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'Shameful': US Virus Deaths Top 400K as Trump Leaves Office

By Adam Geller, Janie Har | Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus "totally under control."

Michelin France Stars Awarded in Virtual Ceremony

By Thomas Adamson | Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
France's Michelin Guide, which has long served as a bible for foodies, is adapting its awards ceremony in Paris for the year that was like no other.

'We Know This is Real': New Clinics Aid Virus Long-Haulers

By Jennifer Peltz | Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
Dozens of facilities have cropped up around the U.S. to address a puzzling aspect of COVID-19 — the effects that can stubbornly afflict some people weeks or months after the infection itself has subsided.

Oklahoma Judge Orders 'Tiger King' Zoo to Turn Over Big Cats

Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
A federal judge in Oklahoma has ordered the new owners of an Oklahoma zoo featured in Netflix's "Tiger King" documentary to turn over all the lion and tiger cubs in their possession, along with the animals' mothers, to the federal government.

Virginia Bill Would End Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders

By Denise Lavoie | Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
Two Virginia Democratic lawmakers are spearheading a push to repeal a decades-old law that allows the state to hold certain sex offenders at psychiatric facilities indefinitely after their criminal sentences if they are deemed "sexually violent predators"

McConnell Said Trump 'Fed Lies' to Mob About Biden Election

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell opened the Senate on Tuesday saying the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol was "fed lies" by the president and others in the deadly riot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden election.

Harry Brant, Son of Supermodel Stephanie Seymour, Dies at 24

Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
Harry Brant, a rising model and son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and publisher Peter M. Brant, has died. He was 24.

Concerns Grow Over Eurostar Rail Service Linking UK, EU

Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
The head of France's state rail company has sounded the alarm over the future of the Eurostar train service, which connects the U.K. with continental Europe and has been hurt badly by the halt to travel during the pandemic as well as Brexit.

South Africa's Trailblazing Black Food Writer Dies of Virus

By Mogomotsi Magome | Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
South Africa's trailblazing Black food writer Dorah Sitole's latest cookbook was widely hailed in December as a moving chronicle of her journey from humble township cook to famous, well-traveled author.

Judge: Alabama Transgender License Policy Unconstitutional

By Kim Chandler | Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
Alabama's policy requiring a transgender person to undergo full gender reassignment surgery before they can change the sex on their driver's license is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Biden Picks Transgender Woman as Assistant Health Secretary

By Will Weissert | Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

California Bill Would Ban Intersex Surgery for Young Kids

By Adam Beam | Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
The legislation would ban specific types of surgeries on infants born with intersex characteristics. Advocates are pushing to delay these types of surgeries until the child is old enough to develop a gender identity.

Biden has Set Sky-High Expectations. Can He Meet Them?

By Will Weissert | Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
Back when the election was tightening and just a week away, Joe Biden went big.

A New COVID-19 Challenge: Mutations Rise Along with Cases

By Marilynn Marchione | Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge.

Garth Brooks Joins Lineup of Entertainers at Biden Inaugural

Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
Add Garth Brooks to the lineup of entertainers at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Prada Introduces Anti-Uniform During All-Digital Fashion Week

By Colleen Barry | Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
In its digitally conceived preview, Prada introduced the new anti-uniform that speaks to our new intimacy in our ever-tighter circles: luxury long-johns.

Trump Baby Protest Blimp Enters Museum of London Collection

Monday Jan 18, 2021
The Trump Baby Blimp will live on long after its namesake has left the White House.

'Rooting Hard For You': Will Departure Notes End with Trump?

By Will Weissert | Monday Jan 18, 2021
The tradition of departing presidents leaving a handwritten note in the Oval Office for their successors may end with Donald Trump.

Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 Us States Amid Winter Surge

By David Crary | Monday Jan 18, 2021
Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold.

Sen. Josh Hawley Has New Publisher for 'Big Tech' Book

Monday Jan 18, 2021
Sen. Josh Hawley has found a new publisher after his book was dropped by Simon & Schuster in the wake of the siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

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