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More than 50% of homeless families are black, government report finds

Wednesday  12:50,   22 january 2020

In 2019, an estimated 568,000 Americans were experiencing homelessness.In 2019, an estimated 568,000 Americans experienced homelessness, with African Americans making up about 40% of that total, according to the annual Homeless Assessment Report to... >>>

So-called conversion therapy banned in conservative Utah

Wednesday  10:56,   22 january 2020

The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it. Supporters navigated a winding path to passage and some dissent remains, but... >>>

Film probes radical black-Latino-poor white 1960s alliance

Wednesday  10:51,   22 january 2020

Civil rights activists were still mourning the 1968 assassinations of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy. Richard Nixon was president, the Vietnam War hadn't ended, and urban racial tensions remained. © Provided by Associated Press... >>>

'Love, over everything': As West Virginia struggles with foster care crisis, families step up

Wednesday  10:50,   22 january 2020

Louisa Snuffer and her wife, Nikki, wanted to build a family together. Now they're the parents of eight children from West Virginia's foster care system."We were extremely nervous," Louisa Snuffer said. "They were extremely nervous. It was... >>>

LBGT bills clear Virginia Senate and head to a friendly House of Delegates

Wednesday  10:35,   22 january 2020

The Virginia Senate on Tuesday passed a host of LGBT rights bills as Democrats continued to flex their new power in the Capitol. © Steve Helber/AP Del. Danica Roem (D-Prince William), Virginia’s first transgender legislator, wears a rainbow scarf... >>>

New Mexico governor seeks money for early childhood programs

Wednesday  09:15,   22 january 2020

Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham urged legislators to legalize recreational marijuana, underwrite tuition-free college for local residents and boost spending on early childhood education amid efforts to improve economic opportunity in a state... >>>

LA repeals requirements for contractors to reveal NRA ties

Wednesday  08:50,   22 january 2020

The Los Angeles City Council is repealing a law requiring companies that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the National Rifle Association, weeks after a federal judge blocked the city from enforcing the... >>>

Oakland becomes first in state to ban criminal background checks for rental housing

Wednesday  08:35,   22 january 2020

Oakland became the first city in California to ban criminal background checks in most housing applications for private and other rental units under a measure adopted by the City Council on Tuesday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function... >>>

USS Lincoln returns home after 10 months at sea

Wednesday  07:25,   22 january 2020

When the Lincoln docked in San Diego, it returned to a new port of call and families moved across the country.When it comes to public displays of emotion, it's hard to beat a Navy ship docking after a deployment. But when it's the longest deployment >>>

2 Sick Passengers on United Airlines Flight Examined by Health Officials Amid Coronavirus Fears

Wednesday  07:25,   22 january 2020

Sick Passengers on United Airlines Flight Examined by Health OfficialsThough it was initially feared the passengers showed symptoms of the novel coronavirus, United Airlines confirmed to PEOPLE that they were cleared by health... >>>

Father fends off mountain lion that attacked his three-year-old son in California

Wednesday  07:15,   22 january 2020

A local sheriff's deputy has killed the mountain lion that attacked and wounded a 3-year-old child in a Southern California wilderness park before the boy's father chased the cougar off, state wildlife officials said on Tuesday.... >>>

9 hurt when truck, school bus collide in Arkansas

Wednesday  07:00,   22 january 2020

Nine people were injured, including a child who was airlifted to a hospital, when a school bus and a dump truck collided Tuesday afternoon on a state highway in northeast Arkansas, authorities said. © Jonathan Macagba/Getty Images School bus... >>>

Penn State student allegedly assaulted by 4 fraternity brothers

Wednesday  06:00,   22 january 2020

"Obviously, the alleged incident is absolutely antithetical to our fraternity's ideals and values," Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity spokesperson said."The unknown victim, reported to be a student, disclosed to a third party being sexually assaulted... >>>

Puerto Rico seeks more help from US after damaging quake

Wednesday  03:00,   22 january 2020

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez asked the U.S. government Tuesday to issue a major disaster declaration for 10 additional municipalities following the recent damaging earthquake. The petition came two weeks after the 6.4... >>>

Alleged white supremacists planned deadly violence at Richmond gun rally, federal prosecutors say

Wednesday  02:50,   22 january 2020

Three men plotted shootings, hoping for a “civil war,” as FBI agents eavesdropped, authorities... >>>