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Cher in Pakistan to Help 'World's Loneliest Elephant'

Cher in Pakistan to Help 'World's Loneliest Elephant'

NEWS | By Kathy Gannon | Nov 27
Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the "world's loneliest elephant."

Indonesian Police Move Transgender Celebrity to Private Cell

Indonesian Police Move Transgender Celebrity to Private Cell

NEWS | By Edna Tarigan | Nov 27
Indonesian police have moved a female transgender Instagram celebrity, Millen Cyrus, to a special cell following public outrage over her initial placement in a male detention cell after she was arrested as a suspect in a drug case.

Families of 6 Americans Convicted in Venezuela Cry Foul

Families of 6 Americans Convicted in Venezuela Cry Foul

NEWS | By Scott Smith | Nov 27
Hopes of families for a quick release for six American oil executives detained in Venezuela for three years over an alleged corruption scheme have evaporated.

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 27
A moving letter from a young boy named Will asked Santa if God still loves him even though he's gay. The letter is pulling heartstrings all across the internet.

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

NEWS | By Jessica Gresko | Nov 27
As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus.

Zoomed on the Toilet — Anti-LGBTQ NJ School Board Member Resigns after Embarrassing Incident

Zoomed on the Toilet — Anti-LGBTQ NJ School Board Member Resigns after Embarrassing Incident

NEWS | Nov 27
A member of a NJ school board resigned on Tuesday after mistakenly zooming her toilet visit during a meeting. Last year she made headlines due to her anti-LGBTQ views on education.

In Santa's Mailbag, a Peek into Children's Pandemic Worries

In Santa's Mailbag, a Peek into Children's Pandemic Worries

NEWS | By John Leicester | Nov 27
The emotional toll wrought by the pandemic is jumping off pages in the deluge of "Dear Santa" letters now pouring into a post office in southwest France that sorts and responds to his mail from around the world.

Lawmakers Throw Pig Guts, Punches on Taiwan Parliament Floor

Lawmakers Throw Pig Guts, Punches on Taiwan Parliament Floor

NEWS | Nov 27
Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other Friday over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef.

Keep Cool: Germany Preps Vaccine Drive as Covid Cases Hit 1M

Keep Cool: Germany Preps Vaccine Drive as Covid Cases Hit 1M

NEWS | By Frank Jordans and Christoph Noelting | Nov 27
Hulking gray boxes are rolling off the production line at a factory in the southern town of Tuttlingen, ready to be shipped to the front in the next phase of Germany's battle against the coronavirus.

Biden's Win Hides a Dire Warning for Democrats in Rural U.S.

Biden's Win Hides a Dire Warning for Democrats in Rural U.S.

NEWS | By Thomas Beaumont | Nov 27
Democrats once dominated Koochiching County in the blue-collar Iron Range of northern Minnesota. But in this month's presidential election, President Donald Trump won it with 60% of the vote.


News

Black Friday Offers Beacon of Hope to Struggling Stores

Black Friday Offers Beacon of Hope to Struggling Stores

NATIONAL | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 27
After months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy, Black Friday is offering a small beacon of hope.


Business

From College Buddies to CBD Entrepreneurs: Batch by Wisconsin Hemp Scientific

From College Buddies to CBD Entrepreneurs: Batch by Wisconsin Hemp Scientific

HEALTH | By Matthew Wexler | Nov 27
Three life-long friends are reinvigorating Wisconsin's historic hemp industry with a vertically integrated company producing some of the industry's best CBD products.


Finance

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

NATIONAL | By John Schmidt | Nov 25
More than 3 million LGBT Americans are currently over 50, and that number is estimated to more than double over the next decade as Baby Boomers ride in on a rainbow-hued silver wave. And retirement presents many special issues for them.


Cars

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

NATIONAL | Nov 26
California can't enforce a ban vanity license plates it considers "offensive to good taste and decency" because that violates freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.


Style

The Gift of Wellness: 9 Feel-Good Gifts of the Season

The Gift of Wellness: 9 Feel-Good Gifts of the Season

NATIONAL | By Matthew Wexler | Nov 26
EDGE canvassed various industries to curate our favorite picks of the season. Some are splurge-worthy; others are affordable giveaways that won't break the bank. Above all, conscious giving remains one of the most prominent themes of 2020.


Health/Fitness

New Legal Push Aims to Speed Magic Mushrooms to Dying Patients

New Legal Push Aims to Speed Magic Mushrooms to Dying Patients

HEALTH | Nov 26
Diagnosed with stage-four cancer, one patient is pouring energy into a new effort to help dying patients gain legal access to psilocybin — the mind-altering compound found in so-called magic mushrooms — to ease their psychic pain.


Travel

Precautions Help Aspen Remain a Destination During Pandemic

Precautions Help Aspen Remain a Destination During Pandemic

By John Marshall | Nov 25
The small town has made people feel safer than in big, crowded cities. Outdoor activities are Aspen's calling card, and the mountains were a perfect place to escape the doldrums of months-long lockdowns.


Nightlife

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

CULTURE | By Naveen Kumar | Nov 24
One former Black porn star says looking back after seven-plus years outside the industry, it's clear it was "a whole toxic environment of white supremacy and racism, completely all the time." Has anything changed?