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Biden Chooses an All-Female Senior White House Press Team

Biden Chooses an All-Female Senior White House Press Team

POLITICS | By Alexandra Jaffe and Andrew Taylor | Nov 30, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to build out a diverse White House team as well as what's expected to be a return to a more traditional press operation.

Fact or Fiction? UK Govt Says 'The Crown' Should be Clear

Fact or Fiction? UK Govt Says 'The Crown' Should be Clear

INTERNATIONAL | By Jill Lawless | Nov 29, 2020

Britain's culture minister thinks the Netflix TV series "The Crown" should come with a disclaimer: It's a work of fiction.

Jill Biden, Joe's Chief Protector, to Step Up as First Lady

Jill Biden, Joe's Chief Protector, to Step Up as First Lady

POLITICS | By Laurie Kellman | Nov 29, 2020

Protecting Joe stands out among Jill Biden's many roles over their 43-year marriage, as her husband's career moved him from the Senate to the presidential campaign trail and the White House as President Barack Obama's vice president.

Fauci: US May See 'Surge Upon Surge' of Virus in Weeks Ahead

Fauci: US May See 'Surge Upon Surge' of Virus in Weeks Ahead

NATIONAL | By Tamara Lush | Nov 29, 2020

The nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see "surge upon a surge" of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.

Will Trump Pardon 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic?

Will Trump Pardon 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic?

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 29, 2020

Amid speculation that President Trump will grant numerous pardons before exiting the White House, one name stands out: Openly gay former zoo owner Joe Exotic, the subject of the recent docuseries "Tiger King."

COVID Rules Dish Up McDonald's at London Gay Club, Patrons Mock Online

COVID Rules Dish Up McDonald's at London Gay Club, Patrons Mock Online

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 29, 2020

Saturdays at London's Heaven Nightclub are getting a little happier - at least, the meals are. New COVID rules say bars must serve "substantial meals" with drinks, and McDonald's is partnering with the club.

Dave Prowse, Actor Who Played Darth Vader, Dies at 85

Dave Prowse, Actor Who Played Darth Vader, Dies at 85

OBITUARIES | By Jill Lawless | Nov 29, 2020

Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, has died. He was 85.

Police Block Warsaw March Against Abortion Ruling, Force Use

Police Block Warsaw March Against Abortion Ruling, Force Use

INTERNATIONAL | By Vanessa Gera | Nov 29, 2020

Activists seek to keep up the pressure while also demanding a more liberal abortion law and the resignation of the country's right-wing government.

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 28, 2020

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.

Biden Plans Swift Moves to Protect and Advance LGBTQ Rights

Biden Plans Swift Moves to Protect and Advance LGBTQ Rights

NATIONAL | By David Crary and Alana Schor | Nov 28, 2020

As president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on their wish lists.

Watch: Denver Pastry Chef Chocolatina Delivers in Drag

Watch: Denver Pastry Chef Chocolatina Delivers in Drag

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 28, 2020

Professional pastry chef and drag performer Chocolatina, Queen of the Dessert, is helping Denver residents beat the COVID-19 blues with sweet treats and live serenades.

Poland: Marches Oppose Abortion Restriction, Police Violence

Poland: Marches Oppose Abortion Restriction, Police Violence

INTERNATIONAL | By Vanessa Gera | Nov 28, 2020

Protesters marched in Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday against an attempt to restrict abortion rights and the police violence that occurred in response to other recent protests over reproductive rights.

Black Firefighters in NC Allege Racism Amid Larger Reckoning

Black Firefighters in NC Allege Racism Amid Larger Reckoning

NATIONAL | By Tom Foreman Jr. | Nov 28, 2020

Across the country, firefighters are confronting incidents of racism and discrimination as part of a burgeoning movement to call out and address racial injustice in America.

With No Action by Washington, States Race to Offer Virus Aid

With No Action by Washington, States Race to Offer Virus Aid

NATIONAL | By Cedar Attanasio and Julie Carr Smyth | Nov 28, 2020

Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended.

Puppy Pipeline Runs from Georgia Northward to Adoptive Homes

Puppy Pipeline Runs from Georgia Northward to Adoptive Homes

NATIONAL | Nov 28, 2020

A puppy pipeline brings some of Georgia's homeless pet population to the mid-Atlantic region, where demand is outrunning the number of dogs available for adoption.

Pope Elevates 13 New Cardinals Then Puts Them in Their Place

Pope Elevates 13 New Cardinals Then Puts Them in Their Place

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Nov 28, 2020

Pope Francis raised 13 new cardinals to the highest rank in the Catholic hierarchy Saturday and immediately warned them not to use their titles for corrupt, personal gain.

AP Fact Check: Trump Distorts Military Role in Vaccines

AP Fact Check: Trump Distorts Military Role in Vaccines

NATIONAL | By Robert Burns | Nov 28, 2020

From the get-go, President Donald Trump has miscast or exaggerated the military's role in his administration's crash program to accelerate the development, production and eventual distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

High Court Takes Up Census Case, as Other Count Issues Loom

High Court Takes Up Census Case, as Other Count Issues Loom

POLITICS | By Mike Schneider and Mark Sherman | Nov 28, 2020

President Donald Trump's attempt to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats is headed for a post-Thanksgiving Supreme Court showdown.

With No Federal Protection, 39 States Still Allow 'Gay Panic' Defense

With No Federal Protection, 39 States Still Allow 'Gay Panic' Defense

CRIME | Nov 28, 2020

The "gay panic" defense is still legal in more than two-thirds of states, with no federal protection.

One Pandemic, Two Different Worlds in Georgia Runoff Races

One Pandemic, Two Different Worlds in Georgia Runoff Races

POLITICS | Nov 28, 2020

Each party has a pool of potential voters approaching 2.5 million. It's just a matter of which side can coax more to cast ballots in a second round.

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