GHISLAINE MAXWELL: Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Fixer Was Just Arrested by the FBI. According to the indictment, Maxwell helped Epstein groom and sexually abuse his victims, including at least one girl who was as young as 14, between 1994 and 1997, when the two were dating.
OBSTRUCTING JUSTICES: Supreme Court blocks House from seeing secret Mueller grand jury documents until hearing this fall. The move means the documents won’t likely be released before the November election, even if the Democrats win the case.
SHARPIEGATE: Inquiry Prompted by Trump’s Hurricane Dorian Claim Is Being Blocked, Investigator Says. The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department’s inspector general said.
KARENS GO TO COURT: Palm Beach residents sue county over mandate requiring people wear masks. “Despite having no authority, actual or apparent, under Florida law to do so, Defendant has recklessly required countless American citizens and Florida residents… to submit to dangerous medical treatments with well-known risks and potential for serious injuries and death,” the complaint alleges.
OUT OF CONTROL: U.S. Coronavirus Cases Soar Above 50,000 In New Single-Day Record. As the number of cases reaches new heights daily, the number of people hospitalized with the virus has also increased dramatically in hotspot areas like Texas and Arizona.
ALABAMA: Students throwing ‘COVID parties’ to see who gets infected. “They put money in a pot and they try to get COVID. Whoever gets COVID first gets the pot. It makes no sense. They’re intentionally doing it.”
FIRST BAPTIST: A Dallas Megachurch Had A Coronavirus Cluster. Then It Hosted Mike Pence. At least five members of the choir and orchestra at the Dallas megachurch visited by Vice President Mike Pence this weekend tested positive for the coronavirus in June, according to Facebook posts and internal church emails.
HATER IN CHIEF: Proposed HUD rule rolls back Obama-era protections for homeless transgender individuals. Under the proposed modification to the rule, shelter providers that “lawfully operate as single-sex or sex-segregated facilities” will be allowed to develop “admissions determinations” for people who have a different gender identity than what they were assigned at birth.
NATHAN IVIE: After coming out as gay, commissioner loses in conservative Utah County “Absolutely, my sexuality was part of the issue. There’s no doubt,” he said Wednesday, after going down to defeat by a 60.4% to 39.6% margin in early returns to former Marine Lt. Col. Tom Sakievich.
‘THAT WAS FUN’: Lil Nas X Marks One Year Since Coming Out as Gay
MEET GRITTY: Philadelphia Mascot Gets A ‘Queer Eye’ Makeover
$176,354: Second Class Citizens and the film that never was: UH professor calls on filmmaker to release his documentary. Building on the 2010 and 2011 momentum of the nationwide “It Gets Better Project” and the “Trevor Project,” Ryan James Yezak, a gay Hollywood filmmaker and Houston, Texas, native, launched a campaign on Jan. 9, 2012 with Kickstarter in hopes of securing $50,000 to make a documentary detailing how society systematically mistreats gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals.
TIKTOK COMING OUT OF THE DAY: Brennan
MARRIAGE PROPOSAL OF THE DAY: Cody Boykin and Brandon Moss
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I can’t wait to get back to this. The 90s were the best. We didn’t have coronavirus, or cell phones, or computers. we had 5.0‘s, blockbuster, Beavis and Butthead, Wayne’s world, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. And Mortal Kombat is still better than fortnight but we got out of the house, We danced, we invented house parties in the 90s. The last of the great decades #IMissThenineties
LONG-LOST BROTHERS: Norman Reedus Wants to Hang Out With RuPaul!
TRAILER OF THE DAY: ‘The Old Guard’
THURSDAY THIRST: Bruno Paiva