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Melania Wanted to Light White House in Rainbow Colors, President's Staff Overruled

Melania Wanted to Light White House in Rainbow Colors, President's Staff Overruled

NEWS | Nov 25

Melania Trump wanted to light the White House in rainbow colors this past June to honor Pride month as it had been during the Obama administration; but the WH staff saw to it that it didn't happen.

Watch: New Trailer Out for Lifetime's Gay Holiday Movie 'The Christmas Setup'

Watch: New Trailer Out for Lifetime's Gay Holiday Movie 'The Christmas Setup'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 25

Lifetime has released a new trailer for its LGBTQ-themed holiday movie "The Christmas Setup," starring real-life married couple Blake Lee and Ben Lewis.

Duchess of Sussex Reveals She had Miscarriage in the Summer

Duchess of Sussex Reveals She had Miscarriage in the Summer

NEWS | By Jill Lawless | Nov 25

The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others.

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

NEWS | Nov 25

California can't enforce a ban vanity license plates it considers "offensive to good taste and decency" because that violates freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Transgender Pakistanis Find Solace in a Church of Their Own

Transgender Pakistanis Find Solace in a Church of Their Own

NEWS | By Kathy Gannon | Nov 25

Pakistan's Christian transgender people, often mocked, abused and bullied, say they have found peace and solace in a church of their own.

'America is Back': Biden Pushes Past Trump Era with Nominees

'America is Back': Biden Pushes Past Trump Era with Nominees

NEWS | By Alexandra Jaffe, Matthew Lee and Aamer Madhani | Nov 25

Declaring "America is back," President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team, his first substantive offering of how he'll shift from Trump-era "America First" policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment.

The Weeknd Criticizes Grammys Over Nominations Snub

The Weeknd Criticizes Grammys Over Nominations Snub

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Nov 25

The Weeknd angrily slammed the Grammy Awards, calling them "corrupt" after the pop star walked away with zero nominations despite having multiple hits this year.

Amid Racial Reckoning, Grammys Honor the Black Experience

Amid Racial Reckoning, Grammys Honor the Black Experience

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | Nov 25

With police brutality continuing to devastate Black families and the coronavirus ravishing Black America disproportionately, the world was driven to the significance of this year's Juneteenth more than ever before.

Keep the Mask: A Vaccine Won't End the US Crisis Right Away

Keep the Mask: A Vaccine Won't End the US Crisis Right Away

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Candice Choi | Nov 25

Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S.

Watch: British Soccer Player Banned for Grabbing Opposing Player's Crotch

Watch: British Soccer Player Banned for Grabbing Opposing Player's Crotch

NEWS | Nov 24

A British soccer player was banned from playing the sport after being seen grabbing an opponent player's crotch.

News

Restaurant Workers Out of Work Again as Virus Surges

Restaurant Workers Out of Work Again as Virus Surges

NEWS | By Tammy Webber, Daniella Peters, Brian Melley | Nov 25

Waiters and bartenders are being thrown out of work — again — as governors and local officials shut down indoor dining and drinking establishments to combat the nationwide surge in coronavirus infections.

Entertainment

Review: 'The Mystery Of D.B. Cooper' Grips the Imagination

Review: 'The Mystery Of D.B. Cooper' Grips the Imagination

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 25

HBO delves into "The Mystery of D.B. Cooper" with a new documentary that examines four of the likeliest suspects in the still-unsolved 1971 hijacking of Flight 305.

Finance

Who Will Lead the Travel Industry Rebound in 2021?

Who Will Lead the Travel Industry Rebound in 2021?

FINANCE | Nov 18

With the breaking news this week that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine shows 95 percent efficacy, the idea of traveling again may be in the not-so-distant future. But who will lead the charge?

Cars

GM: New Batteries Cut Electric Car Costs, Increase Range

GM: New Batteries Cut Electric Car Costs, Increase Range

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Nov 22

General Motors says a pending breakthrough in battery chemistry will cut the price of its electric vehicles so they equal those powered by gasoline within five years.

Health/Fitness

In Pandemic-Era Isolation, Meaning of 'Self-Care' Evolves

In Pandemic-Era Isolation, Meaning of 'Self-Care' Evolves

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio, Sophia Rosenbaum | Nov 24

"People are being more mindful of what people are putting on their skin and in their bodies because of the pandemic," says Lauren Yavor, a beauty influencer.

Travel

Precautions Help Aspen Remain a Destination During Pandemic

Precautions Help Aspen Remain a Destination During Pandemic

TRAVEL | By John Marshall | Nov 25

The small town has made people feel safer than in big, crowded cities. Outdoor activities are Aspen's calling card, and the mountains were a perfect place to escape the doldrums of months-long lockdowns.