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Twitter Suspends Indiana Rep. Jim Banks' Account for Misgendering Trans Official

Monday Oct 25, 2021
Twitter suspended an Indiana congressman's official account after removing a post about a transgender Biden administration official over a violation of the social media company's rules.

Florida's Top Doctor Refuses Mask, is Told to Leave Building

By Adriana Gomez Licon | Monday Oct 25, 2021
Florida's surgeon general was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed.

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

By Patrick Whittle | Monday Oct 25, 2021
"We want to protect people's ability to grow gardens, grow and raise their own food," says Republican Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham.

First Steps Made in Congress to Honor Pop Superstar Prince

By Mark Kennedy | Monday Oct 25, 2021
Minnesota's Congressional delegation on Monday is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to pop superstar Prince, citing his "indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture."

James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther on 'Friends,' Dies

Monday Oct 25, 2021
James Michael Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on "Friends," has died. He was 59.

Ed Sheeran Has COVID, Will Do Performances from Home

Monday Oct 25, 2021
British pop star Ed Sheeran said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates.

Despite Hybrid Release, 'Dune' Draws Well on the Big Screen

By Jake Coyle | Monday Oct 25, 2021
Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" debuted with $40.1 million in ticket sales in its opening weekend in North America, drawing a large number of moviegoers to see the thundering sci-fi epic on the big screen.

Picasso Artworks Auctioned for Combined $109M in Las Vegas

Sunday Oct 24, 2021
Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks have been sold for a combined $109 million in a Las Vegas auction coinciding with the artist's 140th birthday.

Race-Blind Redistricting? Democrats Incredulous at GOP Maps

By Bryan Anderson | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
North Carolina is one of at least three states where Republicans say they are drawing maps without looking at racial and party data. But those maps still happen to strongly favor the GOP.

Let Computers Do It: Film Set Tragedy Spurs Call to Ban Guns

By Jocelyn Noveck | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
Why are real guns ever used on set, when computers can create gunshots in post-production? Isn't even the smallest risk unacceptable?

What the Metaverse is and How It Will Work

By Kelvin Chan and Matt O'Brien | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
The term "metaverse" seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-term visions. But what is it?

Vaccine Mandates Create Conflict with Defiant Workers

By David Sharp, Mike Catalini, and Stefanie Dazio | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
A small but significant number of American workers are deciding whether to quit their jobs and careers in defiance of what they consider intrusive edicts that affect their freedoms.

Boo! Thousands Crowd New Orleans Streets for 1st Parade

By Rebecca Santana | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
High school bands played, costumed marching groups danced, and float riders threw beads to the thousands of people who turned out for New Orleans' first big parade since COVID pandemic hit.

Aromatherapy Spray Linked to U.S. Deaths Faces Recall

By Mike Stobbe | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease even though none had traveled internationally.

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Sunday Oct 24, 2021
None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts.

A Magical Trove of Ricky Jay Ephemera Hits Auction Block

By Leanne Italie | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
When Ricky Jay died in 2018, he left behind a vast trove of rare books, posters, broadsides and other artifacts that honored many who came before him. Some of those artifacts are going up for auction.

Facebook Dithered in Curbing Divisive User Content in India

By Sheikh Saliq and Krutika Pathi | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents.

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

By Patrick Whittle | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
Depending on whom you ask, Maine's proposed "right to food" constitutional amendment would simply put people in charge of how and what they eat — or would endanger animals and food supplies.

GOP Uses Voters to Push Election Reforms in Unlikely States

By Marc Levy | Saturday Oct 23, 2021
Republicans have succeeded this year in passing a range of voting restrictions in states they control politically, from Georgia to Iowa to Texas. They're not stopping there.

Harrison Ford Reunited with Lost Credit Card in Sicily

Saturday Oct 23, 2021
Harrison Ford lost his credit card during a stay in a beach town near Palermo, Sicily, but got it back thanks to a German tourist, police in Sicily said Saturday.

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