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Watch: Texas Student Launches Savage Attack on Trans Classmate - and Won't Be Punished by School

Rough Debate Performance by Moderators a Blow to CBS News

By Kilian Melloy |
Even as GOP state lawmakers in Texas push a bill that would criminalize medically appropriate treatment for trans children, the trickle-down effects took the form of a brutal beati...

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Watch: Republican State Lawmaker Stands Up to Anti-Gay Comments, Cuts Off Testimony

Watch: Republican State Lawmaker Stands Up to Anti-Gay Comments, Cuts Off Testimony

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 27
A Florida state lawmaker stood up for truth when he cut off a comment being made by a member of the public who attempted to repeat the oft-told lie that gay people are "pedophiles."

Watch: Texas Student Launches Savage Attack on Trans Classmate - and Won't Be Punished by School

Watch: Texas Student Launches Savage Attack on Trans Classmate - and Won't Be Punished by School

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 27
Even as GOP state lawmakers in Texas push a bill that would criminalize medically appropriate treatment for trans children, the trickle-down effects took the form of a brutal beating a trans student suffered at the fists of a classmate.

Coronavirus Global Update: 82,000 Infections, 2,800 Deaths

Coronavirus Global Update: 82,000 Infections, 2,800 Deaths

Feb 27
A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 82,000 people globally.

Venice Faces New Threat From Virus After Reeling From Floods

Venice Faces New Threat From Virus After Reeling From Floods

By Renata Brito, Giada Zampano | Feb 27
Still reeling from the effects of major flooding just a few months ago, Venice faces a new emergency: the threat of a new virus outbreak across Italy that is worrying international visitors worldwide and hitting the economy hard.

Virginia Lawmakers Send LGBTQ Protections Bill to Governor

Virginia Lawmakers Send LGBTQ Protections Bill to Governor

Feb 27
Virginia lawmakers gave final passage Wednesday to a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill that advocates said will make the state the first in the South to enact such protections for LGBTQ people.

Idaho Moves Closer to Ban on Transgender Women in Athletics

Idaho Moves Closer to Ban on Transgender Women in Athletics

By Keith Ridler | Feb 27
Idaho moved closer Wednesday to banning transgender women from competing in women's sports despite warnings that such a law is unconstitutional and uncertainties about how the NCAA might react.

South Carolina Sued Over its Ban on LBGTQ Sex Ed Discussions

South Carolina Sued Over its Ban on LBGTQ Sex Ed Discussions

Feb 27
It is against state law in South Carolina for public school sex education classes to mention anything other than heterosexual relationships, unless the talk involves sexually transmitted diseases. A federal lawsuit now aims to change that.

Buttigieg Aides Say Path Beyond March 3 Possible but Tricky

Buttigieg Aides Say Path Beyond March 3 Possible but Tricky

By Thomas Beaumont | Feb 27
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is bracing supporters for a difficult stretch, with the sobering assertion that front-runner Bernie Sanders will likely emerge from next week's Super Tuesday contests well ahead in the race for delegates.

Lawyers: New Evidence Backs Loughlin, Giannulli's Innocence

Lawyers: New Evidence Backs Loughlin, Giannulli's Innocence

By Alanna Durkin Richer | Feb 27
Lawyers for "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, said Wednesday that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters' way into the University of Southern California.

Trump Urges Calm Even as US Reports Worrisome New Virus Case

Trump Urges Calm Even as US Reports Worrisome New Virus Case

By Lauran Neergaard and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Feb 27
President Donald Trump declared that a widespread U.S. outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn't inevitable even as top health authorities at his side warned Americans that more infections are coming.

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