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White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21, 2021

Within hours of President Joe Biden's inauguration, the White House website suddenly offered users the option of specifying their pronouns . Equality advocates hailed the sign as a hopeful early step.

'Tiger King' Star Joe Exotic Says He Didn't Get Trump Pardon Because He's 'Too Gay'

'Tiger King' Star Joe Exotic Says He Didn't Get Trump Pardon Because He's 'Too Gay'

NATIONAL | Jan 21, 2021

"Tiger King" star Joe Maldonado-Passage (a.k.a Joe Exotic) is reacting to news that he did not get a pardon from Donald Trump on his last day as the 45th president of the United States.

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

POLITICS | By Hope Yen | Jan 21, 2021

"We need to build our economy back, better than ever, and the Department of Transportation can play a central role in this," the 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, intends to tell the Senate Commerce Committee.

Biden Takes the Helm, Appeals for Unity to Take on Crises

Biden Takes the Helm, Appeals for Unity to Take on Crises

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 21, 2021

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, declaring that "democracy has prevailed" and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation's historic confluence of crises.

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-List Turns Out for Biden-Harris

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-List Turns Out for Biden-Harris

POLITICS | By Jocelyn Noveck | Jan 21, 2021

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.

'Just Move On': Republicans Grapple with Post-Trump Future

'Just Move On': Republicans Grapple with Post-Trump Future

POLITICS | By Steve Peoples | Jan 21, 2021

For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of diminished power, deep uncertainty and internal feuding.

Inauguration Fashion: Purple, Pearls, American Designers

Inauguration Fashion: Purple, Pearls, American Designers

POLITICS | By Leanne Italie | Jan 20, 2021

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's suffrage, Shirley Chisholm and her beloved sorority in pearls and purple.

Biden's COVID Challenge: 100 Million Vaccinations in the First 100 Days. It Won't Be Easy.

Biden's COVID Challenge: 100 Million Vaccinations in the First 100 Days. It Won't Be Easy.

NATIONAL | By Victoria Knight, PolitiFact | Jan 20, 2021

Sluggish vaccine distribution has been attributed to a lack of communication between federal and local departments, not enough funding for large-scale efforts, and confusing federal guidance, but the same problems could plague the Biden administration.

Two Organizers of Boston's 2019 Straight Pride Parade Arrested for Participating in Capitol Riot

Two Organizers of Boston's 2019 Straight Pride Parade Arrested for Participating in Capitol Riot

NATIONAL | Jan 20, 2021

Two members of the group behind Boston's 2019 Straight Pride Parade were arrested for participating in the Capitol insurrection.

Biden Takes the Helm as President: 'Democracy has Prevailed'

Biden Takes the Helm as President: 'Democracy has Prevailed'

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 20, 2021

Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that "democracy has prevailed" as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

Vice President Harris: A New Chapter Opens in US Politics

Vice President Harris: A New Chapter Opens in US Politics

POLITICS | By Kathleen Ronayne and Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 20, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation's second-highest office.

Watch: With Passion and Fashion, Lady Gaga Delivers Powerful Anthem

Watch: With Passion and Fashion, Lady Gaga Delivers Powerful Anthem

NATIONAL | By Jocelyn Noveck | Jan 20, 2021

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem Wednesday in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.

Watch: Greek Prime Minister Turns Heads with Revealing Pic of COVID-Vaccine Shot

Watch: Greek Prime Minister Turns Heads with Revealing Pic of COVID-Vaccine Shot

INTERNATIONAL | Jan 20, 2021

When Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis received his second dose of the COVID vaccine he didn't just roll up his sleeve, he opened his shirt. And after posting a video of the moment on Instagram, he became an overnight sensation on social media.

Kamala Harris Chooses Out Black Designer for Inauguration Day

Kamala Harris Chooses Out Black Designer for Inauguration Day

POLITICS | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 20, 2021

Vice president-elect Kamala Harris wears designs by Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson for Inauguration Day.

Jill Biden Catapults Fashion Designer Alexandra O'Neill Into National Spotlight

Jill Biden Catapults Fashion Designer Alexandra O'Neill Into National Spotlight

POLITICS | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Jill Biden has chosen to wear Alexandra O'Neill's brand Markarian for inauguration day. But who is O'Neill, and what can we expect from Dr. Biden's fashion choices in the next administration?

Biden's Pick for Defense Secretary Voices Support for Scrapping Trans Military Ban

Biden's Pick for Defense Secretary Voices Support for Scrapping Trans Military Ban

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 20, 2021

Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Defense spoke unequivocally about scrapping Trump's ban on trans military members, saying those who are "fit and you're qualified to serve" should be allowed. Twitter approved.

Watch: Gay Penguins Hatch, Care for Chick at Indianapolis Zoo

Watch: Gay Penguins Hatch, Care for Chick at Indianapolis Zoo

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 20, 2021

The Indianapolis Zoo announced that their community of Gentoo penguins has added two new arrivals — including a newly-hatched chick with two fathers.

Goodbye, Queen of Hearts and One-Eyed Jacks? New Playing Cards are Gender-Free

Goodbye, Queen of Hearts and One-Eyed Jacks? New Playing Cards are Gender-Free

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 20, 2021

Is it game over for the Kings, Queens, and Jacks in the traditional deck of playing cards? Maybe so, now that a Dutch woman has created a substitute that uses gold, silver, and bronze in place of the regal trio.

Thomas to Go On Training Program After Anti-Gay Slur

Thomas to Go On Training Program After Anti-Gay Slur

SPORTS | By Steve Douglas | Jan 20, 2021

Justin Thomas intends to go through an individual training program to "become a better person" after he was picked up uttering a homophobic slur under his breath when he missed a putt at a tournament in Hawaii this month.

No-Go for Joe Exotic: Trump Pardon List Omits 'Tiger King'

No-Go for Joe Exotic: Trump Pardon List Omits 'Tiger King'

NATIONAL | Jan 20, 2021

One name missing in President Donald Trump's flurry of pardons is "Tiger King" Joe Exotic.

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