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What It Means When Celebrities Stay Coy About Their Vaccine Status

What It Means When Celebrities Stay Coy About Their Vaccine Status

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Eric Berger | Jun 21
The politicization of the shots, misinformation and flawed public messaging from the government have made the vaccines controversial and something some public figures are reluctant to endorse.

Political Donations Lead Stonewall Inn to Ban some Beers

Political Donations Lead Stonewall Inn to Ban some Beers

NEWS | Jun 21
The Stonewall Inn's owners say they won't serve certain beers at the famous LGBT bar during Pride weekend to protest manufacturer Anheuser-Busch's political contributions to some politicians who have supported anti-LGBT legislation.

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 21
Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. on Monday to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals.

Biden and Congress Face a Summer Grind to Create Legislation

Biden and Congress Face a Summer Grind to Create Legislation

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro | Jun 21
Until recently, the act of governing seemed to happen at the speed of presidential tweets. But now President Joe Biden is settling in for what appears will be a long, summer slog of legislating.

Will Smith Opening Up, Releasing Memoir 'Will' in November

Will Smith Opening Up, Releasing Memoir 'Will' in November

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 20
Smith said he is "finally ready" to release the memoir after working on the book for two years. His book will be published by Penguin Press.

'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' Hits Top Mark at Box Office

'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' Hits Top Mark at Box Office

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Jun 20
The Lionsgate's film starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek brought in $11.6 million domestically to claim the No. 1 spot in its debut.

Transgender Weightlifter Hubbard Selected for Tokyo Olympics

Transgender Weightlifter Hubbard Selected for Tokyo Olympics

NEWS | By Steve McMorran | Jun 20
Laurel Hubbard's efforts have made her a flashpoint in the debate around the fairness of trans athletes competing in women's events.

Submerge Swim Party @ The W Hollywood :: June 19, 2021

Submerge Swim Party @ The W Hollywood :: June 19, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 20
Over the unofficial LA Pride weekend, the hot men and women of Southern California showed off their summer bodies at the Submerge Swim Party, part of the Velvet Dreams weekend at the W Hollywood.

Officials: Deadly Pride Parade Crash Appears Unintentional

Officials: Deadly Pride Parade Crash Appears Unintentional

NEWS | By Kelli Kennedy | Jun 20
Wilton Manors Vice Mayor Paul Rolli and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said the early investigation of a vehicle's having slammed into Pride parade participants shows it was an accident.

Official: Crash, 'Likely' Due to Storm, Kills 10 in Alabama

Official: Crash, 'Likely' Due to Storm, Kills 10 in Alabama

NEWS | By Jeff Amy | Jun 20
Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes.


News

Australia Accused of 'Excessive and Unnecessary' Secrecy

Australia Accused of 'Excessive and Unnecessary' Secrecy

INTERNATIONAL | By Rod McGuirk | Jun 20
Australia's suppression of information seen as pivotal to a free and open media is at the center of accusations that the country has become one of the world's most secretive democracies.


Business

Federal Holiday Pressures Companies to Give Juneteenth Off

Federal Holiday Pressures Companies to Give Juneteenth Off

By Alexandra Olson | Jun 19
The declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is putting the pressure on more U.S. companies to give their employees the day off, accelerating a movement that took off last year


Technology

Take 2: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Solar Panel Work

Take 2: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Solar Panel Work

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Jun 20
Astronauts ventured out on their second spacewalk in less than a week Sunday to install powerful new solar panels outside the International Space Station.


Finance

Millennial Money: It's Time for Better Employee Benefits

Millennial Money: It's Time for Better Employee Benefits

By Kelsey Sheehy, NerdWallet | Jun 20
As the world fo work gets back on track, some employees may want a new normal — one that includes flexible scheduling and benefits that align with their needs and values.


Cars

Edmunds: How to Pick the Right Axle Ratio for Your Truck

Edmunds: How to Pick the Right Axle Ratio for Your Truck

AUTO NEWS | By Travis Langness | Jun 19
There are a number of design choices to consider when you're shopping for a full-size pickup truck. One that's important if you plan on towing with your truck is the axle ratio.


Style

Bourbon Tourism Shaking Off Slump in Kentucky

Bourbon Tourism Shaking Off Slump in Kentucky

FOOD/DRINK | By Bruce Schreiner | Jun 21
With tourists flocking to distilleries, concerns about a pandemic hangover for Kentucky's world-famous bourbon industry are quickly evaporating.


Health/Fitness

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

NATIONAL | By Alexandra Jaffe | Jun 20
The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando.


Travel

Tourism Boom Pressures Tibet's Historic Sites

Tourism Boom Pressures Tibet's Historic Sites

By Mark Schiefelbein, Sam McNeil | Jun 21
Tourism is booming in Tibet as more Chinese travel in-country because of the coronavirus pandemic, posing risks to the region's fragile environment and historic sites.


Nightlife

Wynwood Pride Miami @ The Oasis :: June 18, 2021

Wynwood Pride Miami @ The Oasis :: June 18, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jun 19
Wynwood Pride in Miami, Florida kicked things off with a music festival at The Oasis. The area was packed with eager LGBTQIA+ fans who were treated to various drag performances throughout the night along with a performance by Charli XCX.