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Advocates Look to ICE to Address Violence Against LGBTs In Immigration

By EDGE | Jan 16
LGBT advocates look to Sarah SaldaƱa, the next head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to use her authority to address the increasing crisis of physical and sexual violence against LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants.

Pope Strongly Defends Church Teaching Against Contraception

By Nicole Winfield and Oliver Teves | Jan 16
Pope Francis issued his strongest defense yet of church teaching opposing artificial contraception on Friday, using a rally in Asia's largest Catholic nation to urge families to be "sanctuaries of respect for life."

New Discovery Life Channel Seeks Relatable Stories

By David Bauder | Jan 16
Discovery Communications executives thought of Facebook when considering what the new Discovery Life network would be about. Specifically, all of the Facebook friends who write about their fabulous jobs, fabulous families and fabulous vacations.

Draft of New Thai Constitution Would Protect LGBT Rights

Jan 16
Gay rights activists are welcoming a clause in a draft of Thailand's new constitution that is aimed at protecting the rights of gay and transgender people.

France Faces 19,000 Cyberattacks Since Terror Rampage

By Jamey Keaten and Sylvie Corbet | Jan 15
Hackers have targeted about 19,000 French websites since a rampage by Islamic extremists left 20 dead last week, France's cyberdefense official said Thursday, as the president tried to calm the nation's inflamed religious tensions.

Former Orthodox Educator Builds Life as Woman in Jerusalem

By Isaac Scharf | Jan 15
25 years ago, Yiscah Smith was a man who ran a Jerusalem educational center for Chabad - a religious group that helps bring unaffiliated Jews closer to their faith. These days, she is doing a different sort of outreach - as a transgender activist.

France Arrests 54 for Defending Terror; Announces Crackdown

By Lori Hinnant | Jan 14
France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism, announcing Wednesday that 54 people had been arrested for those offenses since terror attacks left 20 dead in Paris last week.

Second Time's the Charm: Woman Cuts Off Cheating Husband's Penis Twice

By Jason St. Amand | Jan 14
A wife from China cut off her husband's penis two times after learning of her husband's unfaithful ways.

Austria Court Lifts Adoption Restrictions for Same-Sex Couples

Jan 14
Austria's Constitutional Court has ruled that same-sex couples have the same right as heterosexuals to adopt children.

Europe's Muslims Feel Heat of Backlash After Paris Terror

By Elaine Ganley | Jan 13
Firebombs and pig heads thrown into mosques. Veiled women subjected to crude insults in the street. The Internet awash with threats against Muslims. Europe's Muslims are feeling the heat of a fierce backlash following last week's terror attack.

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