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US Cities Fear Protests May Fuel New Wave Of Virus Outbreaks

US Cities Fear Protests May Fuel New Wave Of Virus Outbreaks

NEWS | By Brian Melley and John Seewer | May 30
The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a handcuffed black man in Minnesota have elevated fears of a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.

Fox News Reporter Attacked, Chased from Demonstration

Fox News Reporter Attacked, Chased from Demonstration

NEWS | By David Bauder | May 30
A Fox News reporter was pummeled and chased by protesters who had gathered outside the White House early Saturday as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd.

Pentagon Ready to Send Troops to Minneapolis if State Asks

Pentagon Ready to Send Troops to Minneapolis if State Asks

NEWS | By James Laporta and Robert Burns | May 30
The Pentagon said Saturday it was ready to provide military help to authorities scrambling to contain unrest in Minneapolis.

SpaceX Rocket Ship Blasts Off into Orbit with 2 Americans

SpaceX Rocket Ship Blasts Off into Orbit with 2 Americans

NEWS | By Marcia Dunn | May 30
A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday.

As Minneapolis Burns, Mayor Takes Heat for the Response

As Minneapolis Burns, Mayor Takes Heat for the Response

NEWS | By Tammy Webber and Steve Karnowski | May 30
First-term Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey appeared to be doing everything right.

US Food Prices See Historic Jump and Are Likely to Stay High

US Food Prices See Historic Jump and Are Likely to Stay High

NEWS | By David Pitt | May 30
Overall, the cost of food bought to eat at home skyrocketed by the most in 46 years, and analysts caution that meat prices in particular could remain high.

2 Astronauts Head for Launch Pad for Historic SpaceX Flight

2 Astronauts Head for Launch Pad for Historic SpaceX Flight

NEWS | By Marcia Dunn | May 30
Despite more storms in the forecast, two NASA astronauts have begun making their way to the launch pad for another attempt at a history-making ride into orbit.

RuPaul Picks America's Next Drag Superstar... Virtually

RuPaul Picks America's Next Drag Superstar... Virtually

ENTERTAINMENT | May 30
Nothing, not even COVID-19, was going to keep RuPaul from crowning America's next drag superstar.

Lambda Literary Award Winners to Be Announced June 1

Lambda Literary Award Winners to Be Announced June 1

EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | May 30
Considered the Oscars of queer publishing, the annual Lambda Literary Awards will not be held in person, but announced on June 1.

'A Queer Serial's Podcasts Cover More LGBT History

'A Queer Serial's Podcasts Cover More LGBT History

ARTS & CULTURE | By Jim Provenzano | May 30
A Queer Serial presents a new series of LGBT-themed podcasts about the pioneering early days of the LGBT civil rights movment.


Business

Millennial Money: Put Off Debt Payments to Start Saving Now

Millennial Money: Put Off Debt Payments to Start Saving Now

FINANCE | By Sean Pyles, NerdWallet | May 30
It's our new normal: Tens of millions of Americans are unemployed or on a reduced income. We're social distancing and spending more time at home. But one thing hasn't changed — debts still have due dates.


Technology

Solar Probe to Pass Through Comet's Tail for 'Bonus Science'

Solar Probe to Pass Through Comet's Tail for 'Bonus Science'

SCIENCE | May 30
The European Space Agency said Friday that its Solar Orbiter probe will pass through the tail of a comet in the coming days and scientists plan to switch on its instruments early.


Finance

Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should be Free, But Who's Paying?

Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should be Free, But Who's Paying?

HEALTH | By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio | May 26
Hospitals around the country are afraid to send out hundreds of thousands of bills related to COVID-19 testing. That's because Congress mandated there would be no copays and no out-of-pocket costs for patients. But who's paying?


Style

Hello and Welcome. Robot Waiters to the Rescue

Hello and Welcome. Robot Waiters to the Rescue

FOOD/DRINK | By Aleksandar Furtula, Raf Casert | May 30
Robot duties will include greeting customers, serving drinks and dishes and returning used glasses and crockery. It's unclear whether diners will be expected to tip.


Health/Fitness

EU Urges Trump to Rethink Cutting Funding to WHO

EU Urges Trump to Rethink Cutting Funding to WHO

INTERNATIONAL | By David Rising and Martin Crutsinger | May 30
The European Union on Saturday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to rethink his decision to cut American funding for the World Health Organization amid global criticism of the move.


Travel

Hawaii Governor to Extend Traveler Quarantine Past June

Hawaii Governor to Extend Traveler Quarantine Past June

By Audrey McAvoy | May 30
Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Thursday said he would extend the state's 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers arriving in the state beyond June 30.


Nightlife

Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | May 28
When Mr. Gay World 2020 had to be put off to next year, the plan was for first runner-up from 2019 to serve an interim term. Then an ironic twist emerged - one with a heroic tinge.