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First Lady to Sit Down with Oprah for Interview

First lady Michelle Obama will talk about her time in the White House during an interview with Oprah Winfrey that will air Dec. 19 on CBS.

News Guide: Prosecutors can Use Cosby's Deposition at Trial

NATIONAL | By Maryclaire Dale | Dec 6
Here's where the criminal case against Bill Cosby stands, and what's ahead.

Trump Heads Back Out on Road for 'Thank You' Tour

NATIONAL | By Jonathan Lemire | Dec 6
President-elect Donald Trump is taking his show back on the road.

Lonely Planet Names Asheville Best in US Despite LGBT Flap

NATIONAL | By Beth J. Harpaz | Dec 6
The travel guidebook publisher Lonely Planet has picked Asheville, North Carolina, as its top U.S. destination for 2017, despite a state law limiting LGBT rights that has led companies, entertainers and others to boycott the state.

Music Therapist, Teacher, Teens Among Warehouse Fire Victims

A therapist who used music to help kids cope with trauma. A woman who taught at a Montessori school. An energetic artist who could make friends with anyone.

New North Carolina Governor to Face Resolute GOP Legislature

NATIONAL | By Gary D. Robertson | Dec 6
North Carolina's next governor campaigned on a promise to work if elected on bending back state government's recent right-ward turn, with the repeal of a law limiting LGBT rights near the top of his to-do list.

UNICEF Survey: 80 Percent of Filipino Youth Suffer Violence

A U.N. agency that promotes children's rights says a high prevalence of violence against Filipino children, with eight out of 10 suffering some form of physical or psychological abuse, with the highest number of incidents found among LGBT youth.

Republican Success Opens Door to Amending US Constitution

NATIONAL | By David A. Lieb | Dec 6
The November election put Republicans in full control of a record number of state legislatures around the country, a level of power that gives the party an unprecedented opportunity: change the U.S. Constitution.

ACLU want Obama to Commute Sentence for Chelsea Manning

The American Civil Liberties Union and gay-rights groups are lobbying President Barack Obama to commute the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, a transgender soldier who leaked classified government and military documents.

Gay Rights Groups Celebrate Defat of NC's Republican Governor

Gay rights groups that made the defeat of North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory this year a top priority because of a law limiting LGBT rights that he signed are celebrating after his concession to Democrat Roy Cooper.

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