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BREAKING: NC House Approves “Compromise” HB2 Repeal, Bill Now Goes To Dem Gov. Roy Cooper

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: The General Assembly on Thursday approved a compromise bill that repeals House Bill 2 but restricts anti-discrimination ordinances in cities and counties. The bill now goes to the governor for his signature. Opposition and support for the bill did not fall along party lines in the 32-16 Senate vote. Several Triangle Democrats banded together ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: LGBT Activists Loudly Object To Compromise HB2 Repeal That Could Happen Today

The Charlotte Observer reports: North Carolina lawmakers could repeal House Bill 2 on Thursday under a deal struck late Wednesday night by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders. Senate leader Phil Berger announced the deal shortly after 10:30 p.m. The announcement capped days of marathon, often contentious negotiations and closed-door meetings. Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore took ...

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Trump Rejects Baseball Opening Pitch Invite [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump will not throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals opening day Monday, the team told reporters Tuesday. POLITICO Playbook reported Tuesday morning that Trump was in talks to throw the first pitch as the Nationals take on the Miami Marlins in Washington. But the White House said Trump has a “scheduling conflict” that ...

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White Sox First Baseman: I Ate My Fake Haitian Passport While Being Smuggled From Cuba To USA

The Chicago Tribune reports: When Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu finally boarded a plane to the U.S after being smuggled from Cuba to Haiti, he said he had one mission: Destroy the fake Haitian passport he was traveling on before his flight landed in Miami. He testified Wednesday that he went to the restroom as soon as possible ...

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Former NFL Quarterback Sues “I’m Not Gay No More” Viral Star For $4.5M Over Claims They Had An Affair

The Daily Mail reports: Ex-NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart is suing the male viral video star who claimed they had a sexual relationship for $4.5 million, DailyMail.com can reveal. The man in question, Andrew Caldwell, became famous for another video, in which he screamed in church: ‘I’m not gay no more’. In October 2015, Caldwell went on a radio show and ...

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Former WNBA Player: The League Is 98% Lesbian And I Left Because Of Their Anti-Straight Bullying [VIDEO]

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: Candice Wiggins had what many would consider a dream career in the WNBA. She was the No. 3 overall draft pick out of Stanford in 2008. She was named the league’s Sixth Woman of the Year as a rookie. She won a championship with the Minnesota Lynx. The success, Wiggins says now, hid a darker ...

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Major League Baseball Drops Intentional Walk Rule

To make things less boring. The New York Post reports: As minute as it may feel, the MLB has made the pitcher’s life easier and the fan’s experience faster with one rule change. The league and the Players Association agreed Tuesday to eliminate the four-pitch intentional walk and implement a dugout signal in its place, according to ESPN. The shake-up ...

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Franklin Grahams Demands Supporters Complain To NFL Over “Sinful” Gay-Inclusive Kiss Cam Ad [VIDEO]

“Football season is over and the Super Bowl is behind us. But the NFL is trying to push homosexuality through a new pro same-sex ad. In this ad they show two men kissing each other and two women kissing each other on the ‘kiss cam.’ They’re trying to define sin as love and make it acceptable. This generation is being ...

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NBA Joins NFL In Warning Texas: Drop That “Bathroom Bill” If You Want To Host Another All-Star Game

The Dallas Morning News reports: Put the NBA on the growing list of sports organizations warning Texas over its proposed transgender bathroom bill. In a statement to the Houston Chronicle last week, Spokesman Mike Bass said the NBA weighs a number of factors before choosing where to hold major events, including how fans and athletes will be treated. “We consider ...

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NFL Backs Gay-Inclusive Kiss-Cam Campaign [VIDEO]

AdWeek reports: The Ad Council’s original Emmy-winning “Love Has No Labels” skeletons campaign was filmed on Valentine’s Day in 2015, and rolled out a few weeks later. Two years on, we have R/GA’s latest installment in the acclaimed series celebrating inclusiveness and diversity—this one rolling out on Valentine’s Day, having been filmed at the NFL Pro Bowl in January. The ...

