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Lawyer Says Kushner Willing to Cooperate with Investigators

Lawyer Says Kushner Willing to Cooperate with Investigators

By Matthew Daly and Chad Day | May 26
President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said.

GOP Montana Win May be Blip in Democrats' Anti-Trump Hopes

GOP Montana Win May be Blip in Democrats' Anti-Trump Hopes

By Bobby Caina Calvan and Nicholas Riccardi | May 26
A Montana Republican businessman won the state's U.S. House seat after being charged with assaulting a reporter on the eve of the election, a victory that may temper Democrats' hopes for a massive anti-Trump wave next year.

UN Rights Office Worried By Indonesian Gays' Plight

UN Rights Office Worried By Indonesian Gays' Plight

May 26
The United Nations' human rights office is calling on Indonesian authorities to release people detained on the basis of their sexual orientation and combat anti-gay stigma.

Rights Group Says Chechen Officials Humiliated Gay Detainees

Rights Group Says Chechen Officials Humiliated Gay Detainees

May 26
High-level officials in Russia's Chechnya humiliated inmates during visits to detention facilities where gay people were allegedly held and tortured, Human Rights Watch said in a new report Friday.

1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back for LGBT Rights in Asia

1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back for LGBT Rights in Asia

May 26
For LGBT rights, it was one step forward, two steps back this week in Asia, where traditional values often clash with modern views on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.

Utah Law That Could Send Online Bullies to Jail Criticized

Utah Law That Could Send Online Bullies to Jail Criticized

By Hallie Golden | May 26
Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year.

Texas Pushes Ahead with 'Bathroom Bill' as Others Shy Away

Texas Pushes Ahead with 'Bathroom Bill' as Others Shy Away

By Paul J. Weber | May 26
As "bathroom bills" targeting transgender individuals falter across the U.S., fizzling even in conservative bastions like Arkansas following the upheaval over a North Carolina law last year, Texas Republicans are doubling down in their determination.

Winery or 'Weedery'? Oregon Vineyards Switching to Pot

Winery or 'Weedery'? Oregon Vineyards Switching to Pot

May 26
Oregon's legalization of recreational pot two years ago created room for entrepreneurial cross-pollination in this fertile region abutting California's so-called Emerald Triangle, a well-known nirvana for outdoor weed cultivation.

As Clinton Emerges From the Woods, What Will Her Role Be?

As Clinton Emerges From the Woods, What Will Her Role Be?

By Joyce Noveck | May 25
Forty-eight years after she gave her first commencement address at Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton returns on Friday to offer another - and once again, she's at a crossroads in her life.

Appeals Court Deals Blow to Trump Administration Travel Ban

Appeals Court Deals Blow to Trump Administration Travel Ban

By Jessica Gresko | May 25
A federal appeals court dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries on Thursday, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims.

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