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Ga. Democrat Shows the Way for Other Black Women in Politics

Ga. Democrat Shows the Way for Other Black Women in Politics

NEWS | By Bill Barrow and Errin Haines Whack | Jul 19
Democrats have long pointed to a Georgia electorate that is increasingly urban and less white as a sign they may be able to break the Republican hold on statewide offices.

Israeli Parliament Passes Contentious Jewish Nation Bill

Israeli Parliament Passes Contentious Jewish Nation Bill

NEWS | By Ilan Ben Zion | Jul 19
Israel's parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities.

Zuckerberg: Holocaust Deniers Won't Be Banned from Facebook

Zuckerberg: Holocaust Deniers Won't Be Banned from Facebook

NEWS | Jul 19
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

Harvey Weinstein Asks Judge to Dismiss Ashley Judd Lawsuit

Harvey Weinstein Asks Judge to Dismiss Ashley Judd Lawsuit

NEWS | By Andrew Dalton | Jul 19
Harvey Weinstein's lawyers asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss Ashley Judd's lawsuit against him, saying allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless and were filed far too late.

Bruce Springsteen's Broadway Show to be Seen on Netflix

Bruce Springsteen's Broadway Show to be Seen on Netflix

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Jul 19
Put away your wallet - you won't have to pay hundreds of dollars to see Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show.

Sex Abuse Victims Join Hands, Accept Courage Award at ESPYs

Sex Abuse Victims Join Hands, Accept Courage Award at ESPYs

NEWS | By Beth Harris | Jul 19
More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs.

Amid Harsh Criticism, Trump Tries a Tougher Tone on Russia

Amid Harsh Criticism, Trump Tries a Tougher Tone on Russia

NEWS | By Zeke Miller, Ken Thomas and Lisa Mascaro | Jul 19
President Donald Trump spent a second day managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements.

Ohio Executes Killer Who Stabbed Man He Met in Bar in 1985

Ohio Executes Killer Who Stabbed Man He Met in Bar in 1985

NEWS | By Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Jul 18
A weeping inmate apologized for choking and fatally stabbing a man he met in a bar in 1985 moments before he was put to death Wednesday in the first Ohio execution in nearly a year.

Watch: Out 'Big Brother' Player Uses Racial Slur on Live Feeds, Twitter Reacts

Watch: Out 'Big Brother' Player Uses Racial Slur on Live Feeds, Twitter Reacts

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 18
"Big Brother" 20 contestant JC Mounduix is coming under fire this week after using a racial slur when speaking to other houseguests that was caught on the show's 24/7 live feeds.

Watch: Lesbian Couple Harassed in Portland, Cops Initially Do Nothing

Watch: Lesbian Couple Harassed in Portland, Cops Initially Do Nothing

NEWS | Jul 18
A police officer did not intervene when he came upon the scene of a lesbian couple being berated and threatened in Portland, Oregon, news accounts reported.


News

Investigators Celebrate Arrest in 1988 Child Killing

Investigators Celebrate Arrest in 1988 Child Killing

CRIME | Jul 18
A man arrested in the 1988 abduction, rape and slaying of an 8-year-old Indiana girl appeared Monday before a judge after authorities said they linked him to the crime with DNA.


Business

Records Show Arizona Lawmaker Has History of Traffic Stops

Records Show Arizona Lawmaker Has History of Traffic Stops

LEGAL | Jul 18
An Arizona lawmaker already under fire for claiming legislative immunity during a traffic stop has a record of getting pulled over for speeding, and only got a warning each time, according to state police reports.


Finance

6 Reasons Good Drivers are Switching to Root

6 Reasons Good Drivers are Switching to Root

NATIONAL | Jul 6
From huge discounts for good driving to a genius app from which you can directly file claims, Root is reinventing how we choose and use car insurance.


Health/Fitness

Lack of Access to Sanitary Products Has Lifelong Impact

Lack of Access to Sanitary Products Has Lifelong Impact

HEALTH | Jul 18
Women who have experienced period poverty are more likely to suffer from anxiety or depression, struggle to pay their bills and have an unfulfilling love life, according to research.


Travel

Now Open: 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City

Now Open: 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City

Jul 18
This week marks the opening of 21c Museum Hotels' newest museum hotel concept in Kansas City, Missouri, where the hospitality group has rehabilitated the historic Savoy Hotel and Grill into 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City.


Nightlife

Fire Island Invasion :: July 4, 2018

Fire Island Invasion :: July 4, 2018

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 7
July 4th on Fire Island is celebrated annually with a drag queen invasion from Cherry Grove into the Pines after a drag queen was denied entry to a Fire Island Pines restaurant in 1976.