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Indonesia trans school helps LGBTQ acceptance

In Indonesia, a rare transgender school is helping to create LGBTQ acceptance. But many Muslim nations criminalize gay and lesbian sex, including World Cup host Qatar. LGBTQ people are often rejected by families and denounced by Islamic authorities. (Dec. 6) (AP video: Fadlan Syam)


San Francisco's "killer robots" plan sparks protest

Politicians, advocates and protesters urged the San Francisco's Board of Supervisors to reject a proposal to give city police the ability to use potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergency situations. (AP video/Terry Chea) (Nov. 5)


Indigenous women claim role in climate policy

Indigenous women are custodians of traditional knowledge, holding a key role in preserving nature. Yet, many at this year's U.N. climate talks said their role needs to be recognized by world leaders. (AP Video: Teresa de Miguel)


Today in History for December 6th

Jefferson Davis dies in New Orleans; Four people die at a free Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, California; America's first attempt to put a satellite into orbit fails; Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck is born. (Dec. 6)


North Carolina power outages could last for days

Tens of thousands of people are bracing for days without electricity in a North Carolina county where authorities say two power substations were shot up by one or more people with apparent criminal intent. (Dec. 5)