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After Cawthorn's Loss, Candidate Challenge Ruling Reversed
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After Cawthorn's Loss, Candidate Challenge Ruling Reversed

NEWS | By Gary D. Robertson | May 25

A week after U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn lost his primary election, a federal appeals court overturned a trial judge's decision that had blocked North Carolina's elections board from examining whether he should be disqualified from running for reelection.

US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Wins GOP Primary in Georgia

US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Wins GOP Primary in Georgia

NEWS | By Russ Bynum | May 25

A defiant U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene easily defeated five fellow Republicans on Tuesday in a primary race that showed her conservative Georgia constituents standing steadfastly beside her after a turbulent freshman term.

State Farm Isn't There: Insurance Giant Cuts LGBTQ Support after Complaints

State Farm Isn't There: Insurance Giant Cuts LGBTQ Support after Complaints

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | May 24

Insurance company State Farm said Monday that it would dissolve its relationship with The GenderCool Project, an organization that supports transgender and non-binary youth, after facing backlash from some customers.

Watch: Could This Be the 'Wildest Oral Scene' in TV History?

Watch: Could This Be the 'Wildest Oral Scene' in TV History?

ENTERTAINMENT | May 24

On Sunday night's episode of the new HBO series "The Time Traveler's Wife," there was a scene that some are calling "the wildest oral sex scene in the history of television."

Netflix's Ricky Gervais Comedy Special Mocks Trans People

Netflix's Ricky Gervais Comedy Special Mocks Trans People

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | May 24

At just four minutes into his latest Netflix special, Ricky Gervais goes after the transgender community, seemingly to purposely draw controversy.

Indiana House Backs Override on Veto of Trans Sports Ban

Indiana House Backs Override on Veto of Trans Sports Ban

NEWS | By Casey Smith | May 24

The Republican-dominated Indiana House voted Tuesday to override the GOP governor's veto of a bill banning transgender females from competing in girls school sports.

Montana Bars Birth Certificate Changes, Even with Surgery

Montana Bars Birth Certificate Changes, Even with Surgery

NEWS | By Matthew Brown | May 24

Montana health officials say transgender people can't change their birth certificates even if they undergo gender-confirmation surgery, in defiance of a court order that had blocked the Republican-controlled state's bid to restrict transgender rights.

Watch: After Jinkx's Iconic 'Snatch Game,' Veteran Who Fears he Possibly 'Killed' Judy Garland Explains Himself

Watch: After Jinkx's Iconic 'Snatch Game,' Veteran Who Fears he Possibly 'Killed' Judy Garland Explains Himself

ENTERTAINMENT | May 24

It was "The Snatch Game" on the latest episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7" (on Paramount+) and Jinkx Monsoon turned it into an iconic event with her impersonation of Judy Garland, even forgiving a man who fears he "killed" her.

Cannes Diary 3: 'Armageddon Time,' 'Brother and Sister,' 'Triangle of Sadness'

Cannes Diary 3: 'Armageddon Time,' 'Brother and Sister,' 'Triangle of Sadness'

ENTERTAINMENT | By C.J. Prince | May 24

EDGE contributor C.J. Prince takes a look at some of the bigger films playing at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, including James Gray's "Armageddon Time" and Ruben Ostlund's "Triangle of Sadness."

Explainer: What is Monkeypox and where is it Spreading?

Explainer: What is Monkeypox and where is it Spreading?

NEWS | By Maria Cheng | May 24

Health authorities in Europe, North America, Israel and Australia have identified more than 100 cases of monkeypox in recent days.

Entertainment

Ex-White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Hired by MSNBC

Ex-White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Hired by MSNBC

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | May 24

Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki has officially landed at MSNBC, where she is expected to make appearances on the network's cable and streaming programs as well as host a new original show.

Business

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction

BUSINESS | By Adam Beam | May 24

California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

Technology

Social Media Hammered by Mounting Questions over Advertising

Social Media Hammered by Mounting Questions over Advertising

TECHNOLOGY | By Michelle Chapman | May 25

Social media has had a rough 2022 with lingering questions about advertising spending, political ads and a $44 billion takeover of Twitter that may or may not be happening.

Finance

Stock Market Slump Unsettling Americans Eyeing Retirement

Stock Market Slump Unsettling Americans Eyeing Retirement

FINANCE | By Alex Veiga and Rebecca Boone | May 25

Americans on the cusp of retiring are facing a tough choice as they watch their nest eggs shrink: Stay the course or keep working.

Cars

Hyundai Recalls 239,000 Cars for Exploding Seat Belt Parts

Hyundai Recalls 239,000 Cars for Exploding Seat Belt Parts

CARS | May 25

Hyundai is recalling 239,000 cars in the U.S. because the seat belt pretensioners can explode and injure vehicle occupants. Three injuries have been reported, two in the U.S. and one in Singapore.

Style

Report: Dramatic Rise in Pesticides in EU Fruits, Vegetables

Report: Dramatic Rise in Pesticides in EU Fruits, Vegetables

STYLE | By Samuel Petrequin | May 25

The contamination of fruits and vegetables produced in the European Union by the most toxic pesticides has substantially increased over the past decade, according to new research published Tuesday.

Health/Fitness

Pandemic-Weary Americans Plan for Summer Despite COVID Surge

Pandemic-Weary Americans Plan for Summer Despite COVID Surge

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Caleb Jones and Stefanie Dazio | May 25

A COVID-19 surge is underway that is starting to cause disruptions as the school year wraps up and Americans prepare for summer vacations.

Travel

Airbnb Ends Rentals in China to Focus on Outbound Tourists

Airbnb Ends Rentals in China to Focus on Outbound Tourists

TRAVEL | May 24

Airbnb Inc. announced Tuesday it will stop representing short-term rental properties in China and focus its business in the country on serving Chinese tourists looking for lodgings abroad.

Nightlife

Say Gay! — at One Magical Weekend in Orlando

Say Gay! — at One Magical Weekend in Orlando

NIGHTLIFE | May 23

Gather your friends and let us introduce you to Orlando's most iconic weekend experience: Celebrate with us at One Magical Weekend in Orlando!