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In Inaugural Address, Biden Will Appeal to National Unity

In Inaugural Address, Biden Will Appeal to National Unity

NEWS | By Zeke Miller | Jan 18
President-elect Joe Biden will deliver an appeal to national unity when he is sworn in Wednesday and plans immediate moves to combat the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of President Donald Trump's most controversial policies.

Biden's Long Political Evolution Leads To His Biggest Test

Biden's Long Political Evolution Leads To His Biggest Test

NEWS | By Bill Barrow | Jan 18
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has navigated a half-century in American politics by relentlessly positioning himself at the core of the Democratic Party.

Records: Trump Allies Behind Rally that Ignited Capitol Riot

Records: Trump Allies Behind Rally that Ignited Capitol Riot

NEWS | By Richard Lardner and Michelle R. Smith | Jan 18
Members of President Donald Trump's failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Kremlin Critic Navalny Detained after Landing in Moscow

Kremlin Critic Navalny Detained after Landing in Moscow

NEWS | By Mstyslav Chernov and Jim Heintz | Jan 18
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday at a Moscow airport as he tried to enter the country from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin.

Heavy Fortified Statehouses Around the US See Small Protests

Heavy Fortified Statehouses Around the US See Small Protests

NEWS | By David A. Lieb and Adam Geller | Jan 18
Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National Guard troops and police.

Dare We Hope? What LGBTQ People Really Expect from the Biden Presidency

Dare We Hope? What LGBTQ People Really Expect from the Biden Presidency

NEWS | By Dan Allen | Jan 17
After a chaotic administration that's been disastrous for LGBTQ rights, uncertainty and realism are tempering expectations for Biden-Harris results.

Frayed or Fab? 'RuPaul's Drag Race Fashion Recap. Episode 3

Frayed or Fab? 'RuPaul's Drag Race Fashion Recap. Episode 3

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 17
RuPaul challenged the queens to riff on the slogan, "We're here. We're sheer. Get used to it." Here's our take.

Chinese City Reports Coronavirus Found on Ice Cream

Chinese City Reports Coronavirus Found on Ice Cream

NEWS | Jan 17
The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government.

'It Was So Frenetic.' HBO Max Follows Wolfgang Puck Catering

'It Was So Frenetic.' HBO Max Follows Wolfgang Puck Catering

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Jan 17
Usually cameras are trained on the celebrities at such shindigs but with the new HBO Max series "The Event," they have captured the cooks and servers toiling behind the scenes.

Phil Spector, Famed Music Producer and Murderer, Dies at 81

Phil Spector, Famed Music Producer and Murderer, Dies at 81

NEWS | By Christopher Weber, Linda Deutsch | Jan 17
Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his "Wall of Sound" method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81.


News

Deceptions in the Time of the 'Alternative Facts' President

Deceptions in the Time of the 'Alternative Facts' President

POLITICS | By Calvid Woodward | Jan 17
The twice-impeached president painted a fantasy world in office, starring himself. In this world, he did things bigger, better, more boldly than all who came before him while facing enemies more pernicious than any in creation.


Business

Chick-fil-A in Castro Valley? Let the Battle Begin

Chick-fil-A in Castro Valley? Let the Battle Begin

FOOD/DRINK | Jan 15
Chick-fil-A hit a roadblock this week in an effort to open a new location in Castro Valley. But was it traffic concerns or the company's stance on LGBTQ issues that ruffled the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council's feathers?


Technology

Alec Nysten — Called 'Probably Sexiest Man on Earth' — Gets OnlyFans Pics Hacked

Alec Nysten — Called 'Probably Sexiest Man on Earth' — Gets OnlyFans Pics Hacked

CULTURE | Jan 16
OnlyFans has been a boon for some during the Pandemic, including Aussie model Alec Nysten. But the 28-year old is seeing his revenue stream compromised by leaked pics.


Finance

Liz Weston: Start 2021 Off Strong with These Money Moves

Liz Weston: Start 2021 Off Strong with These Money Moves

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Jan 11
After the train wreck that was 2020, you may well question whether it's worth trying to plan anything. But knocking off a few financial tasks early in the year can better prepare you for whatever 2021 has in store.


Style

Milan Opens 1st Fashion Week With No VIP Guests Due to Virus

Milan Opens 1st Fashion Week With No VIP Guests Due to Virus

FASHION | By Colleen Barry | Jan 16
Italy's fashion chamber opened on Friday the first Milan Fashion Week that won't have VIPS populating runway front rows, as the reality of Italy's persistent resurgence of the coronavirus has forced an all-virtual format for presenting menswear previews.


Health/Fitness

5 Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You're Vaccinated

5 Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You're Vaccinated

HEALTH | By Liz Szabo | Jan 16
"Masks and social distancing will need to continue into the foreseeable future — until we have some level of herd immunity," said Dr. Preeti Malani, chief health officer at the University of Michigan. "Masks and distancing are here to stay."


Travel

Rodin Museum Sculpture Garden Reopens to the Public

Rodin Museum Sculpture Garden Reopens to the Public

Jan 17
There is a ray of light for Parisians who, like the rest of the French nation this weekend, begin to observe a tightened coronavirus curfew: The famous Rodin Museum sculpture gardens is reopening to visitors.


Nightlife

Sexual Fluidity: What We Know and What We Don't

Sexual Fluidity: What We Know and What We Don't

HEALTH | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 9
The term "sexual fluidity" has come under scrutiny as researchers further explore the nuances our sexual expression, attraction and behavior.