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Explainer: What is Monkeypox and where is it Spreading?

Explainer: What is Monkeypox and where is it Spreading?

NEWS | By Maria Cheng | May 24

Health authorities in Europe, North America, Israel and Australia have identified more than 100 cases of monkeypox in recent days.

Ex-White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Hired by MSNBC

Ex-White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Hired by MSNBC

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | May 24

Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki has officially landed at MSNBC, where she is expected to make appearances on the network's cable and streaming programs as well as host a new original show.

Watch: Madonna Learns She's Blocked from Instagram Live

Watch: Madonna Learns She's Blocked from Instagram Live

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | May 24

Madonna found out that she's blocked from using Instagram Live for repeatedly violating Instagram's terms and conditions for lewd content.

Louisiana Gov Faces Decision on Transgender Athlete Bill

Louisiana Gov Faces Decision on Transgender Athlete Bill

NEWS | By Kevin McGill | May 24

A bill to keep transgender women and girls in Louisiana from competing on college and K-12 women's and girls' athletic teams won final legislative passage Monday in the state Senate.

Actor Angela Lansbury to Receive a Special Tony Award

Actor Angela Lansbury to Receive a Special Tony Award

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | May 24

The folks who hand out Tony Awards believe five is not enough for Angela Lansbury.

Burn-Proof Edition of 'The Handmaid's Tale' Up for Auction

Burn-Proof Edition of 'The Handmaid's Tale' Up for Auction

ENTERTAINMENT | By Hillel Italie | May 24

Margaret Atwood has imagined apocalyptic disaster, Dystopian government and an author faking her own death. But until recently she had spared herself the nightmare of trying to burn one of her own books.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Seat, 2 Democratic Primaries Among Top US House Races

Marjorie Taylor Greene Seat, 2 Democratic Primaries Among Top US House Races

NEWS | By Brian Slodysko | May 24

Primary elections that will be held Tuesday in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Minnesota and Texas will offer a glimpse of what the next Congress could look like.

Indiana Lawmakers Set to Override Veto of Trans Sports Ban

Indiana Lawmakers Set to Override Veto of Trans Sports Ban

NEWS | By Casey Smith | May 24

The Republican-dominated Indiana Legislature is poised on Tuesday to override the GOP governor's veto of a bill banning transgender students from competing in girls sports.

Lee University Considers Limiting Student Speech on Gender

Lee University Considers Limiting Student Speech on Gender

NEWS | May 24

A private Christian university is considering strictly limiting the free speech rights of its students when it comes to sexuality and gender, including what they can say on campus or even online.

Florida High Schooler Fighting 'Don't Say Gay' Among PEN America Honorees

Florida High Schooler Fighting 'Don't Say Gay' Among PEN America Honorees

NEWS | By Hillel Italie | May 24

From an imprisoned Ukranian journalist to a high school activist fighting 'Don't Say Gay' in Florida, PEN America paid tribute Monday night to democracy and free expression.

News

Report: Top Southern Baptists Stonewalled Sex Abuse Victims

Report: Top Southern Baptists Stonewalled Sex Abuse Victims

NEWS | By Deepa Bharath, Holly Meyer and David Crary | May 23

A scathing investigative report says top Southern Baptist Convention leaders stonewalled and denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse over two decades while seeking to protect their own reputations.

Entertainment

Review: Kate Winslet, Christopher Eccleston Shine in 'Jude'

Review: Kate Winslet, Christopher Eccleston Shine in 'Jude'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | May 24

"Jude" boasts a daring early performance by Kate Winslet and outstanding work by Christopher Eccleston, an actor who deserved more subsequent challenging career choices.

Business

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction

BUSINESS | By Adam Beam | May 24

California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

Technology

Facebook, Instagram to Reveal More on How Ads Target Users

Facebook, Instagram to Reveal More on How Ads Target Users

TECHNOLOGY | By Amanda Seitz | May 24

Facebook parent Meta said it will start publicly providing more details about how advertisers target people with political ads just months ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.

Finance

For Americans, 2021 Delivered Healthiest Finances in 8 Years

For Americans, 2021 Delivered Healthiest Finances in 8 Years

FINANCE | By Christopher Rugaber | May 24

Americans' financial health reached its highest level in nearly a decade last year, the Federal Reserve said Monday, spurred by a strong job market and government support payments.

Cars

What to Know Before Getting Your Car Wrapped

What to Know Before Getting Your Car Wrapped

CARS | By Ronald Montoya, Edmunds | May 21

Wrapping a vehicle in vinyl to alter its look was once the domain of show cars, luxury and exotics but has now gone mainstream as part of a growing multibillion-dollar industry.

Style

Some Chocolate Has a Dark Side to It — Child Labor

Some Chocolate Has a Dark Side to It — Child Labor

STYLE | May 24

Chocolate makes for a perfect gift, a comforting snack and even a health food, thanks to its plentiful antioxidants. I might even be an antioxidant. However, there is also a dark side to chocolate.

Travel

Airbnb Ends Rentals in China to Focus on Outbound Tourists

Airbnb Ends Rentals in China to Focus on Outbound Tourists

TRAVEL | May 24

Airbnb Inc. announced Tuesday it will stop representing short-term rental properties in China and focus its business in the country on serving Chinese tourists looking for lodgings abroad.

Nightlife

Say Gay! — at One Magical Weekend in Orlando

Say Gay! — at One Magical Weekend in Orlando

NIGHTLIFE | May 23

Gather your friends and let us introduce you to Orlando's most iconic weekend experience: Celebrate with us at One Magical Weekend in Orlando!