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Pfizer Seeking Emergency Use of Its COVID-19 Vaccine in US

Pfizer Seeking Emergency Use of Its COVID-19 Vaccine in US

By Laura Neergard | Nov 20, 2020

The action comes days after Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech announced that its vaccine appears 95% effective at preventing mild to severe COVID-19 disease in a large, ongoing study.

Hoot, Hoot, Hoot! Owl in Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Hoot, Hoot, Hoot! Owl in Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Nov 19, 2020

It wasn't quite a partridge in a pear tree, but a worker helping set up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree found a holiday surprise — a tiny owl among the massive branches.

CDC Begs Americans Not to Travel for Thanksgiving

CDC Begs Americans Not to Travel for Thanksgiving

By Mike Stobbe and Heather Hollingsworth | Nov 19, 2020

With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation's top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household.

Trump's Election Lawsuits Plagued by Elementary Errors

Trump's Election Lawsuits Plagued by Elementary Errors

By Nomaan Merchant | Nov 19, 2020

When President Donald Trump sends lawyers to court, it seems he's not sending his best.

Biden Tells Governors He'll Help States Overcome Coronavirus

Biden Tells Governors He'll Help States Overcome Coronavirus

By Steve Peoples | Nov 19, 2020

In a meeting with governors, Joe Biden expressed concern President Trump's unprecedented attempt to block the peaceful transition of power at the White House has hindered the flow of information about programs to fast-track a coronavirus vaccine.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Naya Rivera's Drowning

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Naya Rivera's Drowning

Nov 19, 2020

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over the drowning of "Glee" actor Naya Rivera, who died this summer while boating with her 4-year-old son on a California lake.

Barack Obama Admits to 'Shamefully' Using Homophobic Slurs as Young Man in New Memoir

Barack Obama Admits to 'Shamefully' Using Homophobic Slurs as Young Man in New Memoir

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 18, 2020

In his new bestselling memoir, President Barack Obama has admitted to calling people "gay" and "fags" as a young man, and feeling "profoundly ashamed."

Del. Asst. Fire Chief Suspended for Homophobic Comment on Facebook

Del. Asst. Fire Chief Suspended for Homophobic Comment on Facebook

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 18, 2020

Lewes Fire Department in Delaware has suspended its Assistant Fire Chief from his volunteer position over homophobic comments he posted to Facebook on Sunday.

Dolly Parton $1M Donation Funded Moderna COVID Vaccine Research

Dolly Parton $1M Donation Funded Moderna COVID Vaccine Research

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 18, 2020

As if there aren't already enough reasons to love her, we all may owe a debt of gratitude to country legend Dolly Parton when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.

New Study Suggests Gay Men More Attracted to 'High Fertility' Males

New Study Suggests Gay Men More Attracted to 'High Fertility' Males

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 18, 2020

A new study suggests that gay men, like their straight counterparts, find women more attractive if they are more fertile - and they also find highly fertile men more attractive.

Watch: School Board Member Apologizes for Comparison of Gays to the KKK

Watch: School Board Member Apologizes for Comparison of Gays to the KKK

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 18, 2020

A member of a Pennsylvania school board has apologized for comments he made last week that drew comparisons between LGBTQ people and the Ku Klux Klan

'X' Gender NY Driver's Licenses Coming with Computer Update

'X' Gender NY Driver's Licenses Coming with Computer Update

By Michael Hill | Nov 18, 2020

New York intends to offer driver's licenses with a nonbinary gender identity marker of "X," but it could take more than a year before Department of Motor Vehicles computers will be able to automatically handle the option.

Pfizer: COVID-19 Shot 95% Effective, Seeking Clearance Soon

Pfizer: COVID-19 Shot 95% Effective, Seeking Clearance Soon

By Linda A. Johnson | Nov 18, 2020

Pfizer says that more interim results from its ongoing coronavirus vaccine study suggest the shots are 95% effective and that the vaccine protects older people most at risk of dying from COVID-19.

Openly Gay Ryan Fecteau to Become ME's Youngest House Speaker

Openly Gay Ryan Fecteau to Become ME's Youngest House Speaker

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 17, 2020

When Rep. Ryan Fecteau becomes speaker of the Maine House of Representatives next month, he will be the youngest and the first LGBTQ person to do so.

Biden Adds Trans Vet to Transition Team

Biden Adds Trans Vet to Transition Team

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 17, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden has added a transgender military veteran to his transition team.

Slightly Used News :: November 17, 2020

Slightly Used News :: November 17, 2020

Nov 17, 2020

It's the last episode of Season Two! We skip politics and talk about a bunch of complete nonsense to celebrate. Will there be a Season Three? Tune in to find out!

Non-Binary Small Business Owner Throws 'Marriage-a-Thon' in Texas Town

Non-Binary Small Business Owner Throws 'Marriage-a-Thon' in Texas Town

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 17, 2020

A non-binary small business owner in Tyler, Texas protested the confirmation of the newest Supreme Court justice by throwing a party for any and all who wished to get married while they still can.

About 90K Sex Abuse Claims Filed in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy

About 90K Sex Abuse Claims Filed in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy

By David Crary | Nov 16, 2020

Close to 90,000 sexual abuse claims have been filed against the Boy Scouts of America as the Monday deadline arrived for submitting claims in the organization's bankruptcy case.

2nd Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Early Success in U.S. Tests

2nd Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Early Success in U.S. Tests

By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 16, 2020

For the second time this month, there's promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash of hope against the grim backdrop of coronavirus surges in the U.S. and around the world.

Here Comes Santa Claus - with Face Masks and Plexiglass

Here Comes Santa Claus - with Face Masks and Plexiglass

By Joseph Pisani | Nov 16, 2020

Despite the pandemic — and the fact that Santa's age and weight put him at high risk for severe illness from the coronavirus — mall owners are going ahead with plans to bring him back this year.

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