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Senators, White House in Talks to Finish Infrastructure Bill

Senators, White House in Talks to Finish Infrastructure Bill

By Lisa Mascaro, Alexandra Jaffe, and Kevin Freking | Jul 27, 2021

Senators and the White House are locked in intense negotiations to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure mounting on all sides to wrap up talks and show progress.

With Virus Surge, US to Keep Travel Restrictions for Now

With Virus Surge, US to Keep Travel Restrictions for Now

By Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani | Jul 27, 2021

The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant.

Michigan Board Declines to Certify LGBTQ Rights Ballot Drive

Michigan Board Declines to Certify LGBTQ Rights Ballot Drive

By David Eggert | Jul 27, 2021

The Michigan elections board on Monday declined to certify an LGBTQ-rights ballot drive after determining it did not submit enough valid voter signatures.

Oh Snap! Is That Pete Buttigieg in Sweaty Thirst Trap?

Oh Snap! Is That Pete Buttigieg in Sweaty Thirst Trap?

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 26, 2021

Buttigieg's husband Chasten shared a snap of the transportation secretary after he completed a 60-mile bike ride and a "transition run" on Sunday.

Amid Allegations of Anti-LGBTQ Gov't Purge, a Push to Rename the James Webb Space Telescope

Amid Allegations of Anti-LGBTQ Gov't Purge, a Push to Rename the James Webb Space Telescope

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 26, 2021

James Webb, who headed NASA in the 1960s, helped perpetuate a purge of LGBTQ civil servants, activists allege, pushing to rename a high-tech space telescope named in his honor.

Sparked by Pandemic Fallout, Homeschooling Surges Across U.S.

Sparked by Pandemic Fallout, Homeschooling Surges Across U.S.

By David Crary | Jul 26, 2021

Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence: They're now opting to homeschool their children.

AP Fact Check: Trump is Relentless in Election Fabrications

AP Fact Check: Trump is Relentless in Election Fabrications

By Jonathan J. Cooper and Calvin Woodward | Jul 26, 2021

At a Phoenix event, the former president tried to insert himself into the widely discredited Arizona election audit, looking to increase the pressure on other states to embark on similar efforts.

Fauci Says US is Headed in 'Wrong Direction' on Coronavirus

Fauci Says US is Headed in 'Wrong Direction' on Coronavirus

Jul 25, 2021

The United States is in an "unnecessary predicament" of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation's top infectious diseases expert said Sunday.

US Virus Cases Triple in Two Weeks Amid Misinformation

US Virus Cases Triple in Two Weeks Amid Misinformation

By Heather Hollingsworth, Jim Salter | Jul 25, 2021

COVID-19 cases nearly tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting doctors and pushing clergy into the fray.

States Scale Back Virus Reporting Just as Cases Surge

States Scale Back Virus Reporting Just as Cases Surge

By Josh Funk | Jul 24, 2021

Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket.

AP-NORC Poll: Most Unvaccinated Americans Don't Want Shots

AP-NORC Poll: Most Unvaccinated Americans Don't Want Shots

By Tammy Webber, Emily Swanson | Jul 24, 2021

Most Americans who haven't been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do.

Bette Midler, Berry Gordy Among New Kennedy Center Honorees

Bette Midler, Berry Gordy Among New Kennedy Center Honorees

By Ashraf Khalil | Jul 24, 2021

The Kennedy Center Honors will return in December with a class that includes Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels and actress-singer Bette Midler.

Alaska Assistant Attorney General Revealed to be Deseret Supporter

Alaska Assistant Attorney General Revealed to be Deseret Supporter

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 23, 2021

Deseret nationalists or DezNats are reportedly a loose association of rightwing Mormons who view progressive Mormons, LGBTQ Mormons, former Mormons and political progressives as opposition.

Out Live Nation Exec Identified in Florida Condo Building Collapse

Out Live Nation Exec Identified in Florida Condo Building Collapse

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 23, 2021

An out music executive has been identified among the victims who died in the tragic condo building collapse in Southside, Florida.

Go Global Visiting These Multicultural US Neighborhoods with an LGBTQ Twist

Go Global Visiting These Multicultural US Neighborhoods with an LGBTQ Twist

By Kelsy Chauvin | Jul 23, 2021

Channel the spirit of international travel into a local trip. Here's how you can go global by eating, drinking and shopping local, along with LGBTQ travel tips to turn your next getaway into a rainbow-good time.

Should Vaccinated People Mask Up With COVID-19 Cases Rising?

Should Vaccinated People Mask Up With COVID-19 Cases Rising?

By Carla K. Johnson | Jul 23, 2021

It depends on your situation, but masking in public can provide another layer of protection and help prevent the virus from spreading to others who aren't protected.

The Unicorn Is Real: Defying the Myth of Bisexuality

The Unicorn Is Real: Defying the Myth of Bisexuality

By Lauren Emily Whalen | Jul 23, 2021

"I have dogs and cats, so maybe that sets me up for bisexuality very well," jokes Margaret Cho. Our attitudes about where the "B" fits in LGBTQ is a hot topic in the queer community and beyond.

Buttigieg Cheers Spaceflight, Says He'd Go 'in a Heartbeat'

Buttigieg Cheers Spaceflight, Says He'd Go 'in a Heartbeat'

By Hope Yen | Jul 23, 2021

Former mayor, one-time presidential candidate, transportation secretary — future space traveler?

Watch: Racist, Homophobic Harassment Caught on Video in San Francisco

Watch: Racist, Homophobic Harassment Caught on Video in San Francisco

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 22, 2021

A man was caught on cell phone video subjecting a male couple to a racist and anti-LGBTQ tirade in San Francisco.

Louisiana Veto Session Ends with No Bill Rejections Reversed

Louisiana Veto Session Ends with No Bill Rejections Reversed

By Melinda Deslatte | Jul 22, 2021

Louisiana lawmakers ended their historic veto session Wednesday after two days in which Republicans failed to overturn any of Gov. John Bel Edwards' bill rejections, a significant blow to GOP efforts to assert independence from the Democratic governor.

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