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Key Moments in Actor Jussie Smollett's Chicago Attack

Key Moments in Actor Jussie Smollett's Chicago Attack

NEWS | Feb 15
"Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. Here are some key moments in the story.

Bombshell Book Alleges a Vatican Gay Subculture, Hypocrisy

Bombshell Book Alleges a Vatican Gay Subculture, Hypocrisy

NEWS | By Nicole Winfield | Feb 15
A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities, the Vatican.

AP Exclusive: Lawsuit Claims Discrimination by Foster Agency

AP Exclusive: Lawsuit Claims Discrimination by Foster Agency

NEWS | By Meg Kinnard | Feb 15
A Catholic mother says a federally funded South Carolina foster agency abruptly stopped working with her and won't allow her to foster children because she's "not the right kind of Christian."

Pop Culturing: As Disney/Marvel Readies to Bail on Netflix, Enter 'The Umbrella Academy'

Pop Culturing: As Disney/Marvel Readies to Bail on Netflix, Enter 'The Umbrella Academy'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 15
Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy," which is now streaming, is the company's answer to its Disney/Marvel problem.

Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

NEWS | By Alan Fram, Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller | Feb 15
Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump announced Friday he was declaring a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Chicago Police: 2 Questioned in Smollett Attack are Suspects

Chicago Police: 2 Questioned in Smollett Attack are Suspects

NEWS | By Don Babwin | Feb 15
Two men characterized by police as "persons of interest" in the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are now considered suspects and have been arrested on "probable cause that they may have committed a crime," a Chicago police spokesman said.

Reporters Seek Answers to Gay Black Man's Death; Political Donor Tells Them to 'Get A Life'

Reporters Seek Answers to Gay Black Man's Death; Political Donor Tells Them to 'Get A Life'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 15
Reporters who sought comment from wealthy West Hollywood political donor Ed Buck found themselves summarily repelled, with Buck curtly telling them to "Get a job, get a life."

Ex-Massachusetts Governor to Challenge Trump for GOP Nod

Ex-Massachusetts Governor to Challenge Trump for GOP Nod

NEWS | By Holly Ramer and Bob Salsberg | Feb 15
William Weld, a former Massachusetts governor who ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2016, became the first Republican to take a serious step toward challenging President Donald Trump in 2020.

Regina is Already a King, but What About President?

Regina is Already a King, but What About President?

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | Feb 15
So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what'd she get? A prophecy on her life.

Modern Life's Most Common Stressors

Modern Life's Most Common Stressors

Phone batteries dying, sticking to plans, and slow WiFi — these are just some of the modern causes of stress plaguing Americans today, according to new research.


News

Bipartisan Criticism for Anti-Gay West Virginia State Rep in Wake of Gays, KKK Comparison

Bipartisan Criticism for Anti-Gay West Virginia State Rep in Wake of Gays, KKK Comparison

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 15
Lawmakers from both sides are now condemning West Virginia state delegate Eric Porterfield in the wake of a string of inflammatory remarks, including comparing gays to the KKK, calling LGBTQs a "blight," and suggesting he would drown gay children.


Entertainment

 Review :: Betty

Review :: Betty

MUSIC | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 15
The third album by Betty Who, and her first as an independent artist, is an admirable collection of unabashed pop music.


Business

White House Scrambles to Find Pots of Money to Use for Wall

White House Scrambles to Find Pots of Money to Use for Wall

FINANCE | By Lolita Baldour | Feb 15
If President Donald Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with Mexico, he still needs money to pay for it. And shifting money from other accounts to deliver the $5.7 billion he wants is not without political problems.


Technology

Heading South: Warming to Change How U.S. Cities Feel in 2080

Heading South: Warming to Change How U.S. Cities Feel in 2080

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Feb 15
The climate in New York City in 60 years could feel like Arkansas now. Chicago could seem like Kansas City and San Francisco could get a Southern California climate if global warming pollution continues at the current pace, a new study finds.


Cars

Trump's New Trade Decision: Impose Tariffs on Imported Cars?

Trump's New Trade Decision: Impose Tariffs on Imported Cars?

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher and Paul Wiseman | Feb 15
By Sunday, Trump's Commerce Department is expected to issue an opinion on whether auto imports endanger U.S. national security enough to justify such import taxes. Trump would then have 90 days to decide whether to impose them.


Style

Learn Your CBDs: 8 Cannabis Skincare Products and Why They Work

Learn Your CBDs: 8 Cannabis Skincare Products and Why They Work

GROOMING | By Christopher Ehlers | Feb 15
No, you're not going to get high, but CBD grooming products are overtaking the skincare industry like weeds. Here are our top picks and why they're so effective.


Health/Fitness

Mississippi Advances Ban on Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat

Mississippi Advances Ban on Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat

POLITICS | By Emily Wagster Pettus | Feb 14
Mississippi is working toward enacting one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation, in a race with other states to push a legal challenge to the more conservative U.S. Supreme Court.


Travel

72 (Gayish) Hours in Milwaukee

72 (Gayish) Hours in Milwaukee

Feb 15
A few days in Milwaukee reveal a round-up of lively LGBTQ-friendly bars, local eats, culture, and most of the time... snow.


Nightlife

Daddy Issues @ House of YES :: February 10, 2019

Daddy Issues @ House of YES :: February 10, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | Feb 13
Daddy OllyWood presented Daddy Issues N#4 in NYC. With International DJ's Borja Pena, Joey Quinones and Michael Magnan, along with performances by GiGi Goode, Jasmine Kennedie and Merry Cherrie.