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Trevor Noah Defends Self in Backlash to Old Tweets

By Frazier Moore | Apr 1
Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of "The Daily Show," rejected the backlash over his graphic tweets targeting Jews and women as an unfair reflection of him and his comedy.

Singer Joni Mitchell Hospitalized in Los Angeles

Apr 1
Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

UConn's Ollie Won't Travel to Final Four Because of New Law

By Pat Eaton-Robb | Apr 1
UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut's governor because of Indiana's new religious-objections law, the school announced Tuesday.

Arkansas Gives Final Approval to Religious-Freedom Bill

Apr 1
Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a religious-freedom bill that has drawn sharp criticism from opponents who say it opens the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Democrat O'Malley Hits GOP Support for Indiana law

Mar 31
Likely Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley says it's "shameful" for Republicans to support an Indiana law that critics see as legalizing discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Indiana Lawmakers Try to Quiet Firestorm Surrounding New Law

Mar 31
Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a controversial new law.

Indianapolis Star Calls for Law Protecting Gays, Lesbians

Mar 31
The Indianapolis Star is urging Indiana lawmakers in a front-page editorial to respond to widespread criticism of a new religious objections law by protecting the rights of gays and lesbians.

Kentucky Argues Gay Marriage Ban Not Biased

Mar 31
Gov. Steve Beshear's administration is arguing in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court that Kentucky's ban on gay marriage isn't discriminatory because it bars both gay and straight people from same-sex unions.

On Trans Visibility Day, Jim Colllins Announces Grant Recipients

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 31
On Transgender Day of Visibility, The Jim Collins Foundation (JCF) funds gender-affirming surgeries with 2015 grants.

NBC, Cirque du Soleil Bringing 'The Wiz' to TV, Broadway

Mar 31
"The Wiz" is coming to TV and back to Broadway with productions from NBC and Cirque du Soleil.

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