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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.

Black Friday Offers Beacon of Hope to Struggling Stores

Black Friday Offers Beacon of Hope to Struggling Stores

NEWS | 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.

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

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

HEALTH/FITNESS | 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.

Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That'll Be $8,000 a Week

Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That'll Be $8,000 a Week

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Markian Hawryluk, Rae Ellen | Nov 27
In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, nurses can make more than $6,200 a week. A recent posting for a job in Fargo, North Dakota, offered more than $8,000 a week. Some can get as much as $10,000.

Biden Seeks Unity as Trump Stokes Fading Embers of Campaign

Biden Seeks Unity as Trump Stokes Fading Embers of Campaign

NEWS | By Alexandra Jaffe and Jill Colvin | Nov 27
On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions,

Trump Says He'll Leave if Electoral College Seats Biden

Trump Says He'll Leave if Electoral College Seats Biden

NEWS | By Jill Colvin | Nov 27
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden's victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a "mistake".

Steve Grand Tweets Globe Emojis when Questioned on His Authenticity

Steve Grand Tweets Globe Emojis when Questioned on His Authenticity

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 26
When questioned on his authenticity, Steve Grand tweeted globe emojis.

Watch: 11 Hot Men 'Bare' All in New Doc

Watch: 11 Hot Men 'Bare' All in New Doc

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 26
One movie you may not want to see slip under the radar is "BARE," Aleksandr M. Vinogradov's documentary that follows a well-known Belgian choreographer Thierry Smits through a process of creating his piece "Anima Ardens" with 11 naked men.

Live Concert Version of Broadway Hit 'Jagged Little Pill' Streaming in December

Live Concert Version of Broadway Hit 'Jagged Little Pill' Streaming in December

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 26
The Broadway production of "Jagged Little Pill" may be dark, but the cast reunites for a special live concert version of the musical — the most nominated show of any show running for this year's Tony Awards — on December 13.


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?