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France to Allow Gay Men to Donate Blood... After Four Months of Celibacy

France to Allow Gay Men to Donate Blood... After Four Months of Celibacy

There's good news... sort of... for gay men in France who wish to donate blood: They will soon be able to do so after only four months of complete celibacy instead of a full year.

'Gossip Girl' is Getting the Reboot Treatment

'Gossip Girl' is Getting the Reboot Treatment

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 18
Nearly seven years since it ended, the teen drama "Gossip Girl" is making a comeback.

Watch: Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens Get Wet & Wild for 'Gone' Music Vid

Watch: Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens Get Wet & Wild for 'Gone' Music Vid

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 18
Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens have teamed up for a new song called "Gone," which will appear on the Charli's upcoming new album "Charil," and released the music video Wednesday.

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Maria Cheng and Jamey Keaten | Jul 18
The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people.

No 'Manpower': Berkeley Bans Gender-Specific Words in Code

No 'Manpower': Berkeley Bans Gender-Specific Words in Code

NEWS | Jul 18
Berkeley, California, has adopted an ordinance to replace some terms with gender-neutral words in the city code.

Number of US Overdose Deaths Appears to be Falling

Number of US Overdose Deaths Appears to be Falling

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Mike Stobbe | Jul 18
U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary numbers suggest.

Myths and Risks in App that Gives You Peek into Older Self

Myths and Risks in App that Gives You Peek into Older Self

NEWS | By Rachel Lerman | Jul 18
Is a peek into the future worth your privacy in the present? That concern was pushed to the spotlight this week with the resurgence of a smartphone app that uses artificial intelligence to transform your current face into your younger and older selves.

Study Finds That Americans Only Get 10 Perfect Nights of Sleep Per Month

Study Finds That Americans Only Get 10 Perfect Nights of Sleep Per Month

The average American only gets 10 nights of perfect sleep in a month, according to new research.

'Are We There Yet?' And Other Summer Road Trip Questions

'Are We There Yet?' And Other Summer Road Trip Questions

NEWS | Jul 18
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans will travel and have to deal with 19 bouts of hunger, 16 "are we there yets," 18 "how much longers" and 17 "I'm tireds."

Celtics' Stevens on Board with Lookalike Candidate Buttigieg

Celtics' Stevens on Board with Lookalike Candidate Buttigieg

NEWS | Jul 18
If this basketball thing doesn't work out for Brad Stevens, he already has a backup plan in mind.


News

Trump Slams 4 Congresswomen; Crowd Chants, 'Send Her Back!'

Trump Slams 4 Congresswomen; Crowd Chants, 'Send Her Back!'

POLITICS | By Deb Riechmann | Jul 18
Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally into an extended dissection of the liberal views of the women of color.


Entertainment

 Review :: Wolf Play
Chicago, IL

Review :: Wolf Play

THEATRE | By Christine Malcom | Jul 17
"Wolf Play" is ambitious; it's brutally funny; it's difficult, ultimately bleak and consistently compelling for the entirety of its ninety-minute running time. In its Chicago premiere, The GIft Theatre offers an expert treatment in an intimate setting.

 Review :: Unsettled: Seeking Refuge In America

Review :: Unsettled: Seeking Refuge In America

MOVIES | By Rob Lester | Jul 18
A documentary puts several human faces on something many would rather resist facing: Violence around the world, and how America, so-called "Land of Opportunity," isn't always that for those who come seeking sanctuary.


Business

California Pot Regulators Struggling with Job, Audit Says

California Pot Regulators Struggling with Job, Audit Says

LEGAL | By Michael R. Blood | Jul 18
The agency overseeing California's legal marijuana market has been overmatched by the job and is struggling to hire sufficient staff and set an overall strategy for the nation's largest cannabis economy, an audit found.


Technology

Stats Show How AOC Dominating Social Media Attention

Stats Show How AOC Dominating Social Media Attention

PERSONAL TECH | By David Bauder | Jul 18
The Democratic representative from Queens dwarfed the Democrats who are seeking President's job in a measurement of social media interactions with news articles by the tracking firm NewsWhip.


Cars

Used Luxury or Fully-Loaded New Car? Edmunds Weighs Both

Used Luxury or Fully-Loaded New Car? Edmunds Weighs Both

AUTO NEWS | By Ronald Montoya | Jul 18
Mercedes luxury at a Honda price point ? it's a tempting proposition. But is it the smarter choice? Edmunds looks at the pros and cons of buying a new non-luxury car versus a used luxury vehicle.


Health/Fitness

Federal Data Shows Opioid Shipments Ballooned as Crisis Grew

Federal Data Shows Opioid Shipments Ballooned as Crisis Grew

CORPORATE | By Mark Gillispie | Jul 17
Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012.


Nightlife

San Diego Pride Celebration  @ Balboa Park :: July 13 -14, 2019

San Diego Pride Celebration @ Balboa Park :: July 13 -14, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 16
San Diego held its LGBTQ Pride celebration at Balboa Park with four stages and over 100 performers and community activists.