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December 01 2016 4:03 PM

Pat McCrory is the governor who signed the infamous HB 2 law.

December 01 2016 12:46 PM

We pick our presidents based on a system set up to aid slave states. The electoral college should do the right thing and elect Hillary, writes Susan SurfTone, knowing full well it won't.

December 01 2016 6:01 AM

Snopes says it's "unproven" that K.T. McFarland outed her gay brother, as she has been accused of doing. 

November 30 2016 8:56 PM

The pop star was a big supporter of the nation's first female major party presidential nominee.

November 30 2016 3:46 PM

OneWest, where Treasury secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin was chairman, is the subject of a complaint alleging failure to make housing loans in minority neighborhoods.

November 29 2016 8:25 PM

In a post to her personal website, the lesbian comedian said her 3-year-old daughter was diagnosed with autism in September.

November 29 2016 10:07 AM