December 30th, 2013
10:01 PM ET

Is "coming out" still a big deal?

"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts revealed she was gay, expressing gratitude for her long-time girlfriend, Amber, in a Facebook post.

Don Lemon gives his take on the reveal and explains why it's still important for people to come out.

Filed under: LGBT • Television
December 30th, 2013
09:56 PM ET

"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts reveals she's gay

In a surprise Facebook post Sunday, "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged that she's gay.

In the post, Roberts expressed gratitude for her long-time girlfriend, Amber, which was met with an outpouring of support from her fans.

Nischelle Turner reports on how the announcement has also opened a broader discussion about how celebrities speak about their sexual orientation.

CNN Contributor and ESPN columnist LZ Granderson, actor and GLAAD Spokesperson Omar Sharif Junior and radio host Stephanie Miller share their thoughts on Roberts' reveal.

Filed under: LGBT • Television
December 30th, 2013
09:26 PM ET

Outrage grows after MSNBC segment on Romney family photo

Serious backlash after a segment on MSNBC pokes fun at Mitt Romney's family photo, specifically zeroing in on Romney's African-American grandson, Kieran.

Former Republican Senator Scott Brown, who also happens to be a Fox contributor, wants an apology from MSNBC, while others on social media are blasting the network for being racist.

Did the segment go too far?

Filed under: Politics
December 30th, 2013
09:26 PM ET

Countdown to smoking pot... legally

When the clock strikes midnight on New Year's day, Colorado will become the first state in the country to allow recreational marijuana sales.

More than 100 medical marijuana dispensaries in the state signed up to get recreational licenses.

10 things to know about nation's first recreational marijuana shops in Colorado

They're expecting huge crowds when they open for business January 1.

Miguel Marquez is in Denver at the Medicine Man, one of the biggest marijuana dispensaries in Colorado.

Filed under: Marijuana • News
December 30th, 2013
09:17 PM ET

Report: Al Qaeda not behind Benghazi attack

More than a year after four Americans were killed in a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, no one has been brought to justice.

Now a new investigation by the New York Times is raising even more questions.

According to the report, there is "no evidence that al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault…" and it “…was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam."

This contradicts what many critics of the administration have been saying for months.

Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz is one of those critics.

Filed under: al Qaeda • Benghazi • International • Libya • News • Terrorism
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