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Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

TRAVEL | By Hope Yen | Jan 21

"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.

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

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

NEWS | By Jocelyn Noveck | Jan 21

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

NEWS | By Steve Peoples | Jan 21

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.

Biden Puts Forth Virus Strategy, Requires Mask Use to Travel

Biden Puts Forth Virus Strategy, Requires Mask Use to Travel

TRAVEL | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jan 21

As the U.S. enters "what may well be the toughest and deadliest period of the virus," President Joe Biden is putting forth a national COVID-19 strategy.

Can COVID-19 Vaccines be Mixed and Matched?

Can COVID-19 Vaccines be Mixed and Matched?

HEALTH/FITNESS | Jan 21

Worried that your second vaccine dose may not be available? Experts weigh in on the efficacy of mixing the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

One Million Moms Find Two Men Sharing a Creme Egg 'Disgusting' and 'Gross'

One Million Moms Find Two Men Sharing a Creme Egg 'Disgusting' and 'Gross'

NEWS | Jan 21

It shouldn't surprise anyone that the cranky Christian group One Million Moms are not fond of the Cadbury Creme Egg ad campaign featuring two men sharing one of the seasonal treats.

Inauguration Fashion: Purple, Pearls, American Designers

Inauguration Fashion: Purple, Pearls, American Designers

STYLE | By Leanne Italie | Jan 20

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.

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Victoria Knight, PolitiFact | Jan 20

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.

MAGA Insurrectionist Identified by Daughter Fired by UMass Hospital

MAGA Insurrectionist Identified by Daughter Fired by UMass Hospital

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 20

Therese Duke, a far-right Trump supporter who took part in the January 6 insurrection, has been fired from her position at UMass Hospital.

News

FBI Raids Apartment of Far-Right Gay Trump Supporter

FBI Raids Apartment of Far-Right Gay Trump Supporter

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 20

The apartment of the "Adorable Deplorable" — far-right gay hairstylist and Trump supporter Kristopher Dreww — was raided and searched by the FBI on Monday

Business

United Airlines Posts $1 Billion Loss in Pandemic-Laden Q4

United Airlines Posts $1 Billion Loss in Pandemic-Laden Q4

BUSINESS | By David Koenig | Jan 20

United Airlines said Wednesday that it finished one of the worst years in its history by losing $1.9 billion in the last three months of 2020, and it predicted more of the same in the first quarter of this year.

Technology

Alec Nysten — Called 'Probably Sexiest Man on Earth' — Gets OnlyFans Pics Hacked

Alec Nysten — Called 'Probably Sexiest Man on Earth' — Gets OnlyFans Pics Hacked

TECHNOLOGY | Jan 19

OnlyFans has been a boon for some during the Pandemic, including Aussie model Alec Nysten. But the 28-year old is seeing his revenue stream compromised by leaked pics.

Finance

2021 Stock Market Outlook: Covid Vaccine, Political Gridlock, Possible Recovery

2021 Stock Market Outlook: Covid Vaccine, Political Gridlock, Possible Recovery

FINANCE | By Anna-Louise Jackson and Benjamin Curry | Jan 14

The year that brought so many surprises is shaping up to be a surprisingly good one for investors, and that's a timely reminder for 2021.

Cars

U.S. Rejects Ford, Mazda Requests to Avoid Takata Recalls

U.S. Rejects Ford, Mazda Requests to Avoid Takata Recalls

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Jan 21

The U.S. government's highway safety agency has rejected a request from Ford and Mazda to avoid recalling about 3 million vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

Style

N. Carolina Cities OK Ban on Hairstyle Discrimination

N. Carolina Cities OK Ban on Hairstyle Discrimination

STYLE | Jan 21

Two city councils in North Carolina have unanimously passed ordinances protecting against discrimination for wearing hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks or afros.

Health/Fitness

Advocates View Health Care as Key to Driving LGBTQ Rights Conversation

Advocates View Health Care as Key to Driving LGBTQ Rights Conversation

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Aneri Pattani | Jan 20

Surveys in North Carolina and across the nation show that about one-third of transgender people have been refused treatment or suffered verbal or physical abuse from a medical provider, but advocates are fighting for change.

Travel

American who Enthused Bali was Queer-Friendly Being Deported

American who Enthused Bali was Queer-Friendly Being Deported

TRAVEL | By Firdia Lisnawati | Jan 20

An American graphic designer is being deported from the Indonesian resort island of Bali over her viral tweets that celebrated it as a low-cost, queer-friendly place for foreigners to live.

Nightlife

Sexual Fluidity: What We Know and What We Don't

Sexual Fluidity: What We Know and What We Don't

NIGHTLIFE | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 9

The term "sexual fluidity" has come under scrutiny as researchers further explore the nuances our sexual expression, attraction and behavior.