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New York Times to Broadcast 'Truth' Ad During Academy Awards

New York Times to Broadcast 'Truth' Ad During Academy Awards

By Mesfin Fekadu |
The New York Times will broadcast a commercial called "The Truth Is Hard" during Sunday's Academy Awards, just days after the company and other news organizations were blocked from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing.

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Trump Budget Will Hike Defense Spending by $54 Billion

Trump Budget Will Hike Defense Spending by $54 Billion

By Andrew Taylor and Julice Pace | Feb 27
The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid.

GLAAD Calls 'Moonlight' Win First LGBQ Film to Take Home Best Picture Oscar

GLAAD Calls 'Moonlight' Win First LGBQ Film to Take Home Best Picture Oscar

Feb 27
GLAAD is calling the "Moonlight" victory at the Acadmey Awards Sunday, the first LGBTQ film to win an Oscar for Best Picture.

Trump Parody Musical Raises Funds for the ACLU

Trump Parody Musical Raises Funds for the ACLU

Feb 27
Charles Osborne's "Trumped-Up Birthday Fever Dream: And Other Alternative Facts," a new musical, will premiere Wednesday March 1 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City, in a one-night only event to raise money for the ACLU.

HIV Prevention Via PrEP for African-American Women

HIV Prevention Via PrEP for African-American Women

Feb 27
African-American women are more likely to be infected with HIV than other women, and many don't know it. So public health officials and advocates are trying to get the word out about PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis.

AP-NORC Poll: US Teens Disillusioned, Divided by Politics

AP-NORC Poll: US Teens Disillusioned, Divided by Politics

By Gillian Flaccus | Feb 27
A new survey of children ages 13 to 17 finds that America's teens are almost as politically disillusioned and pessimistic about the nation's divisions as their parents. The difference? They aren't quite as quick to write off the future.

George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We All Need Answers'

George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We All Need Answers'

Feb 27
Former President George W. Bush said "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the Russian government, and didn't rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation.

Father of Navy SEAL Killed in Yemen Raid Demands Probe

Father of Navy SEAL Killed in Yemen Raid Demands Probe

Feb 27
The father of the Navy SEAL killed in a counterterrorism raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into the operation.

Police: Drunken Man Hurls Slurs at Gay Couple in Florida

Police: Drunken Man Hurls Slurs at Gay Couple in Florida

Feb 27
Police in Florida say a drunken man on a scooter hurled slurs and taunts at a gay couple in Key West.

Police: Trans Woman Shot and Killed in Chicago Neighborhood

Police: Trans Woman Shot and Killed in Chicago Neighborhood

Feb 27
A transgender woman of color was shot and killed in the Chicago neighborhood of Englewood Tuesday morning, police told local news station WLS-TV.

With Grindr Message, HRC Reportedly Warns Closeted GOPers at CPAC

With Grindr Message, HRC Reportedly Warns Closeted GOPers at CPAC

Feb 27
The Human Rights Campaign reportedly took aim at closeted Republican men who attended this year's Conservative Political Action Conference by releasing an ad on the gay hookup app, Grindr.

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