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Trump Nursing Home Plan Limits Supply of Free COVID-19 Tests

Trump Nursing Home Plan Limits Supply of Free COVID-19 Tests

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 4
A program that sounded like a game changer when it was announced last month at the White House is now prompting concerns that it could turn into another unfulfilled promise for nursing homes

Trial Begins for Man Accused of Killing Transgender Teen

Trial Begins for Man Accused of Killing Transgender Teen

NEWS | Aug 4
A man accused of 2017 killing of a transgender teen whose body was set on fire in southwest Missouri told law enforcement officers that he tried to make the death quick and painless, a prosecutor said in an opening statement Monday.

Kanye West Submits Petitions to Appear on Arkansas Ballot

Kanye West Submits Petitions to Appear on Arkansas Ballot

NEWS | Aug 4
Rapper Kanye West on Monday filed signatures to appear on the Arkansas ballot this fall as an independent presidential candidate.

Smile More? Some Critics See Sexism in Debate Over Biden VP

Smile More? Some Critics See Sexism in Debate Over Biden VP

NEWS | By Sara Burnett and Alexandra Jaffe | Aug 4
The debate over Joe Biden's running mate has recently ticked through a familiar list of stereotypes about women in politics as the Democratic presidential candidate and his allies stumble through a search they had hoped would stand out for its inclusion.

USAID Official Fired After Anti-LGBTQ Social Media Posts

USAID Official Fired After Anti-LGBTQ Social Media Posts

NEWS | Aug 3
The deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Agency for International Development has been fired after posting a series of anti-LGBTQ tweets and complaining of anti-Christian bias by her now former colleagues.

Tituss Burgess Says, 'Dance, M.F.'

Tituss Burgess Says, 'Dance, M.F.'

ARTS & CULTURE | By Jim Provenzano | Aug 3
You loved him in 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ("Peenooooo Noir!") and other shows. Tituss Burgess' newest song, "Dance, M.F.," speaks to us now about letting our inhibitions down in a time of crisis.

'Glee' Star Kevin McHale Gave Salmonella, Not COVID, to Boyfriend

'Glee' Star Kevin McHale Gave Salmonella, Not COVID, to Boyfriend

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 3
Out actor Kevin McHale thought he had given his boyfriend, actor Austin McKenzie, COVID, but it turned out to be a bad case of salmonella.

Provincetown Theater Honors Charles Busch with Virtual Ceremony August 15

Provincetown Theater Honors Charles Busch with Virtual Ceremony August 15

The board and artistic director of the Provincetown Theater are proud to announce the third annual Provincetown American Playwright Award (PAPA) will be presented on August 15 to the trailblazing, gender-bending playwright Charles Busch.

Lifetime Includes LGBTQ Film in Slate of 2020 Holiday Movies

Lifetime Includes LGBTQ Film in Slate of 2020 Holiday Movies

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 3
While lovers of televised holiday movies await Hallmark's announcement of LGBTQ-themed storylines, it appears as though Lifetime is set to make the first move.

Prosecutor Seeking Trump's Taxes Cites Probe of His Business

Prosecutor Seeking Trump's Taxes Cites Probe of His Business

NEWS | By Larry Neumeister | Aug 3
A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Donald Trump's tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them, citing public reports of "extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization."


News

Portia de Rossi Speaks Out Over Wife Ellen DeGeneres Backlash: 'I Stand by Ellen'

Portia de Rossi Speaks Out Over Wife Ellen DeGeneres Backlash: 'I Stand by Ellen'

NATIONAL | Aug 3
Porita de Rossi is showing support for her her wife Ellen DeGeneres after reports that the talkshow host wants to quit her show following reports of a toxic work environment and other serious accusations.


Entertainment

"The Twists and Turns of 'When' " :: Crystin Gilmore on Leading SpeakEasy's Play Discussion Club
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"The Twists and Turns of 'When' " :: Crystin Gilmore on Leading SpeakEasy's Play Discussion Club

THEATRE | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 28
SpeakEasy Stage Company has returned with a new Play Discussion Club series, this time centered around "Celebrating the Black Narrative." Curator and moderator Crystin Gilmore tells EDGE about the series.

Listen: Robyn Teases New Music, Out This Week

Listen: Robyn Teases New Music, Out This Week

MUSIC | Aug 3
Fans of Robyn might not have to wait another eight years before the Swedish pop star releases a new album.


Business

Co-Working and Co-Existing in the New Home Office Minefield

Co-Working and Co-Existing in the New Home Office Minefield

CORPORATE | Aug 3
Everyone is essentially receiving a crash course in how to adapt to pandemic life - and for many people, that crash course includes learning to work from home — often with your spouse or significant other.


Technology

Debate Begins for Who's First in Line for COVID-19 Vaccine

Debate Begins for Who's First in Line for COVID-19 Vaccine

NATIONAL | By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 2
Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it's a vexing decision.


Cars

Plug It In: Electric Car Charging Station Numbers Are Rising

Plug It In: Electric Car Charging Station Numbers Are Rising

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 3
There are now 26,000 electric vehicle charging stations open to the public in the U.S., with more than 84,000 plugs. But the country, and the world, will need thousands more.


Style

Relaxed: Dressed-Down Look is Making NBA Coaches Happy

Relaxed: Dressed-Down Look is Making NBA Coaches Happy

SPORTS | By Tim Reynolds | Aug 3
At the restart of the season at Walt Disney World, the dress code has been relaxed to allow polos, slacks, even sneakers — and coaches are thankful.


Health/Fitness

Watch: 20-Minute At-Home Back Workout

Watch: 20-Minute At-Home Back Workout

FITNESS | Aug 3
Fitness expert Maddie Lymburner offers an easy-to-follow workout for a part of the body that we usually ignore during workout sessions. Don't forget your back!


Nightlife

Summer Flashback: Fire Island

Summer Flashback: Fire Island

CULTURE | Aug 2
Fire Island remains one of the major summer destinations as the place to relax and party during summer. But this year public events are out, officially at least. Here's a look back at some of them - from drag flotillas to beach parties.