Colorado gay bar shooting suspect facing murder, hate crime charges

The man suspected of opening fire at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs was being held on murder and hate crime charges Monday, while hundreds of people gathered to honor the five people killed and 17 wounded in the attack on a venue that for decades was a sanctuary for the local LGBTQ community.

Why a stark gender gap in politics persists

Research shows a stark gender gap in the politicians who represent not only the United States but also New York. Less than a third of New York's state senators are women, despite making up a slight majority of the population. The group VoteRunLead seeks to train more women to run for office.

James Earl Jones Theatre unveiled on Broadway

The newly restored Cort Theatre on Broadway has been renamed after James Earl Jones, becoming the second Broadway theater named after a Black artist. Jones, 91, did not attend Monday's ceremony.

Supreme Court rulings protecting same-sex relationships could face challenge

Justice Clarence Thomas said that the Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that legalized same-sex marriage and protected same-sex relationships and contraception in his concurring opinion in favor of Mississippi in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health. This decision overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling which legalized abortion nationwide. 

Women training to become barbers

More women are becoming barbers, a job traditionally held by men. The International Barber and Beauty Institute on Long Island says about half the students in the barber license class are women.