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Pride, with tight security
Millions will march across the nation Sunday to celebrate annual LGBT parades amid tight security following the Florida massacre. ... More >>

LGBT flag 'unbearable' to see
Up went the flag, and out poured the hate. ... More >>

Rainbows break out across the world
Dozens of cities around the world are donning the colors of the rainbow this weekend. ... More >>

What Pride looks like
LGBT citizens around the globe flock to parades and other gatherings as they celebrate Pride. ... More >>

A fitting first national monument to LGBT rights
President Barack Obama announced Friday he was designating the area around the Stonewall Inn in New York City as the country's first national monument to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. ... More >>

Pentagon set to lift transgender ban
The Defense Department could announce as soon as this week how it will lift the ban on transgender persons serving in the U.S. military, according to several defense officials. ... More >>

Rising GOP star skipping convention
Utah Rep. Mia Love joined the ranks of Republican leaders and lawmakers who will be skipping their party's convention next month, saying that she would instead visit Israel with a congressional delegation. ... More >>

At least 23 dead in West Virginia flooding
Massive floods sent raging waters across parts of West Virginia, killing at least 26 people and leaving hundreds stranded, officials said. ... More >>

3 boaters die off Catalina Island
Los Angeles County homicide detectives are investigating a boating incident off Catalina Island that left three men dead and four others hospitalized. ... More >>

Celebrated fashion photographer dies
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Prince's yellow guitar sold at auction
A bright yellow electric guitar owned by the late singer Prince has sold at an auction in Los Angeles. ... More >>

Governor's wife waits tables
Ann LePage, the wife of flamboyant Maine governor Paul LePage, is looking for a little extra money this summer. ... More >>

Sen. Barbara Boxer loses a bet
Take a look at the week in politics from June 19 through June 25. ... More >>

Hawaii enacts first state law to place gun owners in database
While the issue of gun control has made little headway in Congress, Hawaii this week enacted a series of gun laws, one of which the governor says makes it the first state to put firearm owners into a database. ... More >>

Oakland police scandal: Sex, suicide and failure to report
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Texas woman shoots 2 daughters before police kill her
A Texas police officer killed a woman after she shot her two daughters and defied an order to put down her weapon, authorities said. ... More >>

Southern California wildfire kills 2, destroys 19,000 acres
Fighter fighters are battling a fast moving fatal wildfire in Southern California that has killed at least two people, officials said. ... More >>

Bodies found of 2 missing family members in Florida
Two bodies recovered in the search for a missing Florida family have been identified and rescue crews have ended their search operations, Coast Guard Capt. Gregory Case said Saturday. ... More >>

SkySlide opens on tallest tower west of Chicago
Starting Saturday, visitors to Los Angeles can ride a glass slide affixed to the outside of the U.S. Bank Tower, 70 floors above the street. ... More >>

Strangers in a strange land: Hurdles to the American dream
Ahmad dodged bullets in Syria. Bushra received death threats in Iraq. Awino walked a thousand miles to flee civil war in Sudan. ... More >>

12-year-old boy used as bait, police say
Police say a fugitive who's wanted for sexually assaulting three girls lured his victims with the help of another child. ... More >>

Cops: Online predator assaults teen in front yard
"The Hunt's" John Walsh profiles the case of Oscar Menjivar-Herrera, who is charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. ... More >>

Brothers convicted nine years after murder
Two brothers featured on an upcoming episode of CNN's "The Hunt with John Walsh" -- who spent nearly nine years on the run after the murder of a Grand Rapids, Michigan, man -- have been convicted and sentenced to prison. ... More >>

George Will: I'm done with GOP
Conservative commentator and columnist George Will says he is leaving the Republican Party because of Donald Trump -- and he's advocating that others do the same. ... More >>

Muslim ban: Trump's shifting position
Donald Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States has been a central issue of his campaign -- but he has described the ban differently in the weeks since the mass shooting in Orlando. ... More >>

Aziz Ansari: Trump's rise 'makes me afraid for my family'
Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari on Friday accused Donald Trump of creating a dangerous environment for American Muslims with his "vitriolic and hate-filled" campaign rhetoric. ... More >>

What a shot! 28 amazing sports photos
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Stars on the red carpet at the Tony Awards
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Behind the scenes of Tim Burton's 'Batman'
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