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Hungary: Lawmakers Pass Law Barring LGBTQ Content for Minors

By Balazs Pivarnyik and Bela Szandelszky | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Lawmakers in Hungary passed legislation that prohibits sharing with minors any content portraying homosexuality or sex reassignment, something supporters said would help fight pedophilia but which human rights groups denounced as anti-LGBT discrimination.

Pixar's 'Luca' Invites You to Summer in the Italian Riviera

Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
The team spent years developing the story and the look of "Luca" at Pixar headquarters, figuring out ways to make the animation software that is engineered to achieve realism, hit the more poetic, storybook style that Casarosa wanted.

Review: Once More unto the Breach in 'Godzilla vs. Kong'

By Jake Coyle | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
The ultra-heavyweight prize fight between the Coke and Pepsi of the MonsterVerse doesn't break any new ground. That might be its salvation.

'Gone Girl' Actor Lisa Banes Dies 10 Days after Hit-and-Run

Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
"Gone Girl" actor Lisa Banes died 10 days after being injured by a hit-and-run driver in New York City, police said.

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Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
"Gone Girl" actor Lisa Banes died 10 days after being injured by a hit-and-run driver in New York City, police said.

Doctors Warn of Burns From Asphalt as Heat Wave Hits US West

By Bob Christie | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Doctors who work in Arizona and Nevada burn centers are warning of injuries from contact with super-heated roadways and other surfaces as the first extreme heat wave of the year extends across the U.S. West.

Vaccinated Visitors Soon Can Take Off Masks at Disney World

Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Starting Tuesday, face masks will be optional for visitors to the theme park resort who are vaccinated, though Disney workers won't require proof of vaccination, the company said on its website.

California Reopens, Says Goodbye to Most COVID-19 Rules

Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic.

Rethinking Tequila: Premium Brands Aim to Change Perception

By Louise Dixon | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Love it or hate it, tequila conjures up strong feelings in many drinkers.

Thinner Mints: Girl Scouts Have Millions of Unsold Cookies

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
The Girl Scouts have an unusual problem this year: 15 million boxes of unsold cookies.

Thousands in Hungary Protest Anti-LGBTQ Bills on Eve of Vote

By Bela Szandelszky and Balazs Pivarnyik | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Protesters and human rights officials urged lawmakers in Hungary on Monday to reject legislation banning any content portraying or promoting homosexuality or sex reassignment to anyone under 18.

Virus Left Transgender Kashmiris 'On Our Own'

By Dar Yasin | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Prolonged coronavirus lockdowns, preceded by a strict security lockdown in the region in 2019 when India scrapped Kashmir's semi-autonomous status, left many in the transgender community with no work at all.

Southern Baptist Convention Faces Push from the Right

By Travis Loller | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
The Southern Baptist Convention is electing a new president Tuesday amid a push to wrest control of the denomination by ultraconservatives who say some current leaders are too liberal on issues that include race and the role of women in ministry.

Rep. Greene Apologizes for Comparing Safety Masks, Holocaust

By Alan Fram | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized Monday for affronting people with recent comments comparing the required wearing of safety masks in the House to the horrors of the Holocaust.

Guyana Plans to Rescind Old Law Against Cross-Dressing

Monday Jun 14, 2021
Guyana's main transgender group on Monday welcomed plans by the parliament to rescind a law against cross-dressing, saying it has been the source of decades of police and state harassment.

Paris Jackson Says Paparazzi Caused Her Long-Term Trauma

By Mark Kennedy | Monday Jun 14, 2021
Paris Jackson, stopping by "Red Table Talk" for a frank discussion about living under the media glare, reveals she suffers long-term anxiety and trauma from enduring countless camera clicks by paparazzi since she was a child.

Human Rights Officials Denounce Hungary's Anti-LGBTQ Bills

By Bela Szandelszky and Balazs Pivarnyik | Monday Jun 14, 2021
Leading human rights officials urged lawmakers in Hungary on Monday to reject legislation banning any content portraying or promoting homosexuality or sex reassignment to anyone under 18.

'In the Heights' Makes Muted Debut, Edged by 'A Quiet Place'

By Jake Coyle | Monday Jun 14, 2021
Just when a party was poised to break out in movie theaters, the below-expectation debut of "In the Heights" dampened Hollywood's hopes of a swift or smooth recovery at the summer box office.

Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese Wins Westminster Dog Show

By Jennifer Peltz | Monday Jun 14, 2021
The flavor of the year at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: Wasabi.

Judge Tosses Hospital Workers' Vaccine Requirement Challenge

Monday Jun 14, 2021
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by employees of a Houston hospital system over its requirement that all of its staff be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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