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'Queer Eye' Star Responds to Marjorie Taylor Greene Comparison of HIV Status to COVID Vaccination

'Queer Eye' Star Responds to Marjorie Taylor Greene Comparison of HIV Status to COVID Vaccination

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 19
"Queer Eye" star Jonathan Van Ness jumped in when Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted a comparison between Magic Johnson's HIV status and an unvaccinated NBA player being benched.

In Cuba, Divisions Over Law to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

In Cuba, Divisions Over Law to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

NEWS | By Andrea Rodríguez | Oct 19
Cuba's socialist government recently published a draft Family Law and asked for public comment ahead of a referendum, creating an unusually public clash over policy on the island where Pentecostal churches have been growing.

Activist Shawn Lang, Former Leader at AIDS Connecticut, Dies

Activist Shawn Lang, Former Leader at AIDS Connecticut, Dies

NEWS | Oct 19
Shawn Lang, a longtime Connecticut activist for people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as those impacted by opioid addiction and domestic abuse, has died. She was 65.

MTV: Europe Music Awards to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Laws

MTV: Europe Music Awards to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Laws

NEWS | By Lindsey Bahr | Oct 19
The MTV Europe Music Awards will be held Nov. 14 in Hungary, the network said Tuesday, reaffirming and defending the location despite the country's recent passage of legislation widely condemned as anti-LGBTQ.

Russian Court Outlaws Racist, Anti-LGBTQ Extremist Group

Russian Court Outlaws Racist, Anti-LGBTQ Extremist Group

NEWS | Oct 19
A Russian court on Monday outlawed a radical online group that has become infamous for its racist and sexist views.

UK Faces Calls for 'Plan B' with Virus Cases High and Rising

UK Faces Calls for 'Plan B' with Virus Cases High and Rising

NEWS | By Jill Lawless | Oct 19
Life has returned to normal for millions in Britain since coronavirus restrictions were lifted over the summer. But while the rules have vanished, the virus hasn't.

District Attorneys Refuse to Prosecute Some GOP-Led Laws

District Attorneys Refuse to Prosecute Some GOP-Led Laws

NEWS | By Jonathan Mattise | Oct 19
Progressive prosecutors around the country are increasingly declaring they just won't enforce some GOP-backed state laws, a strategy at work in response to some of the most controversial new changes in recent years.

Denis Villeneuve's Dreams of 'Dune' Reach the Big Screen

Denis Villeneuve's Dreams of 'Dune' Reach the Big Screen

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 19
It was the eyes that drew Denis Villeneuve to "Dune."

Why COVID Boosters Weren't Tweaked to Better Match Variants

Why COVID Boosters Weren't Tweaked to Better Match Variants

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 19
More COVID-19 booster shots may be on the way — but when it's your turn, you'll get an extra dose of the original vaccine, not one updated to better match the extra-contagious delta variant.

Jan. 6 Panel Plans Contempt Vote as Trump Sues Over Probe

Jan. 6 Panel Plans Contempt Vote as Trump Sues Over Probe

NEWS | By Mary Clare Jalonick, Jill Colvin and Colleen Long | Oct 19
A House committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is moving swiftly Tuesday to hold at least one of Donald Trump's allies in contempt as the former president is pushing back on the probe in a new lawsuit.


Entertainment

Review: Here It Comes Again - NSMT Reopens with Winning 'Mamma Mia!'
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Review: Here It Comes Again - NSMT Reopens with Winning 'Mamma Mia!'

THEATRE | By Steve Duffy | Oct 12
"Mamma Mia!," the international musical hit currently at the North Shore Music Theatre through October 17, remains fun because, well, it makes you feel good.

Review: 'Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins' Has Everything You Want In A Blockbuster

Review: 'Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins' Has Everything You Want In A Blockbuster

MOVIES | By JC Alvarez | Oct 19
Everyone's favorite action figure is now starring in his own big screen blockbuster as Paramount reboots the cinematic franchise.


Technology

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

NATIONAL | By Joseph Pisani | Oct 14
Near the Twizzlers and Sour Patch Kids at It'Sugar are random items — fidget toys, fruit-shaped soft jelly candies — that earned a spot on the candy store's shelves because they went viral on TikTok.


Finance

US Wholesale Prices Rose Record 8.6% over 12 Months

US Wholesale Prices Rose Record 8.6% over 12 Months

FOOD/DRINK | By Martin Crutsinger | Oct 14
Inflation at the wholesale level rose 8.6% in September compared to a year ago, the largest advance since the 12-month change was first calculated in 2010.


Cars

Edmunds: The Five to Drive in 2022 are Worth the Wait

Edmunds: The Five to Drive in 2022 are Worth the Wait

AUTO NEWS | By Ryan ZumMallen, Edmunds | Oct 16
There are a number of new models on the horizon that promise big improvements. Here are five of them coming out in the next three to six months that Edmunds' experts believe will be worth the wait.


Travel

Australia's Queensland State to Open to Vaccinated Travelers

Australia's Queensland State to Open to Vaccinated Travelers

By Rod McGuirk | Oct 18
Australia's Queensland state announced plans Monday to open up to vaccinated travelers, ending the status it has enjoyed throughout the pandemic of remaining virtually free of COVID-19.


Nightlife

Treat Yourself to a Pleasure Trip with Tracy's Dog® Turboo

Treat Yourself to a Pleasure Trip with Tracy's Dog® Turboo

SEX | Oct 18
Just because you are in the middle of staying healthy and safe during the pandemic does not mean you have to forget about your sex life; you are your safest sex partner, and this toy can help you become your best partner, too.