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House Passes Sweeping Voting Rights Bill Over GOP Opposition

House Passes Sweeping Voting Rights Bill Over GOP Opposition

NEWS | By Brian Slodysko | Mar 4

House Democrats passed sweeping voting and ethics legislation over unanimous Republican opposition, advancing to the Senate what would be the largest overhaul of the U.S. election law in at least a generation.

Thirst Trapping with Personal Trainer & Underwear Model Kyle Hynick

Thirst Trapping with Personal Trainer & Underwear Model Kyle Hynick

ENTERTAINMENT | Mar 4

It is easy to understand why Canadian personal trainer Kyle Hynick is such a popular underwear model.

Billie Jean King Memoir 'All In' to be Published in August

Billie Jean King Memoir 'All In' to be Published in August

NEWS | Mar 4

Billie Jean King has a memoir coming this summer, and she calls it a journey to her "authentic self."

Niecy Nash Set to Host The 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Hulu

Niecy Nash Set to Host The 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Hulu

ENTERTAINMENT | Mar 4

Niecy Nash set to host the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Hulu on April 8.

Palace to Investigate After Meghan Accused of Bullying Staff

Palace to Investigate After Meghan Accused of Bullying Staff

NEWS | Mar 4

Buckingham Palace said Wednesday it was launching an investigation after a newspaper reported that a former aide had made a bullying allegation against the Duchess of Sussex.

In Latest Test Flight, SpaceX Starship Explodes on Impact

In Latest Test Flight, SpaceX Starship Explodes on Impact

TRAVEL | By Marcia Dunn | Mar 4

SpaceX's futuristic Starship looked like it aced a touchdown Wednesday, but then exploded on the landing pad with so much force that it was hurled into the air.

Will Paramount+ be a Mountain or a Molehill in Streaming?

Will Paramount+ be a Mountain or a Molehill in Streaming?

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mae Anderson | Mar 4

Paramount+ debuts Thursday as the latest — and last — streaming option from a major media company, this time from ViacomCBS. It's betting that consumers are willing to add yet another paid streaming service in an increasingly crowded field.

Mississippi Close to Putting Limits on Transgender Athletes

Mississippi Close to Putting Limits on Transgender Athletes

NEWS | By Emily Wagster Pettus | Mar 4

The Mississippi House voted to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls' or women's sports teams in the state's schools and universities. The bill heads to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves in the next days, and he is expected to sign it into law.

Eager to Act, Biden and Democrats Leave Republicans Behind

Eager to Act, Biden and Democrats Leave Republicans Behind

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller | Mar 4

Biden and Democrats in Congress are jamming their agenda forward with a sense of urgency, an unapologetically partisan approach based on the calculation that it's better to advance the COVID-19 rescue package and other priorities than try to court the GOP

Hospitalized Prince Philip has Successful Heart Procedure

Hospitalized Prince Philip has Successful Heart Procedure

NEWS | By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka | Mar 4

Prince Philip has had a successful heart procedure at a London hospital and is expected to remain for several days of "rest and recuperation," Buckingham Palace said Thursday.

News

Canada Vaccine Panel Recommends 4 Months Between COVID Doses

Canada Vaccine Panel Recommends 4 Months Between COVID Doses

NEWS | By Rob Gillies | Mar 4

A national panel of vaccine experts in Canada recommended Wednesday that provinces extend the interval between the two doses of a COVID-19 shot to four months to quickly inoculate more people.

Entertainment

Gold Miner: Singer-Songwriter Melissa Carper

Gold Miner: Singer-Songwriter Melissa Carper

ENTERTAINMENT | By Gregg Shapiro | Mar 4

There's so much to recommend about the dazzling new album by out singer/songwriter Melissa Carper, it's hard to know where to begin. Carper's distinctive vocal style transcends a single genre description.

Technology

Keeping Clean Could Be Deadly: Briotech's Solution to Pandemic-Era Disinfection

Keeping Clean Could Be Deadly: Briotech's Solution to Pandemic-Era Disinfection

SPONSORED CONTENT | Mar 2

Briotech, a global leader in HOCl technology and manufacturing, has created a multi-use product line with game-changing technologies in health and disinfection.

Finance

President Biden's Plan To Change Credit Reporting And Scoring

President Biden's Plan To Change Credit Reporting And Scoring

FINANCE | By Michelle Black, Contributor and Caroline Lupini, Editor | Mar 3

If President Biden has his way, he will create a public credit reporting agency (CRA) to compete with the three major credit bureaus and maybe one day replace them altogether.

Style

Are Hair Salons Ready to Become Gender Neutral?

Are Hair Salons Ready to Become Gender Neutral?

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Mar 3

Now that vaccinations are on the uptick, those unkempt heads are making their way back to the salon. But outdated binaries aren't always welcome.

Health/Fitness

Take These 7 Precautions Before And During Your Next Trip

Take These 7 Precautions Before And During Your Next Trip

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Chauncey Crail, Contributor, and Dia Adams, Editor | Mar 4

Even when there isn't a global pandemic, there are safety precautions you can take while traveling to help protect yourself and your companions.

Travel

Others Test, Check, Trace: Mexico Lets Tourists in Speedily

Others Test, Check, Trace: Mexico Lets Tourists in Speedily

TRAVEL | Mar 4

Even as other countries institute airport testing, tracing and mandatory isolation, Mexican authorities bragged Wednesday about the speed with which they let tourists exit the terminal at the resort of Cancun.

Nightlife

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

NIGHTLIFE | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 26

Virgil's Sea Room, a queer bar that opened in 2013 in the Mission District of San Francisco, is permanently closing.