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Who Did it? TV Viewers Intrigued by HBO's 'The Undoing'

By David Bauder | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
The dramatic conclusion to "The Undoing," HBO's whodunit starring Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman, proved how it's still possible to bring people together in today's fragmented television world.

Stay Home for the Holidays or Get Tested Twice, CDC Urges

By Lindsey Tanner | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
Don't travel over the upcoming holidays. But if you must, consider getting coronavirus tests before and after, U.S. health officials urged Wednesday.

All Mariah Carey Wants is You to Enjoy Her Christmas Special

By Gary Gerard Hamilton | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
Christmas is still a few weeks away, but Mariah Carey is already orchestrating her dinner menu.

A Year in 60 Secs: TikTok Lists Top Videos, Creators of 2020

By Kristin M. Hall | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
From skateboarding to Fleetwood Mac to learning Cardi B's rump-shaking choreography, TikTok users got creative in a pandemic year with new songs, dances and memes in 60 seconds or less.

Canada: US Border Measures to Last Until Virus Under Control

By Rob Gillies | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday the ban on nonessential travel with the United States will not be lifted until COVID-19 is significantly more under control around the world.

People Magazine Reveals its '2020 People of the Year'

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
People magazine has named George Clooney, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Selena Gomez and Regina King as the "2020 People of the Year."

Texas Virus Spread Even Puts Desert Artist Hub Marfa on Edge

By Acacia Coronado, Paul J. Weber | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
Texas surpassed 9,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients Tuesday as the pandemic's spread threatened the Big Bend region near the desert artist hub of Marfa, where tourists continued visiting and officials urged people to stay home.

'Very Dark Couple of Weeks': Morgues and Hospitals Overflow

By Tammy Webber, Heather Hollingsworth | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
Amid the resurgence, states have begun reopening field hospitals to handle an influx of patients that is pushing health care systems — and their workers — to the breaking point.

2017 Ban on Local LGBT Ordinances Ends in North Carolina

Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
A 3 1/2-year ban on new local ordinances aimed at protecting LGBT rights in North Carolina expired Tuesday, prompting gay rights groups to urge the passage of such measures now.

Years After Coming Out, Gay Athletes Upset by Lack of Change

By Dennis Passa | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
Two former pro athletes are united in their disappointment that a higher proportion of gay athletes haven't come out, and that homophobic language on the sporting fields is still rife.

UK Authorizes Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Emergency Use

By Lauran Neergaard, Danica Kirka | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
British officials authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Wednesday, greenlighting the world's first shot against the virus that's backed by rigorous science and taking a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic.

UK Court Rules Against Clinic in Puberty Blocking Drugs Case

Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
Britain's High Court ruled Tuesday that children under 16 years old who are considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to medical treatment involving drugs that delay puberty.

Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Rule on Board Diversity for Companies

By Michelle Chapman | Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
The Nasdaq stock exchange is seeking U.S. authority to require more diversity in the boardrooms of Nasdaq-listed companies, or for those companies to explain why they can not.

Hyundai, Kia Fined for Delaying U.S. Engine Failure Recalls

By Tom Krisher | Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
Hyundai and Kia must pay $137 million in fines and safety improvements because they moved too slowly to recall over 1 million vehicles with engines that can fail.

Holiday Air Travel Surges Despite Dire Health Warnings

By David Koenig | Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
Nearly 1.2 million people passed through U.S. airports Sunday, the largest number since the pandemic gripped the country in March, despite pleas from health experts for Americans to stay home over Thanksgiving.

Funeral Home Settles Lawsuit that Led to Major LGBTQ Ruling

Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
A Detroit-area funeral home has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit that led to a groundbreaking decision that protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment.

Bad Bunny is Spotify's Most-Streamed Artist of 2020

By Mesfin Fekadu | Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
The year's most played artist on Spotify? Globally speaking: Bad Bunny.

Trump Headed to Georgia as Turnout Driver, but Also a Threat

By Bill Barrow and Alan Fram | Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
Some establishment Republicans are sounding alarms that President Donald Trump's conspiratorial denials of his own defeat could threaten the party's ability to win a Senate majority and counter President-elect Joe Biden's administration.

On World AIDS Day, South Africa Finds Hope in New Treatment

By Mogomotsi Magome | Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
Health officials are hoping that new, long-acting drugs to help prevent HIV infection will be a turning point for the fight against a global health threat that's been eclipsed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Rita Ora Says Sorry for Lockdown-Breaching Birthday Party

Monday Nov 30, 2020
British singer Rita Ora apologized Monday for breaking lockdown rules by holding a birthday party, saying it was "a serious and inexcusable error of judgment."

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