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How televangelist Tammy Faye Messner became a gay icon

Tammy Faye Messner (formerly Bakker) was camp incarnate. While she's remembered for her wildly over-the-top makeup and garish animal-print ensembles, what also endures is the seemingly sincere love she had for her gay fans.
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Bali earthquake kills at least 3 people
At least three people have died in Bali after a magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit the Indonesian island in the early hours of Saturday, damaging buildings and leaving people trapped in the rubble.
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Biden seeks refuge from Connecticut hecklers: 'I like kids better than people'
Protesters jeered Biden repeatedly in Connecticut: first at Hartford’s airport, then at a childcare center and finally at the University of Connecticut.
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4 people shot outside a high school football game in Mobile, Alabama, police say
Four people were shot in the exit ramp from a stadium during a high school football game Friday night in Mobile, Alabama, officials said.
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This Maryland man just won the lottery for a third time
Call it a lucky streak! A man in Baltimore County, Maryland, recently won $100,000 on a scratch-off ticket — and it's not the first time.
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Rangers’ Ryan Strome sidelined 2 games by COVID-19 protocols
Ryan Strome is in COVID-19 protocol and will not be available for the Rangers’ first of two games in Canada, on Saturday against the Canadiens, the team announced Friday.
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Indonesia river cleanup leads to 11 students drowning, 10 rescued
Eleven students drowned and 10 others were rescued during a school outing for a river cleanup in Indonesia’s West Java Province, officials said Saturday.
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'I blame Fox': Dusty Baker says network responsible for mid-interview homer against Astros
"When you are doing (an interview) live something usually always happens," Dusty Baker said explaining his on-air reaction to Kiké Hernandez's homer.      
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Ingraham: Biden 'asleep at the wheel' amid supply chain crisis
In her “Ingraham Angle” monologue on Friday, host Laura Ingraham sounded off on the intensifying inflation and economic crisis being overseen by President Joe Biden and USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
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Braves seek revenge vs. Dodgers after last season’s playoff flameout
Freddie Freeman isn’t afraid to admit he was rooting for a rematch with the Dodgers in the NLCS.
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Centennial makes it count against Norco with 48-24 victory
Corona Centennial had it's league-title winning streak ended last season by Norco but avenged that loss Friday night.
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Nic Claxton’s defensive versatility makes him underrated asset to Nets
In the Nets’ preseason finale, Nic Claxton showed why he could be such a valuable asset this season.
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Biden: DOJ should prosecute those who defy Jan. 6 panel subpoenas
Biden's statement came one day after committee chairman Bennie Thompson announced the panel would move forward with a vote to begin contempt proceedings against Steve Bannon.
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US vows to pay relatives of Afghans killed in botched Kabul airstrike
The US military on Friday said it plans to compensate the relatives of the 10 civilians -- including seven children -- killed in a botched airstrike in Kabul, Afghanistan in August.
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New Zealand Attempts a Record-Setting ‘Vaxathon’
The country took a different approach to encouraging vaccinations on Saturday, with barbecues, a telethon and the chance to get jabbed in the business-class seat of a Boeing 787.
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Hannity: 'Vile' Joe Biden is proving 'morally bankrupt'
In his "Opening Monologue" on Friday, Sean Hannity called out President Joe Biden as "morally bankrupt" as the Taliban's 'reign of terror' continues abroad and inflation hits American families hard at home
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What to watch this weekend: ‘Baptiste’ on PBS
Saturday, October 16, 2021 & Sunday, October 17, 2021 | “Succession” returns on HBO
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11 kids drowned, 10 rescued in Indonesian river cleanup
Local officials said 150 students were participating in the cleanup along the banks of the Cileueur river bank when 21 of them slipped into the water.
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Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa’s clutch homers lead Astros to Game 1 win
Are these Houston Astros the best sports villains ever?
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There is a lesson for Daniel Jones in his Giants injury scare
Be honest: You didn’t think this was possible.
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Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve rally Astros past Red Sox in ALCS opener
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China’s Shenzhou-13 spacecraft docks for 6-month mission
China’s Shenzhou-13 spacecraft carrying three Chinese astronauts docked Saturday at its space station, kicking off a record-setting six-month stay.
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ALCS: Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve power Astros past Red Sox in Game 1
Jose Altuve hit a tying two-run homer in the sixth and Carlos Correa a go-ahead shot in the seventh as Houston beat Boston 5-4 in Game 1 of the ALCS.
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Parents sue Minnesota charter school alleging racist behavior
The parents of several Black and biracial students are suing the operator of a Minnesota charter school on behalf of their children, alleging that the school failed to prevent "racist, unfair, hurtful and at times dangerous interactions" at the hands of both students and staff.
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Tensions between mainland China and Taiwan spark debate inside Biden amin
As the alliance between the US and Taiwan grows stronger, Beijing is becoming more agitated. CNN's Will Ripley reports.
