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Witness: Crane "Somersaulted" to the Ground

Feb 7
One person is killed, several are injured after a crane collapses in Lower Manhattan.

Concerns Rise Over Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea

By Jeff Taylor | Feb 7
Antibiotic resistant gonorrhea is raising concerns in both Europe, where it has already appeared, and in the U.S., where it is feared it will show up before long.

Love & Lust 2016: Two Years Later, the Bill Gates-Funded Condoms of the Future Are Stalled

By Jeff Taylor | Feb 7
The Gates Foundation recognized the need for a better condom and in 2013 announced a handful of grant recipients. Yet innovation seems to have stalled, and so far it appears little headway is being made.

Virginia Senate Passes Pair of Nondiscrimination Bills

By John Riley | Feb 6
The Virginia Senate on Friday passed a pair of nondiscrimination bills with bipartisan support, sending them to the House of Delegates for consideration.

D.C. Council Passes Health Care Cultural Competency Bill

By John Riley | Feb 6
The D.C. Council approved a first-of-its-kind bill that would require all licensed, certified and registered health care professionals to undergo cultural competency training on health challenges that specifically affect members of the LGBT community.

What Killed Indiana's GLBT Protections Measure? Election Year Politics

By John Riley | Feb 6
Social conservatives claim that extending any sort of protection to LGBT people, even with religious exemptions, constitutes a grave violation of their First Amendment rights.

Utah Lawmaker: Pornography A Public Health Crisis

By Brady McCombs and Michelle L. Price | Feb 6
A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets.

Claiming Anti-Gay Discrimination, NYC Man Sues Hospital

Feb 5
A man is suing a New York City-area hospital for discrimination, claiming he was ignored and that staffers used gay slurs towards him during a September trip to the emergency room.

Judge's Order Strikes Down Nebraska Ban on Gay Marriage

Feb 5
A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction striking down Nebraska's now-negated ban on gay marriage and civil unions.

Lawmakers, Magistrate Want to Defend NC Gay Marriage Exemption

By Gary D. Robertson | Feb 5
North Carolina legislators and a magistrate who won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples are asking a federal court to let them defend a religious exemption law challenged as discriminatory.

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