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Being Vaccinated Doesn't Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here's Why.

By Bernard J. Wolfson | Wednesday Jun 16, 2021
Even if you are vaccinated, though, you don't need to change your behavior one iota if doing so makes you uncomfortable.

NY Lifts More COVID-19 Rules as it Hits VaccinationMark

By Marina Villeneuve | Wednesday Jun 16, 2021
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules.

California Marks Reopening with Jackpots and Hollywood Flair

By Jocelyn Gecker, Stefanie Dazio | Wednesday Jun 16, 2021
"California has turned the page. Let us all celebrate this remarkable milestone," an exuberant and mask-less governor Newsom declared from an outdoor stage at Universal Studios Hollywood.

3 International Travel Ideas for Your Summer Vacation

By Sally French, NerdWallet | Wednesday Jun 16, 2021
So you're ready to hit the skies for an international flight after more than a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, quarantines and restrictions, but where can you go?

ACLU Asks Judge to Block Arkansas Trans Youth Treatment Ban

By Andrew DeMillo | Wednesday Jun 16, 2021
The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday asked a federal judge to prevent Arkansas from enforcing its ban on gender confirming treatments for transgender youth while a lawsuit challenging the prohibition proceeds.

Q&A: Rita Moreno on Finding Self-Worth and Never Giving Up

By Jake Coyle | Wednesday Jun 16, 2021
In the documentary "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It," Norman Lear says: "I can't think of anyone I've ever met in the business who lived the American dream more than Rita Moreno."

Study: Half of US Cosmetics Contain Toxic Chemicals

By Matthew Daly | Wednesday Jun 16, 2021
More than half the cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada are awash with a toxic industrial compound associated with serious health conditions, including cancer and reduced birth weight, according to a new study.

Annie Murphy's New Show Takes Aim at Familiar Sitcom Tropes

By Alicia Rancilio | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
"Schitt's Creek" star Annie Murphy's new AMC series "Kevin Can F Himself" presents itself as one of those traditional multicamera comedies with a laugh track and corny jokes. Viewers will quickly learn it's actually much darker.

Hungary: Lawmakers Pass Law Barring LGBTQ Content for Minors

By Balazs Pivarnyik and Bela Szandelszky | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Lawmakers in Hungary passed legislation that prohibits sharing with minors any content portraying homosexuality or sex reassignment, something supporters said would help fight pedophilia but which human rights groups denounced as anti-LGBT discrimination.

Pixar's 'Luca' Invites You to Summer in the Italian Riviera

Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
The team spent years developing the story and the look of "Luca" at Pixar headquarters, figuring out ways to make the animation software that is engineered to achieve realism, hit the more poetic, storybook style that Casarosa wanted.

Review: Once More unto the Breach in 'Godzilla vs. Kong'

By Jake Coyle | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
The ultra-heavyweight prize fight between the Coke and Pepsi of the MonsterVerse doesn't break any new ground. That might be its salvation.

'Gone Girl' Actor Lisa Banes Dies 10 Days after Hit-and-Run

Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
"Gone Girl" actor Lisa Banes died 10 days after being injured by a hit-and-run driver in New York City, police said.


Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
"Gone Girl" actor Lisa Banes died 10 days after being injured by a hit-and-run driver in New York City, police said.

Doctors Warn of Burns From Asphalt as Heat Wave Hits US West

By Bob Christie | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Doctors who work in Arizona and Nevada burn centers are warning of injuries from contact with super-heated roadways and other surfaces as the first extreme heat wave of the year extends across the U.S. West.

Vaccinated Visitors Soon Can Take Off Masks at Disney World

Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Starting Tuesday, face masks will be optional for visitors to the theme park resort who are vaccinated, though Disney workers won't require proof of vaccination, the company said on its website.

California Reopens, Says Goodbye to Most COVID-19 Rules

Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic.

Rethinking Tequila: Premium Brands Aim to Change Perception

By Louise Dixon | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Love it or hate it, tequila conjures up strong feelings in many drinkers.

Thinner Mints: Girl Scouts Have Millions of Unsold Cookies

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
The Girl Scouts have an unusual problem this year: 15 million boxes of unsold cookies.

Thousands in Hungary Protest Anti-LGBTQ Bills on Eve of Vote

By Bela Szandelszky and Balazs Pivarnyik | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Protesters and human rights officials urged lawmakers in Hungary on Monday to reject legislation banning any content portraying or promoting homosexuality or sex reassignment to anyone under 18.

Virus Left Transgender Kashmiris 'On Our Own'

By Dar Yasin | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Prolonged coronavirus lockdowns, preceded by a strict security lockdown in the region in 2019 when India scrapped Kashmir's semi-autonomous status, left many in the transgender community with no work at all.

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