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AstraZeneca Manufacturing Error Clouds Vaccine Study Results

AstraZeneca Manufacturing Error Clouds Vaccine Study Results

INTERNATIONAL | By Danica Kirka | Nov 26, 2020

AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

Argentine Soccer Great Diego Maradona Dies at 60

Argentine Soccer Great Diego Maradona Dies at 60

SPORTS | By Debora Rey | Nov 26, 2020

Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the "Hand of God" goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died.

Americans Risk Traveling Over Thanksgiving Despite Warnings

Americans Risk Traveling Over Thanksgiving Despite Warnings

NATIONAL | By Lisa Marie Pane and Sophia Tulp | Nov 26, 2020

Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire.

Starbucks Barista Claims Firing for Refusing to Wear Pride Shirt

Starbucks Barista Claims Firing for Refusing to Wear Pride Shirt

NATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 25, 2020

A former Starbucks barista in New Jersey is suing the corporation because, she alleges, she was fired for refusing to wear a "PRIDE" T-shirt.

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

NATIONAL | By John Schmidt | Nov 25, 2020

More than 3 million LGBT Americans are currently over 50, and that number is estimated to more than double over the next decade as Baby Boomers ride in on a rainbow-hued silver wave. And retirement presents many special issues for them.

Hungary's Constitutional Court to Review Transgender Law

Hungary's Constitutional Court to Review Transgender Law

INTERNATIONAL | Nov 25, 2020

A Hungarian court has requested constitutional review of a law disallowing transgender individuals from changing their names and genders in official documents, a potential blow to a wave of recent legislation restricting the rights of LGBTQ Hungarians.

Washington Mother Beats, Robs Son's Grindr Date; Son Joins In

Washington Mother Beats, Robs Son's Grindr Date; Son Joins In

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 25, 2020

A woman in Washington State is accused of assaulting and robbing a man her son met on Grindr. The woman's son and another man also reportedly joined in on the beating.

Police Shut Down COVID-Unsafe Sex Club Party in NYC

Police Shut Down COVID-Unsafe Sex Club Party in NYC

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 25, 2020

Police shut down a sex party with 80 attendees at a New York swingers club - because the event broke COVID-19 policies implemented by the city.

Germany to Compensate Gay Servicepeople for Discrimination

Germany to Compensate Gay Servicepeople for Discrimination

INTERNATIONAL | By Geir Moulson | Nov 25, 2020

Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that would provide compensation to gay servicepeople who experienced discrimination in the military before a change of policy 20 years ago.

Melania Wanted to Light White House in Rainbow Colors, President's Staff Overruled

Melania Wanted to Light White House in Rainbow Colors, President's Staff Overruled

PRIDE | Nov 25, 2020

Melania Trump wanted to light the White House in rainbow colors this past June to honor Pride month as it had been during the Obama administration; but the WH staff saw to it that it didn't happen.

Biden's Diverse Staff Picks Include Out Social Secretary

Biden's Diverse Staff Picks Include Out Social Secretary

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 25, 2020

Among the diverse staff picks made so far by President-elect Joe Biden is Carlos Elizondo, whom Biden has chosen for the role of White House social secretary.

Transgender Pakistanis Find Solace in a Church of Their Own

Transgender Pakistanis Find Solace in a Church of Their Own

INTERNATIONAL | By Kathy Gannon | Nov 25, 2020

Pakistan's Christian transgender people, often mocked, abused and bullied, say they have found peace and solace in a church of their own.

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

NATIONAL | Nov 25, 2020

California can't enforce a ban vanity license plates it considers "offensive to good taste and decency" because that violates freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Duchess of Sussex Reveals She had Miscarriage in the Summer

Duchess of Sussex Reveals She had Miscarriage in the Summer

INTERNATIONAL | By Jill Lawless | Nov 25, 2020

The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others.

'America is Back': Biden Pushes Past Trump Era with Nominees

'America is Back': Biden Pushes Past Trump Era with Nominees

POLITICS | By Alexandra Jaffe, Matthew Lee and Aamer Madhani | Nov 25, 2020

Declaring "America is back," President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team, his first substantive offering of how he'll shift from Trump-era "America First" policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment.

Keep the Mask: A Vaccine Won't End the US Crisis Right Away

Keep the Mask: A Vaccine Won't End the US Crisis Right Away

NATIONAL | By Candice Choi | Nov 25, 2020

Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S.

Restaurant Workers Out of Work Again as Virus Surges

Restaurant Workers Out of Work Again as Virus Surges

WORKPLACE | By Tammy Webber, Daniella Peters, Brian Melley | Nov 25, 2020

Waiters and bartenders are being thrown out of work — again — as governors and local officials shut down indoor dining and drinking establishments to combat the nationwide surge in coronavirus infections.

Mysterious Shiny Monolith Found in Otherworldly Utah Desert

Mysterious Shiny Monolith Found in Otherworldly Utah Desert

NATIONAL | By Lindsay Whitehurst | Nov 24, 2020

Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah's red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state.

Biden Transition OK'd to Start as Trump Runs Out of Options

Biden Transition OK'd to Start as Trump Runs Out of Options

POLITICS | By Zeke Miller, David Eggert and Colleen Long | Nov 24, 2020

The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy.

Lambda Legal Sues on Behalf of Teen Over Trans Exclusion in Health Benefits

Lambda Legal Sues on Behalf of Teen Over Trans Exclusion in Health Benefits

FAMILY | Nov 24, 2020

"This denial ... sends a message to my son and all transgender people, that their health care needs aren't real or they're not worthy of care. I won't accept that," says the teen's mom Patti Pritchard.

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