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Less than 10% of 2022’s anti-LGBTQ state bills became law, report finds

Though state legislatures considered over 300 bills targeting LGBTQ rights last year, a new report from the Human Rights Campaign found that just 29 became law.
MONTGOMERY, AL - MARCH 22: Exterior view of the Alabama State Capitol on March 22, 2020 in Montgomery, Alabama. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
MONTGOMERY, AL - MARCH 22: Exterior view of the Alabama State Capitol on March 22, 2020 in Montgomery, Alabama. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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Remains found in Oklahoma identified as missing 4-year-old girl

The remains found Jan. 17 in rural Grady County were determined to belong to Athena Brownfield, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Thursday.
Athena Brownfield.
Athena Brownfield.
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Student protests heat up at Bethune-Cookman University after split with Ed Reed

Reed's ouster was the “the tipping point” for students already frustrated with living conditions at the historically Black university campus, one student leader said.
Ed Reed during the first half of the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots in Baltimore in 2019.
Ed Reed during the first half of the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots in Baltimore in 2019.

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Man who was allegedly assaulted in 2015 by ex-officer in Tyre Nichols case speaks out

Coradarlius Sledge said Demetrius Haley beat him during a search because he had a contraband phone.
This image provided by the Memphis Police Department shows officer Demetrius Haley. Memphis is city on edge ahead of the possible release of video footage of a Black man’s violent arrest that has led to three separate law enforcement investigations and the firings of five police officers after he died in a hospital. Relatives of Tyre Nichols are scheduled to meet with city officials Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 to view video footage of his Jan. 7 arrest. (Memphis Police Department via AP)
This image provided by the Memphis Police Department shows officer Demetrius Haley. Memphis is city on edge ahead of the possible release of video footage of a Black man’s violent arrest that has led to three separate law enforcement investigations and the firings of five police officers after he died in a hospital. Relatives of Tyre Nichols are scheduled to meet with city officials Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 to view video footage of his Jan. 7 arrest. (Memphis Police Department via AP)
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North Carolina couple accused of performing 'exorcism' on child, 4, who died

Joseph “Joe” Paul Wilson, 41, and Jodi Ann Wilson, 38, were arrested on Jan. 13 on accusations they murdered their son, Skyler Wilson.
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5 ex-Memphis police officers are charged with murder in Tyre Nichols' death

Nichols, 29, died three days after Memphis police pulled him over and allegedly beat him. Video of the encounter will be released after 6 p.m. local time Friday.
Tyre Nichols.
Tyre Nichols.
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NYC bike path killer convicted, could face the death penalty

Jurors deliberated for about seven hours over two days before finding Sayfullo Saipov guilty in a Halloween attack inspired by his reverence for the Islamic State militant group.
Image: Sayfullo Saipov sits in court during jury deliberations in federal court in New York on Jan. 26, 2023.
Image: Sayfullo Saipov sits in court during jury deliberations in federal court in New York on Jan. 26, 2023.
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Former NFL player Jessie Lemonier dies at 25

The defensive end played one season with the Lions and one with the Chargers.
Jessie Lemonier #58 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on in the first quarter during the NFL preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on Aug. 28, 2021 in Seattle.
Jessie Lemonier #58 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on in the first quarter during the NFL preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on Aug. 28, 2021 in Seattle.

Biden admin is proposing to allow people to choose Hispanic or Latino as a race

The administration's suggested update for race and ethnicity definitions would no longer classify people of Middle Eastern or North African descent as "white."
Two young children hold signs through the car window that make reference to the 2020 U.S. Census, at an outreach event in Dallas on 25, 2020.
Two young children hold signs through the car window that make reference to the 2020 U.S. Census, at an outreach event in Dallas on 25, 2020.
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Louisiana man sentenced to 45 years in prison for Grindr kidnapping scheme

The Justice Department said Chance Seneca, 21, tried to mimic the homicides of gay men committed by the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
Grindr logo
Grindr logo
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Colorado bear takes hundreds of 'selfies' on wildlife camera trap

After taking a "special interest" in a wildlife camera set up in Boulder, the creature apparently couldn't bear to pass up a photo opportunity.
Images: A bear was captured posing for selfies on a remote camera in November, according to rangers with Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks.
Images: A bear was captured posing for selfies on a remote camera in November, according to rangers with Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks.