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A transgender teenager said in a lawsuit Thursday that he has been stigmatized by a policy that bars him from using the boys' restrooms at his eastern Virginia high school. Continue reading The American Civil Liberties Union is representing Gavin Grimm in the lawsuit against the...
Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez knew they were inviting controversy when they hatched a plan to host a "White Appreciation Day" discount on Thursday at their Rubbin Buttz BBQ joint in the small Colorado town of Milliken. But Antillon, a Mexican American, stressed that they...
A Guatemalan woman is seeking asylum in an Austin church, saying she's afraid she will be killed if deported back home. Sulma Franco, 31, is a member of the LGBT community and has been in sanctuary in a room at First Unitarian Universal Church while facing deportation to...
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo commented about a viral video of officers on Sixth Street during a press conference Wednesday. The viral video, shot by bystander Jericho Tucker early Sunday morning, shows a mounted patrol officer grab a person's cell phone and toss it back...
Good dog? Or bad dog? Gemma — the canine found wandering in northern Lapeer County with a crossbow arrow sticking out of her head in March — captured the sympathy of dog lovers with people donating thousands of dollars for her care. But the lawyer defending Gemma's owner in a...
A lemonade stand operated by two young girls received national attention after police asked for a permit. Wednesday, police released the video of their encounter with the girls' mother. In the video, released by the Overton Police Department, the first question to the girls'...
The McKinney police officer whose actions at a pool party disturbance last Friday went viral in a YouTube video resigned from the force on Tuesday. "The actions of Eric Casebolt are indefensible," police Chief Greg Conley told reporters at a news conference late Tuesday...
Three weeks before an expected Supreme Court ruling that could strike down Obamacare subsidies for 6.4 million Americans, President Barack Obama and Republican foes began to blame each other for the possible damage. In recent days, Obama has given back-to-back, passionate...
A mother who was captured on camera beating a fellow Walmart shopper and calling for her six-year-old son to help has said the confrontation began when the other woman made a racist remark towards an employee. A woman named Amber called the Smiley Morning Show on WZPL and said...