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Transgender woman attacked in April found dead on Dallas street

A transgender woman whose April assault made national news was found dead on a Dallas, Texas, street Saturday morning, police said. Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 7200 block of Valley Glen Drive at around 6:40 a.m. Saturday, Dallas Police Major Vincent Weddington said. “Upon arrival, officers found the complainant lying…MORE

Lori Lightfoot to be inaugurated as Chicago’s first black lesbian mayor

Monday will mark a historic day in Chicago as the city inaugurates its first African American lesbian mayor. Lori Lightfoot, a former assistant US attorney, will be sworn in at 10:30 a.m. at Wintrust Arena in the city’s Near South Side community, according to a release from Lightfoot’s office. The event will include performances by…MORE

Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, to run for political office

Sybrina Fulton, an African-American mother who became a social justice activist after the 2012 fatal shooting of her son, Trayvon Martin, is running for political office in Florida. Fulton will formally announce her candidacy Monday for a seat for the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, her campaign manager, Willis Howard, said Sunday. “My time…MORE

1 dead and 8 wounded in shooting at Alabama high school graduation party

Celebration and pride turned into tragedy for a small city in Alabama after gunfire erupted during a high school graduation party. One person was killed and eight others were wounded at a community center in Atmore, near the Florida border, early Saturday. Witnesses say a fight broke out between two women during a graduation party…MORE

A house in Indiana exploded, killing one person

A house in southern Indiana exploded early Sunday morning, leaving one person dead and two injured, according to Sgt. Justin Ames with Jeffersonville Fire. Ames told CNN one home in Jeffersonville was obliterated in the explosion and 10-20 other homes in the neighborhood received varying degrees of damage. Photos from the scene show debris from…MORE

Oprah Winfrey surprises New Jersey high school with $500,000 gift

Oprah Winfrey surprised a New Jersey high school Friday night with a pizza party — and a $500,000 donation to an after-school program. “That’s a half a million dollars to encourage you to keep doing what you’re doing, because what you’re doing is moving in the right direction,” Winfrey said in a video principal Akbar…MORE