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Tampa Bay Brings Back Out Linebacker Carl Nassib for Depth

Tampa Bay Brings Back Out Linebacker Carl Nassib for Depth

NEWS | Aug 17

Tampa Bay has signed outside linebacker Carl Nassib, who returns after playing for the Buccaneers in 2018 and 2019.

Lady Gaga's Chromatica Ball Tour a Return to Form

Lady Gaga's Chromatica Ball Tour a Return to Form

ENTERTAINMENT | By Nia Hunt | Aug 17

Lady Gaga and fierce fashion are synonymous and the looks for her Chromatica Ball Tour are nothing short of a stunning return to form.

Watch: Fans React to JoJo Siwa's New 'Do

Watch: Fans React to JoJo Siwa's New 'Do

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 17

It was only last April that JoJo Siwa changed up her look, losing her famous ponytail and going with a short crop. Now the "Dancing with the Stars" alum has grown her hair out into an '80s-style mullet.

Watch: 'Heartstopper' Star Joe Locke Calls Out Discriminatory Blood Ban

Watch: 'Heartstopper' Star Joe Locke Calls Out Discriminatory Blood Ban

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 17

"Heartstopper" star Joe Locke called out a discriminatory blood ban still in place on the Isle of Man in a speech he gave for the Pride celebration there last weekend.

'13 Reasons Why' Star Tommy Dorfman Engaged to Girlfriend

'13 Reasons Why' Star Tommy Dorfman Engaged to Girlfriend

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 17

Tommy Dorfman revealed that she is engaged to marry her girlfriend. The openly transgender actress and her husband of five years, Peter Zurkuhlen, began divorce proceedings earlier this year.

Three Dead, One Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Outside Chicago Gay Bar

Three Dead, One Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Outside Chicago Gay Bar

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 17

Reports and social media posts say that three gay Black men were killed and a fourth seriously injured by a car that struck them as they stood outside a gay bar in Chicago.

Will Asymptomatic Monkeypox Infections Cause Wider Spread?

Will Asymptomatic Monkeypox Infections Cause Wider Spread?

NEWS | Aug 17

Can monkeypox be spread asymptomatically? A French study released this week suggests that could be the case.

Trump Foe Liz Cheney Defeated in Wyoming GOP Primary

Trump Foe Liz Cheney Defeated in Wyoming GOP Primary

NEWS | By Steve Peoples and Mead Gruver | Aug 17

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, Donald Trump's fiercest Republican adversary in Congress, was defeated in a GOP primary Tuesday, falling to a rival backed by the former president.

Celebrities Congratulate Zac Posen on Engagement to Ballet Dancer Harrison Ball

Celebrities Congratulate Zac Posen on Engagement to Ballet Dancer Harrison Ball

STYLE | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 16

Posen posted the news on Instagram with some sweet snaps of the couple together showing off their rings.

Watch: Madonna Says Son David Is More Stylish Than Her

Watch: Madonna Says Son David Is More Stylish Than Her

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 16

During an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Madonna shared that her son David wears frequently wears her clothes and looks better than her in them.

News

Inside Waltham House — Helping Trans Teens Validate Their Experience

Inside Waltham House — Helping Trans Teens Validate Their Experience

NEWS | By Steve Duffy | Aug 16

Rebecca Smith is the program director of Waltham House, a residential house outside Boston designed specifically for LGBTQ+ youth. EDGE spoke to Smith about the facilities and its outreach programs.

Business

Planned Parenthood to Spend Record $50M in Midterm Elections

Planned Parenthood to Spend Record $50M in Midterm Elections

BUSINESS | By Brian Slodysko | Aug 17

Planned Parenthood plans to spend a record $50 million ahead of November's midterm elections, pouring money into contests where access to abortion will be on the ballot.

Technology

U.S. Midterms Bring Few Changes from Social Media Companies

U.S. Midterms Bring Few Changes from Social Media Companies

TECHNOLOGY | By Barbara Ortutay | Aug 17

Platforms like Facebook and Twitter are generally staying the course from the 2020 voting season, which was marred by conspiracies and culminated in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Finance

Millennial Money: A Scarcity Money Mindset Can Cost You

Millennial Money: A Scarcity Money Mindset Can Cost You

FINANCE | By Sara Rathner | Aug 16

If the current situation has you avoiding any long-term planning or fearing spending any money, even on things you need, you're experiencing a scarcity mindset.

Cars

GM Recalls 484K Big SUVs to Fix Problem Third-Row Seat Belts

GM Recalls 484K Big SUVs to Fix Problem Third-Row Seat Belts

CARS | Aug 16

General Motors is recalling more than 484,000 large SUVs in the U.S. to fix a problem that can cause the third-row seat belts to malfunction.

Style

Kraft Heinz Recalling Contaminated Capri Sun Juice Pouches

Kraft Heinz Recalling Contaminated Capri Sun Juice Pouches

STYLE | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Aug 16

Kraft Heinz is recalling thousands of pouches of Capri Sun after some cleaning solution accidentally mixed with the juice on a production line.

Health/Fitness

Youth Mental Health is in Crisis. Are Schools Doing Enough?

Youth Mental Health is in Crisis. Are Schools Doing Enough?

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Jocelyn Gecker and Dylan Lovan | Aug 17

Many of the pandemic's longer-lasting impacts remain a troubling reality for schools. Among them: The harmful effects of isolation and remote learning on children's emotional well-being.

Travel

Elvis Death Anniversary Increases Tourism at His Birthplace

Elvis Death Anniversary Increases Tourism at His Birthplace

TRAVEL | Aug 17

The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo, Mississippi, has welcomed an increasing number of visitors as fans commemorate the 45th anniversary of Presley's death.

Nightlife

Black & Blue Festival is Back and Bold, Oct. 6 - 10

Black & Blue Festival is Back and Bold, Oct. 6 - 10

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 17

The 31st edition of the internationally acclaimed Black & Blue LGBTQ+ Festival will be held during the weekend of Canadian Thanksgiving and American Columbus Day, from October 6 to 10.