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Provincetown International Film Festival Announces Modified 2020 Film Festival
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Provincetown International Film Festival Announces Modified 2020 Film Festival

The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) has announced "Provincetown Reimagined," presented by WarnerMedia, a modified festival with drive-in and virtual screenings running July 16-19, 2020.

Lea Michele Comes Out of Quarantine... And Gets Called Out Again

Lea Michele Comes Out of Quarantine... And Gets Called Out Again

Lea Michele made her first public appearance in weeks this week, then was slammed by another former colleague, fitness guru Craig Ramsay, who called her "a despicable, horrible human being."

Justices Keep Hold on Secret Russia Investigation Material

Justices Keep Hold on Secret Russia Investigation Material

NEWS | By Mark Sherman | Jul 2
The Supreme Court is denying Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation through the November election.

Jeffrey Epstein Associate Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested

Jeffrey Epstein Associate Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested

NEWS | By Jim Mustian and Larry Neumeister | Jul 2
British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested by the FBI on Thursday on charges she helped procure underage sex partners for financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Watch: Kellyanne Conway's Daughter is an Anti-Trump, Pro-Black Lives Matter TikTok Star

Watch: Kellyanne Conway's Daughter is an Anti-Trump, Pro-Black Lives Matter TikTok Star

NEWS | Jul 2
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's teen daughter is going viral on the social media video app TikTok for directly opposing her mother's boss: President Donald Trump.

Finding Wholeness in His Calling :: David P. Wichman on His Memoir and 'Male Adventure'

Finding Wholeness in His Calling :: David P. Wichman on His Memoir and 'Male Adventure'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 2
David P. Wichman isn't your garden variety escort. In his memoir, he talks about "healing" for himself and others, and having a "calling" to do what he does. Wichman explains it all to EDGE.

Restaurant Worker Suffers Anti-Gay Assault... and then Job Loss

Restaurant Worker Suffers Anti-Gay Assault... and then Job Loss

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 2
A gay employee at a Miami Beach restaurant was threatened and brutally assaulted in what police are calling an "anti-gay battery" - and then, adding injury to injury, reportedly found himself fired from his job.

Watch: ABC News Reporter James Longman Proposes to Boyfriend in Adorable Vid

Watch: ABC News Reporter James Longman Proposes to Boyfriend in Adorable Vid

NEWS | Jul 2
ABC News reporter James Longman announced last week that he is engaged.

Right-Wing Italian Pol Wants Protections from...'Heterophobia'?

Right-Wing Italian Pol Wants Protections from...'Heterophobia'?

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 2
Far-right Italian politician Matteo Salvini responded to government deliberations on a bill against homo- and transphobia by suggesting a measure to counter "heterophobia." Twitter went wild with mockery.

AP Fact Check: Trump Falsely Asserts Biden Was Fed Questions

AP Fact Check: Trump Falsely Asserts Biden Was Fed Questions

NEWS | By Alexandra Jaffe | Jul 2
President Donald Trump has fabricated a complaint that Democratic rival Joe Biden was fed questions at a news conference and read his answers from a teleprompter. This didn't happen.


News

Wide Shift in Opinion on Police, Race Rare in US Polling

Wide Shift in Opinion on Police, Race Rare in US Polling

NEWS | By Hannah Fingerhut | Jul 2
It's rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the wake of George Floyd's death, Americans' opinions about police brutality and racial injustice have moved dramatically.



Entertainment

U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Resolution Calling for Longterm Aide to Arts Organizations

U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Resolution Calling for Longterm Aide to Arts Organizations

NEWS | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 2
The United States Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution urging Congress to provide long-term arts and culture relief funding in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.



Business

Los Angeles to Reset Troubled Marijuana Licensing Program

Los Angeles to Reset Troubled Marijuana Licensing Program

BUSINESS | By Michael R. Blood | Jul 2
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a makeover of its widely criticized marijuana licensing program to enlist more operators who endured the consequences of the nation's war on drugs.



Technology

Official Suggests Kansas Blew Chance for Coronavirus Respite

Official Suggests Kansas Blew Chance for Coronavirus Respite

TECHNOLOGY | By John Hanna | Jul 2
Kansas' top public health official predicted Wednesday that the state will face steeper increases in coronavirus cases and suggested that it blew its chance for a summer respite from the pandemic.



Finance

If You've Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You've Got Options

If You've Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You've Got Options

HEALTH_FITNESS | By Julie Appleby | Jun 19
Some newly unemployed people are taking advantage of special enrollment periods to sign up for plans offered on the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces, while others find they qualify for Medicaid.



Health/Fitness

NIH Spearheads Study To Test At-Home Screening For HPV And Cervical Cancer

NIH Spearheads Study To Test At-Home Screening For HPV And Cervical Cancer

HEALTH_FITNESS | By Charlotte Huff | Jul 2
"What we have seen is this persistent group of women who continue to get cervical cancer every year," said Vikrant Sahasrabuddhe, who oversees studies involving HPV-related cancers. "And that number is really not going down."



Travel

Tourism to Latin America Hammered by COVID

Tourism to Latin America Hammered by COVID

TRAVEL | By Joshua Goodman | Jul 2
With the coronavirus keeping Americans at home during the summer, countries south of the U.S. border are bracing for an economic reckoning from a decline in tourism.



Nightlife

Queer Nightlife Rallies in the Age of COVID-19

Queer Nightlife Rallies in the Age of COVID-19

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 30
"Anytime we get together as a community, it allows us to celebrate ourselves in safety with others," says DJ Nina Flowers. "I believe that space is still needed."