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Senators, White House in Talks to Finish Infrastructure Bill

Senators, White House in Talks to Finish Infrastructure Bill

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro, Alexandra Jaffe, and Kevin Freking | Jul 27
Senators and the White House are locked in intense negotiations to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure mounting on all sides to wrap up talks and show progress.

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

NEWS | By Ivan Quintanilla | Jul 27
A gay Cuban American journalist returns to his childhood home of Miami to explore Little Havana's legacy and the impact of queer Cuban culture.

With Virus Surge, US to Keep Travel Restrictions for Now

With Virus Surge, US to Keep Travel Restrictions for Now

NEWS | By Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani | Jul 27
The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant.

'About Time': LGBTQ Athletes Unleash Rainbow Wave on Olympics

'About Time': LGBTQ Athletes Unleash Rainbow Wave on Olympics

NEWS | By John Leicester | Jul 27
A wave of rainbow-colored pride, openness and acceptance is sweeping through Olympic pools, skateparks, halls and fields, with a record number of openly LGBTQ competitors in Tokyo.

Watch: Jack Whitehall Takes Pride in Portraying First Major Gay Disney Film Character

Watch: Jack Whitehall Takes Pride in Portraying First Major Gay Disney Film Character

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 27
British actor Jack Whitehall told Variety magazine he was "proud" of portraying the first openly gay major character in a Disney movie.

Outfest Los Angeles Announces 2021 Lineup

Outfest Los Angeles Announces 2021 Lineup

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 27
This year's hand-picked films represents nearly every genre and includes the voices and stories from the entire rainbow of the queer community including a significant number of first-time directors.

VA Requires COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers

VA Requires COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 27
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines, as the aggressive delta variant spreads.

Ex-U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming Dies after Bicycle Accident

Ex-U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming Dies after Bicycle Accident

NEWS | Jul 27
Retired Sen. Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican known as a consensus-builder in an increasingly polarized Washington, has died. He was 77.

Cabaret's Mary Callanan Turns Her 'Extended Intermission' Into a New Show

Cabaret's Mary Callanan Turns Her 'Extended Intermission' Into a New Show

ENTERTAINMENT | By John Amodeo | Jul 27
The Boston-based actress was touring in "My Fair Lady" when the pandemic hit. She returned home & reconnected with cabaret, which has led to her newest show, "Extended Intermission."

Hungarians Protest over Alleged Government Spying

Hungarians Protest over Alleged Government Spying

NEWS | By Justin Spike | Jul 27
Around 1,000 protesters demanded answers to allegations that Hungary's right-wing government used powerful spyware to secretly monitor critical journalists, lawyers, and business figures.


News

Singer Pink Backs Beach Handball Team on 'Sexist' Clothing

Singer Pink Backs Beach Handball Team on 'Sexist' Clothing

SPORTS | By Jari Tanner | Jul 27
U.S. pop singer Pink has offered to pay a fine given to the Norwegian female beach handball team for wearing shorts instead of the required bikini bottoms.


Entertainment

Review: 'Profile' Has Unexpected Power

Review: 'Profile' Has Unexpected Power

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 27
Timur Bekmambetov's laptop thriller "Profile" may be built from video of computer screen activity, but it delivers the twists and emotionally wrenching impact of a more conventional film.


Business

Business Travel Stirs, But Many Road Warriors Stay Grounded

Business Travel Stirs, But Many Road Warriors Stay Grounded

By David Koenig | Jul 27
Of the 2 million people clogging airport security lines and gate areas again each day, one crowd is still largely missing: business travelers.


Finance

Liz Weston: We Deserve a Better Credit Reporting System

Liz Weston: We Deserve a Better Credit Reporting System

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Jul 26
In some ways, the U.S. credit reporting system has improved. Unfortunately, our credit information still isn't as accurate, easy to obtain or secure as it needs to be.


Cars

Tesla Reaches Milestone with First $1B Quarterly Profit

Tesla Reaches Milestone with First $1B Quarterly Profit

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 27
Tesla's quarterly profit has surpassed $1 billion for the first time thanks to the electric car pioneer's ability to navigate through a pandemic-driven computer chip shortage.


Style

Mario Batali Harassment Probe Settlement: $600K to Accusers

Mario Batali Harassment Probe Settlement: $600K to Accusers

CELEBRITIES | By Michael R. Sisak | Jul 24
Celebrity chef Mario Batali, his business partner and their New York City restaurant company have agreed to pay $600,000 to resolve a four-year investigation.


Health/Fitness

Provincetown COVID Update: New Indoor Mask Mandate Imposed

Provincetown COVID Update: New Indoor Mask Mandate Imposed

NATIONAL | Jul 26
With COVID-19 cases contracted in Provincetown — many of which described as "breakthrough" cases — town officials imposed stronger guidelines at an emergency meeting on Sunday.


Nightlife

San Diego Pride Closing Party  #United We Groove :: July 18, 2021

San Diego Pride Closing Party #United We Groove :: July 18, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 21
Happy Dark Productions set sail on the San Diego Bay for their annual San Diego Pride closing party. Everyone danced the day and night away before headliner Todrick Hall closed out the night.