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Kanye West Qualifies as Presidential Candidate in Arkansas

Kanye West Qualifies as Presidential Candidate in Arkansas

NEWS | Aug 12
Rapper Kanye West has qualified to appear on Arkansas' ballot this fall as an independent presidential candidate, Secretary of State John Thurston said Tuesday.

Minnesota's Omar Holds Off Well-Funded Primary Challenger

Minnesota's Omar Holds Off Well-Funded Primary Challenger

NEWS | By Steve Karnowski and Mohamed Ibrahim | Aug 12
Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity, the latest in a string of victories by a new generation of emboldened progressive lawmakers.

Kamala Harris' Selection as VP Resonates with Black Women

Kamala Harris' Selection as VP Resonates with Black Women

NEWS | By Kat Stafford | Aug 12
Kamala Harris' selection is historic in many senses. It also marks the first time an Asian American would be on the presidential ticket. B

Public Health Officials Are Quitting or Getting Fired in Throes of Pandemic

Public Health Officials Are Quitting or Getting Fired in Throes of Pandemic

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press, and Lauren Weber | Aug 11
At least 49 state and local public health leaders have resigned, retired or been fired since April across 23 states.

Grindr and UrSafe Apps Team for Safety and Security

Grindr and UrSafe Apps Team for Safety and Security

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 11
Geo-locating social networking and gay/bi/queer/trans dating app Grindr has partnered with The UrSafe App in order to increase persona safety measures in LGBTQ+ dating.

Twitter Reacts to Biden Picking Sen. Kamala Harris as Running Mate

Twitter Reacts to Biden Picking Sen. Kamala Harris as Running Mate

NEWS | Aug 11
Twitter is reacting to the news that Joe Biden has chosen Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. Here are some of the responses.

Watch: Erasure and 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Stars Team for 'Nerves of Steel' Music Vid

Watch: Erasure and 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Stars Team for 'Nerves of Steel' Music Vid

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 11
Rolling Stone reports that in the video for their new single "Nerves of Steel," British synth-pop icons Erasure will feature a plethora of "RuPaul's Drage Race" alum.

Ready to Conquer: Kamala Harris's Best Insta Moments (So Far)

Ready to Conquer: Kamala Harris's Best Insta Moments (So Far)

NEWS | Aug 11
Wondering what Kamala Harris has in store for the debate stage, social media and podium? Take a look at nine of our favorite KH Instagram moments.

Biden Selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as Running Mate

Biden Selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as Running Mate

NEWS | By Alexandra Jaffe and Will Weissert | Aug 11
Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket.

Zac Efron to Star in Remake of 'Three Men and a Baby'

Zac Efron to Star in Remake of 'Three Men and a Baby'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 11
Superstar Zac Efron ("Hairspray" and "High School Musical") has signed on to star in a remake of the 1987 hit film "Three Men and a Baby" with Disney.


News

Fisk University President Receives Restraining Order After Accusations of Drugging Grindr Date

Fisk University President Receives Restraining Order After Accusations of Drugging Grindr Date

CRIME | Aug 11
A restraining order has been placed on the President of Fisk University Dr. Kevin Rome, Sr. after a person he used to date told police he did not feel safe around him, a Nashville television station reports.


Business

McDonald's Sues Ousted CEO, Alleging Employee Relationships

McDonald's Sues Ousted CEO, Alleging Employee Relationships

WORKPLACE | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Aug 10
McDonald's says it's suing Stephen Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted last year over an inappropriate relationship with an employee, alleging Monday that he covered up relationships with other employees and destroyed evidence.


Cars

Edmunds: With Low Interest Rates, Should You Lease or Buy?

Edmunds: With Low Interest Rates, Should You Lease or Buy?

AUTO NEWS | By Will Kaufman of Edmunds | Aug 10
With interest rates at record lows, is it still worth leasing a new car? We took a look at the financial outcomes of buying and leasing to see how current finance trends might affect your decision.


Health/Fitness

Over 900 Health Workers Have Died of COVID-19. And the Toll Is Rising.

Over 900 Health Workers Have Died of COVID-19. And the Toll Is Rising.

HEALTH | By Danielle Renwick, The Guardian, and Shoshana Dubnow | Aug 11
As coronavirus cases surge — and dire shortages of lifesaving protective gear like N95 masks, gowns and gloves persist — the nation's health care workers are again facing life-threatening conditions in Southern and Western states.


Travel

New Jersey for the LGBTQ Community

New Jersey for the LGBTQ Community

Aug 11
New Jersey has a reputation for being highly LGBTQ friendly. Here are some of the top things to do in New Jersey this summer that are inclusive of the LGBTQ community.


Nightlife

Summer Flashback: Ptown Carnival, Part 1

Summer Flashback: Ptown Carnival, Part 1

CULTURE | Aug 10
Provincetown Carnival attracts somewhere near 80,000 people to the town for the celebrations - something impossible in this year of COVID. The event was scheduled to begin this Friday. Here's a look back at carnival past - part 1 of 2.