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Impeachment Complicates the Early Days of Biden's Presidency

Impeachment Complicates the Early Days of Biden's Presidency

By Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 15, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden already faces the daunting task of steering a newly announced $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill through a closely divided Congress as the pandemic and its economic fallout grow.

Michael Cohen Writes Foreword for Trump Impeachment Book

Michael Cohen Writes Foreword for Trump Impeachment Book

Jan 15, 2021

A bound edition of materials about President Donald Trump's second impeachment will feature a foreword from an estranged associate — former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.

Capitol Rioters Included Highly Trained Ex-Military and Cops

Capitol Rioters Included Highly Trained Ex-Military and Cops

By Michael Biesecker, Jake Bleiberg and James Laporta | Jan 15, 2021

As Trump's supporters massed outside the Capitol and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead.

In Coronavirus Vaccine Drive, Deep South Falls Behind

In Coronavirus Vaccine Drive, Deep South Falls Behind

By Sudhin Thanawala | Jan 15, 2021

The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but four states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates that have alarmed health experts and frustrated residents.

Expanded US Vaccine Rollout Spawns a New Set of Problems

Expanded US Vaccine Rollout Spawns a New Set of Problems

By Janie Har, Jennifer Peltz, Allen G. Breed | Jan 15, 2021

The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.

In Parts of New York, Calling Someone Gay No Longer Cause for Defamation

In Parts of New York, Calling Someone Gay No Longer Cause for Defamation

Jan 14, 2021

Is calling someone gay cause for defamation? A New York state appeals court recently ruled that it isn't, breaking with decades-long legal rulings,

Swish Embassy T-Shirt Commemorates COVID-Unsafe 'Gay Party Boat' Disaster

Swish Embassy T-Shirt Commemorates COVID-Unsafe 'Gay Party Boat' Disaster

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 14, 2021

LGBTQ clothing company Swish Embassy's new T-shirt immortalizes the New Year's Eve fiasco in which a COVID-unsafe gay party boat sank off Puerto Vallarta, spilling a reported 60 revelers into the water.

Missouri Lawmaker Denounced for Alleged Sex with Intern

Missouri Lawmaker Denounced for Alleged Sex with Intern

By Summer Ballentine | Jan 14, 2021

A Missouri state lawmaker allegedly had sex with an intern and then threatened a staffer to keep quiet about it, according to a House Ethics Committee report released Wednesday.

Lady Gaga to Sing Anthem, J-Lo to Perform at Inauguration

Lady Gaga to Sing Anthem, J-Lo to Perform at Inauguration

Jan 14, 2021

Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Joe Biden's inauguration and Jennifer Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol when Biden is sworn in as the nation's 46th president next Wednesday.

Lawmaker Wants Dolly Parton Statue at Tennessee Capitol

Lawmaker Wants Dolly Parton Statue at Tennessee Capitol

Jan 14, 2021

A statue of country music icon Dolly Parton could be added to the Capitol grounds in Nashville, Tennessee, if one state lawmaker gets his way.

Vaccines and Masks: Biden Plan Aims to Break Pandemic Cycle

Vaccines and Masks: Biden Plan Aims to Break Pandemic Cycle

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Bill Barrow | Jan 14, 2021

A coronavirus action plan being unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden centers on a mass vaccination campaign and closer coordination among all levels of government.

Brian Sims Accuses GOP Senator of Endangering His Life

Brian Sims Accuses GOP Senator of Endangering His Life

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 14, 2021

Rep. Brian Sims (D-PA) has accused a Pennsylvania Republican lawmaker Doug Mastriano of endangering his life in a Twitter post.

Mama Boys? Insurrectionists and the Moms who Love Them

Mama Boys? Insurrectionists and the Moms who Love Them

Jan 14, 2021

If the hit TLC show "I Love a Mama's Boy"> is looking for subjects for their new season, they should look no further than a pair of insurrectionists who invaded the U.S. Capitol building last week.

Trump Impeached after Capitol Riot in Historic Second Charge

Trump Impeached after Capitol Riot in Historic Second Charge

By Lisa Mascaro, Mary Claire Jalonick, Jonathan Lemire, and Alan Fram | Jan 14, 2021

President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time, charged with "incitement of insurrection" over the deadly mob siege of the U.S. Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

Tom Hanks Heads TV Special Celebrating Biden's Inauguration

Tom Hanks Heads TV Special Celebrating Biden's Inauguration

By Mark Kennedy | Jan 13, 2021

Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States, with performances by Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons.

Palm Springs Mayor Hits Back at GaysOverCovid Critics Calling Her 'Queen of the Karens'

Palm Springs Mayor Hits Back at GaysOverCovid Critics Calling Her 'Queen of the Karens'

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 13, 2021

Despite receiving abuse on social media, Palm Spring mayor Christy Holstege isn't backing down on her criticism of gay and bisexual men partying in Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gay Capitol Riot Attendee Bragged About Assault, Now Fears Retaliation and Arrest

Gay Capitol Riot Attendee Bragged About Assault, Now Fears Retaliation and Arrest

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 13, 2021

A gay hairdresser from Huntington Beach is receiving death threats after taking part in last week's insurrection at the U.S. capitol.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: A Troubled Legacy Through Divisive Rhetoric

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: A Troubled Legacy Through Divisive Rhetoric

Jan 13, 2021

An 11th hour resignation amid the Capitol insurrection can't negate Betsy Devos's troublesome impact on the nation's education system.

Moratorium Over: N. Carolina Towns Advance LGBT Protections

Moratorium Over: N. Carolina Towns Advance LGBT Protections

By Gary D. Robertson | Jan 13, 2021

The first North Carolina municipalities are acting to expand LGBT rights again a month since the expiration of a moratorium on nondiscrimination ordinances agreed to years ago as a compromise to do away with the state's "bathroom bill."

Chuck Norris Manager Says Actor was Not at U.S. Capitol Riot

Chuck Norris Manager Says Actor was Not at U.S. Capitol Riot

By Mark Kennedy | Jan 13, 2021

Chuck Norris' manager says the "Walker, Texas Ranger" star was not present at last week's deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.

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