Marsha P. Johnson: The defender of transgender rights

Marsha P. Johnson was known in New York's Greenwich Village where she became an icon during the Stonewall riots. Her legacy asks us to take care of trans women who continue to suffer from discrimination and violence.
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NY attorney general report calls for NYPD overhaul in response to protests
The New York state attorney general called for an overhaul of the New York Police Department -- including an independent commission to manage the department, more oversight and a uniform use-of-force policy -- as part of her investigation into clashes between police and protesters during demonstrations in response to police killing of George Floyd.
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Ventura County says ICUs and ERs are full with COVID-19 patients, surge plan on
Ventura County hospitals are acting out their surge plan after ICUs and ERs hit capacity. Officials reported new cases and increased testing.
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Tesla stock surge may lead to $1.7B payday for Elon Musk
Tesla’s supercharged stock rally has put a $1.7 billion payday within arm’s reach for Chief Executive Elon Musk. Shares of the electric automaker have soared 40 percent in the past week, and with a market cap of $253 billion, Tesla blew past Toyota as the world’s valuable car company. More important for Musk, however, is...
US Army soldier sentenced to life for sexual assault of minor
A 51-year-old US Army soldier was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for aggravated sexual assault of a minor while on active duty, the Department of Justice announced. Daniel Kemp Sr. of Cameron, N.C., pleaded guilty last December. Kemp’s wife, Shanynn Kemp, harassed and prevented a witness from speaking out to law enforcement officials about the...
Socialist Seattle councilwoman to Jeff Bezos: 'We are coming for you and your rotten system'
A city councilwoman threatened Bezos in an interview posted on Twitter.
CNN's Angela Rye compares Thomas Jefferson to R. Kelly: Both had 'predatory relationships with underage women'
CNN commentator Angela Rye compared the "canceling" of Thomas Jefferson to the disgraced singer R. Kelly since both of them had "predatory relationships with underage women."
Jacksonville attorneys file lawsuit to block city from hosting Republican National Convention amid pandemic
Several attorneys in Jacksonville, Florida, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city in an attempt to block the Republican National Convention from occurring there amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Washington Redskins to remove Native American imagery from logo: report
The Washington football team has made the obvious decision to remove the Native American imagery from its logo.
Amed Rosario has so much to prove at his Mets crossroad
The platform has shrunk from a full-length feature to, say, a short film at best. Yet that doesn’t lower the 2020 stakes for Amed Rosario. This still can be his statement season. His stairway to a higher income and better job security. His message to the Mets in this golden age for shortstops. No pressure,...
Cannabis entrepreneurs agree to drop lawsuit over 'flawed' licensing process
Cannabis entrepreneurs agreed to drop a lawsuit over L.A.'s licensing process after the city agreed to consider more applicants vying to open new shops.
Michael Tracey: Minority businesses suffering in Minneapolis following rioting after George Floyd’s death
The national media might have “moved on” from the riots in Minneapolis, but residents have nowhere to go. Much of the Twin Cities is still in ruins.
Scrabble Association Bans Racial, Ethnic Slurs From Its Official Word List
On Wednesday, the North American Scrabble Players Association, which governs tournaments in the U.S. and Canada, said it was removing 236 potentially offensive words from its approved list.
San Francisco lawmaker pitches CAREN Act to outlaw 'race-based and racially-charged' 911 calls
San Francisco supervisor Shamann Walton joined "The Story" Wednesday to discuss the CAREN Act, Walton's proposed legislation that would punish so-called "false racially biased emergency reports."
What will the national security law mean for travelers -- and Hong Kong's tourism recovery?
When it comes to desirable travel destinations post-pandemic, Hong Kong would be an obvious choice. But the broad language and global scope of the city's new security law raise questions for foreign travelers.
What will the national security law mean for travelers -- and Hong Kong's tourism recovery?
