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Pentagon paves way for transgender people to serve openly in US military

Ash Carter announces plan ‘on the presumption that transgender persons can serve openly without adverse impact on military effectiveness and readiness’<p>The defense secretary, Ash Carter, on Monday paved the way for transgender people to serve openly in the US military.<p>In a statement, Carter …

serpentwithfeet is Harlem’s anarchic gospel deviant

serpentwithfeet is a force of nature. The 27-year old Harlem artist has "HEAVEN" tattooed across his forehead, describes his movement as "PaganGospel" and possesses a soaring, church-bred voice that demands every inch of your attention. When we stumbled across his Soundcloud in one of those …

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Jeep tops 'Consumer Reports' list of worst car values

When it comes to overall value, one of America's most iconic vehicles – the very symbol of rugged individualism – should be avoided by any wise car buyer, says <i>Consumer Reports</i> magazine.<p>It's the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, which <i>Consumer Reports</i> says is the worst car value among any model. It leads a …

The Minister Who Went to Jail for Financial-Aid Fraud

Ozel Clifford Brazil was a respected clergyman who helped thousands of African American teens get into college. What drove him to break the law?<p>It had been 15 years since I’d seen my former mentor, Dr. Ozel Clifford Brazil—a man credited with ushering an estimated 18,000 students from Los Angeles’ …