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Tennessee Legislative Session Begins With Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

January 17, 2017 Last week marked the start of Tennessee’s 2017 legislative session. Last year, anti-equality lawmakers passed SB 1556, mean-spirited legislation that gives licensed counselors in a private practice cover to use personal...Show More Summary

Through team struggles, Lakers Coach Luke Walton hasn't considered changing starters

During the past two months, a difficult stretch for the Lakers, they’ve remained steady with one thing: injuries aside, their preferred starting lineup hasn’t changed. And it won’t any time soon. Lakers Coach Luke Walton hasn't considered a change to that group. “I like guys getting chemistry,...

What’s Driving the Falling Abortion Rate?

"If there are women in these highly restrictive states who want abortions but can't get them because there aren't any clinics that they can get to, and that's why abortion's going down, that's not a good thing," said Rachel Jones, senior research associate at Guttmacher and lead author of the study. The post What’s Driving the Falling Abortion Rate? appeared first on Rewire.

Watch live: Confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick for Education secretary

Court hears arguments over deporting immigrants with criminal records Jan. 17, 2017, 2 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Case goes before Supreme Court over deporting criminal immigrants Meet the conservative Trump insider...

L.A. planning commissioner is latest to join 34th Congressional District race

Essential Politics: Assembly votes to confirm Becerra as attorney general, more candidates enter the race to replace him in Congress Jan. 17, 2017, 1:58 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Los Angeles...

Democrats and celebrities defend Planned Parenthood at Capitol 'Pink Out' rally

Essential Politics: Assembly votes to confirm Becerra as attorney general, more candidates enter the race to replace him in Congress Jan. 17, 2017, 1:58 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Los Angeles...

President Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

Court hears arguments over deporting immigrants with criminal records Jan. 17, 2017, 2 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Case goes before Supreme Court over deporting criminal immigrants Meet the conservative Trump insider...

A man died when his car caught fire. It took a year and dozens more fires before Ford recalled the car.

On a December night in a town on South Africa’s south coast, Reshall Jimmy’s car burst into flames. The 33-year-old was on vacation. A video of the incident that aired in South African media showed fire shooting out of the front of the car on the driver’s side as passers-by stopped their cars,...

Trump, Monsanto, and Bayer walk into a tower.

The promise of jobs and money, if a merger goes through, looks a lot like quid pro quo.

Archbishop will defy proposed St. Louis law forcing Church to hire abortion activists

Robert Carlson said he 'will not comply with any ordinance... that attempts to force the Church and others to become unwilling participants in the abortion business,'

Dutch Catholic editor questioned Pope Francis, and now he’s out of a job

Henk Rijkers believed it's important to speak 'Catholic truth,' but the weekly's new leadership wanted to go in a kinder, gentler direction.

Maltese bishops’ guidelines ‘can only be called disastrous’

Canon law expert Ed Peters and other observers point out serious flaws in the directives for divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion.

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Bigotry.]"After I discovered who Trump is and the way that he conducted himself, I was never going to go to the inauguration. I never planned, I never contemplated even going near any of those activities or those events. Show More Summary

Obama is spending another $500 million to fight climate change before Trump can stop him.

The State Department announced Tuesday that it will send the money to the U.N.'s Green Climate Fund.

Marla Maples and Tiffany Trump Allegedly Try, Fail to Procure Free Hairstyling for the Inauguration

Marla Maples and Tiffany Trump are using Donald Trump’s inauguration as a scam to get free blowouts, if a Washington, D.C. stylist who came forward in the Washington Post is to be believed.

UCLA football commitments list grows

UCLA football 2017 verbal commitments Player; Pos.; Ht.; Wt.; School; Comment Martin Andrus; DT; 6-2; 280; Los Angeles HS; Started his high school career on the junior varsity at Long Beach St. Anthony before he transferred. Austin Burton; QB; 6-3; 200; Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange HS; A Boston...

'Julieta' finds a new tone for 'that ultimate touch' of filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar

A woman dries her hair with a towel. Who emerges from underneath that towel is the same woman, but many years later and now played by a different actress. That elegant act of transformation, an evocative vision of the ways in which we change over time but also in many ways stay the same, is the...

Look for Tim Raines to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Vladimir Guerrero is on the bubble

By the imperfect standard of Hall of Fame voting, Ken Griffey Jr. might be considered the most well-regarded baseball player of all time. Griffey received a record 99.3% of the vote last year, three votes shy of becoming the first player to be elected unanimously. Chipper Jones might get 100% of...

'The saddest, slowest, most acoustic' record: Aimee Mann announces a new album

Though she grew up on the East Coast, singer, songwriter, guitarist and transplant Aimee Mann long ago earned her place as the poet laureate of a certain brand of Los Angeles ennui.  Her most famous song, “Save Me,” after all — from the film “Magnolia” — opens with the line, “You look like the...

Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley have welcomed a third child

Today in Entertainment: Where to go on Museums Free-for-All day; 'Weird Al' previews massive boxset Jan. 17, 2017, 1:09 p.m. We're experiencing a moment of relative calm in the entertainment world in these few days between the conclusion of Golden Globe Awards and the start of the Sundance Film...

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