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Always Sanitary Pads Go Gender-Free; Right-Wingers Freak Out
The maker of Always is removing the female symbol from its packaging to be more inclusive of trans men and nonbinary people.

VH1 Announces RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race for 2020
Famous folks will don drag in the hopes of becoming "America’s Next Celebrity Drag Superstar."

Steven Menashi May Be Trumps Most Dangerous Judicial Nom Yet
Robin Maril of the Human Rights Campaign rings the alarm on this homophobe, who is up for a confirmation vote on Wednesday.

New Zealand PM: Conversion Therapy Ban May Impair Religious Freedom
Jacinda Ardern, generally an LGBTQ ally, says she is concerned about the harm done by the practice but also about religious liberty considerations.

Lindsey Graham: Trumps Lynching Comment Is True In Every Sense
The South Carolina senator ignored the term's connotation of racist brutality in defending the president's characterization of the impeachment inquiry.

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'Terminator: Dark Fate' blasts a path back to its origins
When the Terminator warned "I'll be back" 35 years ago, no one could have foreseen how true that catchphrase would become. Even so, "Terminator: Dark Fate" represents a welcome return to the its origins, with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton reprising their roles, adding nostalgia and mythological heft that separates it from everything that has followed "Judgment Day."

This Day in History

Battle of Edgehill (1642)
The Battle of Edgehill was the first major engagement of the English Civil War, fought between the Royalist army of King Charles I and the Parliamentarians. The battle ended in a draw, and its inconclusive result prevented either faction from gaining a quick victory in the war, which eventually resulted in the execution of the king and the establishment of a republican commonwealth. What did a group of Parliamentarian troops under Faithfull Fortescue do when the Royalists charged them? Discuss

The Scilly Naval Disaster (1707)
Celebrated English Admiral Cloudesley Shovell was returning from an abortive attack on Toulon, France, in 1707 when his ship and several others struck rocks off the Scilly Islands, southwest of England. In one of the greatest maritime disasters in British history, Shovell is believed to have drowned along with as many as 2,000 sailors. According to one of the many legends about the disaster, Shovell reached the shore alive, only to be murdered by a woman who stole what priceless object from him?

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Opens in New York (1959)
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and opened six months after his death, the Guggenheim Museum represents a radical departure from traditional museum design, spiraling upward and outward in a smooth coil of massive, unadorned white concrete. The exhibition space, which consists of a six-story spiral ramp lighted by a glass dome supported by stainless steel, has even been criticized for upstaging the artwork displayed. What artists signed a letter protesting the display of their work in the space?