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Election 2020: Mobilizing the LGBTQ Digital Generation

Election 2020: Mobilizing the LGBTQ Digital Generation

NATIONAL | By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 19, 2020

If younger LGBTQ Americans transform their passions for issues like climate change, gun control, and racial and gender equality from social media likes into actual votes, voter-turnout records could be smashed in November.

Opinion: World Rugby's Proposed Ban on Trans is Wrong. Here's Why

Opinion: World Rugby's Proposed Ban on Trans is Wrong. Here's Why

SPORTS | Oct 19, 2020

An Australian transgender historian makes a case for the inclusion of trans athletes in World Rugby.

Vaccine Storage Demands Could Leave 3B People in Virus Cold

Vaccine Storage Demands Could Leave 3B People in Virus Cold

INTERNATIONAL | By Lori Hinnant, Sam Mednick | Oct 19, 2020

From factory to syringe, the world's most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need nonstop sterile refrigeration to work.

World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

INTERNATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | Oct 19, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world.

Opinion: Next Debate Needs an LGBTQ Question

Opinion: Next Debate Needs an LGBTQ Question

POLITICS | By BAR Editorial Board | Oct 18, 2020

The final presidential debate set for October 22 must include at least one question about LGBTQ issues, especially since President Donald Trump has spent his entire term rolling back our rights and attempting to make us invisible.

For the LGBTQ Community, Even Small Races Can Have Big Impact

For the LGBTQ Community, Even Small Races Can Have Big Impact

POLITICS | By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 18, 2020

Politics begin at the local level, where community organizers and volunteers are part of the foundation from which future state and national candidates sprout. San Diego provides a case study about the impact of LGBTQ politicians and voters.

Statue of Former Governor Removed after Policies Criticized

Statue of Former Governor Removed after Policies Criticized

NATIONAL | Oct 18, 2020

A statue of former California Gov. Pete Wilson was removed from a San Diego park after critics said the governor supported laws and policies that hurt immigrants and LGBTQ community members, a newspaper reported.

Rural Midwest Hospitals Struggling to Handle Virus Surge

Rural Midwest Hospitals Struggling to Handle Virus Surge

NATIONAL | By Stephen Groves | Oct 18, 2020

Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn't see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August. But over the last two weeks, its rate of new cases per person soared to one of the highest in the nation.

Organizers Exhort Women to Vote for Change at US Rallies

Organizers Exhort Women to Vote for Change at US Rallies

NATIONAL | By Anita Snow | Oct 18, 2020

Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nation's capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the Nov. 3 elections.

Trump Leans into Fear Tactics in Bid to Win Midwest States

Trump Leans into Fear Tactics in Bid to Win Midwest States

POLITICS | By Jill Colvin and Brian Slodysko | Oct 18, 2020

President Donald Trump leaned into fear tactics Saturday as he accused the left of trying to "destroy the American way of life" in a late reelection pitch to voters in Michigan and Wisconsin.

Conservatives Staging Free Speech Rally Attacked by Critics

Conservatives Staging Free Speech Rally Attacked by Critics

NATIONAL | Oct 18, 2020

A free speech demonstration staged by conservative activists quickly fell apart in downtown San Francisco on Saturday after several hundred counterprotesters surged the area, outnumbering and attacking those gathered.

Seager Homers Again, Dodgers Force NLCS Game 7 with 3-1 Win

Seager Homers Again, Dodgers Force NLCS Game 7 with 3-1 Win

SPORTS | By Stephen Hawkins | Oct 18, 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers got what they needed — again.

New Zealand's Ardern Credits Virus Response for Election Win

New Zealand's Ardern Credits Virus Response for Election Win

INTERNATIONAL | By Nick Perry | Oct 18, 2020

A day after winning a second term in a landside victory, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Sunday she sees the election result as an endorsement of her government's efforts to stamp out the coronavirus and reboot the economy.

Majority of Voters Tilt Toward Biden as Health Issues Weigh Heavily

Majority of Voters Tilt Toward Biden as Health Issues Weigh Heavily

POLITICS | By Emmarie Huetteman | Oct 18, 2020

At least half of voters prefer former Vice President Joe Biden's approach to health care over President Donald Trump's, suggesting voter concern about lowering costs and managing the pandemic could sway the outcome of this election, a new poll shows.

Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series

Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series

SPORTS | Oct 18, 2020

By now, every baseball fan has heard of remarkable rookie Randy Arozarena. They're fast becoming familiar with his World Series-bound Tampa Bay teammates, too.

Demonstrations in France Will Pay Tribute to Slain Teacher

Demonstrations in France Will Pay Tribute to Slain Teacher

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 18, 2020

Demonstrations around France have been called in support of freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a French history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his class.

French Virus Curfew Produces Eerie Quiet on Streets of Paris

French Virus Curfew Produces Eerie Quiet on Streets of Paris

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 18, 2020

The streets of Paris and eight other French cities were deserted on Saturday night on the first day of the government-imposed 9 p.m. curfew that is scheduled to last for at least four weeks.

US Resorts Adapt to New Normal of Skiing Amid Pandemic

US Resorts Adapt to New Normal of Skiing Amid Pandemic

SPORTS | By Thomas Peipert | Oct 18, 2020

Helmet, goggles, skis? Check. Hand sanitizer, face covering, reservation? Check.

Suspect in Teacher's Beheading in France Was Chechen Teen

Suspect in Teacher's Beheading in France Was Chechen Teen

INTERNATIONAL | By Thomas Adamson | Oct 18, 2020

A suspect shot dead by police after the beheading of a history teacher near Paris was an 18-year-old Chechen refugee unknown to intelligence services who posted a grisly claim of responsibility on social media minutes after the attack.

'Cheer' Star to Remain Locked Up on Child Porn Charges

'Cheer' Star to Remain Locked Up on Child Porn Charges

CRIME | Oct 17, 2020

"Cheer" star Jerry Harris will remain in jail while awaiting trial on child pornography charges, a federal judge in Chicago said Friday.

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