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Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

NATIONAL | By Nicholas K. Geranios | Oct 23, 2020

Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said.

Fiasco Over Pope's Cut Civil Union Quote Intensifies Impact

Fiasco Over Pope's Cut Civil Union Quote Intensifies Impact

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 23, 2020

The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked down by pandemic and besieged by a corruption scandal, recalling Francis' glory days travelling the world to bless the oppressed.

Trump, Biden Lawyer Up, Brace for White House Legal Battle

Trump, Biden Lawyer Up, Brace for White House Legal Battle

POLITICS | By Alanna Durkin Richer and Eric Tucker | Oct 23, 2020

President Donald Trump's and Democratic rival Joe Biden's campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at the ballot box but in court.

Watch: Sen. Susan Collins 'Truly Grateful' for Support from Anti-LGBTQ Group

Watch: Sen. Susan Collins 'Truly Grateful' for Support from Anti-LGBTQ Group

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 23, 2020

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has declared herself to be "truly grateful" for the endorsement of an anti-LGTBQ group in her home state.

Gus Kenworthy Shares Bruised 'Peach' Pic After 'Really Stupid' Ski Accident

Gus Kenworthy Shares Bruised 'Peach' Pic After 'Really Stupid' Ski Accident

SPORTS | Oct 23, 2020

Gus Kenworthy took to his Instagram Stories Thursday to show a nasty bruise he got on his backside after a "really stupid" ski accident he endured while in Switzerland.

Watch: School District's Proposed LGBTQ Proclamation Draws Parental Support, Objections

Watch: School District's Proposed LGBTQ Proclamation Draws Parental Support, Objections

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 23, 2020

Parents showed up by the dozen to weigh in on a Florida school district's proposed LGBTQ proclamation. Unsurprisingly, the proposal proved to be controversial.

Canadian Teens Protest HS Dress Code by Wearing Skirts to School

Canadian Teens Protest HS Dress Code by Wearing Skirts to School

NATIONAL | Oct 23, 2020

16-year-old Zachary Paulin decided to make a statement about the dress code at the school he attends, Collège Nouvelles Frontières in Gatineau, Quebec, which he saw as discriminatory.

Did Trump Confuse the Public Option With 'Medicare for All'?

Did Trump Confuse the Public Option With 'Medicare for All'?

POLITICS | By Victoria Knight | Oct 23, 2020

During the final presidential debate, President Donald Trump claimed that 180 million people would lose their private health insurance to socialized medicine if the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, is elected president.

Celebrities Unite to Various Get-Out-the-Vote Efforts

Celebrities Unite to Various Get-Out-the-Vote Efforts

POLITICS | By Mark Kennedy | Oct 23, 2020

In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are urging Americans to vote. Here are some of the free, nonpartisan efforts:

NBC's Welker Sharp in First Turn as Debate Moderator

NBC's Welker Sharp in First Turn as Debate Moderator

POLITICS | By David Bauder | Oct 23, 2020

Moderator Kristen Welker — with the help of an offstage mute button — helped give Americans the substantive, crackling debate over leadership that had been missing so far during the 2020 presidential campaign.

Trump, Biden Fight Over the Raging Virus, Climate and Race

Trump, Biden Fight Over the Raging Virus, Climate and Race

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire, Michelle L. Price, Darlene Superville and Will Weissert | Oct 23, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus during the campaign's closing debate.

Will Sports Announcer Make Comeback After Caught Saying Gay Slur?

Will Sports Announcer Make Comeback After Caught Saying Gay Slur?

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 23, 2020

Don't count sports announcer Thom Brennaman out for good following his resignation after he was caught on a hot mic uttering an anti-gay slur, says Cincinnati Reds President Phil Castellini.

Mexico Broadcaster: Pope's Civil Union Quote Not Broadcast

Mexico Broadcaster: Pope's Civil Union Quote Not Broadcast

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Winfield and Maria Verza | Oct 22, 2020

A Mexican television broadcaster confirmed Thursday that Pope Francis' bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were made during a May 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.

Lawsuit of Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Accuser Dismissed

Lawsuit of Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Accuser Dismissed

NATIONAL | Oct 22, 2020

A judge has dismissed the lawsuit of one of two men who alleged that Michael Jackson abused them as boys in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland."

Mute Buttons and Masks: Inside the Final 2020 Debate

Mute Buttons and Masks: Inside the Final 2020 Debate

POLITICS | By Steve Peoples and Pablo Martinez Monsivais | Oct 22, 2020

The mute button is among a handful of changes implemented by the nonpartisan debate commission to help ensure a better sense of safety and order following the raucous opening debate 23 days ago.

Watch: Trump Posts Unedited '60 Minutes' Interview Before it Airs

Watch: Trump Posts Unedited '60 Minutes' Interview Before it Airs

NATIONAL | By Jill Colvin | Oct 22, 2020

President Donald Trump posted his full, unedited interview with "60 Minutes" on Facebook before the show's scheduled Sunday broadcast.

Rudy Giuliani Calls 'Borat' Clip a 'Complete Fabrication,' Claiming He Did Nothing 'Inappropriate'

Rudy Giuliani Calls 'Borat' Clip a 'Complete Fabrication,' Claiming He Did Nothing 'Inappropriate'

POLITICS | Oct 22, 2020

In the new "Borat" satire, Rudy Giuliani is caught reaching down his pants in a hotel room with a 26-year old woman, but claims the implications of the scene are a complete 'fabrication.'

Biden's Big Health Agenda Won't Be Easy to Achieve

Biden's Big Health Agenda Won't Be Easy to Achieve

POLITICS | By Julie Rovner | Oct 22, 2020

If Joe Biden wins the presidency in November, health is likely to play a high-profile role in his agenda. Just probably not in the way he or anyone else might have predicted.

Stars to Honor Students at GLSEN's Reimagined 30th Awards

Stars to Honor Students at GLSEN's Reimagined 30th Awards

NATIONAL | Oct 22, 2020

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network will honor six students through celebrity-directed stories at its 30th annual reimagined ceremony.

Students, Alumni of Mass. Catholic College Decry Anti-LGBTQ Message

Students, Alumni of Mass. Catholic College Decry Anti-LGBTQ Message

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 22, 2020

A Catholic university in Massachusetts sent students a pre-Election Day message comparing marriage equality to abortion and war crimes. Alumni responded with a letter to the administration calling them out for it.

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