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Past articles by Alyssa:

Want a shot? Vaccination sites offer volunteers a chance to jump the line

Volunteers who are dedicating their time to help at vaccine sites in exchange for early access to the vaccine said it feels like the first big step toward taking back control. → Read More

Record number of women took over Fortune 500 companies in 2020

Clorox, Gap and UPS chose women for the top spot in 2020, but there’s still a long way to go for equal representation. → Read More

Gabrielle Union on stepdaughter Zaya feeling outed by social media photo

"She said, 'I felt like I was outed, and I was just standing next to my cake,'" Union said in an interview with Taraji P. Henson. → Read More

It's a hit: Beyoncé is teaming up with Peloton

Peloton, the interactive fitness company that makes treadmills and spin bikes, now has one of the biggest stars in the world on its payroll — Beyoncé. → Read More

Ready for a slice of the action: Pizza parlors ramp up for Election Day orders

Election night is to pizza parlors what Valentine’s Day is to florists. → Read More

In pizza we crust: On an Election Day like no other, pie delivery remains a constant

Election night is to pizza parlors what Valentine’s Day is to florists. However, with large gatherings discouraged during the pandemic, pizzeria owners across America are not sure what to expect. → Read More

Parents scramble to find affordable laptops as kids head back to school

As millions of students virtually head back to school, parents are scrambling to find laptops — but many stores are having trouble keeping popular models in stock. → Read More

Chadwick Boseman married longtime love before his death, family reveals

Ledward was first spotted with Boseman back in 2015. → Read More

Tens of thousands of airline jobs at risk with aid uncertain

‘Congress has to step up, but they’re playing chicken.’ → Read More

McDonald's adds two new menu items, including spicy McNuggets

McDonald's said it will add Spicy McNuggets and a Chips Ahoy McFlurry to its menus beginning September 16, for a limited time. → Read More

'Look at Diana': Meghan Markle was warned not to date Prince Harry, new book says

A spokesperson for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made it clear that the couple had no involvement in the book. → Read More

Life in Arizona has almost returned to normal. A coronavirus surge could send it back.

Life has started to return to the way it was before the coronavirus in Arizona, but a surge in cases is causing some concern as bars and restaurants to worry. → Read More

173 years, $170: Why Irish people are donating to help Native Americans hit by coronavirus

A fundraiser to help with food relief in the hard-hit Navajo and Hopi nations jumped from $300,000 to more than $2 million over the past four days. → Read More

Celebrity chef Anne Burrell is engaged to Stuart Claxton: 'I was bawling'

This will be Burrell's first marriage. → Read More

Watch Walmart's new ad with employees' emotional rendition of 'Lean on Me'

The uplifting ad shows photos and videos of neighbors helping each other during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Melania Trump urges Americans to wear face coverings, take social distancing 'seriously'

While the First Lady is encouraging the practice, President Trump reiterated during a news conference on Friday that he doesn't plan to wear a mask. → Read More

Brothers who hoarded 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer forced to donate to charity

The Tennessee Attorney General's Office opened an investigation for alleged illegal price gouging. → Read More

Jennifer Garner, Broadway stars ask students from canceled theater shows to perform online

Laura Benanti and Lin-Minuel Miranda also took to social media asking young thespians to show off their hard work. → Read More

Prince William jokes he and Kate Middleton are 'spreading coronavirus'

The Duke of Cambridge also asked emergency workers at a Dublin event whether the coronavirus is being "hyped up." → Read More

'Megxit' effect could turn Vancouver Island 'into the next Martha's Vineyard'

The Kennedys put Martha’s Vineyard on the map. The Bush family made Kennebunkport, Maine, a tourist destination. And now, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may be doing the same for Vancouver Island. → Read More