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Cruz: N.C. within its rights to enact bathroom restrictions for transgender people

Sen. Ted Cruz said North Carolina acted within its rights to enact a law banning anti-discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people.<p>"The state has the power to pass their own laws to make a determination that men should not be going to the bathroom with little girls," Cruz, the …

Father charged with killing son for being gay

A Los Angeles man charged with fatally shooting his 29-year-old son for being gay had repeatedly threatened to kill him over his sexual orientation, prosecutors say.<p>Amir Issa, 29, was found shot to death just outside the family home on Tuesday. While the Los Angeles County district attorney's …

Los Angeles

Are These Sexist Moments Pulled From History Books, Or Headlines?

We quizzed people on the street, and it did not go well. #WHM<p>For every giant leap Americans make towards gender equality, we also tend to miss a few (or 100) steps.<p>Sexism at all levels of public and private life is perhaps more visible now than ever. As activists continue to fight for women's …

LGBT rights are being stripped away across the U.S. Here's how Democrats can stop it

Across the country, the rights of transgender Americans are under attack.<p>Last week, North Carolina passed a bill that repealed local nondiscrimination ordinances in the state. The legislation, House Bill 2, was pushed through in an "emergency session." HB 2 was signed by North Carolina Gov. Pat …

With its 18-hour year, this bizarre lava-world underlines the incredible diversity of planets in our galaxy. And it’s a bit like Star Wars planet Mustafar<p>First they thought it was a water world, a planet larger than Earth covered in nothing but ocean. Then they thought it might be a diamond world, …

Astronomy

A Laser Cloak Could Shield Earth From Aliens

The answer is always lasers<p>Both science fiction and some really smart people (such as Stephen Hawking) have cautioned against trying to contact aliens. What if the aliens' vast technological superiority allows them to destroy Earth or enslave humanity? That's why current efforts to find alien life …

Japan's lost black hole satellite is back online, still tumbling through space - ExtremeTech

Japan’s lost black hole satellite is back online, still tumbling through space<p>By on March 31, 2016 at 7:51 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Black Holes

UN Peacekeepers Accused of Child Abuse, Bestiality, and Cowardice

In the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and around the world, United Nations peacekeepers on a noble mission have shown ignoble behavior.<p>JUBA, …

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Those who rally against the behaviour of ethnic or religious minorities they dislike are seldom able to hide their racist motivations. This was certainly the case with France’s women’s rights minister Laurence Rossignol when she this week compared Muslim women who dare to shop in the so-called …

Religion

Whose foreign policy is scarier, Ted Cruz’s or Donald Trump’s?

If you want to watch foreign-policy mavens gulp in horror, ask them which team of Republican advisers they’d prefer to see in the White House next …

Mississippi’s Senate just approved a sweeping ‘religious liberty’ bill that critics say is the worst yet for LGBT rights

Mississippi’s House Bill 1523 says, among other things, that public employees, businesses, and social workers cannot be punished for denying services based on the belief that marriage is strictly between a man and a woman. Same goes for people who act on the belief that “sexual relations are …

LGBTQI

Pentagon Fears It’s Not Ready for a War With Putin

The U.S. military has run the numbers on a sustained fight with Moscow, and they do not look good for the American side.<p>A series of classified …