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Rachel Levine, Highest Ranking Trans Gov't Official, Sworn in as Four-Star Officer

Rachel Levine, Highest Ranking Trans Gov't Official, Sworn in as Four-Star Officer

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 20, 2021

Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine — already the nation's highest-ranking openly transgender official — won a further distinction when she was promoted to the rank of Admiral on Oct. 14.

District Attorneys Refuse to Prosecute Some GOP-Led Laws

District Attorneys Refuse to Prosecute Some GOP-Led Laws

By Jonathan Mattise | Oct 19, 2021

Progressive prosecutors around the country are increasingly declaring they just won't enforce some GOP-backed state laws, a strategy at work in response to some of the most controversial new changes in recent years.

Jan. 6 Panel Plans Contempt Vote as Trump Sues Over Probe

Jan. 6 Panel Plans Contempt Vote as Trump Sues Over Probe

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Jill Colvin and Colleen Long | Oct 19, 2021

A House committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is moving swiftly Tuesday to hold at least one of Donald Trump's allies in contempt as the former president is pushing back on the probe in a new lawsuit.

Covid Testing, Turnaround Times Are Still Uneven This Far Into Pandemic

Covid Testing, Turnaround Times Are Still Uneven This Far Into Pandemic

By Rae Ellen Bichell | Oct 18, 2021

The ability to get a COVID test — and timely results — can vary widely nationwide.

Hail, Mary! High School's Halftime Show is a Drag Pageant

Hail, Mary! High School's Halftime Show is a Drag Pageant

By Kathy McCormack | Oct 18, 2021

A Vermont high school homecoming football game turned into a "drag ball" runway at halftime, with a mix of students and faculty members parading in gowns, wigs and makeup — and a big crowd in rainbow colors to cheer them on.

LA Realtor Gets Ballsy (Literally) to Sell a Property

LA Realtor Gets Ballsy (Literally) to Sell a Property

Oct 17, 2021

A Los Angeles realtor came up with a novel approach to get attention with one property - posting nudes of himself around the house.

Watch: Man Called Gay Slur While Working Out Shirtless

Watch: Man Called Gay Slur While Working Out Shirtless

Oct 17, 2021

TikToker Nick Nush, a college student from Bensalem, Pennsylvania was working out shirtless, and was harassed by the other man in a TikTok that has gone viral.

Ptown's Crown and Anchor in Process of Being Sold

Ptown's Crown and Anchor in Process of Being Sold

Oct 17, 2021

Provincetown's iconic resort The Crown and Anchor is in the process of being sold.

Netflix's Ted Sarandos: Chappelle's Jokes Don't Equal 'Real-World Harm'

Netflix's Ted Sarandos: Chappelle's Jokes Don't Equal 'Real-World Harm'

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 17, 2021

Netflix chief Ted Sarandos once again defended Dave Chappelle's comedy special, which has been deemed transphobic, saying "content doesn't directly translate to real-world harm."

Bill Clinton to Spend 1 More Night in California Hospital

Bill Clinton to Spend 1 More Night in California Hospital

By Haven Daley and Lou Kesten | Oct 17, 2021

Bill Clinton will spend one more night at a Southern California hospital where he is recovering from an infection, a spokesman said Saturday.

AP Review: At Least 13 Auto Safety Rules Are Years Overdue

AP Review: At Least 13 Auto Safety Rules Are Years Overdue

By Hope Yen and Tom Krisher | Oct 17, 2021

After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time.

Industry Insider Tells Tales in 'Bathhouse Babylon'

Industry Insider Tells Tales in 'Bathhouse Babylon'

Oct 16, 2021

In his book "Bathhouse Babylon," industry insider Jameson Farn spills the tea about working in a sex establishment.

Netflix Employees Plan Walkout Over Fallout From Chappelle Special

Netflix Employees Plan Walkout Over Fallout From Chappelle Special

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 16, 2021

Netflix employees are planning a walkout on Oct. 20 after the company's handling of the fallout over comedian Dave Chappelle's latest special "The Closer" that angered much of the trans community.

AP Source: No One Else in NFL Cited With Email Violations

AP Source: No One Else in NFL Cited With Email Violations

By Barry Wilner | Oct 16, 2021

The NFL has found no other current team or league personnel to have sent emails containing racist, homophobic or misogynistic language similar to messages written by Jon Gruden.

More Than 90 Snakes Found Under Northern California Home

More Than 90 Snakes Found Under Northern California Home

By Olga R. Rodriguez | Oct 16, 2021

Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under houses but recently was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her Northern California house.

Biden Open to Shortening Length of Programs in Spending Bill

Biden Open to Shortening Length of Programs in Spending Bill

By Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Oct 16, 2021

President Joe Biden said Friday he would prefer to cut the duration of programs in his big social services and climate change package rather than eliminate some entirely.

Bill Clinton in Hospital for Non-COVID-Related Infection

Bill Clinton in Hospital for Non-COVID-Related Infection

By Lou Kesten | Oct 15, 2021

Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to a Southern California hospital Tuesday with an infection but he is "on the mend," his spokesman said.

Watch: Texas Removed LGBTQ Youth Webpage after Governor Candidate Called them 'Offensive'

Watch: Texas Removed LGBTQ Youth Webpage after Governor Candidate Called them 'Offensive'

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 14, 2021

The state of Texas removed two LGBTQ resource pages from the Department of Family and Protective Services' website after Republican governor candidate Don Huffines called them "offensive."

Apple CEO, NBA's Dwyane Wade Help LGBTQ Group Build Homes

Apple CEO, NBA's Dwyane Wade Help LGBTQ Group Build Homes

By Sophia Eppolito | Oct 14, 2021

Apple CEO Tim Cook and retired NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade joined Utah leaders Wednesday to announce the completion of a local advocacy group's campaign to build new homes that provide services for LGBTQ youth in the U.S. West.

Governor: Lt. Governor's LGBTQ Comments Don't Speak for NC

Governor: Lt. Governor's LGBTQ Comments Don't Speak for NC

By Gary D. Robertson | Oct 14, 2021

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson "does not speak for North Carolina," a reference to comments that Robinson made about sex education in public schools that critics say plainly disparaged LGBTQ people.

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