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Elephants to Perform for Final Time at Ringling Bros. Circus

By Michelle R. Smith | May 1
Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago.

Malia Obama to Take Gap Year Before Entering Harvard in 2017

By Darlene Superville | May 1
President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017, the president and his wife said Sunday in a long-awaited announcement.

Judge: California Police Targeted Gays in Sting Operations

May 1
A judge who said police improperly targeted gay men in sting operations has dismissed charges of lewd conduct and indecent exposure against a man who was arrested in a public bathroom.

Vexing Year for Lesbian GGNRA Superintendent

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 1
Since being named the GGNRA's superintendent last May, Christine Lehnertz's life has been far from tranquil. Over the last 12 months she has been at the center of a number of public controversies.

107-Year-Old Woman who Danced with Obamas Finally Gets ID

May 1
Virginia McLaurin's impromptu dance with the Obamas at the White House made her an online sensation.

Kasich Calls for Balance on Gay Rights, Religious Beliefs

By Janie Harr | Apr 30
Asked about gay rights and marriage equality, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Friday that more people should take a "chill pill" and try to get along with one another rather than turn to unwieldy legislation.

Supreme Court Trying to Find Its Way After Scalia

By Mark Sherman and Sam Hananel | Apr 30
Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?

Charge Reduced for Mall Easter Bunny in Brawl with Kid's Dad

Apr 30
A New Jersey mall Easter bunny who got into a scuffle with a father last month has had a criminal charge against him downgraded.

Trump, Clinton Angle for Advantage in Politics of Gender

By Nancy Benac | Apr 30
Donald Trump, after toying with gender politics off and on during the campaign, is all in on a mission to undercut Hillary Clinton's credentials by syncing up his say-anything campaign strategy with his alpha-male persona.

San Francisco Chief Releases Racist Texts, Orders Training

By Paul Elias | Apr 30
San Francisco's police chief said that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department already dogged by fatal shootings of unarmed minority suspects.

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