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Watch: Rachel Maddow Returns to Air, Describes Partner's Virus Bout

Watch: Rachel Maddow Returns to Air, Describes Partner's Virus Bout

NATIONAL | Nov 20, 2020

Rachel Maddow made an emotional return Thursday to her MSNBC show, saying her partner's bout with COVID-19 was so serious they thought it might kill her.

Birthday Time: Biden Turns 78, Will be Oldest U.S. President

Birthday Time: Biden Turns 78, Will be Oldest U.S. President

NATIONAL | By Aamer Madhani | Nov 20, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden turned 78 on Friday. In two months, he'll take the reins of a politically fractured nation facing the worst public health crisis in a century, high unemployment and a reckoning on racial injustice.

Prominent Miami Trans Woman Stabbed to Death by Husband

Prominent Miami Trans Woman Stabbed to Death by Husband

NATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 20, 2020

A Miami man has been arrested after stabbing and killing his wife, a well-known transgender woman prominent in the local LGBTQ community.

Trump, Allies Make Frantic Steps to Overturn Biden's Victory

Trump, Allies Make Frantic Steps to Overturn Biden's Victory

POLITICS | By Colleen Long, Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin and David Eggert | Nov 20, 2020

President Donald Trump and his allies are taking increasingly frantic steps to subvert the results of the 2020 election, including summoning state legislators to the White House as part of a longshot bid to overturn Joe Biden's victory.

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

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

NATIONAL | 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.

Fashion Designer Mossimo Giannulli Reports to Prison in College Bribery Case

Fashion Designer Mossimo Giannulli Reports to Prison in College Bribery Case

CRIME | By Alanna Durkin Richer, Michael Balsamo | Nov 20, 2020

Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli reported to prison on Thursday to begin serving his five-month sentence for bribing his daughters' way into college, officials said.

Watch: Drip. Drip. Drip. Rudy Giuliani's Hair Dye Upstages Press Conference

Watch: Drip. Drip. Drip. Rudy Giuliani's Hair Dye Upstages Press Conference

POLITICS | Nov 19, 2020

Rudy Giuliani attempted to explain President Donald Trump's legal case in contesting the results of the presidential election results, but his words were upstaged by the visual of hair dye dripping down his face.

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

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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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.

New Report: Lesbian Couples Twice as Likely to Divorce than Gay Couples in UK

New Report: Lesbian Couples Twice as Likely to Divorce than Gay Couples in UK

FAMILY | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 19, 2020

A new report shows that, in the UK, lesbian couples are more than twice as likely to get divorced than gay men.

Watch: Ricky Martin Says He and Husband Have a 'Couple of Embryos' Ready in Case They Want More Kids

Watch: Ricky Martin Says He and Husband Have a 'Couple of Embryos' Ready in Case They Want More Kids

FAMILY | Nov 19, 2020

Speaking with "Entertainment Tonight," singer Ricky Martin said he and his husband Jwan Yosef have "embryos waiting" in case they want more kids.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Naya Rivera's Drowning

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Naya Rivera's Drowning

NATIONAL | 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.

Large African Study Makes Important Breakthrough in HIV Prevention

Large African Study Makes Important Breakthrough in HIV Prevention

AIDS | Nov 19, 2020

Scientists from the HIV Prevention Trials Network recently found that a PrEP regimen of long-acting cabotegravir (CAB LA) injections once every eight weeks was better than the daily tablet used for HIV prevention.

GOP Increasingly Accepts Trump's Defeat — but Not in Public

GOP Increasingly Accepts Trump's Defeat — but Not in Public

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire and Lisa Mascaro | Nov 19, 2020

The GOP's public silence on the reality of Biden's victory amounts to tacit approval of Trump's baseless claims of election fraud

Trump-Friendly Newsmax Seeks to Cut into Fox's Viewership

Trump-Friendly Newsmax Seeks to Cut into Fox's Viewership

POLITICS | By David Bauder | Nov 19, 2020

Now that his largely invisible network has suddenly been flooded by fans of President Donald Trump, Newsmax television personality Grant Stinchfield is puffing out his chest.

Trump Targets Vote Certification in Late Bid to Block Biden

Trump Targets Vote Certification in Late Bid to Block Biden

POLITICS | By Zeke Miller, Christina A. Cassidy and Colleen Long | Nov 19, 2020

Getting nowhere in the courts, President Donald Trump's scattershot effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's victory is shifting toward obscure election boards that certify the vote as Trump and his allies seek to upend the electoral process.

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

INTERNATIONAL | 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."

CDC Announces New Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

CDC Announces New Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

AIDS | Nov 18, 2020

"We have the tools at our hands to prevent infection and to keep people living with HIV healthy. Our barrier to achieving this vision is no longer science; it is systemic racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia," says Dr. Demetre Daskalakis.

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