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President-elect Biden plans swift moves to protect, advance LGBTQ rights

3 hours ago   |   ABC

President-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on their wish lists. One is to lift the Trump...
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155 arrested in London amid anti-lockdown protests

155 arrested in London amid anti-lockdown protests

4 hours ago   |   New York Post

Anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protesters joined forces to march through London Saturday in defiance of the nationwide lockdown, prompting 155 arrests. About 400 demonstrators...
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Pope Francis elevates 13 new cardinals, including first African-American Wilton Gregory

7 hours ago   |   ABC   |   2 articles

Wilton Gregory views his appointment as "an affirmation of Black Catholics in the United States, the heritage of faith and fidelity that we represent."
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Pope Francis elevating 13 new cardinals, including first African-American Wilton Gregory

11 hours ago   |   ABC   |   3 articles

Wilton Gregory views his appointment as "an affirmation of Black Catholics in the United States, the heritage of faith and fidelity that we represent."
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Illinois Capitol nixes holiday displays due to COVID-19

Illinois Capitol nixes holiday displays due to COVID-19

12 hours ago   |   WGN TV

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The coronavirus has extinguished some traditional holiday cheer at the Illinois Capitol. There will be no Christmas tree nor any holiday displays inside or...
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Pope Francis to elevate 13 clerics, including Chicago native, Washington DC Archbishop Wilton Gregory

1 day ago   |   ABC

Pope Francis is set to elevate 13 clerics to the College of Cardinals Saturday, including Chicago Native and Washington DC Archbishop Wilton Gregory.
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Pope Blasts Those Who Criticize COVID Restrictions in the Name of “Personal Freedom”

1 day ago   |   Slate

The pontiff's op-ed was published less than a day after the Supreme Court struck down restrictions to religious services put in place due to the pandemic.
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Families of Six American Oil Executives Convicted in Venezuela Cry Foul

1 day ago   |   Time   |   2 articles

CARACAS, Venezuela - Hopes of families for a quick release for six American oil executives detained in Venezuela for three years over an alleged corruption scheme have...
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AP Exclusive: Letter from Venezuelan jail: 'Give me freedom'

2 days ago   |   My Sanantonio

CARACAS, Venezuela - A U.S. oil executive jailed for three years in Venezuela said all he hopes for is a fair trial so that he can walk free with his name cleared and go home...
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Authorities seek two women who defaced Buddhist temple statues in Santa Ana

2 days ago   |   ABC

Authorities released surveillance footage of two women defacing statues at a Buddhist temple in Santa Ana, which police are investigating as a hate crime.
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Report: NFL DQs Broncos QBs for not wearing masks

Report: NFL DQs Broncos QBs for not wearing masks

All four of the quarterbacks on the Denver Broncos roster have been ruled out of Sunday's game with the New Orleans Saints due to COVID-19 protocols. Read more ...

Pennsylvania high court dismisses lawsuit to throw out mail-in ballots

Pennsylvania high court dismisses lawsuit to throw out mail-in ballots

The Pennsylvania-based lawsuit aimed to throw out all mail-in ballots cast in the Nov. 3 election. Read more ...

Black Friday sees record online sales as US shoppers stay home

Black Friday sees record online sales as US shoppers stay home

Consumers spent an estimated $9 billion on U.S. retail websites on Black Friday - a 22% increase from the previous record. Read more ...

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller becomes first woman to play in Power 5 football game

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller becomes first woman to play in Power 5 football game

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller became the first woman to participate in a Power Five conference football game when she kicked off to start the second half against Missouri on Saturday. Read more ...

US-Canada border closure not stopping Christmas tree imports

US-Canada border closure not stopping Christmas tree imports

The U.S.-Canada border has been closed to nonessential travel for months. Consider Christmas trees essential. Read more ...

Trixie the whale shark dies at the Georgia Aquarium

Trixie the whale shark dies at the Georgia Aquarium

The massive shark named Trixie died on Friday after "having difficulty navigating the habitat earlier in the day." Read more ...

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller becomes first woman to play in Power 5 football game

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller becomes first woman to play in Power 5 football game

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller became the first woman to participate in a Power Five conference football game when she kicked off to start the second half against Missouri on Saturday. Read more ...

Disney donates coins from wishing wells to homeless shelter

Disney donates coins from wishing wells to homeless shelter

Some $20,000 in coins that tourists tossed into Walt Disney World's wishing wells and fountains became a Thanksgiving gift for Central Florida's largest homeless shelter. Read more ...

Lions fire Matt Patricia, Bob Quinn after embarrassing loss

Lions fire Matt Patricia, Bob Quinn after embarrassing loss

The Lions are predictably cleaning house. The team announced Saturday afternoon head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn were fired. The 4-7 Lions are all alone... Read more ...

MPD officer exchanges gunfire with person after chase, police say

MPD officer exchanges gunfire with person after chase, police say

A Milwaukee police officer fired at person who had pulled gun and fired at them Saturday night near 41st and Center streets, police said. Read more ...