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China’s Crackdown Has a Straight Eye for the Queer Guy

Xi’s new China means conformity at all costs. That means the space for minorities and misfits of any type is closing fast in a society where the image of a model citizen is becoming more tightly defined.
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Fired Nebraska man shot 3 people before coworker killed him with shotgun
A disgruntled worker fired from a Nebraska agricultural facility returned to his jobsite and shot three people -- killing two before he was gunned down by another employee, authorities said.
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‘Locke & Key’ Season 2’s Time-Twisting Ending, Explained
It's time to bring the lion out.
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Syria's President Has Rewarded Himself at Least $100M From Int'l Aid, Group Says
"Assad does not merely profit from the crisis he has created. He has created a system that rewards him more the worse things get," the report said.
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Missing Leaders, Eyewatering Hotel Rates and a Resurgent Pandemic Could Derail the Most Important Climate Summit in Years
“It’s been definitely more challenging from the outset than any other COP”
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Democrats Are Turning Their Big Spending Bill Into Absolute Trash
They could permanently improve the safety net. They're blowing it.
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Taiwan Vows to 'Defend Itself' Amid U.S. Reversal, Here's How Much Stronger China Is
"The complete reunification of the motherland must be fulfilled, and it will definitely be fulfilled," Ma Xiaoguang of China's Taiwan Affairs Council said.
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Delta Sub-Variant AY.4.2, Possibly More Contagious Than Delta, Spreads to More States
AY.4.2 is an evolution of the original Delta variant, which was first identified in the U.K. and has since become the dominant form of SARS-CoV-2 globally.
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'Bomb Cyclone' Approaches as U.S. Readies For 'Strongest Storm in Northwest History'
The U.S. West Coast is about to be bit by an extreme weather system described by meteorologists as a "beast of a bomb cyclone."
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Why Democrats should prepare for years of headaches
They may have had little choice but to design the social infrastructure plan as they did. But Democrats are now the party of kludgeocracy.
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Drought-denting rains soaking California amid parade of autumn storms
A “bomb cyclone” over the ocean will drag a Category 5 atmospheric river into California by Sunday
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The timeline of Brian Laundrie's disappearance still doesn't jibe among authorities and his family's lawyer
Now that the remains of Brian Laundrie have been positively identified by authorities, there are still lingering questions as to why, how and even when he disappeared in the days after his fiancée, Gabby Petito, was reported missing.
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John Eastman Is Right, His Election Memo Was “Crazy”
It is shocking that such an absurdly antidemocratic theory ever rose to political prominence.
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Laughing at Capitol Insurrectionists’ Misfortune in Jail Misses the Point
Incarcerated people have a constitutional right to healthcare. Yes, those rights still apply to the people who tried to overturn an election.
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Stars and film industry pros react to shooting on "Rust" set
"We spoke when she was headed to shoot ["Rust"]," director Sidra Smith wrote. "It's hard out here for women cinematographers and this was a HUGE opportunity for her. She was so young and so talented."
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UFC Fight Night 196 video: Marvin Vettori flips off, cusses out Paulo Costa in heated faceoff
Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori had their first in-person encounter at UFC Fight Night 196 faceoffs and it was predictably heated.       Related StoriesUFC Fight Night 196 video: Marvin Vettori flips off, cusses out Paulo Costa in heated faceoff - EnclosureVideo: Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori make weight for revised UFC Fight Night 196 main event - EnclosureVideo: Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori make weight for revised UFC Fight Night 196 main event 
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Celtics' Enes Kanter eviscerates China over treatment of Uyghurs; calls out Muslim leaders, athletes
Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter came after China again on Friday and called out Muslim leaders and athletes as he brought to light the human rights abuses suffered by Uyghur Muslims.
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State Department tells congressional staffers it’s in contact with 368 Americans left in Afghanistan
The Department said that 178 individuals of the 368 would like to leave Afghanistan, CNN first reported and a congressional staffer confirmed to The Post on Friday.
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Fauci Says If He Had to Pick 'Worst Time' for an Outbreak It Would Be Now
The infectious diseases expert criticized the spreading of misinformation and said people equate the opinions of people on Facebook with those of Nobel laureates.
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Hollywood's tragic history of on-set accidents
Hollywood is the land of make believe, but the very real specter of death can hover over television and movie sets.
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Peter Scolari, Tom Hanks’ pal and ‘Bosom Buddies’ co-star, dead at 66
The prolific TV, film and stage actor died on Friday morning after a two-year battle with cancer.
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Walmart shoppers can buy bitcoin at kiosks in some stores
Cryptocurrency becoming more mainstream as largest U.S. retailer hosts Coinstar machines in 200 locations.
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Sexpert reveals the most common mistakes couples make in bed
It’s easy to fall into a rut after months or years of being together, but in order to keep the flame alive, couples should strive to mix things up. But don’t be too hard on yourself if your sex life has dwindled, because there are some pretty common mistakes many couples make, and they could...
