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As Brazil Tops 500,000 Deaths, Protests Against President

As Brazil Tops 500,000 Deaths, Protests Against President

NEWS | By Marcelo Silva de Sousa | Jun 20
Anti-government protesters took to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil on Saturday as the nation's confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million.

15 Months Later, Radio City Reopens with Dave Chappelle

15 Months Later, Radio City Reopens with Dave Chappelle

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Jun 20
Fifteen months after shuttering for the pandemic, New York's Radio City Music Hall reopened its doors Saturday for the Tribeca Festival premiere of a new Dave Chappelle documentary.

Brothers Set Record Crossing Large Gap in Park on a Highline

Brothers Set Record Crossing Large Gap in Park on a Highline

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 20
Two brothers from San Francisco say they have set a record for the longest highline ever walked in both Yosemite National Park and California, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

NEWS | By Alexandra Jaffe | Jun 20
The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando.

Juneteenth, Recalling End of Slavery, is Marked Across U.S.

Juneteenth, Recalling End of Slavery, is Marked Across U.S.

NEWS | By Ed White | Jun 20
Parades, picnics and lessons in history were offered Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth in the U.S.

Driver Crashes into Crowd at Pride Parade in Florida; 1 Dead

Driver Crashes into Crowd at Pride Parade in Florida; 1 Dead

NEWS | Jun 19
A driver slammed into spectators Saturday evening at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one man and seriously injuring another, authorities said.

Wynwood Pride Miami @ The Oasis :: June 18, 2021

Wynwood Pride Miami @ The Oasis :: June 18, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 19
Wynwood Pride in Miami, Florida kicked things off with a music festival at The Oasis. The area was packed with eager LGBTQIA+ fans who were treated to various drag performances throughout the night along with a performance by Charli XCX.

Bidens' Older Dog, Champ, Has Died; German Shepherd Was 13

Bidens' Older Dog, Champ, Has Died; German Shepherd Was 13

NEWS | By Alexandra Jaffe | Jun 19
President Joe Biden announced Saturday that Champ, the older of the family's two dogs, had died "peacefully at home." The German shepherd was 13.

Taylor Swift Announces Next Re-Recorded Album is Fan Favorite 'Red'

Taylor Swift Announces Next Re-Recorded Album is Fan Favorite 'Red'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 19
Taylor Swift announced Friday that the next album in her re-recordings project will be fan favorite "Red."

'Protected Them to Death': Elder-Care COVID Rules under Fire

'Protected Them to Death': Elder-Care COVID Rules under Fire

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Michael Rubinkam | Jun 19
Pandemic restrictions are falling away almost everywhere — except inside many of America's nursing homes.


News

Amid Reform Movement, Some GOP States Give Police More Power

Amid Reform Movement, Some GOP States Give Police More Power

NATIONAL | By Farnoush Amiri | Jun 19
After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction.


Business

Federal Holiday Pressures Companies to Give Juneteenth Off

Federal Holiday Pressures Companies to Give Juneteenth Off

By Alexandra Olson | Jun 19
The declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is putting the pressure on more U.S. companies to give their employees the day off, accelerating a movement that took off last year


Technology

NSA to NSO: NY Filmmakers Explore Circles of Surveillance

NSA to NSO: NY Filmmakers Explore Circles of Surveillance

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Jordans | Jun 19
In an exhibition that opened Friday in Berlin, filmmaker Laura Poitras examines the way the state monitors citizens' lives — both abroad and at home, in New York City.


Finance

Hit by a Ransomware Attack? Your Payment May be Deductible

Hit by a Ransomware Attack? Your Payment May be Deductible

By Alan Suderman and Marcy Gordon | Jun 19
As ransomware attacks surge, the FBI repeats: Don't pay the cybercriminals. But the government also offers a little-noticed incentive for those who pay: The ransoms may be tax deductible.


Cars

Edmunds: How to Pick the Right Axle Ratio for Your Truck

Edmunds: How to Pick the Right Axle Ratio for Your Truck

AUTO NEWS | By Travis Langness | Jun 19
There are a number of design choices to consider when you're shopping for a full-size pickup truck. One that's important if you plan on towing with your truck is the axle ratio.


Style

Dolce&Gabbana's 'Light Therapy'' Collection Celebrates Life

Dolce&Gabbana's 'Light Therapy'' Collection Celebrates Life

FASHION | By Colleen Barry | Jun 19
Dolce & Gabbana are coaxing men off their sofas and back into the world with a resplendent collection inspired by the extravagant lighting installations of southern Italian street festivals.


Health/Fitness

New Study Brings Mobile Clinics to Populations at High HIV Risk

New Study Brings Mobile Clinics to Populations at High HIV Risk

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 18
The NIH is putting the rubber to the road in a new study that will see mobile clinics deployed to test and treat opioid users who inject drugs intravenously.


Travel

Put a Rainbow Stamp in Your Passport with ToursByLocals

Put a Rainbow Stamp in Your Passport with ToursByLocals

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 19
ToursByLocals brings LGBTQ travelers together with knowledgeable guides who offer personal perspectives on the LGBTQ culture and history of destinations around the world.


Nightlife

Super Fly Sundays @ The Monarch Bar :: June 13, 2021

Super Fly Sundays @ The Monarch Bar :: June 13, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jun 16
Shawn Paul Mazur and Matthew Blue presented New York City's longest running Sunday Rooftop party at the Monarch Bar in Midtown, with great music by BJ DJ Dawson and the amazing Queen host Skye Walker.