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LGBTQ Pride at 50: Focus shifts amid pandemic, racial unrest

LGBTQ Pride at 50: Focus shifts amid pandemic, racial unrest

SCRANTON, Pa. — LGBTQ Pride is turning 50 this year a little short on its signature fanfare, after the coronavirus pandemic drove it to the internet and after calls for racial equality sparked by the killing of George Floyd further overtook it.
Virus whistleblower alleges retribution has only intensified

Virus whistleblower alleges retribution has only intensified

WASHINGTON — A government whistleblower ousted from a leading role in battling COVID-19 alleged Thursday that the Trump administration has intensified its campaign to punish him for revealing shortcomings in the U.S. response. Dr.
Colorado reexamines Elijah McClain's death in police custody

Colorado reexamines Elijah McClain's death in police custody

DENVER — The Colorado governor on Thursday ordered prosecutors to reopen the investigation into the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man put into a chokehold by police who stopped him on the street in suburban Denver last year because he
Judge shuts down energy pipeline in Michigan's Great Lakes

Judge shuts down energy pipeline in Michigan's Great Lakes

DETROIT — A judge shut down an energy pipeline in Michigan’s Great Lakes on Thursday, granting a request from the state after the owner reported problems with a support piece far below the surface. Enbridge Inc.

Oregon county rescinds racial profiling mask exception

NEWPORT, Ore. — A coastal county in Oregon has rescinded a face mask policy that made exceptions for people of colour worried about racial profiling after a backlash spurred by an article in the New York Post that went viral.
Audit: US sent $1.4B in virus relief payments to dead people

Audit: US sent $1.4B in virus relief payments to dead people

WASHINGTON — Nearly 1.1 million coronavirus relief payments totalling some $1.4 billion went to dead people, a government watchdog reported Thursday.
Watchdogs: Trump's Independence Day gala in 2019 cost $13M

Watchdogs: Trump's Independence Day gala in 2019 cost $13M

President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July gala in the nation’s capital last year cost taxpayers more than $13 million, twice as much as previous celebrations, government watchdogs reported Thursday.
NYC judge rejects Trump family effort to halt tell-all book

NYC judge rejects Trump family effort to halt tell-all book

WASHINGTON — A New York City judge has dismissed a claim by Donald Trump’s brother that sought to halt the publication of a tell-all book by the president’s niece.
Disney changing Splash Mountain, ride tied to Jim Crow film

Disney changing Splash Mountain, ride tied to Jim Crow film

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Bialik and Batman: Actor teams up with DC for science book

Bialik and Batman: Actor teams up with DC for science book

NEW YORK — “The Big Bang Theory” actor Mayim Bialik is teaming with DC Entertainment on a project that joins superhero power to the power of science.