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Boston Pops Announce Diverse Programming for 2019 Spring Season

Boston Pops Announce Diverse Programming for 2019 Spring Season

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 21
Eclectic is the best word to describe The 2019 Boston Pops' Spring season, which runs from May 8 to June 15 at Symphony Hall.

Trump on Smollett Developments: Actor 'Insulted' Millions with 'Racist & Dangerous Comments'

Trump on Smollett Developments: Actor 'Insulted' Millions with 'Racist & Dangerous Comments'

NEWS | Feb 21
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to react to the latest developments involving "Empire" star Jussie Smollett.

Chicago Police Chief Angry Over Alleged Smollett Hoax

Chicago Police Chief Angry Over Alleged Smollett Hoax

NEWS | By Tammy Webber | Feb 21
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson took it personally when detectives determined that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett allegedly lied about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack .

'Empire' Studio Says it's Weighing its Options in Wake of Smollett Case

'Empire' Studio Says it's Weighing its Options in Wake of Smollett Case

NEWS | Feb 21
The studio behind the hit television show "Empire" says it is "evaluating the situation" regarding the charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is "considering our options."

Kenya Court Set to Rule on Whether to Scrap Anti-Gay Laws

Kenya Court Set to Rule on Whether to Scrap Anti-Gay Laws

NEWS | By Tom Odula | Feb 21
Extortion, physical assaults, verbal abuse, denial of state services, forceful evictions, harassment, being disowned by family members. These and many other challenges may begin to fade away for the Kenyan gay community if a court rules in their favor.

Watch: Viral Video by Waitress Slammed with Anti-Gay Epithet Prompts Flood of Support

Watch: Viral Video by Waitress Slammed with Anti-Gay Epithet Prompts Flood of Support

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 21
A hard-working single mother in Fort Wayne, Indiana had the perfect response to a homophobic customer who left a hateful anti-LGBTQ message scrawled on his receipt. No wonder her video went viral.

Police: 'Empire' Actor Faked Attack to 'Promote His Career'

Police: 'Empire' Actor Faked Attack to 'Promote His Career'

NEWS | By Don Babwin | Feb 21
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett "took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career" when he made a false police report about an attack in Chicago, the city's police superintendent said Thursday.

Twitter Reacts to Ariana Grande & Piers Morgan Ending Feud

Twitter Reacts to Ariana Grande & Piers Morgan Ending Feud

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 21
Twitter is reacting to the news that Ariana Grande and Piers Morgan have seemingly ended their feud after having an impromptu dinner date together.

Watch: Randy Rainbow Tuts Trump with Madge-tastic 'Border Lies'

Watch: Randy Rainbow Tuts Trump with Madge-tastic 'Border Lies'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 21
Though his usual oeuvre lies more with Broadway show tunes revamped for political satire, Randy Rainbow has taken leave of the Great White Way for a foray into Material Girlhood with a version of the 1983 Madonna hit that tuts Trump for his "Border Lies."

Trump Plan to Beat HIV Hits Rough Road in Rural America

Trump Plan to Beat HIV Hits Rough Road in Rural America

NEWS | By Jackie Fortier, StateImpact Oklahoma | Feb 21
Strategies that work in progressive cities won't necessarily work in rural areas of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina where stigma around HIV and AIDS and around being gay runs deep.


Entertainment

 Review :: Greta

Review :: Greta

MOVIES | By Charles Nash | Feb 21
"Greta" is a goofy, wildly entertaining stalker-thriller with Isabelle Huppert hamming it up to 11.


Business

Court: Constitutional Ban on High Fines Applies to States

Court: Constitutional Ban on High Fines Applies to States

LEGAL | By Mark Sherman | Feb 21
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects.


Technology

Japanese Spacecraft to Attempt Landing on Distant Asteroid

Japanese Spacecraft to Attempt Landing on Distant Asteroid

SCIENCE | Feb 21
A Japanese spacecraft began its approach Thursday toward a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.


Cars

Edmunds Compares Toyota 4Runner and Subaru Forester

Edmunds Compares Toyota 4Runner and Subaru Forester

AUTO NEWS | By Calvin Kim | Feb 21
Many Americans count on their vehicles for outdoor pursuits, which is one reason why SUVs and crossovers have become so popular. But there are some critical differences between their handling, hauling and off-road capabilities.


Style

Pittsburgh's Food Scene Turns the Rust Belt City Shiny Again

Pittsburgh's Food Scene Turns the Rust Belt City Shiny Again

FOOD/DRINK | By Jill Gleeson | Feb 21
With the recent influx of companies like Google and Uber and some trailblazing cookery in the Lawrenceville gayborhood, Pittsburgh fare is getting national attention. Here's your ultimate must-eat list.


Health/Fitness

3 Myths About Transition-Related Care for Trans People

3 Myths About Transition-Related Care for Trans People

HEALTH | Feb 21
Insurance carve-outs for transition-related care are illegal. But that hasn't stopped some from continuing to deny transgender people the care they need. Here's the truth about transition-related healthcare.


Travel

'Firefall' Phenomenon Wows Visitors to Yosemite's El Capitan

'Firefall' Phenomenon Wows Visitors to Yosemite's El Capitan

Feb 21
California's Yosemite National Park is again wowing visitors and photographers with its annual "firefall." Every February for a few days, the setting sun illuminates Horsetail Fall to make it glow like a cascade of molten lava.