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TEXAS: Gov. Greg Abbott Mocks NFL For Warning That “Bathroom Bill” Will Cost State Future Super Bowls

Sports Illustrated reports: Texas governor Greg Abbott mocked the NFL’s “decision makers” on Twitter after the league issued veiled criticism of a proposed “bathroom bill” in the state. Abbott’s tweet came after a league spokesman told the AP that prejudicial legislation could be a factor when the NFL chooses where to host events like the Super Bowl. “If a proposal ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: US Tennis Officials Apologize After Nazi-Era German National Anthem Performed At Match

Slate reports: Over the weekend, the U.S. hosted Germany in the national team-based women’s tennis tournament, the Fed Cup. Before American Alison Riske took on Germany’s Andrea Petkovic in a singles match in Hawaii, both national anthems were played. And that’s where things went wrong. A live soloist belted out not just the wrong version of the German anthem, but ...

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Six Super Bowl Winners To Skip Trump Meeting

The New York Times reports: At least six members of the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots have said they will not visit the White House for the traditional meeting that championship teams have with the president. Running back LeGarrette Blount, defensive end Chris Long and defensive tackle Alan Branch on Thursday became the latest to announce that they would skip ...

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Nazi Leader Celebrates Win Of “NFL’s Whitest Team”

Neo-Nazi leader Richard Spencer, who won international headlines back in November when his speech to white supremacist Trump supporters culminated with literal Nazi salutes, is echoing Trump’s elation at the Super Bowl win of the New England Patriots, who do not deserve these kind of accolades, no matter who some of their fans might be. I was born in Boston, ...

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Trump’s Favorites Win Super Bowl 2017 [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump congratulated the New England Patriots on winning Super Bowl LI on Sunday in a tweet after their victory. “What an amazing comeback and win by the Patriots. Tom Brady, Bob Kraft and Coach B are total winners. Wow!” Trump tweeted Sunday night. Trump predicted the Patriots would win in an interview with Fox News’s Bill ...

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84 Lumber Taunts Trump With Super Bowl Ad [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: Construction company 84 Lumber seems to be deliberately looking to provoke controversy with its Super Bowl ad, which depicts a Mexican mother and daughter embarking on an arduous journey, apparently to leave their country of origin. As the two cross the country by foot, truck, and train in the 90-second long “The Journey Begins” spot, the girl ...

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NCAA And NBA: Our North Carolina Boycott Is Still On

ESPN reports: Amid deepening acrimony, a supposedly bipartisan deal to kill the North Carolina law known as the “bathroom bill” fell apart Wednesday night, ensuring the likelihood that global corporations and national sports events will continue to stay away from the state. “The NCAA’s decision to withhold championships from North Carolina remains unchanged,” said NCAA spokesman Bob Williams in a ...

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CHARLOTTE: Amid HB2 Furor, Pro Hockey Team Issues Touching Call For Unity In Holiday Message [VIDEO]

From the Charlotte Observer: When hockey players bring a tear to someone’s eye, it’s usually after breaking their nose. But there’s apparently a mushy side to these guys that the world has overlooked. Just a week after the Carolina Panthers released a sweet-hearted Christmas video, the Charlotte Checkers have produced one of their own that is both sentimental and poignant ...

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SO FETCH: Professional Hockey Players Perform The “Jingle Bell Rock” Dance From Mean Girls [VIDEO]

SB Nation reports: Ah, the holiday season is here. A time for joy, family, gift giving, and debating over what qualifies as a Christmas movie. It’s also that time of year when athletes do absurd things in support of their team’s social media hijinks. The South Carolina Stingrays from the ECHL are one such team, who upped the ante this ...

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Major League Baseball Bans Drag Hazing

Mic.com reports: Starting next season, there’ll be a new rule in baseball: No more dressing the new guys in drag. On Tuesday, Major League Baseball is set to ratify a new anti-hazing and anti-bullying policy meant to end a sexist and transphobic tradition in the sport, which bans veteran players from forcing new team members dress as women. The rules ...

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