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Trump Team Asks State Dept. To Name Those Working On Gender Equality

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has asked the State Department to list its workers who focus on gender equality and ending violence against women, in what's being seen as an echo of an earlier request for the Energy Department to list employees who work on climate change.<p>In a brief …

Would Special Education Rights Be Safe With Jeff Sessions As U.S. Attorney General?

Senator Jeff Sessions, if confirmed as U.S. Attorney General in the incoming Trump administration, would become the nation’s top law enforcement officer. That would make him responsible for defending and enforcing federal education laws that guarantee students with disabilities the “free …

Donald Trump Taps Rick Perry To Head Agency He Once Forgot

<b>Updated 7:51 a.m. ET Dec. 14 with official announcement of Perry's nomination.</b><p>It's a good thing former Texas Gov. Rick Perry once forgot he wanted to eliminate the Department of Energy, because President-elect Donald Trump is nominating him to lead the agency.<p>Perry, who served 14 years as governor …

NASA Just Published Hundreds Of Stunning Gifs – These Are 10 Of The Best

You'll be blown away.<p>With access to Earth’s best telescopes and most distant spacecraft, it’s no surprise that NASA’s space photography is …

Scientists Thought They Saw A Supernova, Was Actually A Black Hole Causing Mass Destruction

Don't get too close.<p>We all make mistakes, even scientists it seems.<p>A team from the European Southern Observatory have revealed that what they thought …

John Kasich signed a ban on abortion in Ohio after 20 weeks, with almost no exceptions

He also vetoed a six-week ban — but the 20-week ban is a bigger threat to Roe v. Wade and reproductive rights.<p>Ohio got a lot of attention last weekfor passing an extreme “heartbeat” bill that would ban all abortion after a fetal pulse can be detected — or at around six weeks of pregnancy, which is …

Feminism

France Is Trying to Make It Illegal to Spread Abortion Myths

Last week, the Texas government published the latest edition of its "A Woman's Right to Know" booklet—legally mandated reading for women seeking abortions. The pamphlet perpetuates many long-disproven myths about abortion, including the lie that the procedure can increase a woman's risk for breast …

Satanic Temple: Members Are Exempt From Ohio's Heartbeat Bill - PAPER

Following the decree that their members are exempt from Texas's new fetal burial rule, the folks at the Satanic Temple have also deemed that their followers are exempt from Ohio's restrictive Heartbeat Bill.<p>According to a new press release, the Heartbeat Bill -- which basically bans abortions after …

McConnell, Differing With Trump, Says He Has 'Highest Confidence' In Intel Agencies

Donald Trump may have run into the first example of how the equal branches of government work — and he's not even president yet.<p>Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, the man who controls the agenda in the upper chamber, differed with Trump in a Monday morning press conference, saying he …

Self-Described "White Trash Hillbilly" Nails Exactly What's Wrong with America

His thoughts on wealth disparity and Donald Trump are right on the money.<p>This is Nic Smith, a self-described "white trash hillbilly from the holler" with a lot of ideas about what's wrong with America. In the following video, Smith is pretty much right on the money about most things regarding the …

The seismic events of 2016 have revealed a world in chaos – and one that old ideas of liberal rationalism can no longer explain<p>The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States is the biggest political earthquake of our times, and its reverberations are inescapably global. It has fully …

Political Science

Trump Picks Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt To Lead EPA

President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, announcing his decision in a statement Thursday.<p>As attorney general, Pruitt has made no secret of his disdain for the EPA.<p>His official biography calls him "a leading …

Donald Trump

Ohio Passes Bill That Bans Abortion After A Month And A Half

Many women do not know they are pregnant until the second month of a missed period.<p>Ohio legislators passed a "heartbeat bill" Wednesday that bans abortion after a fetus's heartbeat can be heard — on average around six weeks into a pregnancy. The bill has no exception for cases of rape or incest.<p>The …

Hospitals: GOP may create ‘an unprecedented public health crisis’

Hospitals are not known for being especially political or ideological. Everyone gets sick; everyone occasionally has a medical emergency; and so …

New Evidence Suggests Parkinson's Might Start in The Gut, Not The Brain

We might have been wrong about Parkinson's this whole time.<p>A new study adds to a growing body of research that suggests we might have been thinking …

Women in the Workplace: Deloitte CEO Talks Family Leave, the Gender Gap and Striking 'Sorry' | Inc.com

<i>This is the third article in a series on "Entrepreneurship After the Election" that is running on Inc.com this week. Today, Elizabeth Gore talks to Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert about the importance of family leave, the gender pay gap and fostering a culture of innovation.</i><p><b>Research shows that often</b> …

Women migrants fearing rape take contraceptives before journey - rights groups | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women migrants fleeing wars, political instability and poverty are taking contraceptives in the expectation of being raped but are so desperate they still embark on the journey, a human rights group said on Wednesday.<p>Women and girls who risk sexual violence as …

This Early NASA Space Training Video Is Horrifying

The saliva on the man's tongue began to boil.<p>The first Apollo missions were not made only of the glory of Neil Armstrong's one small step or John F. Kennedy's hair-raising invocations. ("Therefore, as we set sail, we ask God's blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on …

Trump's Win Is Having A "Profoundly Negative Impact" On Students, According To Hate Watch Group

According to a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center, 90% educators say the school climate has been "negatively affected" after Donald Trump won the election.

Mental Health Hotline Numbers and Referral Resources - Resources - Other Info

Page 1 of 8<p><i>Mental Health hotline numbers for everything from alcohol treatment to panic disorder. Also National Alliance on Mental Illness -state</i> …

GOP on Trump's business ties: 'He understands this is a problem'

Top GOP congressional investigators are giving Donald Trump plenty of latitude to ensure his business empire doesn’t conflict with his ability to run the nation, arguing that the president-elect deserves a chance to resolve any potential issues before they delve into Trump’s vast business …

Despite decades as a doctor, HHS pick Tom Price puts his conservative politics over medical evidence that the ACA has helped many Americans<p>After an election dominated by rhetoric and anti-establishment sentiment more than policy specifics, the upset of 8 November left open many questions as to how …

Health Care

28 (Particularly Timely) Charities to Donate to This Holiday Season

Here, a wide range of very worthy charities to donate to in your loved one’s (or better yet, a loathed one’s) name.<p><b>Acadia Center</b><br>Through legal …