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Mexico Broadcaster: Pope's Civil Union Quote Not Broadcast

By Nicole Winfield and Maria Verza | Thursday Oct 22, 2020
A Mexican television broadcaster confirmed Thursday that Pope Francis' bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were made during a May 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.

Lawsuit of Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Accuser Dismissed

Thursday Oct 22, 2020
A judge has dismissed the lawsuit of one of two men who alleged that Michael Jackson abused them as boys in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland."

Mute Buttons and Masks: Inside the Final 2020 Debate

By Steve Peoples and Pablo Martinez Monsivais | Thursday Oct 22, 2020
The mute button is among a handful of changes implemented by the nonpartisan debate commission to help ensure a better sense of safety and order following the raucous opening debate 23 days ago.

Watch: Trump Posts Unedited '60 Minutes' Interview Before it Airs

By Jill Colvin | Thursday Oct 22, 2020
President Donald Trump posted his full, unedited interview with "60 Minutes" on Facebook before the show's scheduled Sunday broadcast.

Stars to Honor Students at GLSEN's Reimagined 30th Awards

Thursday Oct 22, 2020
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network will honor six students through celebrity-directed stories at its 30th annual reimagined ceremony.

Persimmons Pack Plenty of Nutritional Punch

Thursday Oct 22, 2020
For all of the benefits that come in these colorful, somewhat uncommon fruits, it may be their relative obscurity that makes them an even more valuable addition to a daily diet.

Plot Thickens Over Origins of Pope's Civil Union Endorsement

By Nicole Winfield | Thursday Oct 22, 2020
Question swirled Thursday about the origins of Pope Francis' bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions, with all evidence suggesting he made them in a 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.

Tesla Posts Net Profit for Fifth Straight Quarter

By Tom Krisher | Thursday Oct 22, 2020
The electric car and solar panel maker said Wednesday that it made $331 million, or 27 cents per share, for its fifth-straight profitable quarter.

Do You Need to Wear a Mask if You're 6 Feet Away From Others

Thursday Oct 22, 2020
Health experts recommend wearing masks in public and keeping your distance from others in most cases, but whether you should do both could depend on the situation.

Oxford Vaccine Trial Continues Amid Death Report

Thursday Oct 22, 2020
The University of Oxford says the late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil will continue following reports of a participant's death.

Divided Reactions in US as Pope Backs Same-Sex Civil Unions

By David Crary and Elana Schor | Thursday Oct 22, 2020
LGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. welcomed Pope Francis' endorsement of same-sex civil unions, the first time he's done so as pontiff, while some prominent members including a bishop said he was blatantly contradicting church teaching.

James Randi, Dazzling Magician and Skeptic, Dies at 92

By Matt Sedensky | Thursday Oct 22, 2020
James Randi, a magician who later challenged spoon benders, mind readers and faith healers with such voracity that he became regarded as the country's foremost skeptic, has died, his foundation announced. He was 92.

Mixed Philippine Reaction on Pope Nod on Gay Civil Unions

Thursday Oct 22, 2020
Pope Francis' endorsement of same-sex civil unions drew mixed reactions Thursday in the Philippines, Asia's bastion of Catholicism, with a retired bishop saying he was scandalized by it while an LGBT group welcomed the pontiff's remarks with relief.

Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee Top Billboard Latin Music Awards

Thursday Oct 22, 2020
Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show.

Short-Video App Quibi Shutting Down Just Months After Launch

By Tali Arbel | Thursday Oct 22, 2020
Short-video app Quibi said it is shutting down just six months after its early April launch, having struggled to find customers.

Viewers' Guide: After Chaotic Debate, Trump, Biden Try Again

By Michelle L. Price | Thursday Oct 22, 2020
After meeting last month in perhaps the most chaotic debate in modern history, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, will take the stage Thursday to give it another go.

CDC Redefines 'Close Contact'

Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
U.S. health officials Wednesday redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters.

New App Aims to Help Unblock Global Air Travel

Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
A new smartphone app could make it easier for international airline passengers to securely show they've complied with COVID-19 testing requirements

Next in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

By Lauran Neergaard | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year.

Giuliani Caught in Hotel Bedroom Scene in New 'Borat' Film

Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Rudy Giuliani is shown with his hand down his pants after flirting with an actress playing a young woman pretending to be a television journalist in a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen's latest mockumentary, a sequel to his hit "Borat" film.

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