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Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
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.

Duchess of Sussex Reveals She had Miscarriage in the Summer

By Jill Lawless | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
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.

Amid Racial Reckoning, Grammys Honor the Black Experience

By Mesfin Fekadu | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
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.

The Weeknd Criticizes Grammys Over Nominations Snub

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
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.

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

By Alexandra Jaffe, Matthew Lee and Aamer Madhani | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
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.

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

By Candice Choi | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
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.

Restaurant Workers Out of Work Again as Virus Surges

By Tammy Webber, Daniella Peters, Brian Melley | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
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.

Precautions Help Aspen Remain a Destination During Pandemic

By John Marshall | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
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.

Mysterious Shiny Monolith Found in Otherworldly Utah Desert

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah's red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state.

Biden Transition OK'd to Start as Trump Runs Out of Options

By Zeke Miller, David Eggert and Colleen Long | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy.

A Grammys 'Savage': Beyoncé Leads with 9 Nominations

By Mesfin Fekadu | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
Beyoncé is bringing her black parade to the Grammys: The pop star's anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine.

Elton John, TikTok Team Up to Educate About AIDS Epidemic

Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a campaign and live event for World AIDS Day.

Watch: Taylor Swift 'folklore' Concert Film Coming to Disney+

By Mesfin Fekadu | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
A concert film featuring Taylor Swift performing songs from her new album is coming to Disney+.

Trevor Noah to Host 2021 Grammy Awards

By Mesfin Fekadu | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
"The Daily Show" host and comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to host the 2021 Grammy Awards.

Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn and Chris Columbus Save Christmas

By Lindsey Bahr | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
The film "The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two," is a sequel to the 2018 Netflix picture that introduced Kurt Russell as a Santa who's more superhero-meets-Elvis speedracing his sled than jolly old Saint Nick sitting by a fire

Review: A 'Hillbilly Elegy' Adaptation, Hold the Politics

By Jake Coyle | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
J.D. Vance's election-year explainer to liberal America about the white underclass that fueled Donald Trump's rise has been reborn as blandly overbaked awards bait.

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

By Anne D'Innocenzio, Sophia Rosenbaum | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
"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.

Are Dining Tents a Safe Way to Eat Out During the Pandemic?

Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
Health experts say outdoor dining tents are generally safer than dining inside, but caution that they're not all equal.

International Flyers May Soon Need to Get Virus Vaccinations

By Nick Perry, Kim Tong-Hyung | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
International air travel could come booming back next year but with a new rule: Travelers to certain countries must be vaccinated against the coronavirus before they can fly.

Thanksgiving Could Be Make-or-Break in US Virus Response

By Michael Rubinkam | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
As governors and mayors grapple with an out-of-control pandemic, they are ratcheting up mask mandates and imposing restrictions on small indoor gatherings, which have been blamed for accelerating the spread of the coronavirus.

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