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Oklahoma State approves perpetual five-year contract for football coach Mike Gundy
Oklahoma State's board of regents approved a new agreement that would keep Mike Gundy on a perpetual five-year contract, the school announced Friday.       
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A 10-year-old girl arrested at school over a drawing was the only student disciplined because she is Black, mom and attorney say
A 10-year-old Black girl who was arrested at a school in Hawaii over a drawing was the only Black student involved in the incident and the only one disciplined, the girl's family and their attorney said.
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CDC Doesn't Plan to Change Mask Recommendations as Transmission Remains High Across U.S.
"It's important to note that as we look at the current situation, we are also heading into respiratory virus season," said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.
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Actor Peter Scolari, of 'Bosom Buddies,' 'Newhart' and 'Girls' fame, dies at 66
Emmy-winning actor Peter Scolari, of "Bosom Buddies" fame, died Friday at age 66.      
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DHS pays over $455k to build ‘security fencing’ around Biden’s beach home
The Department of Homeland Security is doling out $455,000 to a Delaware construction company for a fence around President Biden’s “Summer White House.”
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Supreme Court Again Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law
But the court said it would hear arguments on Nov. 1 on challenges to the law from the Biden administration and abortion providers in the state.
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Larry Kudlow: 'Big snoop’ is the worst of a 'million bad ideas' by Democrats
FOX Business host Larry Kudlow told “America's Newsroom” on Friday that the Democrats’ threshold for the IRS bank-monitoring plan getting raised to $10,000 is a “terrible idea.”
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Man Punches 11-Year-Old Girl in Face at NYC Park: Police
"The individual began to spray water at the victim and proceeded to try and attack her," police said, adding the man punched the girl when she fought back.
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Original ‘The View’ Co-Host Debbie Matenopoulos Recalls Joining At 22: “Sitting Next to Barbara Walters, Who Wouldn’t Be Stressed?
Matenopoulos also recalled being skewered by SNL.
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The rise, fall, and return of Steve Bannon
Exiled from Trump's orbit after only half a year in the White House, Steve Bannon is back, a leading voice rejecting the 2020 election and the Jan6 probe.
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Biden Crafts a Climate Plan B: Tax Credits, Regulation and State Action
The new strategy could deeply cut greenhouse gases that are heating the planet but it will still face considerable political, logistical and legal hurdles.
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Some African elephants are evolving to have no tusks. Is it from years of poaching?
Female elephants in Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park have been born tuskless, and scientists say it's an evolutionary result of brutal poaching.      
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Peter Scolari, 'Bosom Buddies' and 'Newhart' star, has died
Peter Scolari, a veteran actor who rose to fame alongside Tom Hanks on "Bosom Buddies," died Friday morning.
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Millions more Californians are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster
Eligible recipients will be able to book appointments for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster shots as soon as Friday.
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Astrobrite, ‘Booster’: The Week In One Song
More booster shots on the way.
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Bye, Maryland? Lawmakers in 3 Counties Float a Plan to Secede From the State.
The proposal to join West Virginia seems destined to go nowhere. But it has tapped into deep-seated feelings of alienation in western Maryland, a mountainous panhandle wedged against the Mason-Dixon line.
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What are ultimate shields and why do they fail? All your 'Dune' burning questions, answered
Denis Villeneuve and Rebecca Ferguson answer big "Dune" questions, including Baron Harkonnen's secret power and how those ultimate shields work.       
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Supreme Court to take up Texas abortion law
The Supreme Court will take up the Texas abortion law and could definitively resolve the fate of its six-week ban and unprecedented enforcement mechanism.
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Supreme Court leaves Texas abortion ban in place, agrees to take up over law
The court will hear oral arguments November 1.
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SPAC backing Trump Media surges more than 1,200%
The former president's social media venture is creating a trading frenzy. But the company has no financial results yet.
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Brain fog in Covid patients can persist for months even among unhospitalized: study
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Images of Galactic Clusters Reveal Early Galaxies Underwent Periods of Violent Star Formation
The Hubble telescope has found that star formation happens in sudden bursts giving clues about the Universe's bumpy start.
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Trump’s new social media SPAC is soaring. Also, what is a SPAC?
So-called “blank-check” companies have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, but they’ve also drawn regulatory scrutiny and the ire of scorned investors.
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What is a prop gun? This film industry firearms expert explains
Film crew member Halyna Hutchins was killed after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun on the set of the movie "Rust" in New Mexico. Ben Simmons, a fire arms instructor for actors, explains what prop guns are.
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Mammoth Mountain to open two weeks early thanks to October snow
Mammoth Mountain will open Halloween weekend, following a storm that is expected to dump up to two 2 feet of snow in the area next week.
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SCOTUS to Hear Arguments on Texas Abortion Ban November 1, Declines for Now to Block Law
The decision from the Supreme Court leaves the Texas law in place for the time being, prohibiting abortions in the state once cardiac activity can be detected.
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