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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.

NCAA Adopts New Policy for Transgender Athletes

NCAA Adopts New Policy for Transgender Athletes

NEWS | 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.

More Than 2 Dozen Drugmakers to Make Merck's COVID-19 Pill

More Than 2 Dozen Drugmakers to Make Merck's COVID-19 Pill

NEWS | Jan 20
A U.N.-backed organization announced that it has signed agreements with more than two dozen generic drug makers to produce versions of Merck's COVID-19 pill to supply 105 developing countries.

Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon Just Got Married

Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon Just Got Married

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jan 20
Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon eloped with fiancé Jussi-Pekka Kajaala on New Year's Eve in Los Angeles.


News

GLAAD Media Award Nominations Announced

GLAAD Media Award Nominations Announced

NATIONAL | Jan 19
GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.


Entertainment

Review: Downton's Julian Fellowes Refocuses His Lens on 'The Gilded Age'

Review: Downton's Julian Fellowes Refocuses His Lens on 'The Gilded Age'

TELEVISION | By JC Alvarez | Jan 20
From the creator of "Downton Abbey" comes a new drama series set against the backdrop of the center of society and power. "The Gilded Age" explores New York at the turn of the 19th Century.


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.


Health/Fitness

Biden to Give Away 400 Million N95 Masks Starting Next Week

Biden to Give Away 400 Million N95 Masks Starting Next Week

HEALTH | By Zeke Miller | Jan 19
The White House announced Wednesday that the masks will come from the government's Strategic National Stockpile, which has more than 750 million of the highly protective masks on hand.