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Democrats Sharpen Health Care Attacks As Primaries Heat Up

Democrats Sharpen Health Care Attacks As Primaries Heat Up

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Emmarie Huetteman, Shefali Luthra, Victoria Knight | Feb 26
The ideal began to get real on Tuesday, as seven of the top contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination sparred over the price tag on health care reform and even revealed similarities on issues like marijuana legalization.

Allegations: Straight Rapist Pretended to Be Gay Man to Get Close to Lesbian Victim

Allegations: Straight Rapist Pretended to Be Gay Man to Get Close to Lesbian Victim

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 26
A straight man in Georgia allegedly pretended to be gay in order to worm his way into the confidence of a lesbian whom he then raped.

PopUps: Ahead New Single 'Stupid Love,' Celebrate Gaga's 10 Best Songs

PopUps: Ahead New Single 'Stupid Love,' Celebrate Gaga's 10 Best Songs

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 26
Ahead of her new single "Stupid Love," celebrate Lady Gaga's 10 best songs!

Former Sanders Staffer Posts Attack Tweet Targeting 'Queer Eye' Star Jonathan Van Ness

Former Sanders Staffer Posts Attack Tweet Targeting 'Queer Eye' Star Jonathan Van Ness

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 26
A former Sanders staffer's tweets got him sacked, but the vitriol he posted continues to make waves. Case in point: A crude joke about "Queer Eye" cast member Jonathan Van Ness dying from AIDS.

Gwyneth Paltrow Reacts to Coronavirus: 'I've Already Been in this Movie'

Gwyneth Paltrow Reacts to Coronavirus: 'I've Already Been in this Movie'

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 26
Actor and lifestyle/health CEO Gwyneth Paltrow took to Instagram Wednesday to react to the coronavirus virus affecting numerous parts of the world.

Trump to Hold News Conference on Coronavirus US Threat

Trump to Hold News Conference on Coronavirus US Threat

NEWS | By Darlene Superville | Feb 26
President Donald Trump said he'll discuss the coronavirus threat at a White House news conference Wednesday, a day after he sought to minimize fears of the virus spreading widely across the U.S.

This 'Smash' Star will Play Liza Minnelli in Ryan Murphy's Netflix Series 'Halston'

This 'Smash' Star will Play Liza Minnelli in Ryan Murphy's Netflix Series 'Halston'

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 26
Ryan Murphy's upcoming limited Netflix series about the late fashion designer Halston has cast the show's Liza Minnelli.

After Fan Outcry, Village People Allows Trump to Play Gay Anthems at Rallies

After Fan Outcry, Village People Allows Trump to Play Gay Anthems at Rallies

NEWS | Feb 26
The queer '70s group the Village People took to Facebook this week to respond to fans' outcry after President Donald Trump played their music at a recent rally, saying that "the President's use is 'perfect[ly]' legal."

Puerto Rico Governor Believes Fatal Shooting is Hate Crime

Puerto Rico Governor Believes Fatal Shooting is Hate Crime

NEWS | By Danica Coto | Feb 26
The recent killing of a person believed to be a transgender woman that has shocked and angered many in Puerto Rico is likely a hate crime, Gov. Wanda Vázquez said Tuesday.

Dozens of HIV-Positive S. African Women Forcibly Sterilized

Dozens of HIV-Positive S. African Women Forcibly Sterilized

NEWS | By Mogomotsi Magome | Feb 26
A scathing new report reveals that dozens of HIV-positive women were forced or coerced into sterilization after giving birth at public hospitals in South Africa.


Entertainment

Ripped from the Headlines:  Actress Paula Plum on  Environmental Drama 'The Children'
Boston, MA

Ripped from the Headlines: Actress Paula Plum on Environmental Drama 'The Children'

THEATRE | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 21
Paula Plum, Karen MacDonald, and Tyrees Allen star in a British eco-disaster drama that plumbs the depths of a complicated friendship. Plum chats with EDGE about the play's hard questions about the future.

Singer Duffy Says Rape, Captivity, Led to Her Public Retreat

Singer Duffy Says Rape, Captivity, Led to Her Public Retreat

MUSIC | Feb 26
Grammy-winning singer Duffy says she's been out of the public limelight for years to focus on recovering from being "drugged and raped and held captive over some days."


Business

Generic Drugmakers Sold Most Opioids During Overdose Crisis

Generic Drugmakers Sold Most Opioids During Overdose Crisis

CORPORATE | By Geoff Mulvihill and Larry Fenn | Feb 26
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals doled out lavish perks for top U.S. employees who hit or beat sales goals for prescription opioids and other drugs.


Technology

Virgin Galactic Reports High Interest in Its Space Flights

Virgin Galactic Reports High Interest in Its Space Flights

PERSONAL TECH | By John Antczak | Feb 26
Virgin Galactic has received nearly 8,000 online reservations of interest since its first successful test flight into space 14 months ago, the company said Tuesday as it nears commercial operation.


Finance

Domestic Spring Break Travel Jumps by 24 Percent

Domestic Spring Break Travel Jumps by 24 Percent

INSURANCE | Feb 26
The number of Americans packing their bags for stateside Spring Break trips increased 24% over the past year, with an 18% increase in international getaways, according to Allianz Global Assistance's Top 10 Spring Break Destinations survey.


Cars

NTSB: Tesla Autopilot, Distracted Driver Caused Fatal Crash

NTSB: Tesla Autopilot, Distracted Driver Caused Fatal Crash

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Feb 26
Tesla's partially automated driving system steered an electric SUV into a concrete barrier on a Silicon Valley freeway because it was operating under conditions it couldn't handle and because the driver likely was distracted.


Style

5 Best Luggage Picks for Your Next Vacation

5 Best Luggage Picks for Your Next Vacation

HOME | Feb 26
Are you getting ready for your next vacation but don't have the proper suitcase? Here are five options at different budgets to suit your needs.


Health/Fitness

How Deadly is Coronavirus? It's Still Too Early to Tell

How Deadly is Coronavirus? It's Still Too Early to Tell

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 26
Scientists can't tell yet how deadly the new virus that's spreading around the globe really is — and deepening the mystery, the fatality rate differs even within China.


Travel

Airline, Cruise Stocks Pummeled on Fear of Spreading Virus

Airline, Cruise Stocks Pummeled on Fear of Spreading Virus

FINANCE | By David Koenig | Feb 25
The stocks of American Airlines and several cruise lines were among the worst performers in the Standard & Poor's 500 index Monday, as investors fret that the new coronavirus could take hold outside China and further disrupt international travel.


Nightlife

Join Us for 'LGBTQ+ Night at the Circus Spectacular!'
Boston, MA

Join Us for 'LGBTQ+ Night at the Circus Spectacular!'

SPECIAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Feb 19
For this special, once-a-year benefit, the New England Center for Circus Arts invites NECCA alumni and professional performers from around the world to donate their talents to raise money for NECCA's outreach and scholarship programs.

After Tragedies, New Orleans Celebrates End of Carnival

After Tragedies, New Orleans Celebrates End of Carnival

NATIONAL | By Rebecca Santana and Janet Mcconnaughey | Feb 25
Revelers dressed in costumes and reaching for beads thrown from floats will take to the streets when Carnival season reaches its peak, their celebration tinged with grief after two paradegoers were hit and killed by floats in the run-up to Fat Tuesday.