggest Live Music Event in NYC Pride History

Patti LaBelle and More to Play 'Pride Island' the Biggest Live Music Event in NYC Pride History

PRIDE | Feb 22
From legendary soul singers to indie pop bands, NYC Pride announces a new 3-day cultural experience featuring Patti LaBelle, Tegan and Sara, and Years & Years taking place from Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Pier 26.