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Met Opera Cuts Season by 3 1/2 Months, to Shorten Some Shows

Met Opera Cuts Season by 3 1/2 Months, to Shorten Some Shows

ENTERTAINMENT | By Ronald Blum | Jun 1
The Metropolitan Opera season is getting shorter, along with some of its shows.

Barr: Law Enforcement Must 'Dominate' Streets Amid protests

Barr: Law Enforcement Must 'Dominate' Streets Amid protests

NEWS | Jun 1
U.S. officials vowed to "maximize federal law enforcement presence" in the nation's capital night after days of violent demonstrations led to fires across Washington and left scores of businesses with broken windows and dozens of police officers injured.

Family Autopsy: Floyd Asphyxiated by Sustained Pressure

Family Autopsy: Floyd Asphyxiated by Sustained Pressure

NEWS | By Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski | Jun 1
An autopsy commissioned for George Floyd's family found that he died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression when a Minneapolis police officer held his knee on Floyd's neck until he stopped breathing, ignoring his cries of distress.

Suicide by Cop? Police Gun Down Trans Suspect in Armed Standoff

Suicide by Cop? Police Gun Down Trans Suspect in Armed Standoff

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 1
Police in Tallahassee, Florida shot and killed a transgender suspect in a stabbing death when the suspect pointed a gun at responding officers, media sources report.

Anti-GLTBQ Group One Million Moms Seized by Vapors Over Gay-Themed Pixar Short Film 'Out'

Anti-GLTBQ Group One Million Moms Seized by Vapors Over Gay-Themed Pixar Short Film 'Out'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 1
Someone grab the smelling salts! Anti-LGBTQ group One Million Moms has noticed that Pixar has made a gay-themed short film called "Out" that's streaming now at Disney+.

Nearly 26,000 Nursing Home Deaths Reported as Lockdowns Ease

Nearly 26,000 Nursing Home Deaths Reported as Lockdowns Ease

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Curt Anderson | Jun 1
Nearly 26,000 nursing home residents in the United States have died from COVID-19, according to a report prepared for the nation's governors, a number that is partial and likely to go higher.

As Empowering as 'Hollywood' Is, Why Not Tell the Real Rock Hudson Story?

As Empowering as 'Hollywood' Is, Why Not Tell the Real Rock Hudson Story?

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Jun 1
In rewriting Hollywood history, does "Hollywood" do a disservice to the real Rock Hudson, who remained closeted throughout his career.

Music Industry Calls for Black Out Tuesday Amid Unrest

Music Industry Calls for Black Out Tuesday Amid Unrest

NEWS | By Mesfin Fekadu | Jun 1
The music industry is planning to turn off the music and hold a day to reflect and implement change in response to the death of George Floyd and the killings of other black people.

Trump Slams Governors as 'Weak,' Urges Crackdown on Protests

Trump Slams Governors as 'Weak,' Urges Crackdown on Protests

NEWS | By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller and Alan Suderman | Jun 1
President Donald Trump on Monday derided many governors as "weak" and demanded tougher crackdowns on burning and stealing among some demonstrations in the aftermath of another night of violent protests in dozens of American cities.

Christo, Artist Known for Massive, Fleeting Displays, Dies

Christo, Artist Known for Massive, Fleeting Displays, Dies

NEWS | By Lindsey Bahr | Jun 1
Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 84.


News

Biden Meets with Black Leaders at Local Church Amid Unrest

Biden Meets with Black Leaders at Local Church Amid Unrest

POLITICS | By Alexandra Jaffe and Will Weissert | Jun 1
Joe Biden met with community leaders at a predominantly African American church in Delaware Monday morning, leaving home for a second consecutive day to address exploding racial tensions that have begun to reshape the upcoming presidential election.


Technology

Could Antibody Injections Fight COVID-19?

Could Antibody Injections Fight COVID-19?

HEALTH | Jun 1
To stop the spread of COVID-19, billions of people will need to have antibodies to protect against the new coronavirus. How can we isolate and produce neutralizing antibodies in large enough quantities to serve everyone who needs them?


Finance

Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should be Free, But Who's Paying?

Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should be Free, But Who's Paying?

HEALTH | By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio | May 26
Hospitals around the country are afraid to send out hundreds of thousands of bills related to COVID-19 testing. That's because Congress mandated there would be no copays and no out-of-pocket costs for patients. But who's paying?


Travel

Lockdowns Ease Across Europe and Asia, with New Tourism Rules

Lockdowns Ease Across Europe and Asia, with New Tourism Rules

The first day of June saw coronavirus restrictions ease from Asia to Europe on Monday, even as U.S. protests against police brutality sparked fears of new outbreaks.


Nightlife

Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | May 28
When Mr. Gay World 2020 had to be put off to next year, the plan was for first runner-up from 2019 to serve an interim term. Then an ironic twist emerged - one with a heroic tinge.