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'Never Rarely' Tops Spirit Awards, 'Da 5 Bloods' Leads NBRs

By Jake Coyle | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
The teen abortion drama "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" landed a leading seven nominations, Chadwick Boseman was posthumously nominated and women dominated the best director category in the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations announced Tuesday.

Jane Fonda to Receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
Jane Fonda cemented herself into Hollywood allure as a chameleonlike actor and social activist, and now the Golden Globes will honor her illustrious career with its highest honor.

Twitter Permanently Bans My Pillow CEO

By Zen Soo | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
Twitter has permanently banned My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell's account after he continued to perpetuate the baseless claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Norway Fines Grindr $11.7 Million Over Privacy Breach

Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
Norway is fining gay dating app Grindr $11.7 million for failing to get consent from users before sharing their personal information with advertising companies, in breach of stringent European Union privacy rules.

Group of U.S. Catholic Bishops Urges Support for LGBT Youth

By David Crary | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
Declaring "God is on your side," a Roman Catholic cardinal, an archbishop, and six other U.S. bishops issued a statement of support for LGBT youth and denouncing the bullying often directed at them.

Thomas Keeps Citi Sponsorship with Money Donated to LGBTQ

By Doug Ferguson | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
Investment bank Citi decided Monday to keep its sponsorship of Justin Thomas, condemning the anti-gay slur he muttered and requiring him to donate a "meaningful portion" of his deal as part of an active role in LGBTQ causes.

'Soul,' 'Ma Rainey's' among AFI's Top 10 Films of the Year

By Lindsey Bahr | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
The American Film Institute announced its top 10 films of the year, including Pixar's jazz themed "Soul" and two of Chadwick Boseman's final films: the August Wilson adaptation "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" and Spike Lee's Vietnam drama "Da 5 Bloods."

Pets are Back: Biden's 2 Dogs Settle in at White House

By Darlene Superville | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
The patter of paws is being heard in the White House again following the arrival of President Joe Biden's dogs Champ and Major. The two German shepherds are the first pets to live at the executive mansion since the Obama administration.

Trump Impeachment Goes to Senate, Testing His Sway Over GOP

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of him and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the Capotol.

'Historic Snow' Blankets Parts of Midwest, Disrupts Travel

By Josh Funk | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
A major winter storm blanketed parts of the middle of the country with snow that was forecast into late Tuesday in some areas, disrupting traffic and closing some coronavirus testing sites.

California Reverses Stay-at-Home Order as Conditions Improve

By Kathleen Ronayne | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
Business owners hailed Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision to lift stay-at-home orders across California in response to improving coronavirus conditions, but local health officials expressed concern that it may cause residents to let down their guard.

COVID-19 Variant Brings New Dimension to Europe's Pandemic

By Barry Hatton | Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
The pandemic's spread across Europe is increasingly being powered by an especially contagious virus mutation first detected last year in southeast England. The threat is prompting governments to introduce harsh new lockdowns and curfew.

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

By Iris Samuels | Monday Jan 25, 2021
There are bills in more than a dozen states where lawmakers are proposing restrictions on athletics or gender-confirming health care for trans minors this year.

NYC Vaccination Megasites Stalled Without Supply

Monday Jan 25, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City could administer 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses a week if it had enough supply, but instead has been forced to put off opening mass vaccination sites as it waits for vaccine production to speed up.

Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio Won't Seek Reelection

By Dan Sewell | Monday Jan 25, 2021
Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, of Ohio, said he won't seek reelection due in part to how it's gotten "harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress," and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades.

Biden Reversing Trump Ban on Transgender People in Military

By Lolita C. Baldor and | Monday Jan 25, 2021
President Joe Biden is signing an order Monday reversing a Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from joining the military.

Dominion Voting Systems Sues Giuliani Over Election Claims

By Colleen Long | Monday Jan 25, 2021
Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president's efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election.

Loathed NYC Bus Terminal is Bound for an Upgrade

By David Porter | Monday Jan 25, 2021
New York City's main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul.

Belgium Bans Leisure Travel for a Month to Combat Pandemic

By Raf Casert | Monday Jan 25, 2021
Belgium is banning all leisure travel abroad for its citizens as of next week and until March, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and its virulent variants.

Budweiser Joins Coke, Pepsi Brands in Sitting Out Super Bowl

By Mae Anderson and Dee-Ann Durbin | Monday Jan 25, 2021
For the first time since 1983, when Anheuser-Busch used all of its ad time to introduce a beer called Bud Light, the beer giant isn't advertising its iconic Budweiser brand during the Super Bowl.

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