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Champion Ken Jennings Will Be First Interim 'Jeopardy!' Host

Champion Ken Jennings Will Be First Interim 'Jeopardy!' Host

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 27

"Jeopardy!" record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday.

A New Doc Peeks Inside The USPS's Operation Santa Program

A New Doc Peeks Inside The USPS's Operation Santa Program

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Nov 27

Filmmaker Dana Nachman wanted to make a documentary about the United States Postal Service's Operation Santa program for years, but it never seemed like the right time. Then in 2018 she got up some courage and decided to cold email the USPS press office.

Experts: Virus Numbers Could Be Erratic After Thanksgiving

Experts: Virus Numbers Could Be Erratic After Thanksgiving

NEWS | By Daniella Peters | Nov 27

The coronavirus testing numbers that have guided much of the nation's response to the pandemic are likely to be erratic over the next week or so, experts said Friday, as fewer people get tested during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Before He Was Prince Charles, Josh O'Connor Went Full-frontal in Acclaimed LGBTQ Drama

Before He Was Prince Charles, Josh O'Connor Went Full-frontal in Acclaimed LGBTQ Drama

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 27

Josh O'Connor is now an international star for playing Prince Charles on "The Crown." Previously he starred in the acclaimed British indie LGBTQ drama "God's Own Country," where he went full-frontal, something you likely won't see on the Netflix series.

Disney to Lay Off 4,000 More at California, Florida Parks

Disney to Lay Off 4,000 More at California, Florida Parks

NEWS | Nov 27

The Walt Disney Co. announced plans to lay off 4,000 more workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the industry.

US Appeals Court Rejects Trump Appeal Over Pennsylvania Race

US Appeals Court Rejects Trump Appeal Over Pennsylvania Race

NEWS | By MaryClaire Dale | Nov 27

President Donald Trump's legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected its latest effort to challenge the state's election results.

Many Turn to Real Christmas Trees as Bright Spot Amid Virus

Many Turn to Real Christmas Trees as Bright Spot Amid Virus

NEWS | By Gillian Flaccus | Nov 27

The real Christmas tree industry, which has been battling increased interest in artificial trees, is glad to see that more Americans appear to be flocking to fresh-cut evergreens this season, seeking a bright spot amid the virus's worsening toll.

With No Federal Protection, 39 States Still Allow 'Gay Panic' Defense

With No Federal Protection, 39 States Still Allow 'Gay Panic' Defense

NEWS | Nov 27

The "gay panic" defense is still legal in more than two-thirds of states, with no federal protection.

Families of 6 Americans Convicted in Venezuela Cry Foul

Families of 6 Americans Convicted in Venezuela Cry Foul

NEWS | By Scott Smith | Nov 27

Hopes of families for a quick release for six American oil executives detained in Venezuela for three years over an alleged corruption scheme have evaporated.

Indonesian Police Move Transgender Celebrity to Private Cell

Indonesian Police Move Transgender Celebrity to Private Cell

NEWS | By Edna Tarigan | Nov 27

Indonesian police have moved a female transgender Instagram celebrity, Millen Cyrus, to a special cell following public outrage over her initial placement in a male detention cell after she was arrested as a suspect in a drug case.

Technology

Keep Cool: Germany Preps Vaccine Drive as Covid Cases Hit 1M

Keep Cool: Germany Preps Vaccine Drive as Covid Cases Hit 1M

TECHNOLOGY | By Frank Jordans and Christoph Noelting | Nov 27

Hulking gray boxes are rolling off the production line at a factory in the southern town of Tuttlingen, ready to be shipped to the front in the next phase of Germany's battle against the coronavirus.

Finance

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

FINANCE | By John Schmidt | Nov 25

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.

Cars

GM Flips to California's Side in Pollution Fight with Trump

GM Flips to California's Side in Pollution Fight with Trump

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Nov 27

General Motors is switching sides in the legal fight against California's right to set its own clean-air standards, abandoning the Trump administration as the president's term nears its close.

Style

Cheers, Salud, Prost! Our Favorite Spirits Gifts of the Season

Cheers, Salud, Prost! Our Favorite Spirits Gifts of the Season

STYLE | Nov 27

EDGE searched high and low for our favorite libations of the season, unearthing an array of spirits (along with Instagram-worthy packaging) for the best liquor gifts of 2020.

Health/Fitness

Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That'll Be $8,000 a Week

Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That'll Be $8,000 a Week

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Markian Hawryluk, Rae Ellen | Nov 27

In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, nurses can make more than $6,200 a week. A recent posting for a job in Fargo, North Dakota, offered more than $8,000 a week. Some can get as much as $10,000.

Travel

Precautions Help Aspen Remain a Destination During Pandemic

Precautions Help Aspen Remain a Destination During Pandemic

TRAVEL | By John Marshall | Nov 25

The small town has made people feel safer than in big, crowded cities. Outdoor activities are Aspen's calling card, and the mountains were a perfect place to escape the doldrums of months-long lockdowns.

Nightlife

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

NIGHTLIFE | By Naveen Kumar | Nov 24

One former Black porn star says looking back after seven-plus years outside the industry, it's clear it was "a whole toxic environment of white supremacy and racism, completely all the time." Has anything changed?