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UN Health Chief: World Can Start Dreaming of Pandemic's End

UN Health Chief: World Can Start Dreaming of Pandemic's End

NEWS | Dec 5
The U.N. health chief declared Friday that positive results from coronavirus vaccine trials mean the world "can begin to dream about the end of the pandemic."

ressure Mounts on Biden to Make Diverse Picks for Top Posts

ressure Mounts on Biden to Make Diverse Picks for Top Posts

NEWS | By Will Weissert, Lisa Mascaro and Steve Peoples | Dec 5
President-elect Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure to expand the racial and ideological diversity in his choices for Cabinet and other top jobs.

COVID-19 Relief: What's On The Table As Congress Seeks Deal

COVID-19 Relief: What's On The Table As Congress Seeks Deal

NEWS | By Andrew Taylor | Dec 5
After numerous fits and starts and months of inaction, optimism is finally building in Washington for a COVID-19 aid bill that would offer relief for businesses, the unemployed, schools, and health care providers, among others.

Judge: Trump Administration Must Take New DACA Applications

Judge: Trump Administration Must Take New DACA Applications

NEWS | Dec 5
The Trump administration must accept new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects some young immigrants from deportation, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Scene from 'Elf' Comes to Life as Buddy Meets Dad in Boston

Scene from 'Elf' Comes to Life as Buddy Meets Dad in Boston

NEWS | Dec 5
Just like a real-life movie, the story of Buddy the Elf meeting his biological father has come to life, just in time for the holidays.

Biden May Have Won Election Due to LGBTQ Voters, New Report Says

Biden May Have Won Election Due to LGBTQ Voters, New Report Says

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 4
A new report published by the Washington Post suggests that President-elect Joe Biden may have won the 2020 election because of higher LGBTQ voter turnout.

Watch: Tom Mercier, Break-out Hunk from HBO's 'We Are Who We Are' Goes Full-Frontal

Watch: Tom Mercier, Break-out Hunk from HBO's 'We Are Who We Are' Goes Full-Frontal

Israeli actor Tom Mercier is one of the lesser-known actors on HBO's "We Are Who We Are," but he's an actor to watch, if only for his confidence in his full-frontal scenes.

Dolly Parton on 54 Year Marriage in New Podcast Interview

Dolly Parton on 54 Year Marriage in New Podcast Interview

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 4
Dolly Parton spoke of her 54-year marriage to Carl Thomas Dean in an interview with Jessie Ware for the "Table Manners" podcast.

Election Heartthrob Steve Kornacki Joins Football Night in America

Election Heartthrob Steve Kornacki Joins Football Night in America

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 4
The 2020 MSNBC election correspondent and popular crush Steve Kornacki will join Football Night in America, starting this Sunday.

Check Out Mr.Man.com's Top 10 Male Nude Scenes of 2020

Check Out Mr.Man.com's Top 10 Male Nude Scenes of 2020

Mr. Man reveals its Top Ten best male cinematic nude scenes of 2020.


News

House Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level

House Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level

NATIONAL | By Matthew Daly | Dec 4
The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize & tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters called a failed policy of criminalization of pot use & taking steps to address racial disparities in enforcement.


Business

Orbitz and IGLTA Foundation Partner For Equality in Travel Industry

Orbitz and IGLTA Foundation Partner For Equality in Travel Industry

Dec 4
The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) Foundation is receiving much-needed support this week courtesy of an Orbitz campaign advocating for equality in the travel industry.


Technology

Our Favorite LGBTQ Virtual Experiences to Gift This Holiday Season

Our Favorite LGBTQ Virtual Experiences to Gift This Holiday Season

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelsy Chauvin | Dec 4
Digital experiences are turning our computer screens into portals for all sorts of holiday reunions, group workshops, live entertainment and delightful tours. Here's a rundown of a few faves tilted toward LGBTQ interests.


Finance

During ACA Open Enrollment, Picking a Plan Invites New COVID Complications

During ACA Open Enrollment, Picking a Plan Invites New COVID Complications

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby | Dec 3
People buying their own health insurance have even more to think about this year, particularly those post-COVID-19 patients with lingering health concerns, the "long haulers," who join the club of Americans with preexisting conditions.


Cars

Hyundai, Kia Fined for Delaying U.S. Engine Failure Recalls

Hyundai, Kia Fined for Delaying U.S. Engine Failure Recalls

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Dec 1
Hyundai and Kia must pay $137 million in fines and safety improvements because they moved too slowly to recall over 1 million vehicles with engines that can fail.


Health/Fitness

NYC Hospital Workers, Knowing How Bad It Can Get, Brace for COVID 2nd Wave

NYC Hospital Workers, Knowing How Bad It Can Get, Brace for COVID 2nd Wave

HEALTH | By Fred Mogul, WNYC | Dec 4
Many front-line workers are nervous about hospital preparedness, and many observers are less bullish about the effectiveness of the coronavirus testing and tracing infrastructure.


Travel

Police: Couple Flew to Hawaii Despite Positive Virus Tests

Police: Couple Flew to Hawaii Despite Positive Virus Tests

CRIME | By Caleb Jones | Dec 4
A couple were arrested at a Hawaii airport after traveling from the U.S. mainland despite knowing they were infected with COVID-19, authorities said.Kauai Police Department via AP


Nightlife

COVID Rules Dish Up McDonald's at London Gay Club, Patrons Mock Online

COVID Rules Dish Up McDonald's at London Gay Club, Patrons Mock Online

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 29
Saturdays at London's Heaven Nightclub are getting a little happier - at least, the meals are. New COVID rules say bars must serve "substantial meals" with drinks, and McDonald's is partnering with the club.