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Explainer: Calls to #FreeBritney and Court Conservatorships

By Andrew Dalton | Monday Jun 21, 2021
When Britney Spears, who turns 40 this year, speaks to a L.A. judge at her own request, she'll do it 13 years into a court-enforced conservatorship that has exercised vast control of her life and money. But what is a conservatorship, exactly?

Political Donations Lead Stonewall Inn to Ban some Beers

Monday Jun 21, 2021
The Stonewall Inn's owners say they won't serve certain beers at the famous LGBT bar during Pride weekend to protest manufacturer Anheuser-Busch's political contributions to some politicians who have supported anti-LGBT legislation.

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

Monday Jun 21, 2021
Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. on Monday to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals.

Biden and Congress Face a Summer Grind to Create Legislation

By Lisa Mascaro | Monday Jun 21, 2021
Until recently, the act of governing seemed to happen at the speed of presidential tweets. But now President Joe Biden is settling in for what appears will be a long, summer slog of legislating.

Bourbon Tourism Shaking Off Slump in Kentucky

By Bruce Schreiner | Monday Jun 21, 2021
With tourists flocking to distilleries, concerns about a pandemic hangover for Kentucky's world-famous bourbon industry are quickly evaporating.

Tourism Boom Pressures Tibet's Historic Sites

By Mark Schiefelbein, Sam McNeil | Monday Jun 21, 2021
Tourism is booming in Tibet as more Chinese travel in-country because of the coronavirus pandemic, posing risks to the region's fragile environment and historic sites.

Will Smith Opening Up, Releasing Memoir 'Will' in November

Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Smith said he is "finally ready" to release the memoir after working on the book for two years. His book will be published by Penguin Press.

'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' Hits Top Mark at Box Office

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
The Lionsgate's film starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek brought in $11.6 million domestically to claim the No. 1 spot in its debut.

Transgender Weightlifter Hubbard Selected for Tokyo Olympics

By Steve McMorran | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Laurel Hubbard's efforts have made her a flashpoint in the debate around the fairness of trans athletes competing in women's events.

Officials: Deadly Pride Parade Crash Appears Unintentional

By Kelli Kennedy | Sunday 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.

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

By Jeff Amy | Sunday 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.

Millennial Money: It's Time for Better Employee Benefits

By Kelsey Sheehy, NerdWallet | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
As the world fo work gets back on track, some employees may want a new normal — one that includes flexible scheduling and benefits that align with their needs and values.

Australia Accused of 'Excessive and Unnecessary' Secrecy

By Rod McGuirk | Sunday 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

By Ken Ritter | Sunday 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

By Cliff Brunt | Sunday 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.

'It Lessens My Bills': $500 Payments Tested in Upstate NY

By Michael Hill | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Places from Compton, California, to Richmond, Virginia, are trying out guaranteed income programs, which gained more attention after the pandemic idled millions of workers.

Munich Wants Rainbow-Colored Stadium for Game with Hungary

By Ciarán Fahey | Sunday 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.

Take 2: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Solar Panel Work

By Marcia Dunn | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Astronauts ventured out on their second spacewalk in less than a week Sunday to install powerful new solar panels outside the International Space Station.

As Brazil Tops 500,000 Deaths, Protests Against President

By Marcelo Silva de Sousa | Sunday 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.

15 Months Later, Radio City Reopens with Dave Chappelle

By Jake Coyle | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Fifteen months after shuttering for the pandemic, New York's Radio City Music Hall reopened its doors Saturday for the Tribeca Festival premiere of a new Dave Chappelle documentary.

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