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    Country singers come out as gay — Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman

    (CNN) — There are plenty of country songs about how to be a man. One way is to face the music, and two country crooners did that on Thursday. Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman came out as being gay. Ty Herndon finally admits, "I'm an out, proud and happy gay man": — RS Country (@RScountry) November 20, 2014 Herdon went first, in interviews with People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight. His revelation inspired Gilman to do go public as well. […]

  • Actor Bill Cosby became one of TV's favorite dads when he served up tough love to his five children on "The Cosby Show."
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    7 women claim assault by Bill Cosby; TV Land removes reruns of “The Cosby Show”

    (CNN) — It seems lately as if every day brings another allegation that further dismantles Bill Cosby’s image as the jovial, pudding-loving patriarch whose family-friendly brand of comedy tickled successive generations. Though the star has vehemently denied most of the accusations that he drugged and sexually assaulted young women seeking career guidance, the stories are taking their toll on his reputation and bankroll. The stories of Cosby’s purported misdeeds have been around for about a decade, but they recently got […]

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    Republicans hammer legal case against Obama on immigration

    (CNN) — Opponents of President Barack Obama’s plan, which makes sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration system by use of executive order, focused their criticism on the legal case, saying Obama has overstepped the boundaries of his authority and is ignoring the will of the people. Republicans started attacking the plan long before and soon after the President’s prime-time address to the nation Thursday night, as GOP activists and lawmakers took to TV, their emails and their Twitter accounts to […]

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    President Obama’s immigration plan: ‘Deport felons, not families’

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Barack Obama is ordering the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades, despite Republican claims he is acting illegally by moving unilaterally to shield five million undocumented immigrants. Obama rejected accusations by conservatives that he is offering a free pass to undocumented immigrants and warned in a prime-time address that he would bolster border security and make it harder for unauthorized outsiders to get into the country. “Today our immigration system is broken and […]

  • A photo of the Duggars from TLC's reality show "19 Kids and Counting."
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    Petition to cancel Duggar show amidst anti-gay complaints

    (CNN) — TLC’s reality show “19 Kids and Counting” has tons of fans, but more than 80,000 can’t be counted in that number. That’s the amount who have signed a petition to have the show canceled in light of what the petition calls the Duggar family’s anti-LGBT stance. According to the petition, Michelle Duggar’s voice can be heard on a recorded call from this past summer urging the citizens of Fayetteville, Arkansas, to vote to repeal a law that […]

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    New video of Brittany Maynard released on her 30th birthday

    PORTLAND, Ore. – After a 29-year-old woman chose to end her life while fighting a terrible disease, her family is celebrating her cause on what would have been a day of celebration. On Nov. 19, 2014, Brittany Maynard would have turned 30-years-old. After marrying the love of her life, Maynard began having severe headaches that wouldn’t go away. While on vacation in January, she finally heard back from her physician and the news wasn’t what she expected. Her doctor told […]

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    Group alleges Chick-Fil-A gets chickens from abusive supplier

    ATLANTA, Ga. ( WGCL) — An animal rights group says Chick-Fil-A uses a supplier that abuses and tortures chickens. Group alleges Chick-Fil-A gets chickens from abusive supplier. Read more > — CBS46 (@cbs46) November 20, 2014 Mercy for Animals released an undercover video taken at a processing plant in Mississippi and a slaughter house in Tennessee that are owned by Koch Foods. It shows workers kicking and throwing chickens into cages, cutting their heads off and dropping them in […]

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    3 shot at Florida State University before gunman killed by police

    (CNN) — Florida State University students huddled together in the aisles of a packed campus library early Thursday after a gunman opened fire, injuring three. Two of the shooting victims were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. One was in critical condition; the other was stable, the hospital said. Gunman shot dead after opening fire on #FSU campus: — TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 20, 2014 The third victim was treated and released at the scene. All three are students. Campus […]

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    Watch children react to ‘normal Barbie’ with acne, stretch marks

    (CNN) — It began for Nickolay Lamm as a question: What would Barbie look like if she had the dimensions of an average woman? His answer came in the form of the Lammily doll: a shorter, broader, brunette version of the idealistic blond Mattel doll. Now Lammily is ready to make her debut, complete with a sticker pack that features pimples, moles, cellulite and scars that can be applied. “I feel she looks so real, so ordinary, that you don’t […]

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    Multiple award-winning director Mike Nichols dies at 83

    (CNN) — Mike Nichols, the “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and “The Graduate” director who was one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award, died Wednesday evening, according to a note from ABC News’ president to their staff. #BREAKING: Famed director Mike Nichols has died at age 83. — TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 20, 2014 Nichols, 83, was the husband of former “ABC World News” anchor Diane Sawyer. Born Michael Igor […]

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    Father of baby born in snowstorm: ‘It’s not odds; it’s God’

    (CNN) — If a baby had to be born in a snowstorm, this was the way to do it. Bethany Hojnack of south Buffalo, New York, went into labor early Tuesday, according to CNN affiliate WIVB. She couldn’t get to the hospital because of an epic snowstorm, but found help along the way. “It was kind of incredible. God really put the people who needed to be in the right spot for us at the right time,” Hojnacki’s husband, Jared […]