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Slightly Used News :: September 29, 2020

Slightly Used News :: September 29, 2020

Sep 29, 2020

Handmaids in the Supreme Court, YMCA, Presidential Debates, Noah Purvis, and Fran the Bi-Weather Girl takes a turn. It's this week's Slightly Used News!

Court: Private Locker Room Violated Transgender Boy's Rights

Court: Private Locker Room Violated Transgender Boy's Rights

By Amy Forliti | Sep 29, 2020

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that schools must allow students to use locker rooms that are consistent with their gender identity.

Sex Ed Mandate Sparks Bitter Washington State Ballot Fight

Sex Ed Mandate Sparks Bitter Washington State Ballot Fight

By Sandy Ho | Sep 29, 2020

Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex education requirement for public schools earlier this year.

Times' Tax Story is Talker, but Perceptions Mostly Hold

Times' Tax Story is Talker, but Perceptions Mostly Hold

By David Bauder | Sep 29, 2020

"Bombshell" was a word frequently employed on Monday; how it was used depended on whether you were in Trump-friendly or unfriendly media territory.

Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano Likes his Bottom Slapped by 'Daddy,' Law Suit Claims

Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano Likes his Bottom Slapped by 'Daddy,' Law Suit Claims

Sep 28, 2020

Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano was hit with a $15 million lawsuit on Monday by a New Jersey man who claims "the legal analyst forced him to engage in a 'bizarre sex act' involving father-son role play in 2015."

Time's 100 Most Influential People Includes a Roster of LGBTQ Names

Time's 100 Most Influential People Includes a Roster of LGBTQ Names

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 28, 2020

The 2020 edition of Time magazine's annual "TIME100 Most Influential People" includes several people from the LGBTQ community.

Watch: A Fifth West Hollywood Gay Bar Closes Due to COVID

Watch: A Fifth West Hollywood Gay Bar Closes Due to COVID

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 28, 2020

A fifth gay bar in West Hollywood, Calif. is closing for good after being hard hit by COVID.

Trump's Tax Revelation Could Tarnish Image that Fueled Rise

Trump's Tax Revelation Could Tarnish Image that Fueled Rise

By Jill Colvin | Sep 28, 2020

The bombshell revelations that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and paid no income taxes at all in many others threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters.

Trump Ex-Campaign Boss Hospitalized Amid Threat to Harm Self

Trump Ex-Campaign Boss Hospitalized Amid Threat to Harm Self

By Jonathan Lemire and Terry Spencer | Sep 28, 2020

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale has been hospitalized after he threatened to harm himself, according to Florida police and campaign officials.

NY Times: Trump Paid $750 in US Income Taxes in 2016, 2017

NY Times: Trump Paid $750 in US Income Taxes in 2016, 2017

Sep 27, 2020

President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times.

TikTok Fate in the Balance as Judge Weighs App Store Ban

TikTok Fate in the Balance as Judge Weighs App Store Ban

By Anne D'Innocenzio and Matt O'Brien | Sep 27, 2020

Lawyers for TikTok pleaded with a U.S. federal judge on Sunday to delay the Trump Administration's ban of the popular video sharing program from app stores set to take effect at the end of the day.

Homespun BLM Products Include Cookie Kits, Garden Gnomes

Homespun BLM Products Include Cookie Kits, Garden Gnomes

By Terry Tang | Sep 27, 2020

A few weeks after nationwide protests erupted over the police killing of George Floyd, Julie Muller looked for something positive she could contribute to the movement from her Houston home.

Her Words: Amy Coney Barrett on Faith, Precedent, Abortion

Her Words: Amy Coney Barrett on Faith, Precedent, Abortion

Sep 27, 2020

Some notable quotes from Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, a former Notre Dame law professor and current judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

California Will House Transgender Inmates by Gender Identity

California Will House Transgender Inmates by Gender Identity

By Adam Bean | Sep 27, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Saturday requiring California to house transgender inmates in prisons based on their gender identity — but only if the state does not have "management or security concerns."

Why Are Hispanic/Latino Men 4 Times More Likely to Get HIV Than White Men?

Why Are Hispanic/Latino Men 4 Times More Likely to Get HIV Than White Men?

By Billy McEntee | Sep 27, 2020

Despite an overall decrease in HIV infection rates, the rates for Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men are more than four times that of white males. EDGE finds out why.

Amy Coney Barrett, Likely High Court Pick, is Scalia's Heir

Amy Coney Barrett, Likely High Court Pick, is Scalia's Heir

By Michael Tarm | Sep 26, 2020

Though Amy Coney Barrett is the expected replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she is more aptly described as heir to another departed Supreme Court justice: conservative hero Antonin Scalia.

GOP Expecting Trump to Tap Barrett for Supreme Court

GOP Expecting Trump to Tap Barrett for Supreme Court

By Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro | Sep 25, 2020

Republicans were expecting President Donald Trump to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, as he aims to put a historic stamp on the high court just weeks before the election.

Unicode Announces New LGBTQ-Related Emoji for 2021

Unicode Announces New LGBTQ-Related Emoji for 2021

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 25, 2020

Unicode recently announced Emoji 13.1, a series of 217 new emoji to be released in 2021, including new LGBTQ-related emoticons.

Former Congressman Ron Paul Hospitalized, Says He's OK

Former Congressman Ron Paul Hospitalized, Says He's OK

Sep 25, 2020

Former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul posted a picture of himself in a hospital Friday but said he was OK after video circulated online of him struggling to speak during an interview.

Murder of Brooklyn Muralist Prosecuted as a Hate Crime

Murder of Brooklyn Muralist Prosecuted as a Hate Crime

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 25, 2020

James Williams, a 51-year old New York City man, has been charged with a hate crime in the September 7th murder of 29 year old muralist Massiah Berkley.

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