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Let Rachel Maddow explain the actual history.

December 17 2016 1:04 PM

Today, the world recommits to the promise that "all human beings are born free and equal."

December 10 2016 3:19 PM

The execution, in which the man was thrown off a building and then stoned, reportedly took place in Aleppo, Syria.

December 06 2016 8:14 PM

The niece of Fidel Castro takes on Cuba's dark history of homophobia in this powerful HBO documentary.

November 28 2016 7:49 PM

Luxembourg's prime minister, Xavier Bettel, married Gauthier Destanay, making him the first European Union Leader to marry a same-sex partner.

November 28 2016 7:14 PM

Many point to the placing of gay men in labor camps and people with HIV in quarantine, while others say some of Castro's policies benefited the nation.

November 27 2016 8:05 PM