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Empty Seats, Delivered Feasts as Virus Changes Thanksgiving

Empty Seats, Delivered Feasts as Virus Changes Thanksgiving

By Regina Garcia Cano, Matt Sedensky and Heather Hollingsworth | Nov 26, 2020

Americans are marking the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday amid an unrelenting pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than a quarter of a million people in the United States.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Takes Flight in Virus Times

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Takes Flight in Virus Times

Nov 26, 2020

The balloons were in the sky and the marching bands took to the streets for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, but coronavirus restrictions meant it was without the throngs of people usually scrambling for a view.

Biden Seeks Unity as Trump Stokes Fading Embers of Campaign

Biden Seeks Unity as Trump Stokes Fading Embers of Campaign

By Alexandra Jaffe and Jill Colvin | Nov 26, 2020

On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans on Wednesday to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions.

Holiday Trends to Watch: Adult Play-Doh; Stores that Ship

Holiday Trends to Watch: Adult Play-Doh; Stores that Ship

By Joseph Pisani and Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 26, 2020

The pandemic is turning this into a holiday shopping season like no other.

Justice Department Appeals, Seeking to Replace Trump in Suit

Justice Department Appeals, Seeking to Replace Trump in Suit

By Larry Neumeister | Nov 26, 2020

The Justice Department is appealing a judge's refusal to let the United States replace President Donald Trump as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says he raped her in the 1990s.

Zoomed on the Toilet — Anti-LGBTQ NJ School Board Member Resigns after Embarrassing Incident

Zoomed on the Toilet — Anti-LGBTQ NJ School Board Member Resigns after Embarrassing Incident

Nov 26, 2020

A member of a NJ school board resigned on Tuesday after mistakenly zooming her toilet visit during a meeting. Last year she made headlines due to her anti-LGBTQ views on education.

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Nov 26, 2020

California can't enforce a ban vanity license plates it considers "offensive to good taste and decency" because that violates freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

By Jessica Gresko | Nov 26, 2020

As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus.

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 26, 2020

A moving letter from a young boy named Will asked Santa if God still loves him even though he's gay. The letter is pulling heartstrings all across the internet.

The Gift of Wellness: 9 Feel-Good Gifts of the Season

The Gift of Wellness: 9 Feel-Good Gifts of the Season

By Matthew Wexler | Nov 26, 2020

EDGE canvassed various industries to curate our favorite picks of the season. Some are splurge-worthy; others are affordable giveaways that won't break the bank. Above all, conscious giving remains one of the most prominent themes of 2020.

Americans Risk Traveling Over Thanksgiving Despite Warnings

Americans Risk Traveling Over Thanksgiving Despite Warnings

By Lisa Marie Pane and Sophia Tulp | Nov 26, 2020

Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire.

Starbucks Barista Claims Firing for Refusing to Wear Pride Shirt

Starbucks Barista Claims Firing for Refusing to Wear Pride Shirt

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 25, 2020

A former Starbucks barista in New Jersey is suing the corporation because, she alleges, she was fired for refusing to wear a "PRIDE" T-shirt.

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

By John Schmidt | Nov 25, 2020

More than 3 million LGBT Americans are currently over 50, and that number is estimated to more than double over the next decade as Baby Boomers ride in on a rainbow-hued silver wave. And retirement presents many special issues for them.

Police Shut Down COVID-Unsafe Sex Club Party in NYC

Police Shut Down COVID-Unsafe Sex Club Party in NYC

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 25, 2020

Police shut down a sex party with 80 attendees at a New York swingers club - because the event broke COVID-19 policies implemented by the city.

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Nov 25, 2020

California can't enforce a ban vanity license plates it considers "offensive to good taste and decency" because that violates freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Keep the Mask: A Vaccine Won't End the US Crisis Right Away

Keep the Mask: A Vaccine Won't End the US Crisis Right Away

By Candice Choi | Nov 25, 2020

Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S.

Mysterious Shiny Monolith Found in Otherworldly Utah Desert

Mysterious Shiny Monolith Found in Otherworldly Utah Desert

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Nov 24, 2020

Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah's red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state.

Thanksgiving Could be Make-or-Break in US Virus Response

Thanksgiving Could be Make-or-Break in US Virus Response

By Michael Rubinkam | Nov 24, 2020

In Pennsylvania, if you're having friends over to socialize, you're supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That's the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it.

US Agency Ascertains Biden as Winner, Lets Transition Begin

US Agency Ascertains Biden as Winner, Lets Transition Begin

By Matthew Daly, Zeke Miller and Mary Clare Jalonick | Nov 23, 2020

The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Trump's administration.

Court Puts Halt on Local Conversion Therapy Bans in Florida

Court Puts Halt on Local Conversion Therapy Bans in Florida

By Brendan Farrington | Nov 23, 2020

A federal appeals court is blocking the enforcement of local ordinances in Florida that ban therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation of LGBTQ minors. The ruling issued Friday could put similar prohibitions at risk.

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