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Matthew McConaughey Won't Run for Texas Governor in 2022

Matthew McConaughey Won't Run for Texas Governor in 2022

POLITICS | Nov 29, 2021

Actor Matthew McConaughey isn't running for Texas governor after months of publicly flirting with the idea of becoming the latest celebrity candidate.

Merriam-Webster Chooses Vaccine as the 2021 Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster Chooses Vaccine as the 2021 Word of the Year

NATIONAL | By Leanne Italie | Nov 29, 2021

With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine.

Trial Set to Start on Charges Smollett Faked Racist Attack

Trial Set to Start on Charges Smollett Faked Racist Attack

CRIME | Nov 28, 2021

Jussie Smollett is about to stand trial on charges he faked a racist attack.

Sex on the Beach: Fun for Humans, Deadly for Wildlife

Sex on the Beach: Fun for Humans, Deadly for Wildlife

INTERNATIONAL | Nov 28, 2021

The Canary Islands have become a hot spot for outdoor sex, but used condoms are destroying wildlife.

Watch: Target's LGBTQ Pride Nutcracker is the Ultimate Gay Gift

Watch: Target's LGBTQ Pride Nutcracker is the Ultimate Gay Gift

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Nov 28, 2021

Target's pride Nutcracker is a seasonal step forward for LGBTQ representation.

Netherlands, Australia Find Omicron Variant as Curbs Spread

Netherlands, Australia Find Omicron Variant as Curbs Spread

INTERNATIONAL | By Mike Corder, Geir Moulson | Nov 28, 2021

The Netherlands confirmed 13 cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus on Sunday and Australia found two as the countries half a world apart became the latest to detect it in travelers.

COVID Variant Spreads to More Countries as World on High Alert

COVID Variant Spreads to More Countries as World on High Alert

INTERNATIONAL | By Pan Pylas | Nov 28, 2021

The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa.

Backlash Hits Norwegian 'I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus' Ad

Backlash Hits Norwegian 'I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus' Ad

INTERNATIONAL | Nov 27, 2021

It appears that a Norwegian ad featuring a daddy kissing Santa Claus has upset some, claiming that it sexualizes Christmas.

Australian Schools Can Still Expel LGBTQ+ Kids Despite Proposed Religious Discrimination Bill

Australian Schools Can Still Expel LGBTQ+ Kids Despite Proposed Religious Discrimination Bill

INTERNATIONAL | Nov 27, 2021

Australia's proposed Religious Discrimination Bill may do more harm than good for LGBTQ+ students.

Perfectionist. Genius. Icon. That Was Stephen Sondheim

Perfectionist. Genius. Icon. That Was Stephen Sondheim

OBITUARIES | By Mark Kennedy | Nov 27, 2021

A driven, obsessive purist, Sondheim was also a magician, creating lyrics and music to such towering shows as "A Little Night Music," "Into the Woods," "Company," "Follies" and "Sunday in the Park with George."

Dutch Government Apologies for Discredited Transgender Law

Dutch Government Apologies for Discredited Transgender Law

INTERNATIONAL | Nov 27, 2021

The Dutch government apologized for a scrapped law that required transgender people to undergo surgery and sterilization if they wanted to change their birth certificate gender.

Brazilian Olympian Opens Up about Relationship in Sweet Video Post

Brazilian Olympian Opens Up about Relationship in Sweet Video Post

SPORTS | Nov 27, 2021

A Brazilian Olympian opened up about his same sex relationship with his boyfriend in the sweetest video.

Barbra Streisand, Lea Salonga, More Mourn Stephen Sondheim

Barbra Streisand, Lea Salonga, More Mourn Stephen Sondheim

OBITUARIES | Nov 27, 2021

Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters, Hugh Jackman and other celebrities honored Stephen Sondheim via social media.

High Alert: World Scurries to Contain New COVID Variant

High Alert: World Scurries to Contain New COVID Variant

INTERNATIONAL | By Mike Corder, Pan Pylas | Nov 27, 2021

New restrictions were being slapped on travel from countries in southern Africa by the hour as the world scurried Saturday to contain a new COVID variant.

Towering Musical Theater Master Stephen Sondheim Dies at 91

Towering Musical Theater Master Stephen Sondheim Dies at 91

OBITUARIES | By Mark Kennedy | Nov 26, 2021

Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died. He w

New Omicron Variant Stokes World Fears, Triggers Travel Bans

New Omicron Variant Stokes World Fears, Triggers Travel Bans

INTERNATIONAL | By Raf Casert | Nov 26, 2021

The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world Friday as nations raced to halt air travel, markets fell sharply and scientists held emergency meetings to weigh the exact risks, which were largely unknown.

Egypt Unveils Renovated 'Avenue of the Sphinxes' in Luxor

Egypt Unveils Renovated 'Avenue of the Sphinxes' in Luxor

INTERNATIONAL | By Haggag Salama | Nov 26, 2021

Egyptian authorities were unveiling Thursday a renovated ancient promenade in the city of Luxor dating back 3,000 years, the latest government project undertaken to highlight the country's archaeological treasures.

Explainer: What is this New COVID Variant in South Africa?

Explainer: What is this New COVID Variant in South Africa?

INTERNATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | Nov 26, 2021

South African scientists have identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country's most populous province.

South African Scientists Detect New Virus Variant Amid Spike

South African Scientists Detect New Virus Variant Amid Spike

INTERNATIONAL | By Andrew Meldrum and Mogomotsi Magom | Nov 26, 2021

A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province,

Out in the World: Campaign Tackles Puerto Rico's LGBTQ Violence Issues; Travel Initiative Launched

Out in the World: Campaign Tackles Puerto Rico's LGBTQ Violence Issues; Travel Initiative Launched

INTERNATIONAL | By Heather Cassell | Nov 26, 2021

This year marks a new beginning for Puerto Rico's LGBTQ community following the deadliest year for transgender people in the U.S. territory in 2020.

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