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Gay Trump Supporter Takes Exception to Slur Hurled at 'Back the Blue' Rally

Gay Trump Supporter Takes Exception to Slur Hurled at 'Back the Blue' Rally

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 10
An openly gay Trump supporter attending an Aug. 1 "Back the Blue" rally in Frederick, Maryland, says he was subjected to an anti-LGBTQ slur hurled by a founding member of a local rights organization.

Wash. State House Candidate May Face Charges for Ripping Down 'Sodomite Flag'

Wash. State House Candidate May Face Charges for Ripping Down 'Sodomite Flag'

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 10
A candidate for the Washington state House of Representatives may face charges after ripping down a rainbow Pride flag flown by a church and then threatening witnesses.

States on Hook for Billions Under Trump's Unemployment Plan

States on Hook for Billions Under Trump's Unemployment Plan

By Matthew Barakat | Aug 10
Whether President Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on.

Ohio Governor's Conflicting COVID-19 Tests Raise Backlash

Ohio Governor's Conflicting COVID-19 Tests Raise Backlash

By Dan Sewell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Aug 9
The Ohio governor's positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates and critics of his often-aggressive policies.

Trump order Allows Some Unemployment Pay, Defers Payroll Tax

Trump order Allows Some Unemployment Pay, Defers Payroll Tax

By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller | Aug 9
President Donald Trump has bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.

Test Sites Quickly Attract Thousands for COVID-19 Vaccine Study

Test Sites Quickly Attract Thousands for COVID-19 Vaccine Study

By JoNel Aleccia | Aug 9
"There's a lot less risk to getting the vaccine than contracting the virus," says Dr. Eric Coe, a retired cardiologist. "The worst thing that can happen is if I get the placebo."

At his New Jersey Golf Club, Trump Finds Supportive Audience

At his New Jersey Golf Club, Trump Finds Supportive Audience

By Jonathan Lemire | Aug 8
They hustled down the stairs, the rain dabbing their polo shirts and golf attire, as they dashed inside the clubhouse, drinks in their hands and masks missing from their faces.

Census Bureau Drop-Outs Complicate Door-Knocking Efforts

Census Bureau Drop-Outs Complicate Door-Knocking Efforts

By Mike Scheider | Aug 8
With widespread home visits for the 2020 census set to begin next week, the Census Bureau is losing workers to pandemic fears.

Watch: Pornhub Honors Female Orgasm Day

Watch: Pornhub Honors Female Orgasm Day

Aug 8
Today Pornhub announced the launch of its "Orgasm Gap" campaign in honor of International Female Orgasm Day, an initiative geared toward closing the orgasm gap in male-female relationships.

Wedding Dilemma: Cut Guest List or Postpone Big Day?

Wedding Dilemma: Cut Guest List or Postpone Big Day?

Aug 8
The survey of 2,000 Americans who were planning to wed in the next 12 months prior to COVID-19 revealed a staggering 93% are having to reconsider some aspects of their wedding.

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