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In Despair, Protesters Take to Streets for Breonna Taylor

In Despair, Protesters Take to Streets for Breonna Taylor

By Claire Galofaro, Dylan Lovan and Angie Wang | Sep 25, 2020

Some of them raised their fists and called out "Black lives matter!" Others tended to the letters, flowers and signs grouped together in a square in downtown Louisville. All of them said her name: Breonna Taylor.

Corey Johnson Ends 2021 Bid for NYC Mayor

Corey Johnson Ends 2021 Bid for NYC Mayor

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 24, 2020

Corey Johnson, New York City Council speaker and contender in the city's mayoral race, withdrew on Thursday from his bid to replace Bill de Blasio next year.

Merriam-Webster Updates Definition for 'Bisexual'

Merriam-Webster Updates Definition for 'Bisexual'

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 24, 2020

Just in time for Bisexual Visibility Day, Merriam-Webster has updated its definition of "bisexual," making it less binary.

Trump Pays Respects to Late Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

Trump Pays Respects to Late Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

By Kevin Freking | Sep 24, 2020

President Donald Trump paid respects to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday morning, just two days before he announces his nominee to replace her on the high court.

Appeals Court Rejects Rehearing in Transgender Bathroom Case

Appeals Court Rejects Rehearing in Transgender Bathroom Case

Sep 24, 2020

A federal appeals court on Wednesday denied a request for a full-court review of a ruling that a Virginia school board's transgender bathroom ban is unconstitutional.

Trump Won't Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power if He Loses

Trump Won't Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power if He Loses

By Aamer Madhani and Kevin Freking | Sep 24, 2020

President Donald Trump again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Illinois GOP Lawmaker Apologizes for Mocking Black, Gay Democratic Challenger

Illinois GOP Lawmaker Apologizes for Mocking Black, Gay Democratic Challenger

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 23, 2020

Illinois Republican State Representative Amy Grant has apologized for audio recordings of a phone call in which she mocked her Black, gay Democratic challenger, Ken Mejia-Beal.

1 Officer Indicted in Breonna Taylor Case; Not for Her Death

1 Officer Indicted in Breonna Taylor Case; Not for Her Death

Sep 23, 2020

A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted a single former police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments but did not move forward with charges against any officers for their role in Breonna Taylor's death.

Roberts: Ginsburg was 'Tough, Brave, a Fighter, a Winner'

Roberts: Ginsburg was 'Tough, Brave, a Fighter, a Winner'

By Mark Sherman and Matthew Barakat | Sep 23, 2020

Chief Justice John Roberts says the words that best describe the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are "tough, brave, a fighter, a winner" but also "thoughtful, careful, compassionate, honest."

200,000 Dead as Trump Vilifies Science, Prioritizes Politics

200,000 Dead as Trump Vilifies Science, Prioritizes Politics

By Jason Dearen | Sep 23, 2020

Over the past six months, the Trump administration has prioritized politics over science at key moments, refusing to follow expert advice that might have contained the spread of the virus and COVID-19, the disease it causes.

Trump's SCOTUS Pick Said Marriage is Founded on the Relationship Between 'A Man and a Woman'

Trump's SCOTUS Pick Said Marriage is Founded on the Relationship Between 'A Man and a Woman'

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 23, 2020

Concerns continue to mount around what might happen to marriage equality in the U.S. if Judge Amy Coney Barrett should be confirmed to the Supreme Court bench.

'Unfathomable': Coronavirus US Death Toll Tops 200K

'Unfathomable': Coronavirus US Death Toll Tops 200K

By Carla K. Johnson | Sep 23, 2020

The number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 67 days. It is roughly equal to the population of Salt Lake City or Huntsville, Alabama.

Late-Stage Study of First Single-Shot Vaccine Begins in US

Late-Stage Study of First Single-Shot Vaccine Begins in US

By Linda A. Johnson | Sep 23, 2020

The study starting Wednesday will be one of the world's largest coronavirus vaccine studies so far, testing the shot in 60,000 volunteers in the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

Mars Drops Uncle Ben's, Reveals New Name for Rice Brand

Mars Drops Uncle Ben's, Reveals New Name for Rice Brand

By Alexandra Olson | Sep 23, 2020

The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original.

'Justice Joan' Larsen Emerges as Finalist for Supreme Court

'Justice Joan' Larsen Emerges as Finalist for Supreme Court

By Ryan J. Foley | Sep 23, 2020

One of the women on Donald Trump's short list to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court got her first taste of politics as a college student stuffing envelopes for Democrat Joe Biden's 1988 presidential run.

Slightly Used News :: September 22, 2020

Slightly Used News :: September 22, 2020

Sep 22, 2020

RBG has left us; what happens next? Don't worry, we have all the comfort and hilarity you need in this week's episode of Slightly Used News...

Vandals Destroy Inclusive Rainbow Sign Days After Installation

Vandals Destroy Inclusive Rainbow Sign Days After Installation

Sep 22, 2020

A civic-minded group called the Lollipop Guild in Lewis County, California, put up a rainbow sign espousing acceptance and inclusion. Vandals promptly struck, tearing the sign down.

Romney OKs Voting on Court Nominee, All but Assures Approval

Romney OKs Voting on Court Nominee, All but Assures Approval

By Lisa Mascaro, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire | Sep 22, 2020

Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said he supports voting to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court, all but ensuring President Donald Trump has the backing needed to push the nomination over Democratic objections.

Watch: Hunky Firefighter Throws Water on Wildfire Conspiracy Theories, Goes Viral on TikTok

Watch: Hunky Firefighter Throws Water on Wildfire Conspiracy Theories, Goes Viral on TikTok

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 22, 2020

A hunky firefighter took to TikTok to extinguish some inflammatory conspiracy theory claims about the wildfires raging on America's West Coast, and threw off enough sparks to set social media ablaze.

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

By JoNel Aleccia | Sep 22, 2020

If the executive branch were to overrule the FDA's scientific judgment, a vaccine of limited efficacy and, worse, unknown side effects could be rushed to market.

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