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Watch: After Sparking Speculation, YouTuber Jojo Siwa Confirms She's Gay with Adorable T-Shirt

Watch: After Sparking Speculation, YouTuber Jojo Siwa Confirms She's Gay with Adorable T-Shirt

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 23
YouTube star Jojo Siwa has confirmed she's gay after sparking rumors earlier this week.

Tony Award-Winning Choreographer Bob Avian Dies at 83

Tony Award-Winning Choreographer Bob Avian Dies at 83

NEWS | By Mark Kennedy | Jan 23
Bob Avian, a Tony Award-winning choreographer who had a role in some of the most beloved and influential shows on Broadway, including "Dreamgirls," "A Chorus Line," "Follies" and "Miss Saigon," has died. He was 83.

Tom Brokaw Says He's Retiring from NBC News After 55 Years

Tom Brokaw Says He's Retiring from NBC News After 55 Years

ENTERTAINMENT | By David Bauder | Jan 23
Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, once television news' most popular broadcaster as he told viewers about the biggest events of that late 20th Century, said Friday that he's retiring from television.

At 78 and the Oldest President, Biden Sees a World Changed

At 78 and the Oldest President, Biden Sees a World Changed

NEWS | By Bill Barrow | Jan 23
When Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president, he became not only the oldest newly inaugurated U.S. chief executive in history but also the oldest sitting president ever.

Trump Shuns 'Ex-Presidents Club' — and the Feeling is Mutual

Trump Shuns 'Ex-Presidents Club' — and the Feeling is Mutual

NEWS | By Will Weissert and Deb Riechmann | Jan 23
It's a club Donald Trump was never really interested in joining and certainly not so soon: the cadre of former commanders in chief who revere the presidency enough to put aside often bitter political differences and even join together in common cause.

Larry King, Broadcasting Giant for Half-Century, Dies at 87

Larry King, Broadcasting Giant for Half-Century, Dies at 87

NEWS | By Andrew Dalton | Jan 23
Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.

South Africa's Inability to Confront AIDS Shows the Dangers of America's COVID-19 Denialism

South Africa's Inability to Confront AIDS Shows the Dangers of America's COVID-19 Denialism

Americans could take some cautionary lessons from South Africa, the nation that fared the worst during the HIV/AIDS epidemic because of the many stumbles and mistakes of its different governments.

Canada Thinking of Quarantining Travelers in Hotels

Canada Thinking of Quarantining Travelers in Hotels

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Rob Gillies | Jan 22
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Friday his government could impose stricter restrictions on travelers at any moment in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the coronavirus.

UK Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May be More Deadly

UK Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May be More Deadly

TECHNOLOGY | By Jill Lawless | Jan 22
There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain.

Need to Quarantine? A Free Hotel May Be an Option

Need to Quarantine? A Free Hotel May Be an Option

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22
During the pandemic, hotels in many major cities have offered rooms for isolation and quarantine not just to frontline workers and the homeless, but also to those vulnerable because of their living conditions.


Business

Original Big Gay Ice Cream Shop Shutters for Good

Original Big Gay Ice Cream Shop Shutters for Good

FOOD/DRINK | Jan 22
There weren't enough unicorns and rainbow sprinkles to save Big Gay Ice Cream's original East Village location from shuttering its doors, the latest in a long list of COVID casualties.


Technology

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21
Within hours of President Joe Biden's inauguration, the White House website suddenly offered users the option of specifying their pronouns . Equality advocates hailed the sign as a hopeful early step.


Finance

Biden Ordering Stopgap Help as Talks Start on Big Aid Plan

Biden Ordering Stopgap Help as Talks Start on Big Aid Plan

NATIONAL | By Josh Boak | Jan 22
President Joe Biden plans to take executive action Friday to provide a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans while Congress begins to consider his much larger $1.9 trillion package to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.


Cars

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

AUTO NEWS | By Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher | Jan 21
The CEO of Stellantis, the carmaker created from the merger of PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, said Tuesday that the tie-up will help preserve jobs, factories and the 14 storied brands.


Health/Fitness

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

HEALTH | By Iris Samuels | Jan 22
There are bills in more than a dozen states where lawmakers are proposing restrictions on athletics or gender-confirming health care for trans minors this year.


Travel

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

POLITICS | By Hope Yen | Jan 21
"We need to build our economy back, better than ever, and the Department of Transportation can play a central role in this," the 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, intends to tell the Senate Commerce Committee.


Nightlife

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 22
The owner of West Hollywood gay bar Faultline has confirmed an earlier report that the establishment has closed down its longtime location. The bar will hopefully reopen elsewhere in the future.