FROM Caitlin Ryan
The Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens The Pew Research Center, a polling firm, reports that 92% of adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender say society has become more accepting of them in the past 10 years. But for some young people that’s just not true. Last month, when 20-year old Daniel Pierce talked to his family about being gay, he recorded the encounter on his cellphone. Daniel Pierce’s tape struck a chord with a lot of people. More than $100,000 in donations poured in to help him survive without the support of his family. That happened just after this month’s Rolling Stone magazine published a lengthy account titled, “ The Forsaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens are being Cast Out by Religious Families .”
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."