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Emails: Anti-LGBT Law Cost N. Carolina Project with 700 Jobs

Internal emails show that city and state officials blame a North Carolina law limiting LGBT protections for a company's decision to pick another state for a new project that includes 700 jobs.

PreP Summit and Toolkit for Youth; Risks of Chronic Conditions Increase in Elders, But Deaths Down

AIDS | By Eric Brus | Dec 2
Eric Brus gives the wrap-up on the first National HIV PrEP Summit, the increase in chronic health conditions among PLWHAs, and SEICUS' new toolkit for providers who serve youth.

Mandy Moore Opens Up on Family, Says Mom & 2 Brothers are Gay

FAMILY | Dec 2
Actress Mandy Moore opened up about her nontraditional family this week in an interview with Byrdie, revealing she has two gay brothers and that her mom is also gay.

HGTV Responds to BuzzFeed Report on 'Fixer Upper' Stars Attending Anti-Gay Church

The HGTV network is responding to a report published by BuzzFeed that takes aim at the hosts of a popular show over their affiliation with a nondenominational, evangelical church that strictly opposes gay marriage and supports conversion therapy.

Designer Tom Ford: Melania Trump 'Not Necessarily My Image'

Fashion designer Tom Ford says first lady-to-be Melania Trump likely won't be wearing his clothes in the White House.

Trump to Nominate Retired Gen. James Mattis to Lead Pentagon

NATIONAL | By Lolita C. Baldor | Dec 2
President-elect Donald Trump says he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to be his defense secretary.

Gambian Official: President to Concede Defeat After 22 Years

President Yahya Jammeh has "accepted defeat" in elections after more than 22 years in power in Gambia, the head of the country's election commission said Friday. The longtime leader was expected to address the nation later in the day.

Indonesia Blasphemy Protest Draws 200,000; Ends Peacefully

INTERNATIONAL | By Stephen Wright and Niniek Karmini | Dec 2
At least 200,000 conservative Muslims rallied peacefully in the Indonesian capital on Friday in the second major protest against its minority Christian governor, who is being prosecuted for alleged blasphemy.

White House Announces Support for Women in Military Draft

NATIONAL | By Josh Lederman | Dec 2
The Obama administration declared support for requiring women to register for the military draft, a symbolic but significant shift that reflects the military's evolution from a male-dominated force to one seeking to incorporate women at all levels.

Transgender Students Seek Suspension of School Restroom Rule

NATIONAL | By Joe Mandak | Dec 2
Attorneys for three transgender students want a federal judge to force a Pennsylvania school district to let the students use restrooms corresponding to their stated gender identities until a lawsuit over the issue is heard by the court or settled.

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