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Early Vote Total Exceeds 2016; GOP Chips at Dems' Advantage

Early Vote Total Exceeds 2016; GOP Chips at Dems' Advantage

NEWS | By Nicholas Riccardi and Angeliki Kastanis | Oct 25
With nine days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent days.

Watch: Adele Hosts 'SNL,' Says Her Upcoming Album 'Is Not Finished'

Watch: Adele Hosts 'SNL,' Says Her Upcoming Album 'Is Not Finished'

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 25
Adele hosted the latest episode of "Saturday Night Live" featuring musical guest H.E.R. and, in her opening monologue, revealed that new music from the Grammy winner likely won't be coming anytime soon.

Senate Votes to Advance Barrett; Confirmation Expected Mon

Senate Votes to Advance Barrett; Confirmation Expected Mon

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro | Oct 25
Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election.

Antoni Porowski, J BRAND Collaboration: 'As Classic As Mozzarella Sticks'

Antoni Porowski, J BRAND Collaboration: 'As Classic As Mozzarella Sticks'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 25
Antoni Porowski, the Emmy-nominated food and wine host of Netflix's "Queer Eye," has designed a "sustainably-minded new capsule collection" in collaboration with J BRAND.

Thirstrapping: Russell Tovey's Engagement Woes

Thirstrapping: Russell Tovey's Engagement Woes

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 25
Out British actor Russell Tovey isn't sure if he's engaged to personal trainer Steve Brockman.

For Transgender Activists, Election Stokes Hopes and Fears

For Transgender Activists, Election Stokes Hopes and Fears

NEWS | By David Crary | Oct 25
Among transgender-rights activists, there's a powerful mix of hope and fear heading toward the Nov. 3 election.

Pence to Keep Up Travel Despite Contact with Infected Aides

Pence to Keep Up Travel Despite Contact with Infected Aides

NEWS | By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin | Oct 25
Vice President Mike Pence plans to maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week despite an apparent outbreak of the coronavirus among his senior aides, the White House said Saturday.

Pope Names 13 New Cardinals, Includes US Archbishop Gregory

Pope Names 13 New Cardinals, Includes US Archbishop Gregory

NEWS | By Frances D'Emilio | Oct 25
Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red hat.

Making Art Out of Life :: Matt Fifer on 'Cicada'

Making Art Out of Life :: Matt Fifer on 'Cicada'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 25
One of the films that's made a splash at this year's LGBTQ festivals is the Matt Fifer co-written and co-directed "Cicada," drawn from the lives of its two lead actors. Fifer chats with EDGE about facing life demons with art.

GOP Gays and Real Housewives for Donald Trump Rally in WeHo Friday Night

GOP Gays and Real Housewives for Donald Trump Rally in WeHo Friday Night

NEWS | Oct 25
About 70 LGBTQ Trump supporters and allied housewives marched for Donald Trump in heavily Democratic WEHO Friday night.


News

Despite Rhetoric, GOP has Supported Packing State Courts

Despite Rhetoric, GOP has Supported Packing State Courts

POLITICS | By Andrew DeMillo | Oct 24
Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring.


Entertainment

Review: Laura Benanti Lights Up the Final Episode of BGMC's 'Celebrity Spotlight' Series
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Review: Laura Benanti Lights Up the Final Episode of BGMC's 'Celebrity Spotlight' Series

THEATRE | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 22
Broadway star Laura Benanti lends her glorious soprano voice to the Boston Gay Men's Chorus for Episode 3 of the "Celebrity Spotlight" series.

Watch: Shia LaBeouf Shows Range (and Briefly His Peen) in New Film Short

Watch: Shia LaBeouf Shows Range (and Briefly His Peen) in New Film Short

CELEBRITIES | Oct 24
Shia LaBeouf sexily broods in a short film for Rainey Qualley's "Love Me Like You Hate Me." The film also features Rainey's sister, actress Margaret Qualley in a dramatic, contemporary 'pas de deux'.


Technology

Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

NATIONAL | By Nicholas K. Geranios | Oct 23
Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said.


Finance

Even With ACA's Fate in Flux, Open Enrollment Starts Soon. Here's What's New.

Even With ACA's Fate in Flux, Open Enrollment Starts Soon. Here's What's New.

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby | Oct 23
Facing a pandemic, record unemployment and unknown future costs for COVID-19 treatments, health insurers selling Affordable Care Act plans to individuals reacted by lowering rates in some areas and, overall, issuing only modest premium increases for 2021.


Cars

Edmunds: What Is the Best Vehicle for a Family of Five?

Edmunds: What Is the Best Vehicle for a Family of Five?

AUTO NEWS | By Rex Tokeshi-Torres of Edmunds | Oct 24
Trucks and SUVs are the de facto family vehicles. But what about the go-to family vehicle from a generation ago, the minivan? Edmunds' experts set out to determine what type of family vehicle is the most versatile.


Style

5 Halloween Cocktails Straight Out of Your Nightmares

5 Halloween Cocktails Straight Out of Your Nightmares

FOOD/DRINK | Oct 23
It's that time of the year again! In case 2020 isn't scary enough for you - here are five Halloween cocktails straight out of your nightmares!


Health/Fitness

I ___ Sober: How Recovery Unplugged's New Campaign is All About Living Life

I ___ Sober: How Recovery Unplugged's New Campaign is All About Living Life

HEALTH | By Jill Gleeson | Oct 25
The nationally recognized treatment center recently kicked off the "I ____ Sober" movement as a way to celebrate those who are living their best lives without the influence of drugs and alcohol.


Travel

New York State of Mind: A Solo Gay Getaway

New York State of Mind: A Solo Gay Getaway

By Matthew Wexler | Oct 23
A solo trip to the Hudson Valley offers one writer the opportunity to ponder his queerness among cemeteries, towering sculptures and a stroll down Main Street.


Nightlife

ACLU Analysis Finds Decriminalizing Sex Work Improves Public Health and Public Safety

ACLU Analysis Finds Decriminalizing Sex Work Improves Public Health and Public Safety

CRIME | Oct 21
Sex workers have been saying they face significant violence from police and clients for decades and it is time that we all listen to these voices when determining how to improve safety for sex workers," says an ACLU representative.