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Writer Welcomes Positive Reaction to New Bisexual Superman

By Rod McGuirk | Tuesday Oct 19, 2021
Comic book writer Tom Taylor says he could not be happier with the reaction to his portrayal of a new Superman as bisexual.

In Cuba, Divisions Over Law to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

By Andrea Rodríguez | Tuesday Oct 19, 2021
Cuba's socialist government recently published a draft Family Law and asked for public comment ahead of a referendum, creating an unusually public clash over policy on the island where Pentecostal churches have been growing.

Activist Shawn Lang, Former Leader at AIDS Connecticut, Dies

Tuesday Oct 19, 2021
Shawn Lang, a longtime Connecticut activist for people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as those impacted by opioid addiction and domestic abuse, has died. She was 65.

Russian Court Outlaws Racist, Anti-LGBTQ Extremist Group

Tuesday Oct 19, 2021
A Russian court on Monday outlawed a radical online group that has become infamous for its racist and sexist views.

UK Faces Calls for 'Plan B' with Virus Cases High and Rising

By Jill Lawless | Tuesday Oct 19, 2021
Life has returned to normal for millions in Britain since coronavirus restrictions were lifted over the summer. But while the rules have vanished, the virus hasn't.

District Attorneys Refuse to Prosecute Some GOP-Led Laws

By Jonathan Mattise | Tuesday Oct 19, 2021
Progressive prosecutors around the country are increasingly declaring they just won't enforce some GOP-backed state laws, a strategy at work in response to some of the most controversial new changes in recent years.

Why COVID Boosters Weren't Tweaked to Better Match Variants

By Lauran Neergaard | Tuesday Oct 19, 2021
More COVID-19 booster shots may be on the way — but when it's your turn, you'll get an extra dose of the original vaccine, not one updated to better match the extra-contagious delta variant.

Jan. 6 Panel Plans Contempt Vote as Trump Sues Over Probe

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Jill Colvin and Colleen Long | Tuesday Oct 19, 2021
A House committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is moving swiftly Tuesday to hold at least one of Donald Trump's allies in contempt as the former president is pushing back on the probe in a new lawsuit.

MTV: Europe Music Awards to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Laws

By Lindsey Bahr | Tuesday Oct 19, 2021
The MTV Europe Music Awards will be held Nov. 14 in Hungary, the network said Tuesday, reaffirming and defending the location despite the country's recent passage of legislation widely condemned as anti-LGBTQ.

Denis Villeneuve's Dreams of 'Dune' Reach the Big Screen

Tuesday Oct 19, 2021
It was the eyes that drew Denis Villeneuve to "Dune."

Texas Passes New Limits on Transgender High School Athletes

Monday Oct 18, 2021
Texas is poised to become the latest and most populous state to tighten restrictions on transgender athletes in public high school sports.

Kourtney Kardashian, Blink-182 Drummer Travis Barker Engaged

Monday Oct 18, 2021
A day at the beach turned into a proposal for Kourtney Kardashian, who is now engaged to Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.

Crunch Time: Biden Faces Critical Next 2 Weeks for Agenda

By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller | Monday Oct 18, 2021
President Joe Biden is entering a crucial two weeks for his ambitious agenda, racing to conclude contentious congressional negotiations ahead of both domestic deadlines and a chance to showcase his administration's accomplishments on a global stage.

Vaccines, Masks? Japan Puzzling Over Sudden Virus Success

By Mari Yamaguchi | Monday Oct 18, 2021
Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story.

Colin Powell has Died of COVID-19 Complications, Family Says

Monday Oct 18, 2021
Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday. He was 84.

Hail, Mary! High School's Halftime Show is a Drag Pageant

By Kathy McCormack | Monday Oct 18, 2021
A Vermont high school homecoming football game turned into a "drag ball" runway at halftime, with a mix of students and faculty members parading in gowns, wigs and makeup — and a big crowd in rainbow colors to cheer them on.

Netflix Employee Fired in Wake of Chappelle Special Furor

Monday Oct 18, 2021
Netflix said Friday that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information about what it paid for Dave Chappelle's comedy special "The Closer," which some condemned as being transphobic.

Australia's Queensland State to Open to Vaccinated Travelers

By Rod McGuirk | Monday Oct 18, 2021
Australia's Queensland state announced plans Monday to open up to vaccinated travelers, ending the status it has enjoyed throughout the pandemic of remaining virtually free of COVID-19.

'Halloween Kills' Carves Out $50.4 Million At Box Office

By Lindsey Bahr | Sunday Oct 17, 2021
"Halloween Kills" may be available to watch at home, but the latest installment in the Michael Myers saga is making a killing at the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters.

Grand Game: Boston's 2 Slams Lead 9-5 ALCS Win Over Astros

By Kristie Rieken | Sunday Oct 17, 2021
J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers helped the Red Sox have a grand old time in Houston.

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