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Slightly Used News :: July 13, 2020

Slightly Used News :: July 13, 2020

NEWS | Jul 13
This week we're talking about Fire Island, the Mona Lisa, and, um... trouser snake size. What do they have in common? Tune in to find out!

British Government to Reconsider Gender-Neutral Passport Option?

British Government to Reconsider Gender-Neutral Passport Option?

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 13
British lawmakers are about to reintroduce legislation that would provide a third, neutral option for British passports in addition to the binary choices of male and female.

Washington NFL Team Dropping 'Redskins' Name After 87 Years

Washington NFL Team Dropping 'Redskins' Name After 87 Years

NEWS | By Stephen Whyno | Jul 13
The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday that it will drop the "Redskins" name and Indian head logo immediately, bowing to decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.

30-Year-Old Texas Mans Dies After Attending 'COVID-19 Party'

30-Year-Old Texas Mans Dies After Attending 'COVID-19 Party'

NEWS | Jul 13
A 30-year-old Texas man died after attending a so-called "COVID-19 party," a San Antonio hospital told the press this weekend.

Jane Lynch to Host 'The Weakest' Link Reboot

Jane Lynch to Host 'The Weakest' Link Reboot

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 13
Jane Lynch will take the reins from no-nonsense British host Anne Robinson when she leads the reboot of the 2000s gameshow "The Weakest Link."

Facebook, Instagram Ban 'Conversion Therapy'-Related Content

Facebook, Instagram Ban 'Conversion Therapy'-Related Content

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 13
Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram announced on July 10 that they would no longer permit content promoting so-called "conversion therapy" on their social media platforms.

Twitter Reacts to Zac Efron's New Travel Netflix Show 'Down to Earth'...for All the Wrong Reasons

Twitter Reacts to Zac Efron's New Travel Netflix Show 'Down to Earth'...for All the Wrong Reasons

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 13
Zac Efron's new travel series "Down to Earth" hit Netflix Friday and though the show is meant to be educational and perhaps spiritual, some Twitter users cannot get past how hot the actor is.

Watch: Out & Proud High Schooler Never Felt Pushback for Being Gay

Watch: Out & Proud High Schooler Never Felt Pushback for Being Gay

NEWS | Jul 13
Connecticut high schooler Terrence Bogan knew he was gay in middle school and willingly shared his orientation with his classmates.

Beckham Son Brooklyn is Engaged to Actress Nicola Peltz

Beckham Son Brooklyn is Engaged to Actress Nicola Peltz

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 13
Brooklyn Beckham, son of retired soccer superstar David Beckham and fashion designer Victoria Beckham, and American actress Nicola Peltz have announced they're engaged.

True or False? 5 COVID-19 Myths Touted by Politicians

True or False? 5 COVID-19 Myths Touted by Politicians

NEWS | Jul 13
University of Southern California's director of health policy Geoffrey Joyce addresses five misconceptions portrayed by the president and other political leaders.


News

Families Of Health Workers Killed By COVID Fight For Denied Workers' Comp Benefits

Families Of Health Workers Killed By COVID Fight For Denied Workers' Comp Benefits

WORKPLACE | By Melissa Bailey, Christina Jewett | Jul 13
As the COVID toll climbs, sick workers and families of the dead face another daunting burden: fighting for benefits from workers' compensation systems that, in some states, are stacked against them.


Business

How Will 5G Revolutionize the Entertainment Industry?

How Will 5G Revolutionize the Entertainment Industry?

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 13
One of the most pervasive topics in the media in the past few months has been the advent of 5G. With the entertainment industry set to gain from the new internet technology, how will 5G revolutionize it?


Technology

Virtual Vacation: NYC Launches Curator Collection

Virtual Vacation: NYC Launches Curator Collection

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 13
The newly launched Virtual NYC Curator Collections presents a new series of guest curators selecting their favorites from hundreds of cultural experiences currently available online.


Finance

How A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly

How A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly

HEALTH | By Elisabeth Rosenthal | Jul 10
A COVID-19 vaccine will have an actual price tag. And given the prevailing business-centric model of American drug pricing, it could well be budget breaking, perhaps making it unavailable to many.


Cars

Edmunds: Now Is Time to Shop for Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

Edmunds: Now Is Time to Shop for Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

AUTO NEWS | By Ronald Montoya | Jul 11
Used cars have historically been a smart alternative during an economic downturn. They don't depreciate as much as new cars and are less likely to overburden a buyer with a large loan.


Style

Watch: Dior Men's Summer 2021 Collection

Watch: Dior Men's Summer 2021 Collection

FASHION | Jul 13
Designer Kim Jones carries on the French fashion house's tradition with impeccable flair, also collaborating with Ghana-born artist Amoako Boafo for the men's 2021 summer collection.


Health/Fitness

As Virus Rages in US, New York Guards Against Another Surge

As Virus Rages in US, New York Guards Against Another Surge

HEALTH | By Jennifer Peltz, Michael R. Sisak, Marina Villeneuve | Jul 13
As coronavirus rages out of control in other parts of the U.S., New York is offering an example after taming the nation's deadliest outbreak this spring — while also trying to prepare in case another surge comes.


Travel

Disney World Reopens As Coronavirus Cases Surge in Florida

Disney World Reopens As Coronavirus Cases Surge in Florida

CORPORATE | By Tamara Lush and Mike Schneider | Jul 12
"The Most Magical Place on Earth" has reopened after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.