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Case Against Jussie Smollett Focuses on How 'Hoax' Unraveled

Case Against Jussie Smollett Focuses on How 'Hoax' Unraveled

By Don Babwin and Sara Burnett | Dec 1, 2021

Prosecutors' case against Jussie Smollett has focused on how Chicago police say they determined that what they initially believed was a horrific hate crime was actually a fake assault staged by the ex-"Empire" actor with help from two brothers.

Dolly Parton, Sandra Oh, Simone Biles and Teachers Named 'People of the Year'

Dolly Parton, Sandra Oh, Simone Biles and Teachers Named 'People of the Year'

Dec 1, 2021

People magazine has named Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, actor Sandra Oh, country icon Dolly Parton and the nation's teachers as its "2021 People of the Year."

Loyalty to Family — Instead of CNN — Puts Cuomo at Risk

Loyalty to Family — Instead of CNN — Puts Cuomo at Risk

By David Bauder | Dec 1, 2021

There's family, and your job as a journalist. Chris Cuomo's willingness to put the latter at risk in service to his brother has led to his suspension by CNN.

Amy Schneider Becomes First Trans Tournament of Champions 'Jeopardy!' Contestant

Amy Schneider Becomes First Trans Tournament of Champions 'Jeopardy!' Contestant

Nov 30, 2021

Amy Schneider continued her "Jeopardy!" winning streak on Monday with her sixth straight victory in a commanding win. So far Schneider has qualified for the Tournament of Champions, making her the first trans contestant to do so.

Watch: Bisexual Middle School Teacher Quits Rather than Take Down Pride Flag

Watch: Bisexual Middle School Teacher Quits Rather than Take Down Pride Flag

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 30, 2021

A bisexual middle school teacher resigned when school officials ordered the removal of Pride flags from classrooms following claims of an "external challenge" to the flags.

CDC Says Ages 18 and Up Should Get COVID Booster Shot

CDC Says Ages 18 and Up Should Get COVID Booster Shot

Nov 30, 2021

The CDC broadened its recommendation for COVID-19 booster shots for all adults as the new omicron variant is identified in more countries.

Were Some Pilgrims Queer? Same-Sex Relationships Were an Issue with Puritans

Were Some Pilgrims Queer? Same-Sex Relationships Were an Issue with Puritans

Nov 29, 2021

The website VICE reminded its readers that "plenty of early American colonizers were super gay" when they retweeted a 2017 article entitled "The Pilgrims Were Queer."

Brothers to Take Center Stage in Jussie Smollett Trial

Brothers to Take Center Stage in Jussie Smollett Trial

By Don Babwin | Nov 29, 2021

Two brothers stand at the center of the case that prosecutors will lay before jurors when the trial of Jussie Smollett begins this week.

Merriam-Webster Chooses Vaccine as the 2021 Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster Chooses Vaccine as the 2021 Word of the Year

By Leanne Italie | Nov 29, 2021

With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine.

Watch: Target's LGBTQ Pride Nutcracker is the Ultimate Gay Gift

Watch: Target's LGBTQ Pride Nutcracker is the Ultimate Gay Gift

By Emell Adolphus | Nov 28, 2021

Target's pride Nutcracker is a seasonal step forward for LGBTQ representation.

Stores Kick Off Black Friday but Pandemic Woes Linger

Stores Kick Off Black Friday but Pandemic Woes Linger

By Anne d'Innocenzio | Nov 26, 2021

Retailers are expected to usher in the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season Friday with bigger crowds than last year in a closer step toward normalcy

Biden Wishes Americans Happy, Closer-To-Normal Thanksgiving

Biden Wishes Americans Happy, Closer-To-Normal Thanksgiving

By Darlene Superville | Nov 26, 2021

President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions by millions of U.S. families.

Their Own Words May Have Doomed Men Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery

Their Own Words May Have Doomed Men Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery

By Russ Bynum and Kate Brumbac | Nov 25, 2021

The video of Ahmaud Arbery's shotgun death was a shocking piece of evidence that suddenly brought the Black man's killing into the national consciousness.

'Yassification' is Making the World a Gayer Place

'Yassification' is Making the World a Gayer Place

Nov 25, 2021

The image-editing craze known as 'yassification' is trending on Twitter. See why this gay-inspired meme has caught on.

Court Revives Lawsuit Of Teacher Fired For Same-Sex Marriage

Court Revives Lawsuit Of Teacher Fired For Same-Sex Marriage

Nov 25, 2021

A lawsuit filed by a teacher who was fired from his job at a Catholic high school in Indianapolis for being in a same-sex marriage can proceed, a state appeals court ruled.

Ahmad Arbery's Mom: Thankful for Justice and Son's Legacy

Ahmad Arbery's Mom: Thankful for Justice and Son's Legacy

By Rodrique Ngowi and Jeffrey Collins | Nov 25, 2021

Ahmaud Arbery's mother woke up Thursday with a new, very important blessing on Thanksgiving Day.

The Santa Experience This Year Is a Mix of Laps, Distancing

The Santa Experience This Year Is a Mix of Laps, Distancing

By Leanne Italie | Nov 25, 2021

Santa is back this year, but he pleads caution as he continues to tiptoe through the pandemic.

Holiday Season Moves into High Gear but Challenges Remain

Holiday Season Moves into High Gear but Challenges Remain

Nov 25, 2021

Buoyed by solid hiring, healthy pay gains and substantial savings, shoppers are returning to stores and splurging on all types of items.

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Returns, with All the Trimmings

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Returns, with All the Trimmings

Nov 25, 2021

Crimped by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is returning Thursday in full albeit with precautions.

On the Road Again: Travelers Emerge in Time for Thanksgiving

On the Road Again: Travelers Emerge in Time for Thanksgiving

By David Koenig | Nov 25, 2021

Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family.

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