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Jussie Smollett
Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
March 28, 2019 - 10:14 am
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that the FBI and Department of Justice will review the "outrageous" case of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago, calling it an "embarrassment" to the country. Prosecutors offered little explanation and infuriated Chicago's police chief...
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A customer looks at a movie poster for the film "Bohemian Rhapsody" at a movie theater in Beijing, Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo
March 27, 2019 - 6:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see "Bohemian Rhapsody," the biopic about the band's late lead singer, Freddie Mercury, while he was traveling in Britain last October. It was a touching film that made him cry hard, Peng says. He loved it enough to watch it a...
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An indoor play area and a two-lane drive-thru are among the features at Chick-fil-A in Simi Valley. The restaurant will open on Feb. 21.
Lisa Mckinnon/ The Star via USA Today
March 23, 2019 - 10:54 am
By Kate Gibson Seven years after CEO Dan Cathy voiced support for "the biblical definition of the family unit," Chick-fil-A is again on the defensive against claims the fast-food chain has an anti-LGBTQ agenda. The chicken chain is not being allowed to open up shop in San Antonio International...
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Diane Cervelli, left, and Taeko Bufford, right, walk past Waikiki beach in Honolulu.
Eric Risberg/AP Photo, File
March 18, 2019 - 10:10 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place Hawaii court rulings that found a bed and breakfast owner violated the state's anti-discrimination law by refusing to rent a room to a lesbian couple. The justices rejected an appeal from Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young,...
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This May 19, 2018 file photo released by the National Park Service shows Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent, Christine Lehnertz at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz.
Michael Quinn/National Park Service via AP, File
March 14, 2019 - 1:32 pm
By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park is resigning, less than three years after she took the helm of one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Christine Lehnertz notified the National Park Service on Thursday of...
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This combination photo shows musicians Kesha, left, and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons.
AP Photo
March 13, 2019 - 12:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kesha wants you to bring as much glitter as possible and sport the brightest colors of the rainbow when she visits Utah in June to headline the LOVELOUD Festival, the LGBTQ+ event founded by Imagine Dragons' frontman Dan Reynolds. And if you're "skeptical or don't understand the...
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Malaysia's Minister for Tourism, Art and Culture Mohamaddin Ketapi attends a welcome ceremony at a booth promoting his country during the International Tourism Trade Fair (ITB) in Berlin.
Tobias Scwarz/AFP/Getty Images via CNN
March 07, 2019 - 4:23 pm
By Euan McKirdy, CNN (CNN) -- Malaysia's tourism minister has denied the existence of gay people in the country, according to reports in German media. Ahead of attending the ITB Berlin travel fair, Tourism Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi told German reporters that he wasn't aware of gay people in the...
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In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Christina Aguilera attends the Harper's BAZAAR "ICONS by Carine Roitfeld" party at The Plaza in New York.
Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File
March 07, 2019 - 6:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization is honoring Christina Aguilera with its Ally for Equality award. The Human Rights Campaign announced Thursday the six-time Grammy-winning singer is a true "LGBTQ icon" who uses her platform to "share a message of hope and...
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Ariana Grande
Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file
February 26, 2019 - 1:48 pm
LONDON (AP) — Ariana Grande is returning to Manchester, two years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in the northwest England city. Organizers say Grande will be a headliner at the Manchester Pride Live event on Aug. 25. Chief executive Mark Fletcher said Monday that "we're...
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Jussie Smollett
Valerie Macon/Getty Images via CNN
January 31, 2019 - 7:43 am
By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN (CNN) -- Chicago police have photos of people they'd like to talk to in the case involving "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who was the victim of what police are investigating as a possible hate crime. Investigators have located a surveillance camera that shows people who are...
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