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In Hard-Hit Areas, COVID's Ripple Effects Strain Mental Health Care Systems

In Hard-Hit Areas, COVID's Ripple Effects Strain Mental Health Care Systems

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock | Jun 5
Behavioral health care workers in areas hit hard by COVID-19 are overburdened. Mobile crisis teams, residential programs and call centers, especially in pandemic hot spots, have had to reduce or close services.

Will Insurance Cover Your Protest-Related Injury? It Depends

Will Insurance Cover Your Protest-Related Injury? It Depends

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Michelle Andrews | Jun 5
Plans sometimes have exclusions for coverage related to "illegal acts" that could leave people on the hook for at least part of their medical costs. But health policy experts said it's unclear how common these clauses are or when they're used.

A Few Superspreaders Spread the Majority of Coronavirus Cases

A Few Superspreaders Spread the Majority of Coronavirus Cases

During any disease outbreak, epidemiologists want to quickly figure out whether superspreaders are part of the picture. Their existence can accelerate the rate of new infections or substantially expand the geographic distribution of the disease.

Adult Performer Detained for Manslaughter in Bizarre Ritual (Involving a Toad)

Adult Performer Detained for Manslaughter in Bizarre Ritual (Involving a Toad)

NEWS | Jun 5
Adult performer Nacho Vidal (aka Jordá González) was detained last week in Spain's Valencia region in connection with the death of fashion photographer Jose Luis Abad in July 2019 at Vidal's home.

'God's Own Country' Director Opens Up About Upcoming Lesbian Drama 'Ammonite'

'God's Own Country' Director Opens Up About Upcoming Lesbian Drama 'Ammonite'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 5
Francis Lee completed his followup feature, "Ammonite," just before the COVID-19 crisis struck. Now, with the film being selected for Cannes, he's speaking about the movie, a love story about two 19th Century women.

Fitness Friday: Full-Body Fitness Band Workout

Fitness Friday: Full-Body Fitness Band Workout

Fitness bands take up very little space at home, which make them the ideal piece of equipment to add resistance to your strength-training workout.

Legendary Rapper Da Brat Opens Up About Coming Out in Her 40s

Legendary Rapper Da Brat Opens Up About Coming Out in Her 40s

NEWS | Jun 5
Iconic rapper Da Brat is opening up about her decision to come out in March, saying that her relationship with her girlfriend inspired her to be honest about herself to the world.

Watch: 'Karens' are Alive and Well and Working on Broadway, According to Black Actor/Writer/Activist

Watch: 'Karens' are Alive and Well and Working on Broadway, According to Black Actor/Writer/Activist

Actor/writer/activist Griffin Matthews shares his experiences in putting together a new musical that played Cambridge and New York, and how he experienced interactions with what he calls "Karens" along the way.

Vicar and Model's May-December Romance Ends Tragically with COVID-19 Death

Vicar and Model's May-December Romance Ends Tragically with COVID-19 Death

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 5
The May-December romance between an 81-year-old retired English vicar and his half-century-younger Romanian husband came to a tragic end when Philip Clements succumbed to illness in a Romanian hospital.

While in Quarantine, Michelle Visage Wants to Make You Laugh

While in Quarantine, Michelle Visage Wants to Make You Laugh

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Jun 5
Even a pandemic is not stopping Michelle Visage, the "RuPaul's Drag Race" dynamo who debuts her new reality show "How's Your Head, Hun." EDGE spoke to Visage about the show and much more.


News

Following Mattis: More in the GOP Frown on Trump's Tone

Following Mattis: More in the GOP Frown on Trump's Tone

NATIONAL | By Laurie Kellman | Jun 5
Donald Trump's inability to unify the nation at a time of unrest is testing his uneasy alliance with mainstream Republicans, some emboldened by Gen. James Mattis' plea for a leader who lives up to U.S. ideals.


Business

EU, UK Still At Loggerheads in Post-Brexit Negotiations

EU, UK Still At Loggerheads in Post-Brexit Negotiations

FINANCE | Jun 5
With the deadline for a possible extension of the Brexit transition period looming, a fourth round of talks on a future trade deal between the European Union and the U.K. ended Friday without result.


Technology

Twitter Disables Trump Campaign's George Floyd Video Tribute

Twitter Disables Trump Campaign's George Floyd Video Tribute

Twitter has blocked a Trump campaign video tribute to George Floyd over a copyright claim, in a move that adds to tensions between the social media platform and the U.S. president.


Finance

Open Wide: Dentists Charge Extra for 'Infection Control'

Open Wide: Dentists Charge Extra for 'Infection Control'

HEALTH | Jun 3
Swish Dental is just one of a growing number of dental practices nationwide that in the past month have begun charging patients an infection control fee between $10 and $20.


Cars

Study: Autonomous Vehicles Won't Make Roads Completely Safe

Study: Autonomous Vehicles Won't Make Roads Completely Safe

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Jun 5
A new study says that while autonomous vehicle technology has great promise to reduce crashes, it may not be able to prevent all mishaps caused by human error.


Style

6 Places to Take a Bite Out of National Donut Day

6 Places to Take a Bite Out of National Donut Day

FOOD/DRINK | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 5
Do we need a National Donut Day? No. But are we glad that it exists? Absolutely. Here are six places to take a bite out of our new favorite annual celebration.


Travel

Barcelona Locals Reclaims City From Tourists During Pandemic

Barcelona Locals Reclaims City From Tourists During Pandemic

By Joseph Wilson | Jun 5
For the first time in decades, locals won't feel outnumbered by the throngs of foreign visitors that flood Spain's top tourist destination each summer.