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Aubrey Plaza Marries Longtime Boyfriend Director Jeff Baena

Aubrey Plaza Marries Longtime Boyfriend Director Jeff Baena

Aubrey Plaza has married her longtime boyfriend, director and screenwriter Jeff Baena.

Weak Jobs Report Spurs New Arguments Over Big Fed Spending

NEWS | By Josh Boak | May 8
President Joe Biden insists an unexpected slowdown in companies' hiring is clear new proof the U.S. needs the multitrillion-dollar federal boost he's pushing.

California Leaving: State Population Declines for First Time

California Leaving: State Population Declines for First Time

NEWS | By Adam Beam | May 8
California's population fell by more than 182,000 last year, the first yearly loss ever recorded for the nation's most populous state that halted a growth streak dating to its founding in 1850.

Stefanik's Rise Toward Leadership Job Irks Conservatives

Stefanik's Rise Toward Leadership Job Irks Conservatives

NEWS | By Alan Fram | May 8
Conservatives in and out of Congress are expressing opposition to Rep. Elise Stefanik 's rise toward House Republicans' No. 3 leadership job.

Washington Post Says US Secretly Obtained Reporters' Records

Washington Post Says US Secretly Obtained Reporters' Records

NEWS | By Eric Tucker | May 8
The Trump Justice Department secretly seized the phone records of three Washington Post reporters who covered the federal investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the newspaper said Friday.

Deja Lynn Alvarez Declares For Office

Deja Lynn Alvarez Declares For Office

NEWS | May 7
Deja Lynn Alvarez announced her candidacy for the 182nd District in Philadelphia. If elected she will be the first out Transgender Latina state official.

DC Fully Unveils First Pride Month Initiative

DC Fully Unveils First Pride Month Initiative

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brendan Walker | May 7
DC Comics is fully embracing pride month, with the full reveal of their long awaited DC Pride #1 oneshot issue in addition to a variety of pride themed covers.

Can't Stop the Bad Memory: Remember When Caitlyn Starred with The Village People?

Can't Stop the Bad Memory: Remember When Caitlyn Starred with The Village People?

After winning Olympic Gold in the men's decathlon event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, Caitlyn Jenner became an overnight star and attempted to capitalize on her fame with performances of a different kind — a brief acting career.

New Zealand Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Could Become First Transgender Olympian

New Zealand Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Could Become First Transgender Olympian

NEWS | By Brendan Walker | May 7
World champion New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard could make history, potentially representing Oceania as the Olympic's first transgender athlete.

UK to Ease Holiday Travel Ban Yet Keeps Most Quarantines

UK to Ease Holiday Travel Ban Yet Keeps Most Quarantines

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Jill Lawless | May 7
Britain announced a "first tentative step" Friday toward resuming international travel, saying U.K. citizens will be able to travel to countries including Portugal, Iceland and Israel later this month without having to quarantine upon their return.rn


News

NJ School: We've Addressed Educator's Trans-Rant Beer Toss

NJ School: We've Addressed Educator's Trans-Rant Beer Toss

NATIONAL | By Wayne Parry | May 7
A New Jersey school district says it has responded in a "swift and serious" way to the case of a vice principal who threw beer on people who were videotaping his wife's extended rant against a transgender woman's use of a public bathroom.


Business

Dubai Luxury Home Market Soars as World's Rich Flee Pandemic

Dubai Luxury Home Market Soars as World's Rich Flee Pandemic

HOME | By Isabel DeBre | May 6
After nearly three decades in London, Christophe Reech was fed up with the city's pandemic lockdowns. This spring, he sold his luxury townhouse and jetted off to the desert sheikhdom of Dubai to start a new life with his family.


Cars

Baidu Rolls Out Paid Driverless Taxi Service in Beijing

Baidu Rolls Out Paid Driverless Taxi Service in Beijing

AUTO NEWS | May 3
Chinese tech giant Baidu rolled out its paid driverless taxi service on Sunday, making it the first company to commercialize autonomous driving operations in China.


Style

Strong Sales from Tapestry, Lee Maker Show Clothing Rebound

Strong Sales from Tapestry, Lee Maker Show Clothing Rebound

FASHION | By Anne D'Innocenzio | May 7
Strong sales results from Coach's parent as well as from the maker of Wrangler and Lee jeans offer the latest evidence that shoppers' spending on fashion and accessories is rebounding to pre-pandemic levels.rn


Travel

Norwegian Cruise Line Threatens to Skip Florida's Ports

Norwegian Cruise Line Threatens to Skip Florida's Ports

By David Koeing | May 7
Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line is threatening to steer clear of Florida after the governor signed legislation banning businesses from requiring that customers show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.rn


Nightlife

Helix Studios Owner Hospitalized in Domestic Assault; Also Denies Accusations by Former Models

Helix Studios Owner Hospitalized in Domestic Assault; Also Denies Accusations by Former Models

WORKPLACE | May 6
There has been considerable drama at Helix Studios, the Vegas-based adult male streaming company owned by Keith Miller. Last weekend 2 models left the studio, calling it a "glorified hell," & Miller was hospitalized in a domestic violence incident.