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John Glenn, First American to Orbit the Earth and U.S. Senator, Dead at 95

OBITUARIES | Dec 10
John Glenn, legendary astronaut and senator, has died CBS News reports on Glenn's life and accomplishments.

Army Promotes Taylor To Major General

NATIONAL | By John McDonald | Dec 10
For the first time in history, an openly gay male officer has achieved the rank of Major General in the United States Army.

Bay Area Grieves Ghost Ship Fire Victims

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Dec 10
Many in the Bay Area are grieving the loss of 36 people, including three who identified as transgender individuals, who died in a fire at an Oakland warehouse known as the Ghost Ship.

Fisher Price Debunks Fake 'Happy Hour Playset' Toy

NATIONAL | Dec 10
Fisher-Price has taken to Twitter to debunk any notion it has a bar-themed playset for toddlers.

Warehouse Fire Survivor: People 'Dying Right in Front of Me'

NATIONAL | By Brian Melley and Scott Smith | Dec 10
To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the industrial facade of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, guarded by figures of Asian deities and pulsing with a welcoming vibe.

Oakland Fire Exposes Rift in Naming Transgender Victims

NATIONAL | By Janie Har | Dec 10
Feral Pines proved to be as complex in death as she was in life as friends and family struggled this week to settle on the correct name to remember the victim of the Oakland warehouse party fire killed along with 35 others.

Spelling-Challenged Trump Calls CNN Reporting 'Rediculous' Fake News

POLITICS | Dec 10
Donald Trump is tweeting about television again - this time accusing CNN of reporting "rediculous" fake news and asserting that he won't let his television show conflict with his presidency.

Obama Orders Review of Election-Season Hacking

INTERNATIONAL | By Kathleen Hennessey | Dec 9
President Barack Obama ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia's meddling in U.S. elections.

Hero-Astronaut John Glenn to Lie in State in Ohio

NATIONAL | By Dan Sewell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Dec 9
American hero-astronaut John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building preceding a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space.

2 Teen Girls in Morocco Acquitted of Homosexuality Charges

A Moroccan judge has acquitted two teenage girls put on trial for homosexuality, charges that angered LGBT rights groups who have long argued that same-sex relationships should not be a crime.

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