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1 Officer Indicted in Breonna Taylor Case; Not for Her Death

1 Officer Indicted in Breonna Taylor Case; Not for Her Death

Sep 23, 2020

A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted a single former police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments but did not move forward with charges against any officers for their role in Breonna Taylor's death.

Roberts: Ginsburg was 'Tough, Brave, a Fighter, a Winner'

Roberts: Ginsburg was 'Tough, Brave, a Fighter, a Winner'

By Mark Sherman and Matthew Barakat | Sep 23, 2020

Chief Justice John Roberts says the words that best describe the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are "tough, brave, a fighter, a winner" but also "thoughtful, careful, compassionate, honest."

200,000 Dead as Trump Vilifies Science, Prioritizes Politics

200,000 Dead as Trump Vilifies Science, Prioritizes Politics

By Jason Dearen | Sep 23, 2020

Over the past six months, the Trump administration has prioritized politics over science at key moments, refusing to follow expert advice that might have contained the spread of the virus and COVID-19, the disease it causes.

Trump's SCOTUS Pick Said Marriage is Founded on the Relationship Between 'A Man and a Woman'

Trump's SCOTUS Pick Said Marriage is Founded on the Relationship Between 'A Man and a Woman'

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 23, 2020

Concerns continue to mount around what might happen to marriage equality in the U.S. if Judge Amy Coney Barrett should be confirmed to the Supreme Court bench.

'Unfathomable': Coronavirus US Death Toll Tops 200K

'Unfathomable': Coronavirus US Death Toll Tops 200K

By Carla K. Johnson | Sep 23, 2020

The number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 67 days. It is roughly equal to the population of Salt Lake City or Huntsville, Alabama.

Late-Stage Study of First Single-Shot Vaccine Begins in US

Late-Stage Study of First Single-Shot Vaccine Begins in US

By Linda A. Johnson | Sep 23, 2020

The study starting Wednesday will be one of the world's largest coronavirus vaccine studies so far, testing the shot in 60,000 volunteers in the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

Mars Drops Uncle Ben's, Reveals New Name for Rice Brand

Mars Drops Uncle Ben's, Reveals New Name for Rice Brand

By Alexandra Olson | Sep 23, 2020

The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original.

'Justice Joan' Larsen Emerges as Finalist for Supreme Court

'Justice Joan' Larsen Emerges as Finalist for Supreme Court

By Ryan J. Foley | Sep 23, 2020

One of the women on Donald Trump's short list to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court got her first taste of politics as a college student stuffing envelopes for Democrat Joe Biden's 1988 presidential run.

Slightly Used News :: September 22, 2020

Slightly Used News :: September 22, 2020

Sep 22, 2020

RBG has left us; what happens next? Don't worry, we have all the comfort and hilarity you need in this week's episode of Slightly Used News...

Vandals Destroy Inclusive Rainbow Sign Days After Installation

Vandals Destroy Inclusive Rainbow Sign Days After Installation

Sep 22, 2020

A civic-minded group called the Lollipop Guild in Lewis County, California, put up a rainbow sign espousing acceptance and inclusion. Vandals promptly struck, tearing the sign down.

Romney OKs Voting on Court Nominee, All but Assures Approval

Romney OKs Voting on Court Nominee, All but Assures Approval

By Lisa Mascaro, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire | Sep 22, 2020

Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said he supports voting to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court, all but ensuring President Donald Trump has the backing needed to push the nomination over Democratic objections.

Watch: Hunky Firefighter Throws Water on Wildfire Conspiracy Theories, Goes Viral on TikTok

Watch: Hunky Firefighter Throws Water on Wildfire Conspiracy Theories, Goes Viral on TikTok

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 22, 2020

A hunky firefighter took to TikTok to extinguish some inflammatory conspiracy theory claims about the wildfires raging on America's West Coast, and threw off enough sparks to set social media ablaze.

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

By JoNel Aleccia | Sep 22, 2020

If the executive branch were to overrule the FDA's scientific judgment, a vaccine of limited efficacy and, worse, unknown side effects could be rushed to market.

Hollywood Unions, Studios Agree on Rules to Start Production

Hollywood Unions, Studios Agree on Rules to Start Production

Sep 22, 2020

Hollywood's unions announced Monday that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment.

Who's a Hypocrite? GOP, Dems Debate Past Comments on Court

Who's a Hypocrite? GOP, Dems Debate Past Comments on Court

By Matthew Daly | Sep 22, 2020

The "H" word — hypocrisy — is suddenly in vogue at the Capitol as lawmakers debate how quickly to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Reno Teacher Protests School Board Policy Banning Pride Flags in Classroom

Reno Teacher Protests School Board Policy Banning Pride Flags in Classroom

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 21, 2020

Jennifer Leja is protesting her school district's policy banning Pride flags in the classroom, flags that signal to LGBTQ students that her classroom is a safe space.

Trump Tweets Dubious Survey Results from Gay Dating App as Proof of his Strength with Gay Male Voters

Trump Tweets Dubious Survey Results from Gay Dating App as Proof of his Strength with Gay Male Voters

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 21, 2020

A recent survey by gay dating app Hornet that found 45% of queer men would support President Trump for re-election is highly dubious.

Trump to Make Court Pick by Saturday, Ginsburg Services Set

Trump to Make Court Pick by Saturday, Ginsburg Services Set

By Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Mascaro and Alexandra Jaffe | Sep 21, 2020

President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court on Friday or Saturday, after funeral services for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and just days before the first presidential election debate.

Questions Surround Trump's Likely SCOTUS Pick on LGBTQ Issues

Questions Surround Trump's Likely SCOTUS Pick on LGBTQ Issues

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 21, 2020

Uncertainty surrounds the views about LGBTQ issues held by possible Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a 2017 Trump appointee to the federal bench.

'Queer to Stay' Announces Funding Recipients to Support LGBTQ Businesses

'Queer to Stay' Announces Funding Recipients to Support LGBTQ Businesses

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 21, 2020

This week, the Human Rights Campaign and Showtime announced the recipients of its "Queer to Stay: An LGBTQ+ Business Preservation Initiative," which, among other recipients, includes Denver-based Blush & Blu.

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