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Why Is Gay Ally David Beckham Promoting Homophobic Qatar?

Why Is Gay Ally David Beckham Promoting Homophobic Qatar?

NEWS | Oct 24
David Beckham has agreed to be the spokesperson for the 2022 World Cup after accepting a deal from host nation Qatar.

Picasso Artworks Auctioned for Combined $109M in Las Vegas

Picasso Artworks Auctioned for Combined $109M in Las Vegas

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 24
Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks have been sold for a combined $109 million in a Las Vegas auction coinciding with the artist's 140th birthday.

Race-Blind Redistricting? Democrats Incredulous at GOP Maps

Race-Blind Redistricting? Democrats Incredulous at GOP Maps

NEWS | By Bryan Anderson | Oct 24
North Carolina is one of at least three states where Republicans say they are drawing maps without looking at racial and party data. But those maps still happen to strongly favor the GOP.

Let Computers Do It: Film Set Tragedy Spurs Call to Ban Guns

Let Computers Do It: Film Set Tragedy Spurs Call to Ban Guns

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jocelyn Noveck | Oct 24
Why are real guns ever used on set, when computers can create gunshots in post-production? Isn't even the smallest risk unacceptable?

Boo! Thousands Crowd New Orleans Streets for 1st Parade

Boo! Thousands Crowd New Orleans Streets for 1st Parade

ENTERTAINMENT | By Rebecca Santana | Oct 24
High school bands played, costumed marching groups danced, and float riders threw beads to the thousands of people who turned out for New Orleans' first big parade since COVID pandemic hit.

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NEWS | Oct 24
None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts.

A Magical Trove of Ricky Jay Ephemera Hits Auction Block

A Magical Trove of Ricky Jay Ephemera Hits Auction Block

ENTERTAINMENT | By Leanne Italie | Oct 24
When Ricky Jay died in 2018, he left behind a vast trove of rare books, posters, broadsides and other artifacts that honored many who came before him. Some of those artifacts are going up for auction.

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

NEWS | By Patrick Whittle | Oct 24
Depending on whom you ask, Maine's proposed "right to food" constitutional amendment would simply put people in charge of how and what they eat — or would endanger animals and food supplies.

GOP Uses Voters to Push Election Reforms in Unlikely States

GOP Uses Voters to Push Election Reforms in Unlikely States

NEWS | By Marc Levy | Oct 23
Republicans have succeeded this year in passing a range of voting restrictions in states they control politically, from Georgia to Iowa to Texas. They're not stopping there.

Harrison Ford Reunited with Lost Credit Card in Sicily

Harrison Ford Reunited with Lost Credit Card in Sicily

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 23
Harrison Ford lost his credit card during a stay in a beach town near Palermo, Sicily, but got it back thanks to a German tourist, police in Sicily said Saturday.


News

Erdogan Orders Removal of 10 Ambassadors, Including U.S. Envoy

Erdogan Orders Removal of 10 Ambassadors, Including U.S. Envoy

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 23
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that he had ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona non grata.


Business

Vaccine Mandates Create Conflict with Defiant Workers

Vaccine Mandates Create Conflict with Defiant Workers

By David Sharp, Mike Catalini, and Stefanie Dazio | Oct 24
A small but significant number of American workers are deciding whether to quit their jobs and careers in defiance of what they consider intrusive edicts that affect their freedoms.


Technology

What the Metaverse is and How It Will Work

What the Metaverse is and How It Will Work

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelvin Chan and Matt O'Brien | Oct 24
The term "metaverse" seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-term visions. But what is it?


Finance

PPP is Gone, but Government Help for Small Businesses Isn't

PPP is Gone, but Government Help for Small Businesses Isn't

By Randa Kriss | Oct 21
Here are some of the government funding options that are still available to help small businesses in the time of COVID — and how to get them.


Cars

Edmunds: Volkswagen Taos vs. Chevrolet Trailblazer

Edmunds: Volkswagen Taos vs. Chevrolet Trailblazer

AUTO NEWS | Oct 23
These entry-level crossovers provide lots of utility in a relatively small package and offer many features found in larger SUVs. Cutting back on size doesn't mean cutting back on convenience.


Style

Aromatherapy Spray Linked to U.S. Deaths Faces Recall

Aromatherapy Spray Linked to U.S. Deaths Faces Recall

HOME | By Mike Stobbe | Oct 24
U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease even though none had traveled internationally.


Health/Fitness

Can New Variants of the Coronavirus Keep Emerging?

Can New Variants of the Coronavirus Keep Emerging?

HEALTH | By Christina Larson | Oct 23
New variants can emerge as long as the virus that caused the pandemic keeps infecting people. But that doesn't mean new variants will keep emerging as regularly, or that they'll be more dangerous.


Nightlife

Treat Yourself to a Pleasure Trip with Tracy's DogĀ® Turboo

Treat Yourself to a Pleasure Trip with Tracy's DogĀ® Turboo

SEX | Oct 18
Just because you are in the middle of staying healthy and safe during the pandemic does not mean you have to forget about your sex life; you are your safest sex partner, and this toy can help you become your best partner, too.