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Palisades routs Hamilton to close in on Western League title
Palisades rolled to its 11th consecutive win and a step closer to the Western League title Friday night with a 63-7 victory over host Hamilton.
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Bret Baier presses Transportation Secretary Buttigieg on supply chain woes
"Special Report" host Pete Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg defended President Biden's plan to solve supply chain disruptions in time for holiday shopping.
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Clutch homers from Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa power Astros past Red Sox in Game 1 of ALCS
Jose Altuve tied it with a two-run homer in the sixth and Carlos Correa put the Astros ahead for good in the ALCS opener with a seventh inning blast.      
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Barclay Goodrow already giving the Rangers a jolt
Whenever Gerard Gallant felt the Rangers offense was beginning to go stale during their home opener against the Stars on Thursday night, the head coach turned to Barclay Goodrow to give the entire lineup a boost.
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Carlos Correa's monster home run lifts Astros to win in ALCS Game 1
Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve came up in the clutch for the Houston Astros in their 5-4 victory Friday night over the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.
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Clinton "doing fine" and will be out of hospital soon
President Joe Biden says Bill Clinton is doing fine and will be released soon from a Southern California hospital where he is being treated for an infection
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Migrant sisters, 4 and 6, found alone at US-Mexico border
The two sisters were spotted near the United States-Mexico border holding a sign with their aunt's name and address attached.
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Netflix’s ‘You’ Is Sharper, Funnier, and More Brutal Than Ever in Season 3
John P Fleenor/NetflixWhere does a fugitive go once he’s stalked and murdered his way through both New York and Los Angeles? In You Season 3, Penn Badgley’s misanthropic bookworm Joe Goldberg is stuck in a new hell of his own making: Suburban life with a serial killer and their unborn child, whom he’s desperate to protect from his wife. (Because her murderous tendencies are totally worse and more villainous than his.)Madre Linda, where newlyweds Joe and Love Quinn make their home in Season 3, is You’s first fictional location. Creator Sera Gamble says the gossip-obsessed town was inspired by several bedroom communities in Northern California.“We were intrigued by the notion that on the outskirts in and around Silicon Valley, there are a lot of people that have made their fortune in industries that are at least adjacent to surveillance,” Gamble told The Daily Beast during a recent interview. “It cut to the heart of a lot of what we’ve been saying the whole time about how privacy is dead and at this point we’re all both voyeurs and exhibitionists and there’s no going back.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Mom Walked Kindergartner to Bus Stop and Never Saw Her Again
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Courtesy of Connie Chavis/ Cecil ArdWhen Connie Chavis and her 5-year-old daughter picked out clothes for kindergarten on a cold January morning back in 1998, they took great care to choose bright colors: lots of green, splashes of pink.The outfit was as peppy and upbeat as little Brittany Locklear herself.Neither of them could have guessed, as the kindergartener pulled on each leg of her green overalls, that within a few short hours those same overalls would turn up on the side of the road, discarded like trash. That their 5-year-old occupant would be nowhere to be found.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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How Did Netflix Fuck Up the Dave Chappelle Backlash This Badly?
NetflixThis is a preview of our pop culture newsletter The Daily Beast’s Obsessed, written by senior entertainment reporter Kevin Fallon. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox each week, sign up for it here.This week:The content of Dave Chappelle’s controversial stand-up special The Closer—the dangerous transphobia, the gaslighting, the false equivalence of marginalized communities, the erasure of intersectionality—wasn’t shocking so much as it was pedestrian, the most basic, unenlightened kind of “humor” about the LGBTQ community. (Read more about it here, here, and here.)Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Tucker Carlson Is Fighting for ‘Freedom’ Everywhere Except at Fox News
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photos Getty ImagesTucker Carlson took a break from his nightly anti-vax mandate rants to rave this week about Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg taking paternity leave after he and his husband adopted twins: “Paternity leave, they call it, trying to figure out how to breastfeed, no word on how that went.”The “joke” was homophobic and also just not very funny, but it also came from inside of a glass house. Yes, the woke culture that Tucker Carlson hates on nightly is in fact the same woke culture his employer has embraced. At least when it comes to parental leave and COVID policies, Rupert Murdoch’s evil empire is tough to beat.While Fox News may be poisoning our airwaves and rotting the brains of a significant portion of the population, it happens to be a very good place to work. Don’t take my word for it, listen to that of Fox and Friends host Todd Piro (no relation to Judge Box of Wine Pirro) who wrote an entire opinion piece for the Fox News website about how much he enjoyed his six weeks of paid paternity leave: “I cannot thank Fox enough for providing all fathers who work here with such a generous paternity leave. This experience has changed me in a profound way and in ways I won’t fully comprehend until my daughter is older.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Pentagon offers payment to Afghanistan family's survivors after botched US airstrike
The Pentagon has offered condolence payments to the surviving family members of the 10 innocent civilians, including seven children, who were accidentally killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan in late August. 
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Did Allison Mack and the NXIVM Sex Cult Destroy ‘Smallville’s’ Legacy?
