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Justice Department Appeals, Seeking to Replace Trump in Suit

Justice Department Appeals, Seeking to Replace Trump in Suit

By Larry Neumeister | Nov 26, 2020

The Justice Department is appealing a judge's refusal to let the United States replace President Donald Trump as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says he raped her in the 1990s.

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Nov 26, 2020

California can't enforce a ban vanity license plates it considers "offensive to good taste and decency" because that violates freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

By Jessica Gresko | Nov 26, 2020

As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus.

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 26, 2020

A moving letter from a young boy named Will asked Santa if God still loves him even though he's gay. The letter is pulling heartstrings all across the internet.

The Gift of Wellness: 9 Feel-Good Gifts of the Season

The Gift of Wellness: 9 Feel-Good Gifts of the Season

By Matthew Wexler | Nov 26, 2020

EDGE canvassed various industries to curate our favorite picks of the season. Some are splurge-worthy; others are affordable giveaways that won't break the bank. Above all, conscious giving remains one of the most prominent themes of 2020.

Americans Risk Traveling Over Thanksgiving Despite Warnings

Americans Risk Traveling Over Thanksgiving Despite Warnings

By Lisa Marie Pane and Sophia Tulp | Nov 26, 2020

Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire.

Starbucks Barista Claims Firing for Refusing to Wear Pride Shirt

Starbucks Barista Claims Firing for Refusing to Wear Pride Shirt

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 25, 2020

A former Starbucks barista in New Jersey is suing the corporation because, she alleges, she was fired for refusing to wear a "PRIDE" T-shirt.

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

By John Schmidt | Nov 25, 2020

More than 3 million LGBT Americans are currently over 50, and that number is estimated to more than double over the next decade as Baby Boomers ride in on a rainbow-hued silver wave. And retirement presents many special issues for them.

Police Shut Down COVID-Unsafe Sex Club Party in NYC

Police Shut Down COVID-Unsafe Sex Club Party in NYC

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 25, 2020

Police shut down a sex party with 80 attendees at a New York swingers club - because the event broke COVID-19 policies implemented by the city.

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Nov 25, 2020

California can't enforce a ban vanity license plates it considers "offensive to good taste and decency" because that violates freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Keep the Mask: A Vaccine Won't End the US Crisis Right Away

Keep the Mask: A Vaccine Won't End the US Crisis Right Away

By Candice Choi | Nov 25, 2020

Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S.

Mysterious Shiny Monolith Found in Otherworldly Utah Desert

Mysterious Shiny Monolith Found in Otherworldly Utah Desert

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Nov 24, 2020

Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah's red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state.

Thanksgiving Could be Make-or-Break in US Virus Response

Thanksgiving Could be Make-or-Break in US Virus Response

By Michael Rubinkam | Nov 24, 2020

In Pennsylvania, if you're having friends over to socialize, you're supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That's the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it.

US Agency Ascertains Biden as Winner, Lets Transition Begin

US Agency Ascertains Biden as Winner, Lets Transition Begin

By Matthew Daly, Zeke Miller and Mary Clare Jalonick | Nov 23, 2020

The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Trump's administration.

Court Puts Halt on Local Conversion Therapy Bans in Florida

Court Puts Halt on Local Conversion Therapy Bans in Florida

By Brendan Farrington | Nov 23, 2020

A federal appeals court is blocking the enforcement of local ordinances in Florida that ban therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation of LGBTQ minors. The ruling issued Friday could put similar prohibitions at risk.

DC Comics Introduces Non-Binary Superhero 'Kid Quick'

DC Comics Introduces Non-Binary Superhero 'Kid Quick'

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 23, 2020

DC Comics has announced a new non-binary superhero, Kid Quick, who will use "they/them" pronouns and become the new Flash in the forthcoming comic book title "Future Slate: Justice League."

IBM Apologizes to Transgender Computer Pioneer 52 Years After Firing Her

IBM Apologizes to Transgender Computer Pioneer 52 Years After Firing Her

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 23, 2020

IBM apologized to a former employee, Lynn Conway, a trailblazing computer scientist who revolutionized the way computer chips are designed and manufactured, for firing her in 1968 for being transgender.

After Conservative Backlash, AOC Defends Harry Styles Vogue Cover

After Conservative Backlash, AOC Defends Harry Styles Vogue Cover

Nov 23, 2020

After a number of conservatives had Twitter meltdowns over Harry Styles' Vogue cover — where he wore a dress — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) weighed in and defended the pop star.

US Rhodes Scholars Chosen Virtually for the 1st Time

US Rhodes Scholars Chosen Virtually for the 1st Time

By Stephen Groves | Nov 23, 2020

The U.S. Rhodes Scholars for 2021 were elected virtually this year for the first time as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, though that didn't extinguish enthusiasm among the 32 students who won scholarships to Oxford University.

Teen Charged in Killings Poses with 'Silver Spoons' Actor

Teen Charged in Killings Poses with 'Silver Spoons' Actor

Nov 21, 2020

An Illinois 17-year-old accused of killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin was seen smiling in a photo with his lawyer and "Silver Spoons" actor Ricky Schroder after being released from custody by posting a $2 million bond.

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