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Orlando Shops Designate Themselves 'Safe Places' For Gays

Dec 10
Officials in a Florida city are launching a program allowing businesses to designate themselves as safe places for gays and lesbians if they feel threatened.

Army Promotes Taylor To Major General

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

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

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'

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

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.

Hero-Astronaut John Glenn to Lie in State in Ohio

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.

Mike Pence Look-Alike Wears Short-Shorts, Collects Donations for Planned Parenthood

Dec 9
A graphic designer and actor who happens to look a whole lot like Vice President-elect Mike Pence is hitting the streets of New York, wearing short-shorts and seeking donations for Planned Parenthood.

President-Elect Trump Meets With Al Gore on Climate Change

Dec 9
President-elect Donald Trump is a climate change denier, but that didn't stop him meeting with climate change educator Al Gore.

Donald Trump Remains Producer on 'New Celebrity Apprentice'

By Lynn Elber | Dec 9
Donald Trump is gone from the boardroom of NBC's reboot of "Celebrity Apprentice" but he's kept a business connection to the reality show.

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