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Queens Bohemian Rhapsody Is the Biggest Hit of the 20th Century
The tune has become the most-streamed song of the century, buoyed by the popularity of the new Queen biopic.

Kate Moennig Joins Ellen Pages Queer, All-Female Casablanca Reading
The former L Word star joins a cast brimming with queer women!

Sick: Andy Cohen on Real Housewives Antigay Rant
Jim Marchese, formerly of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, supported Kevin Hart in tweets, saying a gay son would be a "curse" that "destroys families."

Trans Dancer Who Inspired Girl Defends Film From Critics
Belgian dancerNora Monsecour accused the controversial film's detractors of "attempting to silence me and my trans identity."

Reward Offered in Probe of Gay Man Chased Off Australian Cliff
Scott Johnson was one of many gay and bi men believed to have been thrown off a cliff near Sydney.

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'Aquaman' sails along on waves of fun and spectacle
In their zeal to catch up with Marvel, DC and Warner Bros. plunged into the super-team waters before establishing individual building blocks, creating a high degree of difficulty. While not on par with "Wonder Woman," "Aquaman" is a step toward restoring equilibrium, creating a sprawling undersea world that most closely resembles the Thor franchise in terms of scope, majesty and happily, humor.

This Day in History

Clapham Junction Rail Crash (1988)
Near London on the morning of December 12, 1988, the driver of the 7:18 train from Basingstoke to Waterloo saw a signal in front of him abruptly change from green to red. He stopped his train and called the signalman, who told him to proceed. Before he could, however, the 6:14 from Poole rammed into his train's rear at about 40 mph (64 km/h). Then, an empty train traveling in the opposite direction hit the wreckage. The crashes killed 35 and injured hundreds more. What caused the signal failure? Discuss

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Established (1946)
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)—now the United Nations Children's Fund—was founded in 1946 for the purpose of providing relief to children in countries devastated by World War II. After 1950, it turned to general children's welfare programs, winning the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1965. Today, it focuses on areas in which relatively small expenditures can have a significant impact. How did its famous "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF" fundraising campaign begin?

Imperial Japanese Navy Sinks Two British Warships (1941)
Japanese aggression in late 1941 prompted Britain to send two of their largest warships—HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse—to the Pacific as a deterrent. However, war in the Pacific escalated with the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7. Three days later, Japanese forces destroyed the Prince of Wales and Repulse near Singapore. The warships were the first sunk by aircraft while at sea. How did British Prime Minister Winston Churchill react to the sinkings?