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SF Saw Drop in Syphilis Cases in 2016, Rise in Other STDs

SF Saw Drop in Syphilis Cases in 2016, Rise in Other STDs

By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 26
For the first time since 2007, San Francisco last year saw a decline in cases of early syphilis, according to preliminary year-end data for 2016. Yet the city also reported double-digit increases in both chlamydia and gonorrhea cases.

Trump Says He Won't Attend Correspondents Dinner This Spring

Trump Says He Won't Attend Correspondents Dinner This Spring

Feb 26
President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won't be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner - sparing himself the dubious honor of being an in-the-house target of jokes.

In Trump's First Speech to Congress, Will Decorum Hold?

In Trump's First Speech to Congress, Will Decorum Hold?

By Nancy Benac and Jill Colvin | Feb 25
A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum.

Celebrities Launch Pot Brands as California Legalizes Drug

Celebrities Launch Pot Brands as California Legalizes Drug

By Paul Elias | Feb 25
Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market.

NYC Protests Trump Transgender Bathroom Policy

NYC Protests Trump Transgender Bathroom Policy

Feb 25
Demonstrators gathered in New York City to protest the Trump administration's new guidance on bathrooms for transgender individuals.

Gay Park Superintendent Returns to Bay Area

Gay Park Superintendent Returns to Bay Area

By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 25
Looking over a large-scale model of the Presidio near the entrance to the new visitor center for the former army base turned national park, Craig Kenkel pointed to the Batteries-to-Bluffs trail as one of his favorite places in the park.

NAACP Urges North Carolina Boycott Over Conservative Laws

NAACP Urges North Carolina Boycott Over Conservative Laws

By Jonathan Drew | Feb 25
The NAACP urged religious conferences, athletic events and musicians on Friday to avoid North Carolina as part of a national boycott protesting the state's conservative policies including a law limiting LGBT protections.

White House Bars Major News Outlets from Media Gaggle

White House Bars Major News Outlets from Media Gaggle

Feb 24
News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining a White House media gaggle, according to news reports.

'No Anonymous Sources,' Trump Scolds - After WH Uses Them

'No Anonymous Sources,' Trump Scolds - After WH Uses Them

By Julie Bykowicz | Feb 24
President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the news media Friday, taking direct aim this time at the use of anonymous sources.

Release Sought for Immigrant Who Asked for Protection Order

Release Sought for Immigrant Who Asked for Protection Order

By Astrid Galvan | Feb 24
The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of a transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend has led to questions about what lengths authorities will go to apprehend people under newly stepped-up immigration policies.

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