Transgender beneficiaries sue Florida over Medicaid limit

ORLANDO, Fla. — Until this month, Medicaid paid for August Dekker’s testosterone treatments which allowed the transgender man from Florida’s Gulf Coast to feel like he was living in his…

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Movie chain Cineworld files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Movie theater operator Cineworld Group has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. as it deals with billions of dollars in debt and lower-than-expected attendance at screenings

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Sundance Film Festival names Eugene Hernandez director

After three years as the festival director of the New York Film Festival, Eugene Hernandez has been tapped to lead the Sundance Film Festival

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Toronto fest roars back to life with Spielberg, ‘Knives Out’

When the 47th Toronto International Film Festival unfolds beginning Thursday, it will follow two editions that were much diminished by the pandemic

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Judge: Music writer need not testify at R. Kelly trial

A judge says a music writer who spent decades raising awareness about sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly won’t be required to testify at the singer’s federal trial on child pornography and trial-fixing charges

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Israel acquires rare ancient papyrus with Hebrew inscription

The Israel Antiquities Authority says it’s acquired a previously unknown ancient papyrus bearing a Hebrew inscription dated to around 2,700 years ago

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ALS drug gets rare second review at high-stakes FDA meeting

WASHINGTON — A closely watched experimental drug for Lou Gehrig’s disease got an unusual second look from U.S. regulators on Wednesday, following intense pressure to approve the treatment for those…

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New York drops mask requirement on public transportation

NEW YORK — New York state is dropping its mask requirement on public transportation thanks in part to the availability of new booster shots targeting the most common strain of…

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WHO: COVID cases drop everywhere, but pandemic not over

GENEVA — The number of new coronavirus cases fell everywhere in the world last week by about 12%, according to the World Health Organization’s latest weekly review of the pandemic…

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