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Study: Pandemic Eats into LGBTQ Representation on Network TV

Friday Jan 15, 2021
LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television has retreated slightly this season due to delays and shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study out Thursday by the advocacy group GLAAD.

Review: Buried Treasure, Impending War and Loss in 'The Dig'

By Lindsey Bahr | Friday Jan 15, 2021
Director Simon Stone has made a lovely film, starring Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes, from John Preston's novel, which is based on a true story.

Review: 'MLK/FBI' Explores the Roots of an American Ill Will

By Mark Kennedy | Friday Jan 15, 2021
That the FBI wanted someone close and watching King is at the heart of director Sam Pollard's engrossing documentary "MLK/FBI," a film that artfully explains how the two sides of that slash came to be enemies.

UK Imposes Travel Restrictions Amid Worries of New Variant

By Danica Kirka | Friday Jan 15, 2021
Britain's government has banned travel from South America and Portugal to ensure a new variant of COVID-19 found in Brazil doesn't derail the country's vaccination program, although there are no signs the variant has reached the U.K.

Pianist Joanne Rogers, Widow of TV's Mister Rogers, Dies at 92

By Mark Kennedy | Friday Jan 15, 2021
Joanne Rogers, an an accomplished concert pianist who celebrated and protected the legacy of her husband, the beloved children's TV host Mister Rogers, has died in Pittsburgh. She was 92.

Michael Cohen Writes Foreword for Trump Impeachment Book

Friday Jan 15, 2021
A bound edition of materials about President Donald Trump's second impeachment will feature a foreword from an estranged associate — former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.

Impeachment Complicates the Early Days of Biden's Presidency

By Alexandra Jaffe | Friday Jan 15, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden already faces the daunting task of steering a newly announced $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill through a closely divided Congress as the pandemic and its economic fallout grow.

Capitol Rioters Included Highly Trained Ex-Military and Cops

By Michael Biesecker, Jake Bleiberg and James Laporta | Friday Jan 15, 2021
As Trump's supporters massed outside the Capitol and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead.

Employers Offer Incentives to Get Workers Vaccinated

By Alexandra Olson, Dee-Ann Durbin | Friday Jan 15, 2021
As vaccinations continue across the U.S., some companies are offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to get the shots.

Expanded US Vaccine Rollout Spawns a New Set of Problems

By Janie Har, Jennifer Peltz, Allen G. Breed | Friday Jan 15, 2021
The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.

In Coronavirus Vaccine Drive, Deep South Falls Behind

By Sudhin Thanawala | Friday Jan 15, 2021
The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but four states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates that have alarmed health experts and frustrated residents.

Tyler Hubbard, Tim McGraw Call for Unity on New Duet

By Kristin M. Hall | Thursday Jan 14, 2021
Isolating alone on his tour bus parked outside his home last year, Tyler Hubbard, one-half of the popular country duo Florida Georgia Line, felt weighed down with emotion about the division in America in 2020.

Tesla Balks at Touch Screen Recall, U.S. Agency Takes Action

By Tom Krisher | Thursday Jan 14, 2021
Tesla Inc. is balking at recalling about 159,000 vehicles with potentially defective touch screens, so U.S. safety regulators are moving to force the company to take action.

Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy Dies

By Paul Davenport | Thursday Jan 14, 2021
Siegfried Fischbacher, the surviving member of the magic duo Siegfried & Roy who entertained millions with illusions using rare animals, has died in Las Vegas, his publicist tells The Associated Press. He was 81.

Missouri Lawmaker Denounced for Alleged Sex with Intern

By Summer Ballentine | Thursday Jan 14, 2021
A Missouri state lawmaker allegedly had sex with an intern and then threatened a staffer to keep quiet about it, according to a House Ethics Committee report released Wednesday.

Desecration Trial Opens Over LGBTQ Rainbow Put on Polish Icon

By Monika Scislowska and Czarek Sokolowski | Thursday Jan 14, 2021
Three human rights activists went on trial in Poland for alleged desecration and offending religious sentiment by adding the LGBT rights movement's rainbow symbol to posters of a revered Roman Catholic icon and publicly displaying the altered image.

Lawmaker Wants Dolly Parton Statue at Tennessee Capitol

Thursday Jan 14, 2021
A statue of country music icon Dolly Parton could be added to the Capitol grounds in Nashville, Tennessee, if one state lawmaker gets his way.

Lady Gaga to Sing Anthem, J-Lo to Perform at Inauguration

Thursday Jan 14, 2021
Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Joe Biden's inauguration and Jennifer Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol when Biden is sworn in as the nation's 46th president next Wednesday.

Rapinoe Returns to US National Team After Nearly a Year

By Anne M. Peterson | Thursday Jan 14, 2021
It was quite a year for Megan Rapinoe. Her book came out, she hosted an HBO special and she got engaged to girlfriend Sue Bird.

Doug Liman Made the Ultimate Lockdown Movie IN Lockdown

By Lindsey Bahr | Thursday Jan 14, 2021
Director Doug Liman was on a call with screenwriter Steven Knight and producer PJ van Sandwijk in July when they started wondering what it would be like to make a movie about the current moment IN the current moment.

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