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Officials: Deadly Pride Parade Crash Appears Unintentional

Officials: Deadly Pride Parade Crash Appears Unintentional

NATIONAL | By Kelli Kennedy | Jun 20, 2021

Wilton Manors Vice Mayor Paul Rolli and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said the early investigation of a vehicle's having slammed into Pride parade participants shows it was an accident.

See How These 30 Celebrities Are Celebrating Pride on Instagram - Part 2

See How These 30 Celebrities Are Celebrating Pride on Instagram - Part 2

PRIDE | Jun 20, 2021

More and more celebrities are embracing Pride this year. From politicians to out musicians and actors, these celebs are marking the season on social media.

Are Companies That Support Pride and Other Social Causes 'Wokewashing'?

Are Companies That Support Pride and Other Social Causes 'Wokewashing'?

PRIDE | Jun 20, 2021

A professor of brand responsibility investigates brands and their relationships with social issues, including the importance of both corporate allies and advocates.

Official: Crash, 'Likely' Due to Storm, Kills 10 in Alabama

Official: Crash, 'Likely' Due to Storm, Kills 10 in Alabama

NATIONAL | By Jeff Amy | Jun 20, 2021

Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes.

Australia Accused of 'Excessive and Unnecessary' Secrecy

Australia Accused of 'Excessive and Unnecessary' Secrecy

INTERNATIONAL | By Rod McGuirk | Jun 20, 2021

Australia's suppression of information seen as pivotal to a free and open media is at the center of accusations that the country has become one of the world's most secretive democracies.

Southwest U.S. States Bake, Wildfire Threatens Arizona Towns

Southwest U.S. States Bake, Wildfire Threatens Arizona Towns

NATIONAL | By Ken Ritter | Jun 20, 2021

The Southwest U.S. continued to bake Saturday, and weather forecasters kept warnings in effect for excessive heat in Arizona, Nevada and desert areas, at least through the weekend.

Women's College Sports Get Boost in TV Ratings, Visibility

Women's College Sports Get Boost in TV Ratings, Visibility

SPORTS | By Cliff Brunt | Jun 20, 2021

ESPN's has been experimenting in recent years with showing more women's sports on its various platforms, and good numbers have led the network to become more aggressive.

Munich Wants Rainbow-Colored Stadium for Game with Hungary

Munich Wants Rainbow-Colored Stadium for Game with Hungary

SPORTS | By Ciarán Fahey | Jun 20, 2021

Hungary may play its final group game at the European Championship in a stadium lit up in rainbow colors as a sign against that country's homophobia and intolerance.

Gay Days Heading Back to Magic Kingdom

Gay Days Heading Back to Magic Kingdom

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 20, 2021

Gay Days is headed back to Disneyland as the world opens up again. The event is slated for Sept. 17-19.

Driver Crashes into Crowd at Pride Parade in Florida; 1 Dead

Driver Crashes into Crowd at Pride Parade in Florida; 1 Dead

NATIONAL | Jun 20, 2021

A driver slammed into spectators Saturday evening at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one man and seriously injuring another, authorities said.

As Brazil Tops 500,000 Deaths, Protests Against President

As Brazil Tops 500,000 Deaths, Protests Against President

INTERNATIONAL | By Marcelo Silva de Sousa | Jun 20, 2021

Anti-government protesters took to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil on Saturday as the nation's confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million.

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

NATIONAL | By Alexandra Jaffe | Jun 20, 2021

The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando.

Juneteenth, Recalling End of Slavery, is Marked Across U.S.

Juneteenth, Recalling End of Slavery, is Marked Across U.S.

NATIONAL | By Ed White | Jun 20, 2021

Parades, picnics and lessons in history were offered Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth in the U.S.

Bidens' Older Dog, Champ, Has Died; German Shepherd Was 13

Bidens' Older Dog, Champ, Has Died; German Shepherd Was 13

NATIONAL | By Alexandra Jaffe | Jun 19, 2021

President Joe Biden announced Saturday that Champ, the older of the family's two dogs, had died "peacefully at home." The German shepherd was 13.

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

LOCAL | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 19, 2021

After a suspected arson destroyed the original tower, the community came together to put up a new symbol of Pride at Long Beach.

Amid Reform Movement, Some GOP States Give Police More Power

Amid Reform Movement, Some GOP States Give Police More Power

NATIONAL | By Farnoush Amiri | Jun 19, 2021

After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction.

Warsaw Pride Parade Back after Pandemic Break and Backlash

Warsaw Pride Parade Back after Pandemic Break and Backlash

PRIDE | By Vanessa Gera | Jun 19, 2021

Warsaw is set to hold the largest gay pride parade in the region Saturday after a pandemic-induced break — and amid a backlash in Poland and Hungary against LGBT rights.

Senate Bill Seeks Apology for Anti-LGBTQ Persecution of Civil Servants, Soldiers

Senate Bill Seeks Apology for Anti-LGBTQ Persecution of Civil Servants, Soldiers

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 19, 2021

Sen. Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia, has introduced a bill that would acknowledge the harm caused by decades of anti-LGTBQ persecution targeting civil servants.

After Years of Harassment, Gay Couple Finds Out Neighbor is Responsible

After Years of Harassment, Gay Couple Finds Out Neighbor is Responsible

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 19, 2021

A married gay couple in Milton, Massachusetts, recently discovered that their neighbor was behind years of homophobic harassment.

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NATIONAL | By Beatrice Dupuy and Ari Swenson | Jun 19, 2021

None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts.

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