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Mysterious Shiny Monolith Found in Otherworldly Utah Desert

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Tuesday 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

By Zeke Miller, David Eggert and Colleen Long | Tuesday 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.

A Grammys 'Savage': Beyoncé Leads with 9 Nominations

By Mesfin Fekadu | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
Beyoncé is bringing her black parade to the Grammys: The pop star's anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine.

Elton John, TikTok Team Up to Educate About AIDS Epidemic

Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a campaign and live event for World AIDS Day.

Watch: Taylor Swift 'folklore' Concert Film Coming to Disney+

By Mesfin Fekadu | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
A concert film featuring Taylor Swift performing songs from her new album is coming to Disney+.

Trevor Noah to Host 2021 Grammy Awards

By Mesfin Fekadu | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
"The Daily Show" host and comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to host the 2021 Grammy Awards.

Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn and Chris Columbus Save Christmas

By Lindsey Bahr | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
The film "The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two," is a sequel to the 2018 Netflix picture that introduced Kurt Russell as a Santa who's more superhero-meets-Elvis speedracing his sled than jolly old Saint Nick sitting by a fire

Review: A 'Hillbilly Elegy' Adaptation, Hold the Politics

By Jake Coyle | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
J.D. Vance's election-year explainer to liberal America about the white underclass that fueled Donald Trump's rise has been reborn as blandly overbaked awards bait.

In Pandemic-Era Isolation, Meaning of 'Self-Care' Evolves

By Anne D'Innocenzio, Sophia Rosenbaum | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
"People are being more mindful of what people are putting on their skin and in their bodies because of the pandemic," says Lauren Yavor, a beauty influencer.

Are Dining Tents a Safe Way to Eat Out During the Pandemic?

Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
Health experts say outdoor dining tents are generally safer than dining inside, but caution that they're not all equal.

International Flyers May Soon Need to Get Virus Vaccinations

By Nick Perry, Kim Tong-Hyung | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
International air travel could come booming back next year but with a new rule: Travelers to certain countries must be vaccinated against the coronavirus before they can fly.

Thanksgiving Could Be Make-or-Break in US Virus Response

By Michael Rubinkam | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
As governors and mayors grapple with an out-of-control pandemic, they are ratcheting up mask mandates and imposing restrictions on small indoor gatherings, which have been blamed for accelerating the spread of the coronavirus.

Champion Ken Jennings Will be First Interim 'Jeopardy!' Host

Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
"Jeopardy!" record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday.

NYC's First African American Mayor, David Dinkins, has Died

By Deepti Hajela | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City's first African American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. He was 93.

Thanksgiving Could be Make-or-Break in US Virus Response

By Michael Rubinkam | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
In Pennsylvania, if you're having friends over to socialize, you're supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That's the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it.

US Agency Ascertains Biden as Winner, Lets Transition Begin

By Matthew Daly, Zeke Miller and Mary Clare Jalonick | Monday Nov 23, 2020
The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Trump's administration.

Beppe Modenese, Creator of Milan Fashion System, Dies at 90

By Colleen Barry | Monday Nov 23, 2020
Beppe Modenese, the force behind the coalescence of Italian ready-to-wear fashion in the northern city of Milan, has died. He was 90.

Transgender Woman Sues Georgia Corrections Officials Again

Monday Nov 23, 2020
A Black transgender woman on Monday sued Georgia prison officials, saying they have failed to protect her from repeated sexual assaults behind bars and failed to provide her with adequate medical treatment.

Gun-Toting Congresswoman-Elect May Carry Glock at Capitol

By Alan Fram | Monday Nov 23, 2020
A firearms-toting congresswoman-elect who owns a gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, has already asked Capitol Police about carrying her weapon on Capitol grounds, her office has acknowledged. If she does so, she apparently won't be alone.

Court Puts Halt on Local Conversion Therapy Bans in Florida

By Brendan Farrington | Monday Nov 23, 2020
A federal appeals court is blocking the enforcement of local ordinances in Florida that ban therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation of LGBTQ minors. The ruling issued Friday could put similar prohibitions at risk.

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