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

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

NATIONAL | 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.

Celebrity Surgeon Dr. Oz Running for Senate in Pennsylvania

Celebrity Surgeon Dr. Oz Running for Senate in Pennsylvania

POLITICS | By Marc Levy | Dec 1, 2021

Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV's "Dr. Oz Show" after rocketing to fame on Oprah Winfrey's show, announced Tuesday that he is running for Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican.

Fauci Says COVID Diverted Resources From Fighting AIDS

Fauci Says COVID Diverted Resources From Fighting AIDS

AIDS | By Edith M. Lederer | Dec 1, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci said the COVID-19 pandemic has diverted scientific and financial resources from the fight against AIDS.

Biden HIV/AIDS Strategy Calls Racism 'Public Health Threat'

Biden HIV/AIDS Strategy Calls Racism 'Public Health Threat'

POLITICS | Dec 1, 2021

The Biden administration in its new HIV/AIDS strategy calls racism "a public health threat" that must be fully recognized as the world looks to end the epidemic.

Advocates Call for HIV Outreach, Education in Latinx Community

Advocates Call for HIV Outreach, Education in Latinx Community

AIDS | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 30, 2021

Advocates continue striving to close gaps in HIV education and health resources in the Latinx community, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made their job all the more difficult.

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

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

NATIONAL | 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.

Arlene Dahl, Who Shone in Films of the 1950s, Dies at 96

Arlene Dahl, Who Shone in Films of the 1950s, Dies at 96

OBITUARIES | By Andrew Dalton | Nov 30, 2021

v, the actor whose charm and striking red hair shone in such Technicolor movies of the 1950s as "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "Three Little Words," has died at age 96.

Watch: Australian Marriage Equality Campaigner Wins $1M Game Show Prize

Watch: Australian Marriage Equality Campaigner Wins $1M Game Show Prize

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 30, 2021

A longtime advocate for marriage equality won a $1 million prize on Australia's "Millionaire Hot Seat" game show.

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

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

NATIONAL | 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.

Hungary's Parliament Approves Referendum on LGBTQ Issues

Hungary's Parliament Approves Referendum on LGBTQ Issues

INTERNATIONAL | By Justin Spike | Nov 30, 2021

Hungary's parliament authorized the government Tuesday to call a national referendum on LGBT issues, the latest in a series of steps by the country's nationalist leaders that critics say are intended to limit minority rights.

CDC Says Ages 18 and Up Should Get COVID Booster Shot

CDC Says Ages 18 and Up Should Get COVID Booster Shot

NATIONAL | 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.

Black Artist Josephine Baker Honored at France's Pantheon

Black Artist Josephine Baker Honored at France's Pantheon

INTERNATIONAL | By Sylvie Corbet and Jeffrey Schaeffer | Nov 30, 2021

The voice of Josephine Baker, speaking and singing, will resonate Tuesday in front of the Pantheon monument in Paris, where she is to symbolically be inducted — becoming the first Black woman to receive France's highest honor.

UNAIDS Warns of Millions of AIDS-Related Deaths

UNAIDS Warns of Millions of AIDS-Related Deaths

AIDS | Nov 29, 2021

UNAIDS warns of millions of AIDS-related deaths and continued devastation from pandemics if leaders don't address inequalities.

Porn Auteur Wakefield Poole Dead at 85

Porn Auteur Wakefield Poole Dead at 85

OBITUARIES | Nov 29, 2021

Porn auteur Wakefield Poole, known for explicit films like "Boys in the Sand," has died at age 85.

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

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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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.

Wary, Weary World Slams Door Shut, Fearing Omicron Variant

Wary, Weary World Slams Door Shut, Fearing Omicron Variant

INTERNATIONAL | By Raf Casert, Mari Yamaguchi | Nov 29, 2021

Nations around the world sought Monday to keep the new omicron variant at bay with travel bans and further restrictions.

Biden Pushes Shots, Not More Restrictions as Omicron Variant Speeds

Biden Pushes Shots, Not More Restrictions as Omicron Variant Speeds

POLITICS | By Zeke Miller | Nov 29, 2021

President Joe Biden will urge Americans to get vaccinated and to receive a booster shot as he seeks to quell concerns Monday over the new COVID-19 variant omicron.

Matthew McConaughey Won't Run for Texas Governor in 2022

Matthew McConaughey Won't Run for Texas Governor in 2022

POLITICS | Nov 29, 2021

Actor Matthew McConaughey isn't running for Texas governor after months of publicly flirting with the idea of becoming the latest celebrity candidate.

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

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

NATIONAL | 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.

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