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Watch: Amidst Violence, 'God Warrior' Jacob Chansley Leads Prayer in Senate Chamber

Watch: Amidst Violence, 'God Warrior' Jacob Chansley Leads Prayer in Senate Chamber

NATIONAL | Jan 19, 2021

Lest we forget that Jacob Chansley — the now infamous avatar of the Capitol insurrection — calls himself an actor, the vivid video footage released by the New Yorker offers cockeyed validation when he led a prayer in the Senate chamber.

Trump Baby Protest Blimp Enters Museum of London Collection

Trump Baby Protest Blimp Enters Museum of London Collection

INTERNATIONAL | Jan 18, 2021

The Trump Baby Blimp will live on long after its namesake has left the White House.

'Rooting Hard For You': Will Departure Notes End with Trump?

'Rooting Hard For You': Will Departure Notes End with Trump?

NATIONAL | By Will Weissert | Jan 18, 2021

The tradition of departing presidents leaving a handwritten note in the Oval Office for their successors may end with Donald Trump.

Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 Us States Amid Winter Surge

Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 Us States Amid Winter Surge

NATIONAL | By David Crary | Jan 18, 2021

Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold.

Inside Alt-Right Poster Boy & Homophobe Nick Fuentes — Weird Bitcoin Transactions, Shaming Lady Maga & Dating a Catboy

Inside Alt-Right Poster Boy & Homophobe Nick Fuentes — Weird Bitcoin Transactions, Shaming Lady Maga & Dating a Catboy

POLITICS | Jan 18, 2021

Alt-right poster boy Nick Fuentes recently was made $250,000 richer in a weird Bitcoin transaction. He also expressed his distaste for homosexuality in an exchange with the drag queen Lady Maga, & dated a man in a cat suit.

Sen. Josh Hawley Has New Publisher for 'Big Tech' Book

Sen. Josh Hawley Has New Publisher for 'Big Tech' Book

POLITICS | Jan 18, 2021

Sen. Josh Hawley has found a new publisher after his book was dropped by Simon & Schuster in the wake of the siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

Man Allegedly Hid 3 Months at Chicago Airport Due to Virus

Man Allegedly Hid 3 Months at Chicago Airport Due to Virus

NATIONAL | Jan 18, 2021

A California man who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly has been arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport for three months.

Lincoln Project's John Weaver Comes Out Amidst Charges of Inappropriate DMs

Lincoln Project's John Weaver Comes Out Amidst Charges of Inappropriate DMs

POLITICS | Jan 18, 2021

After rumors circulated for days that Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver had sent inappropriate DMs to young men, the Republican operative came out as gay.

Dare We Hope? What LGBTQ People Really Expect from the Biden Presidency

Dare We Hope? What LGBTQ People Really Expect from the Biden Presidency

POLITICS | By Dan Allen | Jan 18, 2021

After a chaotic administration that's been disastrous for LGBTQ rights, uncertainty and realism are tempering expectations for Biden-Harris results.

Biden Picks D.C.'s Out Dept. of Transportation Head for White House Post

Biden Picks D.C.'s Out Dept. of Transportation Head for White House Post

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 18, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen the openly gay head of the District of Columbia's Department of Transportation, Jeff Marootian, for a post on the incoming administration's climate team.

Study: PrEP Use Rising, Still Low Among Gay, Bisexual Men

Study: PrEP Use Rising, Still Low Among Gay, Bisexual Men

AIDS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 18, 2021

A scholarly paper based on surveys of gay and bisexual men finds that while PrEP use has increased, only a fraction of men who have sex with men have taken it up — and a third of those abandon PrEP over time.

Watch: Model from Cadbury Creme Egg Ad Claps Back at Haters

Watch: Model from Cadbury Creme Egg Ad Claps Back at Haters

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 18, 2021

It's no great surprise that haters took aim at the recent LGBQ-inclusive ad for Cadbury's creme eggs, but one of the models in the ad isn't putting up with what he notes is a double standard.

Lady Gaga to Sing Anthem, J-Lo to Perform at Inauguration

Lady Gaga to Sing Anthem, J-Lo to Perform at Inauguration

NATIONAL | Jan 18, 2021

Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Joe Biden's inauguration and Jennifer Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol when Biden is sworn in as the nation's 46th president next Wednesday.

FBI Vetting Guard Troops in DC Amid Fears of Insider Attack

FBI Vetting Guard Troops in DC Amid Fears of Insider Attack

NATIONAL | By Lolita C. Baldor | Jan 18, 2021

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The Associated Press on Sunday that officials are conscious of the potential threat, and he warned commanders to be on the lookout for any problems within their ranks as the inauguration approaches.

Harris Prepares for Central Role in Biden's White House

Harris Prepares for Central Role in Biden's White House

POLITICS | By Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 18, 2021

Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation's first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office.

What Biden Can and Can't Get from an Evenly Divided Senate

What Biden Can and Can't Get from an Evenly Divided Senate

POLITICS | By Andrew Taylor | Jan 18, 2021

The unexpected new balance of power giving Democrats only the barest control of Congress has big consequences for the president-elect — easy confirmation of his Cabinet most importantly — but the road ahead remains complicated.

Navalny's Arrest Adds to Tension Between Russia and the West

Navalny's Arrest Adds to Tension Between Russia and the West

INTERNATIONAL | By Daria Litvinova | Jan 18, 2021

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's arrest as he arrived in Moscow after recovering from his poisoning with a nerve agent drew criticism from Western nations.

Portraits of U.S. Voters, Assessing this Moment in History

Portraits of U.S. Voters, Assessing this Moment in History

NATIONAL | Jan 18, 2021

After more than 1,400 days of Donald Trump's presidency -- after two bitter elections, two impeachments, more than 26,000 presidential tweets and four years of near-constant upheaval -- it is left to American voters to tally it all up.

In Inaugural Address, Biden Will Appeal to National Unity

In Inaugural Address, Biden Will Appeal to National Unity

NATIONAL | By Zeke Miller | Jan 18, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden will deliver an appeal to national unity when he is sworn in Wednesday and plans immediate moves to combat the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of President Donald Trump's most controversial policies.

Biden's Long Political Evolution Leads To His Biggest Test

Biden's Long Political Evolution Leads To His Biggest Test

NATIONAL | By Bill Barrow | Jan 18, 2021

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has navigated a half-century in American politics by relentlessly positioning himself at the core of the Democratic Party.

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