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Alamy/YoutubeIn 1989, a flaming meteor burst through the Earth’s atmosphere landing in a cornfield, marking the arrival of a young Kal-El to a nondescript town in Kansas. Or at least that’s how it happened on CW’s cult-favorite show Smallville, which follows a teenage Kal-El/Clark Kent through his high school years as he evolves into the Superman the world knows today.The series, which premiered exactly 20 years ago—on October 16, 2001—and made a star out of Tom Welling, went on to become a massive hit and still holds the title for the longest-running superhero show on television, spanning 10 seasons until its finale in May 2011.But in recent years, the once family-friendly show that many fans cherished for its life lessons has become known for something much darker: a recruitment playground for the now-infamous NXIVM sex cult.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Two of Africa's Covid experts are leaving the continent. Is this a brain drain or gain for Africa?
Two of Africa's Covid experts are clearing out their desks and counting the hours as they prepare to take up new roles offered to them overseas.
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Two of Africa's Covid experts are leaving the continent. Is this a brain drain or gain for Africa?
Two of Africa's Covid experts are clearing out their desks and counting the hours as they prepare to take up new roles offered to them overseas.
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Epstein Bragged About Gift From Woody Allen Before Raping Russian Model, Lawsuit Says
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyA new accuser has filed a class-action lawsuit against Jeffrey Epstein’s estate, claiming the late sex-trafficker raped and assaulted her numerous times from 2017 through 2019—including at his homes in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the months leading up to his arrest—after interviewing her on Skype and promising to aid her career.The woman, a Russian national referred to as Jane Doe, also claims Epstein gave her a tour of his Palm Beach mansion and showed off a broken guitar, a gift he claimed was from his longtime friend, the disgraced director Woody Allen.Doe’s complaint, filed in Manhattan federal court on Thursday, also names Epstein’s veteran executive assistant Lesley Groff as a defendant. Groff helped to facilitate Epstein's sex ring, the suit claims, by “purchasing plane tickets, sending money, making appointments, and sending various communications from New York.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Oman ready to savor 'one in a million' opportunity as host of cricket's T20 World Cup
Think of cricket-playing nations and the likes of India, Australia and England might come to mind. Not so much Oman, a country nestled on the corner of the Arabian Peninsula with limited history when it comes to red or white-ball versions of the game.
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Oman ready to savor 'one in a million' opportunity as host of cricket's T20 World Cup
Think of cricket-playing nations and the likes of India, Australia and England might come to mind. Not so much Oman, a country nestled on the corner of the Arabian Peninsula with limited history when it comes to red or white-ball versions of the game.
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Carolyn Hax: Boyfriend keeps borrowing money, and she feels mostly alone
Her boyfriend is having money issues but also isn't “bringing the non-monetary equivalent to the relationship.”
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Ask Amy: Baby shower brings on infantile behavior
Grandma-to-be goes through with shower after mom-to-be asks her to reschedule.
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Hints From Heloise: Dishwashers can clean more than dishes
Cleaning brushes and sponges are among the many other uses for dishwashers.
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Miss Manners: Illness takes patient’s hair, leaves nosy questions
Reader wants a response that will discourage further talk of changed appearance.
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It’s Time to Get Personal, and Nasty, With Vaccine Resistors
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/Photos Getty ImagesPlenty of highly-produced primetime segments attempting to hammer home the ugly reality of COVID-19 have aired over the past year and a half. Plenty of public officials have pleaded, and reasoned and asked nicely. We’ve heard from people who, through no fault of their own, have suffered COVID-related catastrophe due to the actions of others. We’ve heard from people who, completely because of their own negligence, have suffered the effects of COVID and wish they could undo it. There is a vaccine for the disease widely available, at no cost to anybody living in this country who chooses to get it. And yet, the pandemic persists. Perhaps it’s time for some new public messaging.We can—and should—go further. It’s time for public health vaccine messaging to focus less on what getting jabbed means for society, and more on what not getting vaccinated can mean for individuals. In other words, it’s time to get disgusting. Anti-smoking campaigns and anti-drug campaigns have used upsetting medical descriptions and imagery in public service announcements. Why not go there with COVID?On the Reddit forum r/nursing, there are no reporters in full hair and makeup standing with a hospital in the background; the real horror of COVID is in clear, grotesque focus. Nurses trade stories of COVID patients with maggots in their sinus cavities, of something called “COVID poop,” which apparently causes sores for some patients on ventilators, of unvaccinated COVID-positive pregnant women who go into labor prematurely while intubated and die before they meet their infants, who now have to spend time in the NICU for a completely preventable reason.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Justin Turner sees no contest between ‘burden’ of playing in New York and LA
ATLANTA — Justin Turner has spent the past decade-plus of his career playing exclusively for teams in New York and Los Angeles, and from his vantage point it’s no contest which market is tougher. The veteran infielder, set to play Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday for the Dodgers against the Braves, noted the...
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