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Louisiana Gov Faces Decision on Transgender Athlete Bill

Louisiana Gov Faces Decision on Transgender Athlete Bill

NEWS | By Kevin McGill | May 24

A bill to keep transgender women and girls in Louisiana from competing on college and K-12 women's and girls' athletic teams won final legislative passage Monday in the state Senate.

Actor Angela Lansbury to Receive a Special Tony Award

Actor Angela Lansbury to Receive a Special Tony Award

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | May 24

The folks who hand out Tony Awards believe five is not enough for Angela Lansbury.

Burn-Proof Edition of 'The Handmaid's Tale' Up for Auction

Burn-Proof Edition of 'The Handmaid's Tale' Up for Auction

ENTERTAINMENT | By Hillel Italie | May 24

Margaret Atwood has imagined apocalyptic disaster, Dystopian government and an author faking her own death. But until recently she had spared herself the nightmare of trying to burn one of her own books.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Seat, 2 Democratic Primaries Among Top US House Races

Marjorie Taylor Greene Seat, 2 Democratic Primaries Among Top US House Races

NEWS | By Brian Slodysko | May 24

Primary elections that will be held Tuesday in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Minnesota and Texas will offer a glimpse of what the next Congress could look like.

Indiana Lawmakers Set to Override Veto of Trans Sports Ban

Indiana Lawmakers Set to Override Veto of Trans Sports Ban

NEWS | By Casey Smith | May 24

The Republican-dominated Indiana Legislature is poised on Tuesday to override the GOP governor's veto of a bill banning transgender students from competing in girls sports.

Lee University Considers Limiting Student Speech on Gender

Lee University Considers Limiting Student Speech on Gender

NEWS | May 24

A private Christian university is considering strictly limiting the free speech rights of its students when it comes to sexuality and gender, including what they can say on campus or even online.

Florida High Schooler Fighting 'Don't Say Gay' Among PEN America Honorees

Florida High Schooler Fighting 'Don't Say Gay' Among PEN America Honorees

NEWS | By Hillel Italie | May 24

From an imprisoned Ukranian journalist to a high school activist fighting 'Don't Say Gay' in Florida, PEN America paid tribute Monday night to democracy and free expression.

When Purple Reigned: A 1985 Prince Concert Finds a New Life

When Purple Reigned: A 1985 Prince Concert Finds a New Life

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | May 24

The March 30, 1985, concert at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York, included the songs "Delirious," "1999," "Little Red Corvette," "When Doves Cry" and "I Would Die 4 U," among others.

Catch the Ferry! Early Reviews of 'Fire Island' Are Raves

Catch the Ferry! Early Reviews of 'Fire Island' Are Raves

ENTERTAINMENT | May 23

The first reviews are out on "Fire Island," one of the most anticipated LGBTQ films of the year. And the word is that this Jane Austen-inspired romantic comedy, directed by Andrew Ahn ("Spa Night"), will be well worth a look.

His Life in Porn: Jonathan Agassis Explains It All To You

His Life in Porn: Jonathan Agassis Explains It All To You

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | May 23

Jonathan Agassis, the former adult male star, is the subject of "Jonathan Agassis Saved My Life," a doc that follows his journey through the adult entertainment industry. It is a cautionary tale that he survived to tell.

News

Report: Top Southern Baptists Stonewalled Sex Abuse Victims

Report: Top Southern Baptists Stonewalled Sex Abuse Victims

NEWS | By Deepa Bharath, Holly Meyer and David Crary | May 23

A scathing investigative report says top Southern Baptist Convention leaders stonewalled and denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse over two decades while seeking to protect their own reputations.

Business

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction

BUSINESS | By Adam Beam | May 24

California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

Technology

Facebook, Instagram to Reveal More on How Ads Target Users

Facebook, Instagram to Reveal More on How Ads Target Users

TECHNOLOGY | By Amanda Seitz | May 24

Facebook parent Meta said it will start publicly providing more details about how advertisers target people with political ads just months ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.

Finance

For Americans, 2021 Delivered Healthiest Finances in 8 Years

For Americans, 2021 Delivered Healthiest Finances in 8 Years

FINANCE | By Christopher Rugaber | May 24

Americans' financial health reached its highest level in nearly a decade last year, the Federal Reserve said Monday, spurred by a strong job market and government support payments.

Cars

What to Know Before Getting Your Car Wrapped

What to Know Before Getting Your Car Wrapped

CARS | By Ronald Montoya, Edmunds | May 21

Wrapping a vehicle in vinyl to alter its look was once the domain of show cars, luxury and exotics but has now gone mainstream as part of a growing multibillion-dollar industry.

Style

Shawn Mendes and Tommy Hilfiger Partner Up to 'Play It Forward'

Shawn Mendes and Tommy Hilfiger Partner Up to 'Play It Forward'

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | May 22

With a series of three photos that seemed to briefly break the internet last week, Shawn Mendes and Tommy Hilfiger announced a multi-year partnership that seeks to light the way for a more sustainable future in the fashion world.

Travel

Airbnb Ends Rentals in China to Focus on Outbound Tourists

Airbnb Ends Rentals in China to Focus on Outbound Tourists

TRAVEL | May 24

Airbnb Inc. announced Tuesday it will stop representing short-term rental properties in China and focus its business in the country on serving Chinese tourists looking for lodgings abroad.