When it comes to desirable post-pandemic travel destinations, Hong Kong would be an obvious choice thanks to its capable handling of Covid-19 outbreaks, which has so far limited infections to just 1,300 cases in the city of 7.5 million.
Montauk’s iconic Memory Hotel angers activists with Blue Lives Matter flag
“It’s a huge middle finger to the black people who work and live here,” one march organizer told Page Six.
Texas executes man for killing elderly man nearly 3 decades ago
Billy Joe Wardlow was the first inmate in Texas to receive a lethal injection since February 6 and the second in the U.S. since the nation began reopening following pandemic-related shutdowns.
Neil Young pens open letter to Trump, updates old song 'Looking For a Leader': 'We got to vote him out'
Neil Young has penned a letter to President Trump and updated the lyrics to one of his famous songs just days after rebuffing the president's use of his music at a July Fourth event on the footsteps of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.
Black Players for Change protests on field prior to first MLS is Back match in Orlando
A group of nearly 170 players, club staff and coaches protested on the field before Major League Soccer's Inter Miami vs. Orlando City SC game.
Retired two-star Army general pleads guilty to sexually abusing his daughter
Retired Army Maj. Gen. James Grazioplene on Wednesday admitted to sexually abusing his then-teenage daughter in the 1980s, in exchange for a suspension of his sentence.
Breakfast bender, James Franco: What happened on day 2 of Johnny Depp’s libel case
Images unveiled in Johnny Depp’s libel case in London on Wednesday show a table laid out with his morning meal of booze and drugs during one rage-fueled bender.
NJ man admits neighbor's Trump flag made him so mad, he dumped trash in yard for months
New Jersey police said that a man faces a charges of criminal mischief and harassment for repeatedly throwing trash onto the lawn of a Sussex County home where a Donald Trump flag was posted.
Internet goes wild searching for #SATGUY
Internet sleuths try to score the name of the guy who allegedly took Trump's SATs for him. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
An officer told George Floyd it took 'a lot of oxygen to talk,' body camera transcripts show
After George Floyd repeatedly told police that he couldn't breathe, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin said, "Then stop talking, stop yelling, it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk," according to transcripts of police body camera footage.
NHLPA executive board approve proposed new labor deal with NHL
The executive board of the NHL Players' Association approved a proposed new collective bargaining agreement with the NHL. Full membership approval is expected.
In CA: She dreamed of prepping baby formula with the ease of a coffee maker. So she did
Meet the tired California mother who reimagined baby feedings, and the design team who helped turn her dream into reality. Plus: Cases surge in the state's most populous county, leaving in doubt whether schools can reopen next month.
Police in this Florida city will start fining protesters who block traffic
Police in St. Petersburg, Fla., said they will start fining protesters who block traffic during demonstrations this week following tense and dangerous standoffs between activists and drivers around the country.
Doggy deliveries help Colombians shop during coronavirus pandemic
MEDELLIN, Colombia — Eight-year-old Eros trots through the streets of this hilly city several times a day with a straw basket in his jaws, taking vegetables, fruit and packaged foods to customers of the El Porvenir mini-market. The chocolate Labrador retriever is paid with treats and massages of his furry head. “He helps us to...
NYT, Not So Fast: Biden ‘Can Hardly Wait’ to Compare ‘Cognitive Ability’ with Trump’s
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said he can “hardly wait” to compare his cognitive ability with President Trump's in upcoming debates. Meanwhile, the New York Times does not appear to share Biden’s confidence in taking on Trump and is demanding preconditions for debates.
Australian man kills snake while driving, gets pulled over speeding to hospital
Turns out he wasn’t snakebitten. An Australian man pulled over for speeding was let off the hook when cops learned he was en route to a hospital over fears he was bitten by a snake he killed while driving. The man, identified only as Jimmy, was spotted by police last month going 76 mph on...
