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Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term Sunday, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners after voters weakened her conservatives and a nationalist, anti-migrant party surged into parliament.<p>Merkel's center-left challenger, …

Europe

2016 Was the Deadliest Year Ever for LGBT Americans

Setting aside the 49 victims of the Pulse massacre, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs still tracked a 17 percent increase in anti-LGBT …

There are reasons to be cheerful ... LGBTI rights gains in unlikely countries

In the last 12 months, Martin Luther King’s “arc of the moral universe” has bent towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) human rights.<p>Live chat with Peter Tatchell: what can we do to support LGBTI rights around the world? Mon 20 Feb, 2-3.30pm<p>Read more<p>Nauru and Belize …

LGBTQI

Most Americans don’t want “religious freedom” laws that allow anti-LGBT discrimination

<b>(Getty/Yana Paskova)</b><p>A majority of Americans oppose discriminating against LGBT people in the name of religion<p>Nico Lang<p>February 8, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>A majority of Americans oppose denying services to LGBT individuals in the name of religion, according to a new poll from the Public Religion Research …

LGBTQI

How Many of His 'Day One' Promises Did Trump Fulfill?

The president laid out 18 promises in a “Contract With the American Voter,” but he only managed to check off a handful by Monday.<p>“On Day One.” The notion of immediately turning the page on policy is a staple of presidential transitions, from Franklin Roosevelt’s “first 100 days” on, but Donald …

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump Says Women's Marchers Should Have Voted

"Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election," Trump tweeted.<p>In a tweet, Trump dismissed the marches and said the presence of big-name celebs like Madonna, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, and many others "hurt [the] cause badly."<p>Hillary Clinton won the popular …

What Is Intersex? Hanne Gaby Odiele, Belgian Model, Opens Up About Being Born Intersex To ‘Break The Taboo’

Belgian supermodel Hanne Gaby Odiele opened up about being intersex in an interview Monday, becoming one of the first public figures to identify …

“Split” has very problematic views on psychological disorders — but to explain why, I need to spoil the film’s brilliant twist

<b>"Split" (Universal Pictures)</b><p>M. Night Shyamalan has a doozy of a twist at the end of “Split,” but does it make mental disorders a punchline?<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>January 24, 2017 12:00am (UTC)<p>As the title of this article indicates, everything that follows is a spoiler for "Split."<p>It looks like "Split" is …

Woman in Viral Photo From Women’s March to White Female Allies: ‘Listen to a Black Woman’

Angela Peoples did not come to the Women’s March on Washington to play. The 30-year-old co-director of the LGBTQ equality organization GetEqual came …

Why moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is so controversial

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump's pledge to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has caused controversy across the world.<p>Trump could announce the move as early as Tuesday, US officials with direct knowledge of the matter and foreign diplomats have told CNN.<p>Upon making his decision …

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Supreme Court Brexit Ruling: Government Must Consult MPs Over Article 50

Government loses its Brexit challenge.<p><b>LATEST: Legislation will be introduced “within days” to ensure that the Government can stick to its timetable</b> …

House Republicans tackle their first priority under Donald Trump: attacking abortion rights

Congressional Republicans get straight to work on a bill aimed at cutting off all insurance coverage for abortion<p>Last month Planned Parenthood released focus group research showing that while Donald Trump's supporters are often willing to express sexist attitudes, they aren't particularly keen on …

Where Does Truth Come From?

One thing has become very clear, across our society we have very differing views on morality. There are even moments where it seems as if our …

Jesus Is Lord. Trump Is Not.

<i>This is a sermon that I preached this Sunday (11/20/16), at the Washington City Church of the Brethren. The scripture readings for this sermon were:</i> …

Tom Price, Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services pick, worried about the “fiscal impact” of gay rights legislation

<b>(AP/Cliff Owen/Getty/nktwentythree)</b><p>Price may have a new way to discriminate against the LGBTQ community<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>November 30, 2016 7:07pm (UTC)<p>Rep. Tom Price, who was selected by President-elect Donald Trump as his pick for secretary of health and human services on Monday, has previously …

Health Care

Everyone appointed to Donald Trump's cabinet so far has opposed LGBT rights

President-elect Donald Trump has long insisted he is a “supporter” of LGBT rights and argued he is a "friend to the gays".<p>He once alleged that if …

The German Language of Fighting

Fightland Blog<p>When one thinks of swordsmanship, one typically thinks of the Japanese warrior, welding a katana, or perhaps a Celtic warrior swinging a broadsword. And empty-hand fighting is attributed to the British boxers or the French wrestlers. But in the Middle Ages, Germany surpassed itself as …

Martial Arts

The online etymology dictionary is the internet's go-to source for quick and reliable accounts of the origin and history of English words, phrases, and idioms. It is professional enough to satisfy academic standards, but accessible enough to be used by anyone. The site has become a favorite resource of teachers of reading, spelling, and English as a second language.

Linguistics

Arabic? Polish? Dutch? Your views on the languages schools should teach

What languages should we teach children in schools, and why? The question came to the fore on Monday after the Polish prime minister, Beata Szydło, called on Theresa May to introduce Polish classes in British schools.<p>With 831,000 Poles living in Britain – they make up the largest immigrant group in …

Language Learning

Gary Nunn🏳️‍🌈🚴🏼 (@GaryNunn1) | Twitter

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Immigration to UK hit record levels in run-up to Brexit vote, latest figures show

Record level of immigration, at 650,000 people, driven by a historically high inflow of 284,000 EU citizens before referendum<p>Immigration to Britain reached 650,000 – its highest ever annual level – in the runup to the EU referendum, fuelled by record numbers of European migrants coming to work in …

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Why White Women Voted for Donald Trump

It’s no secret that Donald Trump has made many sexist and misogynistic comments both before and during his campaign. But a whopping 42% of women …

Release notes: The language of World War I | Oxford English Dictionary

By 1914 military involvement overseas had long been leaving its mark on the English language. We can go back to the Elizabethan age, for example, to …

War of the words: the global conflict that helped shape our language

War: the mother of invention. The phrase (a tweak of the proverb “necessity is the mother of invention”) refers to military technology. But a new book demonstrates how it is also true of language.<p>The Word at War: World War Two in 100 Phrases is by Philip Gooden and Peter Lewis, who brought us the …

6 toys that will make your kids actually like learning

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