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Short Cuts: Luke Evans Quarantines, Sarah Palin's Divorce & Social Media Wants to Cancel Jodie Comer

Short Cuts: Luke Evans Quarantines, Sarah Palin's Divorce & Social Media Wants to Cancel Jodie Comer

Luke Evans is quarantined, Sacha Baron Cohen pranked Rudy Giuliani, and "Killing Eve" star Jodie Comer faces a social media backlash for dating a Trump supporter. All this and more with Thursday's edition of in Short Cuts.

Man Plotting Pride Attack in UK Jailed for at Least 25 Years

Man Plotting Pride Attack in UK Jailed for at Least 25 Years

NEWS | Jul 9
A man who plotted to attack last year's gay Pride parade in London in a knife and gun rampage has been jailed for at least 25 years.

Soap Opera's Kisses Outwit Virus with Tests, Spouses, Dolls

Soap Opera's Kisses Outwit Virus with Tests, Spouses, Dolls

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber | Jul 9
Hollywood's technical expertise can awe us with monsters and imaginary worlds. But is it capable of delivering a simple screen kiss during a pandemic marked by masks and social distancing?

Netflix Cancels 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,' Final Season to Stream in 2020

Netflix Cancels 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,' Final Season to Stream in 2020

The queer teen drama "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" is coming to an end. Netflix canceled the series with its upcoming fourth season, set to stream later this year, which will be its last.

How Shanghai's LGBTQ Community Came Out for Pride Month

How Shanghai's LGBTQ Community Came Out for Pride Month

NEWS | Jul 9
Running between June 13 and 21, the nine-day festival consisted of a job fair, an open day for LGBTQ groups, three panel discussions, a Pride run and a "Rainbow Brunch."

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel Guest Host Billy Eichner Drags Lindsey Graham, Welcomes Election Opponent

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel Guest Host Billy Eichner Drags Lindsey Graham, Welcomes Election Opponent

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 9
Eichner introduced Harrison with a "Golden Girls" reference, and Harrison dissed Graham as being a "relic" of the "Old South" that's ripe for replacing as a diverse "New South" rises.

Is Artificial Intelligence Queerphobic?

Is Artificial Intelligence Queerphobic?

NEWS | By Merryn Johns | Jul 9
"We've definitely seen homophobic, heteronormative and racist values seep into AI," says Lesbians Who Tech Founder Leanne Pittsford. Find out how in EDGE's latest investigative feature.

Chechen Leader Blames Foreign Spies for Slaying His Critics

Chechen Leader Blames Foreign Spies for Slaying His Critics

NEWS | Jul 9
The regional strongman leader of Russia's province of Chechnya on Thursday blamed unidentified foreign spy agencies for the recent killing in Austria of a Chechen man who criticized him.

Supreme Court Says Congress Can't Get Trump Records, for Now

Supreme Court Says Congress Can't Get Trump Records, for Now

NEWS | By Mark Sherman | Jul 9
The Supreme Court kept a hold on President Donald Trump's financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year. The ruling returns the case to lower courts, with no clear prospect for when the case might ultimately be resolved.

Listen: Katy Perry Announces New Album 'Smile,' Shares Snippet of Upcoming Single

Listen: Katy Perry Announces New Album 'Smile,' Shares Snippet of Upcoming Single

Katy Perry is making a return!


News

Expert's Report to UN Calls for End to So-Called 'Conversion Therapy' Worldwide

Expert's Report to UN Calls for End to So-Called 'Conversion Therapy' Worldwide

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 9
A report by a UN Independent Expert who specializes in LGBTQ-related discrimination and violence has come out with a report calling for the end of so-called "conversion therapy" everywhere in the world.


Business

Puff E-Cig Lights up the Vaping Industry, Launches CBD Collection

Puff E-Cig Lights up the Vaping Industry, Launches CBD Collection

CORPORATE | By Kelsy Chauvin | Jul 9
"For our overall retail mission, we try to run Puff E-Cig as if we are the customers," says Puff E-Cig manager Andrew Shango. "We work every day to create a seamless digital shopping and product-search experience."


Technology

Lawyer: TSA Makes Changes After Whistleblower's Complaint

Lawyer: TSA Makes Changes After Whistleblower's Complaint

SCIENCE | By David Koenig | Jul 9
The Transportation Security Administration has improved coronavirus protection for airport screeners after a TSA official accused the agency of endangering travelers, the whistleblower's lawyer said Wednesday.


Finance

2021 Health Plans Granted Leeway To Limit Consumers' Benefit From Drug Coupons

2021 Health Plans Granted Leeway To Limit Consumers' Benefit From Drug Coupons

HEALTH | By Michelle Andrews | Jul 7
The new rule permits employers and insurers not to apply drug company copayment assistance toward enrollees' deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums for any drug.


Travel

China Threatens Visa Restrictions on US Officials Over Tibet

China Threatens Visa Restrictions on US Officials Over Tibet

Jul 8
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the move would target "U.S. individuals with egregious conduct related to Tibet issues" but gave no specifics.