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Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, overruling his own education secretary and placing his administration firmly in the middle of the culture wars that many …

LGBTQI

Extremism from both sides: What does the research tell us about Islamist extremism and far-right extremism?

Looking at 10 years of data, one fact stands out: There are more, if less deadly, attacks from far-right extremists<p>On a Tuesday morning in September 2001, the American experience with terrorism was fundamentally altered. Two thousand, nine hundred and ninety-six people were murdered in New York, …

Meet the woman once called a ‘nitpicker’ who saved thousands of American babies from birth defects

As a doctor at the FDA, Frances Oldham Kelsey took her job very seriously<p>Frances Oldham Kelsey arrived at the Food and Drug Administration in …

FDA

Texas Judge Blocks Cutting Funds to Planned Parenthood in Sharp Rebuke

A federal judge in Texas ruled Tuesday that the state can't cut off funding for Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015, which critics said were misleading and heavily edited.<p>"A secretly recorded video, fake names, a grand jury indictment, …

Planned Parenthood

Assault Weapons Not Protected by Second Amendment, Federal Appeals Court Rules

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland's ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent.<p>In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the guns …

Guns

How do people define their national identity? By speaking the language, study says

What does it mean to be an American? For that matter, what does it mean to be Japanese, Hungarian or Australian? All around the world, how we define our national identity is complicated and often fluid. However, you may be surprised to find how different countries often have similar measures of who …

Language

Europe's first underwater museum opens off Lanzarote

Museo Atlántico will be inaugurated on 10 January as artist Jason deCaires Taylor completes his monumental underwater sculpture work, featuring more than 300 life-size human figures. All photographs: Jason deCaires Taylor and CACT Lanzarote

Art

Black Death burial pit found at site of medieval abbey in Lincolnshire

Carbon dating shows skeletons are from mid-14th century, while DNA tests of teeth find presence of plague bacterium<p>A mass burial pit of victims of the Black Death dating back to the 14th century has been discovered near Immingham in Lincolnshire.<p>Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield were …

Archaeology

Google launches App Maker

Google today announced the launch of App Maker, the newest entry in the low-code, drag-and-drop app building market. Like its competitors from Microsoft and numerous startups, App Maker promises to make it easy for anybody to quickly develop basic apps that serve a very specific purpose inside an …

OPEC Agrees To First Cut In Oil Production Since 2008

For the first time in eight years, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has agreed to cut oil output, ratcheting down production by 1.2 million barrels per day in hopes of stabilizing the global oil market. News of the deal sent oil futures higher Wednesday morning.<p>With the cut, OPEC's …

Oil

Charlotte police officer who fatally shot Keith Scott ‘acted lawfully,’ won’t be charged

The officer who fatally shot a Charlotte man in September will not be charged for the shooting, prosecutors said Wednesday, concluding that the man was armed and that the officer acted lawfully during the encounter.<p>“It’s a justified shooting based on the totality of the circumstances,” R. Andrew …

Law Enforcement

Plane Crash Devastates Brazil Soccer Team: Pictures

Brazilian Football

Google's self-driving car gets in worst accident yet

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>One of Google's self-driving cars was recently in a major accident, according to 9to5Google. The crash occurred in Mountain View, CA, when a commercial van with a human driver ran a …

Autonomous Cars

NYC fire chief killed in suspected gas explosion that injured 12 others

NEW YORK — A New York City fire chief died and at least 12 others were injured, including police officers, when a suspected gas explosion destroyed a Bronx home suspected as a marijuana-growing site and rocked the surrounding neighborhood early Tuesday, city officials said.<p>A person of interest was …

New York City

Alabama Pastor Allen Joyner Says People Who Don't Stand For The National Anthem Should Be Shot

Comments were met by "crazy cheering" at a high school football game on Friday night.<p>An Alabama pastor delivered a message on Friday that was not found in any Bible passage. He told the crowd at a high school football game to rise for the national anthem... or get shot.<p>“If you don’t want to stand …

High School Football

Trump Wants Border Wall, but Britain Is Building One in France

Donald Trump wants to build a “big, beautiful wall” to stop illegal immigrants — but Britain and other European nations are already doing it.<p>The U.K. government has announced plans to begin constructing a 13-foot concrete roadside barrier at the French port of Calais, where truck drivers have been …

U.S.-Mexico border

North Korea makes rare public appeal for flood relief

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea usually projects itself to the world as a fully functioning worker's paradise.<p>Yet severe flooding in the country's northeast has resulted in a rare admission that all is not so well.<p>According to a report published Sunday by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) -- North Korea's …

North Korea

Chinese Activist Challenges Homosexuality 'Disorder' Textbooks

BEIJING - A gay Chinese student activist on Monday lodged a suit against the Ministry of Education over school textbooks describing homosexuality as a mental disorder, the latest step by China's small but growing gay rights movement.<p>It is not illegal to be gay in China and these days many large …

LGBTQI

Last-minute change in who can grow medical pot in Maryland spurs complaints

The medical-marijuana regulator was worried. None of the 15 companies slated to be approved to grow cannabis were from key swaths of southern and southeastern Maryland even though state law calls for “geographic diversity” in authorizing growers.<p>Commissioner Buddy Robshaw, a longtime law …

Cannabis

Did a Disney animated film really say that? If it's 'Zootopia,' prepare to be shocked

In a scene in "Zootopia," the heroine, a well-intended bunny police officer named Judy Hopps, condescendingly calls a character of another species "articulate."<p>The dubious compliment — reminiscent of a cringe-worthy comment Joe Biden made about then-candidate Barack Obama in 2007, is the kind of …

RANKED: The 12 best holiday movies ever made

Some of these movies, like the holidays themselves, are very warm. Others are darker than you might expect.<p>We've come up with a list of what to watch while you are spending the holidays with your family, from the classics to a few choice curveballs.<p>These are the 12 best holiday movies to catch up …

One week, two box office records: what Jurassic World and the Fifa film show about today's overcooked movie market

One is a hubris-laden epic about a terrifying predator of reptilian cunning savaging his way to the top of the food chain; the other was the one that made $500m at the box office. In one of those twists of perfect statistical synchronicity, the week in which Jurassic World broke every …

Jurassic World