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Charlotte LGBT Chorus Sings 'God Bless You Chick-Fil-A:' VIDEO

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The Charlotte LGBT Chorus puts a little holiday cheer into their gay pride. Or is it gay pride into their holiday cheer?

Either way, check out "God Bless You Chick-Fil-A" as sung by the Charlotte LGBT Chorus AFTER THE JUMP.

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Gay Couple Beaten in Bloody Attack in Asheville, NC: VIDEO

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A gay Charlotte couple was attacked on the street in Asheville, North Carolina, WBTV reports:

Mark Little and his partner, Dustin Martin, visited Asheville a few weekends ago. The couple say they were walking down the street when people in a passing car began harassing them. Little told WBTV, when they asked the people to stop, a passenger jumped from the car and attacked them. Little says he and his partner are concerned police aren't taking the crime seriously.

North Carolina's hate crimes law does not cover sexual orientation.

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Thousands to Be Turned Away as DNC Moves Obama Speech Indoors Due to Weather Threat

The threat of severe weather has caused Democratic Convention organizers to move Obama's Thursday night speech  indoors to the Time Warner Cable arena (where last night's and tonight's events are situated) rather than the Bank of America stadium, CNN reports:

Dncc"We have been monitoring weather forecasts closely and several reports predict thunderstorms in the area, therefore we have decided to move Thursday's proceedings to Time Warner Cable Arena to ensure the safety and security of our delegates and convention guests," said DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan.

Officials had already handed out 65,000 tickets for the event at the Bank of America stadium, but the Time Warner Cable Arena-home to NBA's Charlotte Bobcats-can seat up to 21,000. As a result, thousands will be turned away.


'The Daily Show' and Jon Stewart Search for Signs of Intelligent Democratic Life in Charlotte: VIDEO

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Jon Stewart and his Daily Show correspondents head to Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention. Stewart looks at whether we're better off than we were four years ago. Jason Jones tries to find a slogan that won't be turned into an insufferable theme song, and Samantha Bee explores Charlotte to find out why it's a vibrant city.

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Watch The Democratic Convention Stage Come Together: VIDEO

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Excited for the Democratic National Convention? Of course you are!

Before things officially kick off, watch this timelapse video of organizers getting the Time Warner Cable arena all prepped and ready to go in Charlotte, North Carolina, AFTER THE JUMP.

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GOP to 'Bracket' Dem Convention with anti-Obama Message

While Romney rests in Vermont and prepares for three upcoming debates against President Obama, the Republican Party and Paul Ryan plan a response to the Democratic message that will be resonating out of Charlotte this week, Reuters reports:

DncobamaThe Romney campaign indicated in a press release that the Republicans would "bracket" the convention with a new emphasis on the question: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

In the release, a Romney campaign official kicked off the week's counter-messaging with a blistering attack, saying that at the Democratic convention, Obama "is going to give us a series of excuses, alibis and scapegoats."

"Every president since the Great Depression, except Jimmy Carter and President Obama, who asked for a second term could look back at the last four years and say: "you are better off than you were four years ago," the official said.

Ryan, the Republican nominee to be vice president, will hold a campaign event in the same state in Greenville.

Obama is scheduled to give his speech on Thursday, outdoors, at the Bank of America stadium. Though there are contingency plans to move the event to Time Warner Cable Arena in case of rain, "DNC officials said at a Monday press conference that the event will go forward rain or shine, unless severe weather raises safety concerns."


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