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FDA Launches Campaign to Prevent and Reduce Smoking Among LGBT Young Adults

NATIONAL | May 5
Of the more than 2 million LGBT young adults in the U.S., more than 800,000 smoke occasionally. "This Free Life" campaign encourages lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young adults to live tobacco free.

Watch: Hate Group Blasts DOJ's Letter to NC, Launches Fear Mongering PSA

NATIONAL | May 5
The anti-LGBT Family Research Council went on assault against the Obama administration and the Department of Justice. They even made a commercial.

Story About Affair Takes Fox News Correspondent Off Air

NATIONAL | May 5
Fox News Channel's chief White House correspondent, Ed Henry, is "taking some time off" following publication of a magazine story alleging an affair with a Las Vegas woman, the network said Wednesday.

Sean Penn Settles Defamation Suit Against Lee Daniels

NATIONAL | By Colleen Long | May 5
"Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels apologized to Sean Penn in a statement made public Wednesday as part of a confidential settlement in a defamation lawsuit over comments Daniels made comparing the actor to the show's star Terrence Howard.

Sex Abuse Victims, Lawmakers Push for Right to Sue Molesters

NATIONAL | By Michael Virtanen | May 5
New Yorkers who were molested as children joined lawmakers and advocates in a two-day rally for lifting the state's statute of limitations on suing abusers, saying the law closing the window at age 23 guarantees many more young victims.

North Carolina Leaders Denounce Federal Threat on LGBT Law

NATIONAL | By Gary D. Robertson and Emery P. Dalesio | May 5
Giving no indication of yielding to pressure, North Carolina's Republican leaders called a federal warning about the legality of the state's new law limiting LGBT anti-discrimination rules a broad overreach by the government.

Illinois Families Sue Over Transgender Access to Locker Room

FAMILY | By Michael Tarm | May 5
Dozens of families took legal action Wednesday in a bid to stop a suburban Chicago school district from allowing a transgender student to use a girls' locker room and restroom, arguing the policy trampled on the privacy rights of other students.

Sidelined: LGBT Laws, NCAA Policy Could Keep Teams at Home

SPORTS | By Joedy McCreary | May 5
Teams could pull out of scheduled NCAA events this spring because of new state laws in North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee while the sport's governing body's demands for discrimination-free environments.

Alabama City's Leaders Vote to Recall Bathroom Ordinance

NATIONAL | By Phillip Lucas | May 5
Leaders of an east Alabama city Wednesday repealed an ordinance that would have imposed criminal penalties on people for using a restroom that doesn't match their gender at birth.

Coach: NC Travel Ban to Cost Minnesota Athletes Opportunity

SPORTS | May 5
Minnesota State-Mankato's baseball coach on Wednesday lamented the lost opportunity for his team if it were to qualify for the NCAA Division II championship and couldn't play because the tournament is in North Carolina.

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