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An LGBTQ Insider's Guide to Washington, DC

An LGBTQ Insider's Guide to Washington, DC

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 31

Much of what makes Washington, DC an attractive destination for members of the LGBTQ community to call home also makes it an ideal getaway for LGBTQ travelers — here are some of their favorite picks.

Staying Perfect: Dressel Wins Another Gold with World Record

Staying Perfect: Dressel Wins Another Gold with World Record

NEWS | By Paul Newberry | Jul 31

Caeleb Dressel won his third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a world record in the 100-meter butterfly Saturday.

Trump Urged Justice Officials to Declare Election 'Corrupt'

Trump Urged Justice Officials to Declare Election 'Corrupt'

NEWS | By Eric Tucker | Jul 31

President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the results of the 2020 election "corrupt" in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation.

Evictions Looming, Biden Fails to Get Congress to Extend Ban

Evictions Looming, Biden Fails to Get Congress to Extend Ban

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro, Michael Casey and Josh Boak | Jul 31

A nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire Saturday after President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress worked furiously but ultimately failed to align on a long-shot strategy to prevent millions of Americans from being forced from their homes.

Florida Coronavirus Cases Jump 50% as Surge Continues

Florida Coronavirus Cases Jump 50% as Surge Continues

NEWS | By Terry Spencer and Adriana Gomez Licon | Jul 31

Florida's coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, the state Health Department reported Friday, continuing a six-week surge that has seen it responsible for 1 in 5 new infections nationally, becoming the outbreak's epicenter.

To Get Shots in Arms, Governments Turn to Money in Pockets

To Get Shots in Arms, Governments Turn to Money in Pockets

NEWS | By Mike Catalini | Jul 31

Millions of people in the U.S. who haven't gotten the COVID-19 vaccine could soon have a new reason to roll up their sleeves: money in their pockets.

Disney Requiring US Employees to Be Vaccinated Against Virus

Disney Requiring US Employees to Be Vaccinated Against Virus

NEWS | Jul 31

The Walt Disney Company has joined other large companies in requiring employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

 Bob Odenkirk Says He Had a Small Heart Attack, Will Be Back

Bob Odenkirk Says He Had a Small Heart Attack, Will Be Back

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 31

"Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk said Friday that he "had a small heart attack" but will "be back soon."

Jamie Lee Curtis Expresses 'Wonder and Pride' as Child Transitions

Jamie Lee Curtis Expresses 'Wonder and Pride' as Child Transitions

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 30

Jamie Lee Curtis described her "wonder and pride" at witnessing her youngest child transition and take on a new name. Ruby, 25, will marry next year, and Curtis will officiate.

Out Actor Keiynan Lonsdale, Sarah Hyland and Dylan Sprouse to Star in LGBTQ Rom-Com 'My Fake Boyfriend'

Out Actor Keiynan Lonsdale, Sarah Hyland and Dylan Sprouse to Star in LGBTQ Rom-Com 'My Fake Boyfriend'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 30

Keiyan Lonsdale of "The Flash," Sarah Hyland of "Modern Family," and Dylan Sprouse of the recent film, "After We Collided" will all have lead roles in the comedy.

News

Study: Vaccinated People Can Carry as Much Virus as Others

Study: Vaccinated People Can Carry as Much Virus as Others

NEWS | Jul 30

Scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots.

Business

Top of the Class: Why Vivint Smart Security Scores High Marks Among Consumers

Top of the Class: Why Vivint Smart Security Scores High Marks Among Consumers

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 30

For the LGBTQ community, safety and security have never been more critical, but not all smart security systems are created equal. Here's what you should be looking for to protect your home and property.

Technology

Robotic Police Dogs: Useful Hounds or Dehumanizing Machines?

Robotic Police Dogs: Useful Hounds or Dehumanizing Machines?

TECHNOLOGY | By Matt O'Brien | Jul 31

Privacy watchdogs — the human kind — warn that police are secretly rushing to buy the robots without setting safeguards against aggressive, invasive or dehumanizing uses.

Finance

Study: Gay and Bi Men Earn Less, Lesbians Earn More, Than Straight Counterparts

Study: Gay and Bi Men Earn Less, Lesbians Earn More, Than Straight Counterparts

FINANCE | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 30

The tattered myth that gays are generally better off than their heterosexual peers took another hit with a new study that reconfirms gay and bisexual men earn less than straight men do.

Cars

Edmunds' Guide to Vehicle History Reports

Edmunds' Guide to Vehicle History Reports

CARS | By Ronald Montoya, Edmunds | Jul 31

Several companies sell vehicle history reports, promising to reveal the past of any given vehicle. In this article, we'll take a look at the two largest vehicle history report providers.

Travel

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jul 30

Nearly one in five flight attendants say they have witnessed physical incidents involving passengers this year, and their union is calling for criminal prosecution of people who act up on planes.

Nightlife

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

NIGHTLIFE | By Naveen Kumar | Jul 30

The idea that sexual desire might be understood as mere preference — like a favorite ice cream flavor — is reductive. "Just a preference" is a familiar and reflexive shield for what experts call racialized sexual discrimination.