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Trump Administration Lifts Transgender Bathroom Guidance

Trump Administration Lifts Transgender Bathroom Guidance

NEWS | By Maria Danilova and Sadie Gurman | Feb 22
The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that required schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, stepping into an emotional national issue.

Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Turn Away Gay Couples Passes Alabama Senate

Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Turn Away Gay Couples Passes Alabama Senate

NEWS | Feb 22
An Alabama Senate committee has advanced a bill to let faith-based adoption agencies, including those that care for state foster children, turn away gay couples on religious grounds.

Will Adding Friendly Bacteria to Skin Lotion Ward Off Germs?

Will Adding Friendly Bacteria to Skin Lotion Ward Off Germs?

STYLE | By Laura Neergaard | Feb 22
Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into lotions in hopes of spreading protection.

Handicapping the Oscars - Best Actor/Supporting Actor

Handicapping the Oscars - Best Actor/Supporting Actor

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 22
EDGE makes its pick for the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor categories in this year's Oscar race.

7 Earth-Size Worlds Found Orbiting Star; Could Hold Life

7 Earth-Size Worlds Found Orbiting Star; Could Hold Life

NEWS | By Marcia Dunn | Feb 22
For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.

PopUps: The Umbrella Britney Spears Used During Infamous 2007 Incident to be Auctioned

PopUps: The Umbrella Britney Spears Used During Infamous 2007 Incident to be Auctioned

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 22
Ever want to be under Britney Spears' umbrella-ella-ella-eh-eh? Specifically the one she used during her infamous 2007 incident?

Janelle Monae Shines as Both Her Films Get Oscar Nods

Janelle Monae Shines as Both Her Films Get Oscar Nods

ENTERTAINMENT | By Nekesa Mumbi Moody | Feb 22
The journey from pop star to serious thespian is littered with casualties. For every Justin Timberlake, there are big-name hitmakers whose movie careers have stalled with dubious and disappointing results.

Trump Administration to Lift Transgender Bathroom Guidance

Trump Administration to Lift Transgender Bathroom Guidance

NEWS | By Maria Danilova and Sadie Gurman | Feb 22
The Trump administration will revoke federal guidelines that tell public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity, the White House said Wednesday.

'Menopause The Musical' Partners with Natl. Breast Cancer Coalition

'Menopause The Musical' Partners with Natl. Breast Cancer Coalition

GFour Productions has proudly joined forces with The National Breast Cancer Coalition by donating 100 percent of proceeds from Hot Flash Fans sales of "Menopause The Musical."

Nude Tiny Tweeting Trump Troll Doll is a Kickstarter Hit

Nude Tiny Tweeting Trump Troll Doll is a Kickstarter Hit

NEWS | Feb 22
For all your voodoo needs.


News

Scott Lively Blames LGBT Intelligence Officers for Sabotaging Trump Admin.

Scott Lively Blames LGBT Intelligence Officers for Sabotaging Trump Admin.

POLITICS | Feb 22
Anti-LGBT crimes against humanity defendant Scott Lively claims that gay intelligence officers coordinating with other "gays and homosexualists" in the media are seeking to sabotage the Trump administration.


Entertainment

 Review :: Uncle Vanya
Chicago, IL

Review :: Uncle Vanya

THEATRE | By Beth Dugan | Feb 22
Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls marks his 30th anniversary season with a Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize winning Annie Baker's adaptation of "Uncle Vanya."

 Review :: Something Wild

Review :: Something Wild

MOVIES | By Jake Mulligan | Feb 22
The disc's study of the Actor's Studio technique loops back around: It's not just a record of what "the method" could achieve in the frame, but also a record of what it could achieve for the people behind it.


Business

How to Put More in Working-Class Pockets

How to Put More in Working-Class Pockets

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Feb 22
The American working class lost a shocking amount of wealth in recent decades as wages stagnated. Despite campaign promises, making up that lost ground will be no easy feat.


Technology

NASA Aims to Measure Vital Snow Data from Satellites

NASA Aims to Measure Vital Snow Data from Satellites

SCIENCE | By Dan Elliott | Feb 22
Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows - water that sustains a substantial share of the global population.


Finance

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

NATIONAL | Feb 9
Grey Gardens, the Hamptons home once owned by eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is for sale. It was featured in a documentary, HBO movie and Broadway musical.


Cars

Chrysler Recalls Some Cars for Loose Bolts

Chrysler Recalls Some Cars for Loose Bolts

AUTO NEWS | Feb 21
Fiat Chrysler says it is recalling some Chrysler cars because driveshaft bolts can come loose on all-wheel drive models, increasing the risk of a crash.


Health/Fitness

Tips for Re-Thinking Eating for Better Heart Health

Tips for Re-Thinking Eating for Better Heart Health

FOOD/DRINK | Feb 20
February is a Heart Health Month, making it the perfect time to find ways to re-think what we eat in order to help lead us to better heart health.


Travel

Passengers Unnerved by Security Breach at JFK

Passengers Unnerved by Security Breach at JFK

By Denise Lavoie | Feb 22
Some air travelers are wondering how 11 people could walk through an unattended security checkpoint lane at one of the nation's busiest airports even with the enhanced security measures put in place after the Sept. 11 attacks.


Nightlife

Gay Bars Across the Country to Show Preview of "Feud: Bette and Joan" This Week

Gay Bars Across the Country to Show Preview of "Feud: Bette and Joan" This Week

TELEVISION | Feb 21
This week, FX will treat fans in the LGBTQ community in gay bars around the country to a special glimpse into one of the most famous feuds in Hollywood history. "FEUD: Bette and Joan," the first installment of the new FX anthology series.