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Trump, Biden to Appeal to Last-Minute Voters in Florida

Trump, Biden to Appeal to Last-Minute Voters in Florida

POLITICS | By Zeke Miller, Aamer Madhani and Tamara Lush | Oct 29, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day.

Supreme Court Fears Spark Same-Sex Couples' Rush to the Altar

Supreme Court Fears Spark Same-Sex Couples' Rush to the Altar

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 29, 2020

With newest Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett having been confirmed in record time, same-sex couples are in a rush of their own: To get married while they still can.

Pope Stresses COVID Precautions, Doesn't Wear Mask at General Audience

Pope Stresses COVID Precautions, Doesn't Wear Mask at General Audience

INTERNATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 28, 2020

Despite cautioning the Catholic faithful in attendance about the risks of COVID-19, Pope Francis and his aides did not wear masks at Wednesday's general audience.

Watch: New Documentary on Poland's Anti-LGBTQ Oppression

Watch: New Documentary on Poland's Anti-LGBTQ Oppression

INTERNATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 28, 2020

i-D has just released a new, brief but stark documentary on discrimination and increased violence against LGBTQ people in Poland.

Social Media CEOs Get Earful on Bias, Warning of New Limits

Social Media CEOs Get Earful on Bias, Warning of New Limits

NATIONAL | By Marcy Gordon | Oct 28, 2020

With next week's election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies' social media platforms.

Mattel Introduces Elton John Barbie

Mattel Introduces Elton John Barbie

NATIONAL | Oct 28, 2020

Move over, Malibu Barbie, and make room for the Elton John-inspired edition, complete with '70s-style wardrobe, enormous rose-colored glasses, and an even more enormous hairdo.

Juan Melecio (aka Antonio Biaggi) Faces Uphill Fight in Political Race

Juan Melecio (aka Antonio Biaggi) Faces Uphill Fight in Political Race

POLITICS | Oct 28, 2020

In this busy election year, why is a local contest in the Florida city of Wilton Manors getting renewed attention? The answer is the candidacy of Juan Melecio (aka adult male star Antonio Biaggi).

Equality Advocates: Supreme Court Could Begin Dismantling LGBTQ Rights, Protections Next Week

Equality Advocates: Supreme Court Could Begin Dismantling LGBTQ Rights, Protections Next Week

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 28, 2020

Equality advocates fear that with the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, a rapid dismantling of the rights and protections of LGBTQ Americans could get underway as soon as next week.

How LGBTQ Women Have Become America's Progressive Engine

How LGBTQ Women Have Become America's Progressive Engine

NATIONAL | By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 28, 2020

"We have a community whose members are making a voting plan," says one expert. "LGBTQ and trans women are more likely to vote by mail than straight women, and more LGBTQ women plan to vote overall."

Collins Votes Against Barrett, Heads Home to Save Senate Job

Collins Votes Against Barrett, Heads Home to Save Senate Job

POLITICS | By David Sharp | Oct 28, 2020

On Monday, Republican Sen. Susan Collins cast her vote against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick without any speech and quickly headed home to Maine to try to save her political career.

If Trump Wanted People to Avoid '60 Minutes,' it Didn't Work

If Trump Wanted People to Avoid '60 Minutes,' it Didn't Work

NATIONAL | By David Bauder | Oct 28, 2020

President Donald Trump can still be a potent television draw, although in the case of "60 Minutes" this past week, it probably wasn't what he intended.

Anxiety 2020: Voters Worry About Safety at the Polls

Anxiety 2020: Voters Worry About Safety at the Polls

NATIONAL | By Laurie Kellman | Oct 28, 2020

Americans aren't accustomed to worrying about violence or safety ahead of an election. But after months filled with disease, disruption and unrest, Americans are worried that Election Day could become a flashpoint.

'We Need You': GOP Hunts for New Voters in Trump Territory

'We Need You': GOP Hunts for New Voters in Trump Territory

POLITICS | By Josh Boak | Oct 28, 2020

President Donald Trump's campaign has a bold theory for how he will win reelection: It can tap a universe of millions of supporters who did not vote for him in 2016 but will do so this time.

If Trump Wins, Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for That ACA Replacement Plan

If Trump Wins, Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for That ACA Replacement Plan

POLITICS | By Julie Rovner | Oct 27, 2020

If President Donald Trump wins reelection next week, it seems unlikely he will unveil the health plan he's been promising since before his election in 2016. Still, other aspects of health care could be featured in his second-term agenda.

Nigerian Judge Strikes Case Against 47 Men Charged with Same-Sex Relationships

Nigerian Judge Strikes Case Against 47 Men Charged with Same-Sex Relationships

INTERNATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 27, 2020

On Tuesday, a Nigerian court judge tossed a case in which 47 men were "charged with public displays of affection with members of the same sex."

Watch: Suspect Released Without Bail in 'Fix the Gay' Rape Case

Watch: Suspect Released Without Bail in 'Fix the Gay' Rape Case

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 27, 2020

A Salt Lake City man accused of raping a lesbian woman and telling her that he was going to "fix the gay" has been released from prison without bail pending his next court date.

Slightly Used News :: October 27, 2020

Slightly Used News :: October 27, 2020

NATIONAL | Oct 27, 2020

The Election is one week away, so we're pulling no punches on gay penguins and rainbow Oreos. Check out the latest episode of Slightly Used News!

Halloween in 2020: Some Fun with Death and Fear, Anyone?

Halloween in 2020: Some Fun with Death and Fear, Anyone?

NATIONAL | By Ted Anthony | Oct 27, 2020

The setting: a rolling patch of Pennsylvania farmland, about 15 miles from the little town where "Night of the Living Dead" was filmed. The moment: Halloween season 2020, a moonlit Friday night.

Issues Important to Trump Await Barrett on Supreme Court

Issues Important to Trump Await Barrett on Supreme Court

NATIONAL | By Mark Sherman | Oct 27, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett's first votes on the Supreme Court could include two big topics affecting the man who appointed her.

Biden Goes on Offense in Georgia While Trump Targets Midwest

Biden Goes on Offense in Georgia While Trump Targets Midwest

POLITICS | By Will Weissert, Alexandra Jaffe and Kevin Freking | Oct 27, 2020

One week until Election Day, Joe Biden is going on offense, heading Tuesday to Georgia — which hasn't backed a Democrat for president since 1992 — and pushing into other territory where President Trump was once expected to easily repeat his wins from 2016

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