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'Jeopardy!' Champ Amy Schneider Hopes to Impact Lives by 'Being Herself'

'Jeopardy!' Champ Amy Schneider Hopes to Impact Lives by 'Being Herself'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Jan 20
Amy Schneider has already made "Jeopardy" history as the first trans contestant to make it to the Tournament of Champions. The down-to-earth computer programmer talked to EDGE about her life, fame, "Jeopardy!" and the story behind that pearl necklace.

'Ellen's Game of Games' Axed

'Ellen's Game of Games' Axed

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 20
Even as "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is headed for the exit, another program starring the out comedian, "Ellen's Game of Games," has gotten the axe.

Michael Phelps: Controversy Around Trans Swim Champ Lia Thomas 'Complicated'

Michael Phelps: Controversy Around Trans Swim Champ Lia Thomas 'Complicated'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 20
Olympic swimming champ Michael Phelps weighed in on the controversy around Lia Thomas, saying it's "complicated" but calling for an "even playing field" he admits he can't define.

Recently Married Lesbian Couple Murdered, Dismembered in Juárez

Recently Married Lesbian Couple Murdered, Dismembered in Juárez

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 20
The bodies of a recently-married lesbian couple from El Paso were found dismembered and stuffed into trash bags in the border town of Ciudad Juárez.

What Does it Mean for COVID-19 to be Endemic?

What Does it Mean for COVID-19 to be Endemic?

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Maria Cheng | Jan 20
Here's a look at what endemic means and the implications for the future.

Trans Athlete Ban Pushed by Noem Clears South Dakota Senate

Trans Athlete Ban Pushed by Noem Clears South Dakota Senate

NEWS | By Stephen Groves | Jan 20
The South Dakota Senate on Wednesday passed a bill proposed by Republican Gov. Kristi Noem that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports leagues that match their gender identity.

Report on Sexual Abuse in German Diocese Faults Retired Pope

Report on Sexual Abuse in German Diocese Faults Retired Pope

NEWS | By Geir Moulson | Jan 20
A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany's Munich diocese on Thursday faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI's handling of four cases when he was archbishop in the 1970s and 1980s.

Spears Case Drives California Bid to Limit Conservatorships

Spears Case Drives California Bid to Limit Conservatorships

NEWS | By Don Thompson | Jan 20
Disability rights activists and advocates for Britney Spears backed a California proposal Wednesday to provide more protections for those under court-ordered conservatorships, while promoting less-restrictive alternatives.

Yvette Mimieux, '60s Starlet of 'Time Machine,' Dies at 80

Yvette Mimieux, '60s Starlet of 'Time Machine,' Dies at 80

NEWS | By Jake Coyle | Jan 20
Yvette Mimieux, the blond and blue-eyed 1960s film star of "Where the Boys Are," "The Time Machine" and "Light in the Piazza," has died. She was 80.

Biden Approval Hits New Low at One-Year Mark, Says AP Poll

Biden Approval Hits New Low at One-Year Mark, Says AP Poll

NEWS | By Aamer Madhani and Hannah Fingerhut | Jan 20
President Joe Biden ends his first year in the White House with a clear majority of Americans for the first time disapproving of his handling of the presidency in the face of an unrelenting pandemic and roaring inflation.


News

NCAA Adopts New Policy for Transgender Athletes

NCAA Adopts New Policy for Transgender Athletes

SPORTS | Jan 20
The NCAA has adopted a sport-by-sport approach for transgender athletes, bringing the organization in line with the U.S. and International Olympic Committees.


Business

Amazon Plans Clothing Store for Southern California Mall

Amazon Plans Clothing Store for Southern California Mall

FASHION | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Jan 20
Amazon says it plans to open a clothing store in a Southern California mall later this year, a first for the online behemoth and a fresh challenge for already struggling traditional retailers.


Finance

Goodbye 'Godsend': Expiration of Child Tax Credits Hits Home

Goodbye 'Godsend': Expiration of Child Tax Credits Hits Home

By John Raby, Fatima Hussein, and Josh Boak | Jan 14
For the first time in half a year, families on Friday are going without a monthly deposit from the child tax credit.