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Watch: Texas Student Launches Savage Attack on Trans Classmate - and Won't Be Punished by School

Rough Debate Performance by Moderators a Blow to CBS News

By Kilian Melloy |
Even as GOP state lawmakers in Texas push a bill that would criminalize medically appropriate treatment for trans children, the trickle-down effects took the form of a brutal beati...

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Watch: Reports Say Chicago Man Screamed Anti-Gay Slurs, Fatally Stabbed Victim... and Walked With No Charges

Watch: Reports Say Chicago Man Screamed Anti-Gay Slurs, Fatally Stabbed Victim... and Walked With No Charges

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 28
A suspect in the stabbing death of a 23-year-old bisexual man was released by Chicago police after claiming he acted in self defense. Witnesses heard him threaten the victim inside a bar.

First Virus-Free Guests Abandon Blocked Spanish Island Hotel

First Virus-Free Guests Abandon Blocked Spanish Island Hotel

By Joan Mateu, Aritz Parra | Feb 28
Selected guests started to leave a locked-down Canary Islands hotel Friday after undergoing screening for the virus that has spread from China to most corners of the world.

Nigeria Confirms 1st Case of Virus in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria Confirms 1st Case of Virus in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Bashir Adigun, Cara Anna | Feb 28
Nigerian authorities on Friday reported the first confirmed case of the new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa as the outbreak spread to a region with some of the world's weakest health systems.

Northern California City Struggles with Coronavirus Mystery

Northern California City Struggles with Coronavirus Mystery

By Don Thompson, Adam Beam | Feb 28
Residents of a Northern California community are at the epicenter of what officials are calling a turning point in the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus.

Kentucky Governor Defends Photo Posing with Drag Queens

Kentucky Governor Defends Photo Posing with Drag Queens

By Bruce Schreiner | Feb 28
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear defended a photograph of him posing with drag queens at a gay rights rally and accused a Republican lawmaker of using homophobic tactics.

Pence's Handling of 2015 HIV Outbreak Gets New Scrutiny

Pence's Handling of 2015 HIV Outbreak Gets New Scrutiny

By Rick Callahan and Tom Davies | Feb 28
President Donald Trump's choice of Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the nation's response to the new coronavirus threat is bringing renewed scrutiny to the former governor's handling of an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana when he was governor.

Washington Approves Banning 'Gay Panic' Defense of Homicide

Washington Approves Banning 'Gay Panic' Defense of Homicide

Feb 28
A measure prohibiting homicide defendants from claiming a defense based on panic over a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity has been passed by lawmakers in Washington state.

LBGTQ Groups: South Carolina Law is Putting Students at Risk

LBGTQ Groups: South Carolina Law is Putting Students at Risk

By Jeff Martin | Feb 28
A South Carolina law banning sex education teachers from mentioning any relationships other than heterosexual ones — unless the talk involves sexually transmitted diseases — is fueling a climate of state-sanctioned discrimination, a federal lawsuit says.

DOJ Backs Kentucky Photographer Challenging Gay Rights Law

DOJ Backs Kentucky Photographer Challenging Gay Rights Law

By Dylan Lovan | Feb 28
The U.S. Department of Justice has weighed in on a lawsuit filed by a Kentucky wedding photographer who is challenging a city ordinance banning businesses from discriminating against gay customers.

Buttigieg Back in Political Fray After Respite for Bad Cold

Buttigieg Back in Political Fray After Respite for Bad Cold

By Thomas Beaumont | Feb 28
A bit hoarse and with an occasional cough, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg returned to the political fray Thursday, resuming a whirlwind schedule after taking a half-day to rest after getting hit with a bad cold.

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