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While in Quarantine, Michelle Visage Wants to Make You Laugh

While in Quarantine, Michelle Visage Wants to Make You Laugh

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Jun 5
Even a pandemic is not stopping Michelle Visage, the "RuPaul's Drag Race" dynamo who debuts her new reality show "How's Your Head, Hun." EDGE spoke to Visage about the show and much more.

Following Mattis: More in the GOP Frown on Trump's Tone

Following Mattis: More in the GOP Frown on Trump's Tone

NEWS | By Laurie Kellman | Jun 5
Donald Trump's inability to unify the nation at a time of unrest is testing his uneasy alliance with mainstream Republicans, some emboldened by Gen. James Mattis' plea for a leader who lives up to U.S. ideals.

Sheriff: Will of 'Tiger King' Star's Missing Husband Forged

Sheriff: Will of 'Tiger King' Star's Missing Husband Forged

NEWS | Jun 5
Someone forged the will of the missing husband of Carole Baskin, a woman prominently featured in Netflix's "Tiger King" documentary series, a Florida sheriff said.

Union Files Complaint Against NBC, 'America's Got Talent'

Union Files Complaint Against NBC, 'America's Got Talent'

NEWS | By Andrew Dalton | Jun 5
Gabrielle Union filed a complaint Thursday with the state of California against NBC and the producers of "America's Got Talent," the latest move in a fight over her allegations that she was fired for objecting to an on-set environment that tolerated racis

NYC Calmer as Buffalo Police Draw Ire for Protester Injury

NYC Calmer as Buffalo Police Draw Ire for Protester Injury

NEWS | By Jake Seiner | Jun 5
The latest night of protests in New York City was markedly calmer, while video of a police officer appearing to shove an elderly protester who falls and cracks his head in Buffalo drew widespread condemnation.

New York Times Says Senator's Op-ed Didn't Meet Standards

New York Times Says Senator's Op-ed Didn't Meet Standards

NEWS | By David Bauder | Jun 5
In an embarrassing about-face, The New York Times said Thursday that an opinion piece it ran by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton advocating the use of federal troops to quell nationwide protests about police mistreatment of black Americans did not meet its standards.

Trump Heads to Rural Maine but Won't Escape Demonstrators

Trump Heads to Rural Maine but Won't Escape Demonstrators

NEWS | By Patrick Whittle and Jill Colvin | Jun 5
Maine's Democratic governor is urging President Donald Trump to watch his tone during a visit to the state Friday to showcase a company that makes specialized swabs for coronavirus testing.

Protests Shift to Memorializing Floyd Amid Push for Change

Protests Shift to Memorializing Floyd Amid Push for Change

NEWS | By Sudhin Thanawala and Brian Mahoney | Jun 5
The tenor of the protests set off by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police has taken a turn from the explosive anger to a quiet, yet more forceful, grassroots call for more to be done to address racial injustice.

Analysis: Trump Emulates Strongman Tactics, Tests His Limits

Analysis: Trump Emulates Strongman Tactics, Tests His Limits

NEWS | By Julie Pace | Jun 5
In words and in actions, President Donald Trump is increasingly emulating the strongman leaders he has long admired as he seeks to tamp down protests over police brutality that are roiling the United States.

Georgia Equality and Out On Film Team Up for Online Film Festival, Kicking Off June 11

Georgia Equality and Out On Film Team Up for Online Film Festival, Kicking Off June 11

Out On Film and Georgia Equality are joining forces for a Pride Month virtual film festival. The four-film festival begins June 11 with the award-winning documentary "Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America."


News

Adult Performer Detained for Manslaughter in Bizarre Ritual (Involving a Toad)

Adult Performer Detained for Manslaughter in Bizarre Ritual (Involving a Toad)

CRIME | Jun 4
Adult performer Nacho Vidal (aka Jordá González) was detained last week in Spain's Valencia region in connection with the death of fashion photographer Jose Luis Abad in July 2019 at Vidal's home.


Entertainment

Review: 'The Collini Case' is a Taut, Intelligent and Wholly Engrossing Suspense Thriller

Review: 'The Collini Case' is a Taut, Intelligent and Wholly Engrossing Suspense Thriller

MOVIES | By Frank J. Avella | Jun 5
What "The Collini Case" does remarkably well is to continue to probe how a country with a horrifically stained past deals with the horrors committed, or in many cases, attempts to excuse or ignore them.


Business

AP Fact Check: Trump Skews History by Saying He Fired Mattis

AP Fact Check: Trump Skews History by Saying He Fired Mattis

LEGAL | By Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward | Jun 5
Trump now claims he fired Mattis, says President Barack Obama did the same and takes credit for nicknaming him Mad Dog Mattis. None of that is true.


Technology

Google: State-Backed Hackers Targeted Trump, Biden Campaigns

Google: State-Backed Hackers Targeted Trump, Biden Campaigns

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Bajak | Jun 5
Google said state-backed hackers have targeted the campaigns of both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, although it saw no evidence that the phishing attempts were successful.


Finance

Open Wide: Dentists Charge Extra for 'Infection Control'

Open Wide: Dentists Charge Extra for 'Infection Control'

HEALTH | Jun 3
Swish Dental is just one of a growing number of dental practices nationwide that in the past month have begun charging patients an infection control fee between $10 and $20.


Style

As Trump and Pence Ignore Pride Month, MAGA 'Pride' Shirts Still Offered for Sale

As Trump and Pence Ignore Pride Month, MAGA 'Pride' Shirts Still Offered for Sale

PRIDE | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 4
Not that anyone expected recognition for Pride month from President Trump, but to some, the Trump campaign's continued selling of MAGA "pride" shirts is confounding.


Health/Fitness

How COVID-19 is Impacting Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community

How COVID-19 is Impacting Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community

HEALTH | Jun 4
We cannot allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by fear, anxiety, and depression. Now is the time for some self-care. Here are some ways you can improve your mood and beat back isolation.


Travel

China Eases Airline Access Amid Conflict with Trump Administration

China Eases Airline Access Amid Conflict with Trump Administration

By Joe McDonald | Jun 4
Chinese regulators said Thursday more foreign airlines will be allowed to fly to China as anti-coronavirus controls ease, but it was unclear whether the change will defuse a fresh conflict with the Trump administration over air travel.