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'Pharma Bro' Shkreli Loses 2nd Bid for Early Prison Release

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli Loses 2nd Bid for Early Prison Release

CRIME | By Michael Rubinkam | Jan 20, 2021

A federal judge has rejected convicted pharmaceutical executive's Martin Shkreli's second request to be let out of prison early, showing skepticism about his claim in court papers that mental health issues have weakened his immune system.

File Details Investigation into John Mulaney 'SNL' Monologue

File Details Investigation into John Mulaney 'SNL' Monologue

NATIONAL | By James Laporta | Jan 20, 2021

The U.S. Secret Service opened an investigation into comedian John Mulaney over jokes believed to be made about President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" last year, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.

Trump's Exit: President Leaves Office with Legacy of Chaos

Trump's Exit: President Leaves Office with Legacy of Chaos

POLITICS | By Jill Colvin | Jan 20, 2021

Donald Trump will walk out of the White House and board Marine One for the last time as president Wednesday morning, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult and a nation bitterly divided.

Hollywood Returns: Gaga, J. Lo Headline Biden Inauguration

Hollywood Returns: Gaga, J. Lo Headline Biden Inauguration

NATIONAL | By Jocelyn Noveck | Jan 20, 2021

Gaga. J. Lo. Hanks. Legend. Miranda. Bruuuuuce.

On Day One, Biden to Undo Trump Policies on Climate, Virus

On Day One, Biden to Undo Trump Policies on Climate, Virus

NATIONAL | By Zeke Miller | Jan 20, 2021

In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at the heart of President Donald Trump's policy legacy.

Trump Pardons Ex-Strategist Steve Bannon, Dozens of Others

Trump Pardons Ex-Strategist Steve Bannon, Dozens of Others

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire, Eric Tucker and Jill Colvin | Jan 20, 2021

President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of his White House term that benefited more than 140 people.

Advocates View Health Care as Key to Driving LGBTQ Rights Conversation

Advocates View Health Care as Key to Driving LGBTQ Rights Conversation

POLITICS | By Aneri Pattani | Jan 20, 2021

Surveys in North Carolina and across the nation show that about one-third of transgender people have been refused treatment or suffered verbal or physical abuse from a medical provider, but advocates are fighting for change.

'Shameful': US Virus Deaths Top 400K as Trump Leaves Office

'Shameful': US Virus Deaths Top 400K as Trump Leaves Office

NATIONAL | By Adam Geller, Janie Har | Jan 19, 2021

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus "totally under control."

Oklahoma Judge Orders 'Tiger King' Zoo to Turn Over Big Cats

Oklahoma Judge Orders 'Tiger King' Zoo to Turn Over Big Cats

NATIONAL | Jan 19, 2021

A federal judge in Oklahoma has ordered the new owners of an Oklahoma zoo featured in Netflix's "Tiger King" documentary to turn over all the lion and tiger cubs in their possession, along with the animals' mothers, to the federal government.

Virginia Bill Would End Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders

Virginia Bill Would End Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders

NATIONAL | By Denise Lavoie | Jan 19, 2021

Two Virginia Democratic lawmakers are spearheading a push to repeal a decades-old law that allows the state to hold certain sex offenders at psychiatric facilities indefinitely after their criminal sentences if they are deemed "sexually violent predators"

McConnell Said Trump 'Fed Lies' to Mob About Biden Election

McConnell Said Trump 'Fed Lies' to Mob About Biden Election

NATIONAL | By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | Jan 19, 2021

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell opened the Senate on Tuesday saying the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol was "fed lies" by the president and others in the deadly riot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden election.

Hig Roberts Came Out to 'Be Happy' - Now He Is

Hig Roberts Came Out to 'Be Happy' - Now He Is

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 19, 2021

Elite Alpine skier Hig Roberts came out last month, saying he was "ready to be happy." In a new interview, Roberts described being overwhelmed with love and support from fans, friends, and other athletes.

Hong Kong Cops Investigating Gay Sex Video Shot on Train

Hong Kong Cops Investigating Gay Sex Video Shot on Train

INTERNATIONAL | Jan 19, 2021

Hong Kong's law enforcement are looking into a racy video filmed on a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) train. The viral clip shows two men engaging in sexual acts and clothing strewn across the seats.

Harry Brant, Son of Supermodel Stephanie Seymour, Dies at 24

Harry Brant, Son of Supermodel Stephanie Seymour, Dies at 24

OBITUARIES | Jan 19, 2021

Harry Brant, a rising model and son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and publisher Peter M. Brant, has died. He was 24.

Watch: Bronx Married Couple Told to Leave Restaurant by Anti-LGBTQ Worker

Watch: Bronx Married Couple Told to Leave Restaurant by Anti-LGBTQ Worker

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 19, 2021

A married couple say they were told to leave a local eatery because a worker didn't like the fact that they were gay. The men vowed not to return as customers, but they did have a rally just outside a couple of days later.

South Africa's Trailblazing Black Food Writer Dies of Virus

South Africa's Trailblazing Black Food Writer Dies of Virus

OBITUARIES | By Mogomotsi Magome | Jan 19, 2021

South Africa's trailblazing Black food writer Dorah Sitole's latest cookbook was widely hailed in December as a moving chronicle of her journey from humble township cook to famous, well-traveled author.

Judge: Alabama Transgender License Policy Unconstitutional

Judge: Alabama Transgender License Policy Unconstitutional

NATIONAL | By Kim Chandler | Jan 19, 2021

Alabama's policy requiring a transgender person to undergo full gender reassignment surgery before they can change the sex on their driver's license is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Biden Picks Transgender Woman as Assistant Health Secretary

Biden Picks Transgender Woman as Assistant Health Secretary

POLITICS | By Will Weissert | Jan 19, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

JPMorgan Chase Donates $5 Million to LGBTQ Organizations Amid Pandemic

JPMorgan Chase Donates $5 Million to LGBTQ Organizations Amid Pandemic

NATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 19, 2021

JPMorgan Chase is donating $5 million to LGBTQ organizations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lincoln Project's John Weaver Comes Out Amidst Charges of Inappropriate DMs

Lincoln Project's John Weaver Comes Out Amidst Charges of Inappropriate DMs

POLITICS | Jan 19, 2021

After rumors circulated for days that Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver had sent inappropriate DMs to young men, the Republican operative came out as gay.

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