'80s fashion: Trends from the 'more is more' style decade that keep coming back
The 1980s was possibly the boldest decade in modern fashion history, a magical era of over-the-top silhouettes, teased perms and saturated colors. They were the years of puffed shoulders and power suits, flashy skirts and spandex leggings, velour, leg warmers and voluminous parachute pants.
'80s fashion: Trends from the 'more is more' style decade that keep coming back
The 1980s was possibly the boldest decade in modern fashion history, a magical era of over-the-top silhouettes, teased perms and saturated colors.
Fauci says states need to address problems with COVID-19 response: 'If you don't admit it, you can't correct it'
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says "what we're seeing is exponential growth."
Yankees savage Aaron Boone is built for this: baseball-lifer father
July 18 marks the one-year anniversary of Aaron Boone going “Savage” at the Stadium on home plate umpire Brennan Miller for calling Brett Gardner out on strikes: “Our guys are f—–g Savages in that box!” When you attempt to play a baseball season, even if it is just a 60-game, 66-day baseball season, you will...
Loose cows block Michigan highway after livestock rig crash
Loose cows blocked a Michigan highway after a livestock rig crashed near Grayling Wednesday morning, according to Crawford County Emergency Management.
Anderson Cooper slams 'lies and noise' from Mike Pence
After President Donald Trump voiced displeasure at the CDC's guidelines for safely reopening schools, the agency's director said his recommendations shouldn't be used as an excuse for not returning children to classrooms. CNN's Anderson Cooper has a sharp rebuke of the White House coronavirus task force's response to Trump's dissatisfaction.
Baltimore faces growing rash of ATM thefts by 'professional' criminals
Authorities in Baltimore say the city has been experiencing an upward trend in ATM thefts as more and more criminals are drawn to the low-risk, high-reward of these heists.
Andrew Heaney says Angels practice safety first at all times
Angels players, coaches, front-office executives and support staff agreed during a Zoom call to practice safety during training camp and the 60-game season.
'The Wonder Years' to be rebooted with a Black family on ABC: report
"The Wonder Years" is coming back to television with a new spin, according to a new report.
7/8: Red and Blue
Trump celebrates new trade deal with Mexican Pres.; Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman retires from service
Mother of 16-year-old gunned down in Chicago calls for change: 'I don't want my son to be another statistic'
A Chicago woman whose 16-year-old son was killed earlier this year told "The Story" Wednesday night that she refuses to let him be remembered as "another statistic."
Mary Trump's claim Trump paid Joe Shapiro to take SATs conflicts with timeline, Shapiro's wife says
President Trump's niece Mary L. Trump alleges in her new tell-all book that her uncle paid a friend to take a college admissions test more than 50 years ago so he could gain acceptance into the elite Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania -- but a new video from the wife of the now-deceased friend tells a very different story.
NFL star apologizes for anti-semitic social media post
CNN's Brian Todd reports on Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson's apology after he posted quotes falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler and a picture of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on Instagram.
Amazon removes Washington Redskins merchandise from site
First, it was big-name retailers like Walmart and Target, as well as Nike and Dick’s Sporting Goods, that removed Washington Redskins merchandise from their websites. Now, Amazon has joined the list.
J.K. Rowling, Malcolm Gladwell slam author who apologized for signing 'cancel culture' letter
Author J.K. Rowling and journalist Malcolm Gladwell slammed a co-signer who apologized for taking part in the open letter combatting "cancel culture."
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Texas Resumes Executions After 5-Month Delay Due to Pandemic
Six executions scheduled in Texas for earlier this year were postponed by the courts because of the outbreak
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Mariah Carey reveals her memoir is completed: 'It took me a lifetime to have the courage'
Mariah Carey is delivering a new memoir to fans and this one isn’t similar to her 2015 picture book release, "All I Want For Christmas Is You."
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Why Indiana Gov. Holcomb is optimistic about Indy 500 plans even as smaller events are canceled
Here's why Indiana officials are comfortable with plans for the Indy 500, even as smaller events are canceled due to COVID-19.       
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