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A Closer Look: The Supreme Court After Justice Scalia

President Barack Obama greets Supreme Court Justices (L-R) Clarence Thomas; Antonin Scalia; Sonia Sotomayor; Anthony Kennedy; and John Roberts at the inauguration for U.S. President Barack Obama's second term of office. More than 600,000 people attended the event. (Photo: Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call)
Politics Editorial
Seventeen Supreme Court justices were appointed during the last year of a president's term – including six since 1900. ...
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Human Rights Campaign Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Hillary Clinton/HRC
Politics
HRC has announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President. Clinton also has a long record as a champion for LGBT rights both in the U.S. and, notably, around the globe. ...
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U.S. Rep Jim McDermott Announces Retirement from Congress, Another McDermott May Run

U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott/Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
Politics Local
U.S. Representative Jim McDermott, 79, announced Monday that he won't run for re-election in 2016. McDermott was a staunch supporter of LGBT rights in Washington state. ...
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Streisand, Estefan, Berra, Spielberg to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Barbra Streisand is one of the 17 recipients
Entertainment
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions. ...
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New myRA Launched to Help Workers Save for Retirement Regardless of Employment

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National
myRA is a simple, safe and affordable new savings option for those who don’t have access to a retirement savings plan at work. ...
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Obama Receives Standing Ovation from 1,400-Plus Crowd in Seattle

President Barack Obama File Photo: Steph Brusig/The Seattle Lesbian
Politics Local
President Obama took the stage at 6:04 p.m. Friday evening in Seattle to standing ovation from the 1,450 crowd in the Westin Hotel ballroom downtown. ...
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ORAM Urges U.S. Government to Safeguard 500 Slots for LGBTI Refugees

Syrian refugees and migrants along a railway line as they try to cross from Serbia into Hungary near Horgos on Sept. 1, 2015. Photo: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
International
ORAM launched a petition urging the U.S. government to safeguard 500 of the 10,000 slots for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) refugees. ...
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Raffi Freedman-Gurspan Becomes First Openly Trans White House Official

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Politics
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan is the first openly transgender official in history to serve in the White House. ...
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What You Need to Know about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020

Health
Today, 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV and the most recent national estimates point to areas where further improvements are needed. ...
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Eagles, Carole King, George Lucas Honored at 38th Kennedy Center Honors

Entertainment
The Eagles, Carole King, George Lucas, Rita Moreno, Seiji Ozawa, and Cicely Tyson will be honored at the 38th Kennedy Center Honors. ...
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