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With Red Carpets Rolled Up, the Oscar Race Goes Virtual

By Jake Coyle | Friday Dec 4, 2020
This is the time of year when Hollywood's awards-season-industrial complex usually shifts into high gear.

House Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level

By Matthew Daly | Friday Dec 4, 2020
The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize & tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters called a failed policy of criminalization of pot use & taking steps to address racial disparities in enforcement.

Pelosi Optimistic, Says Momentum Growing for COVID-19 Relief

By Andrew Taylor | Friday Dec 4, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave an optimistic assessment of the prospects for a mid-sized COVID-19 relief bill and a separate $1.4 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Friday.

House Dems Pick Moderate, Out New Yorker to Lead Campaign Arm

By Alan Fram | Friday Dec 4, 2020
House Democrats elected centrist Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Thursday to lead their campaign arm into the 2022 elections, picking a lawmaker who wins in a closely divided district as they dissect why they unexpectedly lost seats in November's voting.

Volunteer Bitten by Tiger at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue

By Curt Anderson and Freida Frisaro | Friday Dec 4, 2020
A female volunteer who regularly feeds big cats was bitten and seriously injured by a tiger Thursday morning at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Florida, which was made famous by the Netflix series "Tiger King," officials said.

Cheers! Or Not: 'Scandalous' 1st Christmas Card Up for Sale

Friday Dec 4, 2020
The first commercially printed Christmas card is up for sale — a merry Victorian-era scene that scandalized some who denounced it as humbug when it first appeared in 1843.

California Monolith Pops Up After Finds in Utah, Romania

Friday Dec 4, 2020
Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths half a world apart, another towering structure has popped up and then quickly vanished, this time from the pinnacle of a trail in California.

Biden Adjusting Agenda to Reflect Narrow Divide in Congress

By Alexandra Jaffe | Friday Dec 4, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden is adjusting the scope of his agenda to meet the challenges of governing with a narrowly divided Congress and the complications of legislating during a raging pandemic.

Police: Couple Flew to Hawaii Despite Positive Virus Tests

By Caleb Jones | Friday Dec 4, 2020
A couple were arrested at a Hawaii airport after traveling from the U.S. mainland despite knowing they were infected with COVID-19, authorities said.Kauai Police Department via AP

Trump Loves to Win but Keeps Losing Election Lawsuits

By Alanna Durkin Richer | Friday Dec 4, 2020
For a man obsessed with winning, President Donald Trump is losing a lot.

States Plan for Vaccine as Daily US Virus Deaths Top 3,100

By Sam Metz, Ryan J. Foley | Friday Dec 4, 2020
States drafted plans Thursday for who will go to the front of the line when the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available later this month.

Data Shows Americans Couldn't Resist Thanksgiving Travel

By Stephen Groves | Friday Dec 4, 2020
Americans couldn't resist the urge to gather for Thanksgiving, driving only slightly less than a year ago and largely ignoring the pleas of public health experts.

Warner Bros. to Release All 2021 Films on HBO Max, Theaters

By Jake Coyle | Thursday Dec 3, 2020
In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate will stream on HBO Max at the same time they play in theaters.

Former US Rep. Barney Frank Sues for Unfinished Work on Home

Thursday Dec 3, 2020
Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and his husband, James Ready, are suing a construction contractor who they said abandoned the building of their home in Maine.

Gloria Estefan Reveals She Caught COVID-19, is Now Recovered

By Adriana Gomez Licon | Thursday Dec 3, 2020
Singer and businesswoman Gloria Estefan said on Wednesday that she spent much of November in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, days after dining outdoors at a Miami-area restaurant.

The Sundance Film Festival Goes Largely Virtual for 2021

By Lindsey Bahr | Thursday Dec 3, 2020
Leave the snow boots, parkas and glove warmers in the closet, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival is coming down from the mountain and straight to your living room.

Trump Expected to Flex Pardon Powers on Way Out Door

By Jill Colvin, Eric Tucker and Jonathan Lemire | Thursday Dec 3, 2020
Advocates and lawyers anticipate a flurry of clemency action from President Donald Trump in the coming weeks that could test the limits of presidential pardon power.

Next for Biden: Naming a Health Care Team as Pandemic Rages

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Thursday Dec 3, 2020
Up soon for President-elect Joe Biden: naming his top health care officials as the coronavirus pandemic rages. It's hard to imagine more consequential picks.

Do 'Self-Cleaning' Elevator Buttons Really Work?

Thursday Dec 3, 2020
Without rigorous independent studies, experts say it's hard to verify claims of "self-cleaning" or "antiviral" surfaces that have popped up during the pandemic.

Who Did it? TV Viewers Intrigued by HBO's 'The Undoing'

By David Bauder | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
The dramatic conclusion to "The Undoing," HBO's whodunit starring Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman, proved how it's still possible to bring people together in today's fragmented television world.

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