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Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

By Iris Samuels | Monday Jan 25, 2021
There are bills in more than a dozen states where lawmakers are proposing restrictions on athletics or gender-confirming health care for trans minors this year.

Thomas Keeps Citi Sponsorship with Money Donated to LGBTQ

By Doug Ferguson | Monday Jan 25, 2021
Investment bank Citi decided Monday to keep its sponsorship of Justin Thomas, condemning the anti-gay slur he muttered and requiring him to donate a "meaningful portion" of his deal as part of an active role in LGBTQ causes.

NYC Vaccination Megasites Stalled Without Supply

Monday Jan 25, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City could administer 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses a week if it had enough supply, but instead has been forced to put off opening mass vaccination sites as it waits for vaccine production to speed up.

Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio Won't Seek Reelection

By Dan Sewell | Monday Jan 25, 2021
Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, of Ohio, said he won't seek reelection due in part to how it's gotten "harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress," and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades.

Biden Reversing Trump Ban on Transgender People in Military

By Lolita C. Baldor and | Monday Jan 25, 2021
President Joe Biden is signing an order Monday reversing a Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from joining the military.

Dominion Voting Systems Sues Giuliani Over Election Claims

By Colleen Long | Monday Jan 25, 2021
Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president's efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election.

Loathed NYC Bus Terminal is Bound for an Upgrade

By David Porter | Monday Jan 25, 2021
New York City's main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul.

Belgium Bans Leisure Travel for a Month to Combat Pandemic

By Raf Casert | Monday Jan 25, 2021
Belgium is banning all leisure travel abroad for its citizens as of next week and until March, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and its virulent variants.

Budweiser Joins Coke, Pepsi Brands in Sitting Out Super Bowl

By Mae Anderson and Dee-Ann Durbin | Monday Jan 25, 2021
For the first time since 1983, when Anheuser-Busch used all of its ad time to introduce a beer called Bud Light, the beer giant isn't advertising its iconic Budweiser brand during the Super Bowl.

House Sending Trump Impeachment to Senate, GOP Opposes Trial

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Monday Jan 25, 2021
As the House prepares to bring the impeachment charge against Donald Trump to the Senate for trial, a growing number of Republican senators say they are opposed to the proceeding.

Dry January is Moist for Some at the Rocky Start of 2021

By Leanne Italie | Monday Jan 25, 2021
A raging pandemic, tumultuous presidential election and deadly Capitol insurrection have combined to make the annual tradition of Dry January more moist than air-tight for some.

Insurers Add Food to Coverage Menu as Way to Improve Health

By Tom Murphy | Monday Jan 25, 2021
When COVID-19 first swarmed the United States, one health insurer called some customers with a question: Do you have enough to eat?

AP Source: Biden to Drop Trump's Military Transgender Ban

By Lolita C. Baldor, Zeke Miller | Monday Jan 25, 2021
President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military.

Aloha Shirts on 'Boogaloos' Link Symbol of Peace to Violence

By Caleb Jones | Monday Jan 25, 2021
The anti-government "boogaloo" movement has adopted an unlikely public and online symbol: the so-called Hawaiian shirt.

2 in 5 Americans Live Where COVID-19 Strains Hospital ICUs

By Carla K. Johnson, Nicky Forster | Monday Jan 25, 2021
Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation's intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates.

Biden to Reinstate COVID Travel Rules, Add South Africa

By Aamer Madhani | Monday Jan 25, 2021
President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders, according to two White House officials

Legislator Mocks Trans Biden Nominee on Facebook, Apologizes

Sunday Jan 24, 2021
A Pennsylvania legislator shared on Facebook an image mocking the appearance of the state's recently departed health secretary, a transgender woman who has been nominated to serve in the Biden administration, and then offered a general apology Saturday.

Tony Award-Winning Choreographer Bob Avian Dies at 83

By Mark Kennedy | Sunday Jan 24, 2021
Bob Avian, a Tony Award-winning choreographer who had a role in some of the most beloved and influential shows on Broadway, including "Dreamgirls," "A Chorus Line," "Follies" and "Miss Saigon," has died. He was 83.

Defense Chief Orders Review of Military Sex Assault Programs

By Lolita C. Baldor | Sunday Jan 24, 2021
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in his first directive since taking office, has given his senior leaders two weeks to send him reports on sexual assault prevention programs in the military, and an assessment of what has worked and what hasn't.

Poirier Knocks Out Conor McGregor in 2nd Round at UFC 257

Sunday Jan 24, 2021
Dustin Poirier stopped Conor McGregor with a flurry of punches midway through the second round Sunday, avenging his loss to the Irish superstar with a knockout victory at UFC 257.

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