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Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Returns, with All the Trimmings

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Returns, with All the Trimmings

Nov 25, 2021

Crimped by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is returning Thursday in full albeit with precautions.

On the Road Again: Travelers Emerge in Time for Thanksgiving

On the Road Again: Travelers Emerge in Time for Thanksgiving

By David Koenig | Nov 25, 2021

Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family.

Americans Are Spending but Inflation Casts Pall Over Economy

Americans Are Spending but Inflation Casts Pall Over Economy

Nov 25, 2021

Americans are doing the main thing that drives the U.S. economy — spending — but accelerating inflation is casting a pall.

Justice Dept. to Prioritize Prosecuting Violence on Flights

Justice Dept. to Prioritize Prosecuting Violence on Flights

By Michael Balsamo | Nov 25, 2021

Attorney General Merrick Garland directed U.S. attorneys across the country to swiftly prioritize prosecution of federal crimes that happen on commercial flights.

Collecting $26M Award Vs. White Nationalists May Be Tough

Collecting $26M Award Vs. White Nationalists May Be Tough

Nov 25, 2021

Nine people who sued white nationalist leaders and organizations over the violence at a deadly rally in Charlottesville in 2017 won a $26 million judgment for the injuries and trauma they endured.

Performers Gear Up for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Performers Gear Up for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Mark Kennedy | Nov 24, 2021

This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade — the 95th annual — will snap back to form after bowing to pandemic restrictions last year.

Judge: Iowa Medicaid Denial of Sex Change Surgery Unlawful

Judge: Iowa Medicaid Denial of Sex Change Surgery Unlawful

By David Pitt | Nov 23, 2021

An Iowa law that prohibits Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgeries for transgender residents violates state law and the state constitution, a judge ruled in a decision made public Monday.

Gay Men and Bisexual Women May Have Higher Odds for High Blood Pressure

Gay Men and Bisexual Women May Have Higher Odds for High Blood Pressure

Nov 23, 2021

Gay men and bisexual women may have higher rates of high blood pressure than their heterosexual counterparts, according to new research.

Conflict over Abortion Laws Won't Abate if Roe v. Wade Falls

Conflict over Abortion Laws Won't Abate if Roe v. Wade Falls

By David Crary | Nov 23, 2021

No matter how the current conservative-dominated court handles pending high-profile abortion cases there will be no monolithic, nationwide change. Fractious state-by-state battles will continue.

Trans Netflix Workers Drop Labor Complaint but One Resigns

Trans Netflix Workers Drop Labor Complaint but One Resigns

Nov 23, 2021

Two former Netflix employees who criticized anti-transgender comments on Dave Chappelle's TV special are dropping labor complaints and one has resigned from the company.

Watch: Utah Boy With Two Dads Bullied By Substitute Teacher

Watch: Utah Boy With Two Dads Bullied By Substitute Teacher

By Emell Adolphus | Nov 21, 2021

A Utah boy with two dads bullied by substitute teacher appears on CBS This Morning. He was with his two dads to speak out about his treatment at school.

9th Circuit Panel Rules for Release of Prop 8 Trial Tapes

9th Circuit Panel Rules for Release of Prop 8 Trial Tapes

By John Ferrannini | Nov 19, 2021

In a victory for media organizations, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that tapes of the 2010 San Francisco federal trial that struck down California's same-sex marriage ban can be released.

Kyle Rittenhouse Cleared of all Charges in Kenosha Shootings

Kyle Rittenhouse Cleared of all Charges in Kenosha Shootings

By Michael Tarm, Scott Bauer and Amy Forliti | Nov 19, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse has been acquitted of all charges after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha, Wisconsin, shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation's debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice.

Florist Who Refused Same-Sex Wedding Job Settles with Couple

Florist Who Refused Same-Sex Wedding Job Settles with Couple

Nov 19, 2021

A florist in Washington state who was in an eight-year legal battle that reached the U.S. Supreme Court will retire after settling with the same-sex couple whose wedding job she refused.

Gay Clubs Inspired Dennis Rodman's NBA Career, He Says

Gay Clubs Inspired Dennis Rodman's NBA Career, He Says

By Emell Adolphus | Nov 18, 2021

In a wide-ranging GQ interview, NBA legend Dennis Rodman says "wearing a dress made me feel good."

White House Offering More Aid for Winter Heat, Utility Bills

White House Offering More Aid for Winter Heat, Utility Bills

By Josh Boak | Nov 18, 2021

The Biden administration is taking steps to help distribute several billion dollars in aid for winter heating and utility bills, an unprecedented sum that comes largely from its $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.

Jan. 6 Rioter who Carried Spear and Wore Horns Got 41 Months

Jan. 6 Rioter who Carried Spear and Wore Horns Got 41 Months

By JAq | Nov 17, 2021

Jacob Chansley, the spear-carrying Jan. 6 rioter whose horned fur hat, bare chest and face paint made him one of the more recognizable figures in the assault on the Capitol, was sentenced Wednesday to 41 months in prison.

Alex Jones Liable for Defamation in Sandy Hook 'Hoax' Case

Alex Jones Liable for Defamation in Sandy Hook 'Hoax' Case

By Dave Collins | Nov 16, 2021

A Connecticut judge found Infowars host Alex Jones liable by default Monday in a defamation lawsuit brought by parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting over the conspiracy theorist's claims that the massacre was a hoax.

GOP Ramps Up LGBTQ+ Book Banning Efforts

GOP Ramps Up LGBTQ+ Book Banning Efforts

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 15, 2021

Republican officials in a number of states have targeted books with LGBTQ+ themes, declaring them "obscene" and "pornographic" and seeking to have them pulled from school libraries.

Trump Ally Bannon Taken into Custody on Contempt Charges

Trump Ally Bannon Taken into Custody on Contempt Charges

By Michael Balsamo and Mary Clare Jalonick | Nov 15, 2021

Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, surrendered to federal authorities on Monday to face contempt charges after defying a subpoena from a House committee investigating January's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

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