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Legislator Mocks Trans Biden Nominee on Facebook, Apologizes

Saturday Jan 23, 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 | Saturday Jan 23, 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.

Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton Praise and Mourn Larry King

Saturday Jan 23, 2021
Celebrities and interview subjects, from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey, are mourning the death of Larry King.

Michigan Mega Millions Ticket Wins $1.05 Billion Jackpot

By Ed White | Saturday Jan 23, 2021
Someone in Michigan bought the winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot, which is the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

Edmunds: Top Automotive Tech at CES 2021

By Ryan ZumMallen, Edmunds | Saturday Jan 23, 2021
The atmosphere at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show, held virtually for the first time due to the pandemic, struck a different tone than in years past.

Tom Brokaw Says He's Retiring from NBC News After 55 Years

By David Bauder | Saturday Jan 23, 2021
Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, once television news' most popular broadcaster as he told viewers about the biggest events of that late 20th Century, said Friday that he's retiring from television.

At 78 and the Oldest President, Biden Sees a World Changed

By Bill Barrow | Saturday Jan 23, 2021
When Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president, he became not only the oldest newly inaugurated U.S. chief executive in history but also the oldest sitting president ever.

Trump Shuns 'Ex-Presidents Club' — and the Feeling is Mutual

By Will Weissert and Deb Riechmann | Saturday Jan 23, 2021
It's a club Donald Trump was never really interested in joining and certainly not so soon: the cadre of former commanders in chief who revere the presidency enough to put aside often bitter political differences and even join together in common cause.

Larry King, Broadcasting Giant for Half-Century, Dies at 87

By Andrew Dalton | Saturday Jan 23, 2021
Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.

Canada Thinking of Quarantining Travelers in Hotels

By Rob Gillies | Friday Jan 22, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Friday his government could impose stricter restrictions on travelers at any moment in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the coronavirus.

UK Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May be More Deadly

By Jill Lawless | Friday Jan 22, 2021
There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain.

Trump Impeachment to Go to Senate Monday, Launching Trial

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Friday Jan 22, 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, launching the start of the former president's trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly Capitol riot.

Review: A Showdown at the Border in 'No Man's Land'

By Lindsey Bahr | Friday Jan 22, 2021
This film's heart, and homages to classic Westerns, are in the right place even if the work as a whole is neither as impactful nor epic as the filmmakers were striving for.

Review: 'Human Factor' Gets Personal about Mideast Peace

By Jocelyn Noveck | Friday Jan 22, 2021
Ready for a documentary about three decades of agonizing fits and starts of the Mideast peace process, from the perspective of U.S. negotiators? You're probably thinking that doesn't sound too enticing right about now.

Review: In 'The White Tiger,' an Epic for Modern-Day India

By Jake Coyle | Friday Jan 22, 2021
Ramin Bahrani's latest film filters modern India through a crime drama like "Scarface" and reaches for the operatic heights of "Goodfellas."


By Jake Coyle | Friday Jan 22, 2021

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

By Iris Samuels | Friday Jan 22, 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.

Alice Hoagland, Gay Rugby Icon's Mother and 9/11 Activist, Dies

By Jeff McMillan | Friday Jan 22, 2021
Alice Hoagland, a beloved figure of the gay rugby movement that her own son, Mark Bingham, helped set in motion shortly before he perished in the 2001 terrorist attacks as one of the heroes of Flight 93, has died at 71.

Biden Revokes Trump Order Banning Some Diversity Training

By Alexandra Olson | Friday Jan 22, 2021
Civil rights groups on Thursday celebrated President Joe Biden's swift revocation of a Trump administration order that had banned federal agencies, contractors and recipients of federal funding from conducting certain diversity training.

Bond Film 'No Time to Die' Delayed Again because of Virus

Friday Jan 22, 2021
It's still not time for "No Time to Die."

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