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One Stunning Afternoon: Setbacks Imperil Biden's Reset

One Stunning Afternoon: Setbacks Imperil Biden's Reset

NEWS | By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller | Sep 18
Already, Biden has seen public approval numbers trend downward as the pandemic has deepened and Americans cast blame for the flawed U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Ben Platt Found a 'Partner That I Really Love' in Boyfriend Noah Galvin

Ben Platt Found a 'Partner That I Really Love' in Boyfriend Noah Galvin

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 18
Platt says bf Noah Galvin helped him deal with the "fear and apprehension" of superstardom and reprising his Evan Hansen role.

Despite Warnings, Mexican Football Fans Again Disrupt Game with Homophobic Chants

Despite Warnings, Mexican Football Fans Again Disrupt Game with Homophobic Chants

NEWS | Sep 18
The homophobic behavior by Mexican football fans continued in a dramatic way this past Thursday night in the Concacaf Champions League semi-final second leg in Mexico City.

7 Facts to Consider for HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

7 Facts to Consider for HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

NEWS | Sep 18
September 18 marks HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. Recent data suggests that despite great progress in curbing the transmission of HIV, our older population is still at risk, both for infection and death.

Families Recount Trauma at Sentencing for School Shooter

Families Recount Trauma at Sentencing for School Shooter

NEWS | By James Anderson | Sep 18
A judge on Friday sentenced a former student to life in prison without parole for a 2019 shooting inside a suburban Denver high school that killed one teenager and injured eight others.

Move Over, Shang-Chi: 9 Real-Life LGBTQ+ Asian American Superheroes

Move Over, Shang-Chi: 9 Real-Life LGBTQ+ Asian American Superheroes

ENTERTAINMENT | By Matthew Wexler | Sep 18
Palm strikes and ax kicks aren't necessary for these nine LGBTQ+ Asian Americans, whose real-life presence offers representation and inspiration for the next generation of queer youth.

When COVID Deaths Are Dismissed or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame and Anger

When COVID Deaths Are Dismissed or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame and Anger

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Brett Sholtis, WITF | Sep 18
Falsehoods and conspiracies have fostered a dismissive attitude about the coronavirus among many people in rural areas, causing strife among surviving family and loved ones.

Maskless San Francisco Mayor Bucks Health Order at Nightclub

Maskless San Francisco Mayor Bucks Health Order at Nightclub

NEWS | Sep 18
San Francisco's mayor was spotted dancing and singing without a mask at an indoor nightclub, despite a strict order by her public health department that requires wearing masks at indoor establishments unless someone is actively eating or drinking.

US Panel Backs Boosters Only for Elderly and High-Risk

US Panel Backs Boosters Only for Elderly and High-Risk

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard | Sep 17
Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board.

Ex-House Speaker Settles Child Sexual Abuse Payments Suit

Ex-House Speaker Settles Child Sexual Abuse Payments Suit

NEWS | By Michael Tarm | Sep 17
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert's refusal to pay the man $1.8 million


News

'Still Dancing,' Rev. Steve Pieters Relives his Iconic Tammy Faye Interview

'Still Dancing,' Rev. Steve Pieters Relives his Iconic Tammy Faye Interview

AIDS | By Steve Duffy | Sep 17
When the filmmakers of "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" included an interview with Rev. Steve Pieters in the film, they never reached out to him, assuming he was dead. Instead, the long-time AIDS survivor reached out to them.


Technology

Watch: 'Fierce Looks' Earn Australian Fly Species a RuPaul-Derived Name

Watch: 'Fierce Looks' Earn Australian Fly Species a RuPaul-Derived Name

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 15
An Australian entomologist has given the name Opaluma rupaul to a newly discovered species of soldier fly, a metallic-looking, rainbow insect he says earned the name for "serving fierce looks."


Finance

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

By Melissa Lambarena, NerdWallet | Sep 12
When the nonessentials threaten to put your finances in jeopardy, it's important to keep your financial goals on track. Here are five strategies to help you navigate impulse spending.


Cars

Edmunds Compares Volkswagen Golf GTI and Hyundai Veloster N

Edmunds Compares Volkswagen Golf GTI and Hyundai Veloster N

AUTO NEWS | By Cameron Rogers, Edmunds | Sep 18
Which one of these hot hatches is the better buy? Edmunds' experts put the two speedy compacts head-to-head to determine a winner.


Style

Aluminum Wrap Used to Protect Homes in California Wildfires

Aluminum Wrap Used to Protect Homes in California Wildfires

HOME | By Scott Sonner | Sep 18
The material that can withstand intensive heat for short periods resembles tin foil from the kitchen drawer but is modeled after the tent-like shelters that wildland firefighters use as a last resort to protect themselves when trapped by flames.


Health/Fitness

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

LOCAL | By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon | Sep 17
Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began, health officials reported Thursday, with more than one fourth of those succumbing this summer as the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant.


Travel

England's Simplified COVID-19 Travel Rules Bashed as Confusing

England's Simplified COVID-19 Travel Rules Bashed as Confusing

By Jill Lawless | Sep 17
The British government announced a major simplification of its rules for international travel on Friday, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that its regulations aimed at staving off the spread of COVID-19 were cumbersome and ineffective.