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Animal rights group closes Ringling Bros. Circus for good

Last Chance for Animals is taking some responsibility for shutting down Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus for good.

After almost 150 years The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus has caved to the pressures of animal rights organizations and will cease any further shows after May 2017.

Last Chance for Animals (LCA) has been involved with undercover investigations into the circus giant's CEO, Kenneth Feld, accusing him of severe animal cruelty.

Orlando shooter's wife arrested by FBI

Noor Salman taken in custody by FBI to investigate her involvement with Pulse Nightclub shootings.

The wife of the Orlando Nightclub shooter has been arrested by the FBI in connection with the tragedy that took 49 innocent lives in June 2016.

Noor Salman was taken into custody at her San Francisco home said FBI spokesman Prentice Danner on Monday morning.

African American Lady Liberty debuts on gold coin

For the first time ever, The U.S. Mint portrays Lady Liberty as an African-American woman.

For the first time in American history, the United States mint will forge a gold coin that portrays Lady Liberty as a woman of color.

On Thursday, The Department of the Treasury held a press conference to unveil the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin.

Officer who first responded to Pulse Nightclub killed in the line of duty

Master Sergeant Debra Clayton was killed in the line of duty on Monday, January 9, 2016.

Master Sergeant Debra Clayton, who was one of the first responders at the Pulse Nightclub shooting in June 2016, was shot and killed Monday night during an arrest attempt reports the Orlando Police Department (OPD). 

Her murderer was wanted for killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and shooting her new boyfriend only three months previous.

Reported murder of trans person, marks first in 2017

First reported trans murder of 2017: Mesha Caldwell

In what may be the first transgender death in the United States of 2017, a Mississippi woman was murdered on Wednesday, January 4.

Mesha Caldwell, 41, was a hairstylist and make-up artist reports NewNowNext; she was found shot to death in Madison County.

Pride flag on screensaver offends coworkers, employee resigns

Michelle Hurn resigns after being asked to remove Pride flag from screensaver.

A Colorado medical professional has resigned from her position because she was asked to remove an image of the Pride flag from her computer desktop.

Deemed “offensive” by a coworker, Michelle Hurn, who is openly gay, had to remove the image from her rotating screensaver slideshow.

Students in 'broomstick' abuse case reach a plea deal

Three Pennsylvania high school athletes are given lesser charges after accosting another student with a broomstick in hazing ritual.

The trio of 17-year-old male high schoolers accused of assaulting another male teenager with a broomstick in a ritual known as “No Gay Thursday” have reached a plea bargain.

The attack took place in October 2015, at Conestoga High School in Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania.

Organizer says you can effectively protest Inauguration Day from your computer

Online protest hopes to shut down White House website on inauguration day.

Americans will be mobilizing in Washington D.C. on Friday, January 20 to protest incoming Commander-and-Chief Donald Trump, but one man wants to make it easy for protestors who cannot make the pilgrimage to show their disapproval from the comfort of their home.

President Obama teases farewell speech with LGBT gratitude

The President and first Lady will return to Chicago on Jan. 10.

President Obama is preparing his farewell speech to be given in Chicago on Tuesday, January 10.

The Democrat will step down as president of the United States, and hand over the reigns to Republican businessman and reality television star Donald Trump.