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Clinics that refer women for abortions would not get federal funds under new rule

<i>In a statement from Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the group said it would not "stand by while our basic health rights are stripped</i> …

Health Care

Chile's bishops resign en masse over sex abuse cover-up

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their "grave negligence" in investigating abuse and protecting children.<p>The bishops announced at the end of …

Christianity

2 Texas transgender women dead within a week of each other

Dallas police believe the cases are not connected.

Transgender

USC's aggressive courting of Chinese students faces challenge amid gynecologist scandal

USC has relied on bright young minds from across the Pacific to propel itself from prominent Southern California commuter school to international research university.<p>Aggressive recruitment of Chinese students has delivered high-quality students and tuition dollars to the university and given …

China

North Korea-tied hackers used Google Play and Facebook to infect defectors

Apps hosted in Google market for two months were spread over Facebook.<p>Researchers said a team of hackers tied to North Korea recently managed to get …

North Korea

Starbucks apologizes to customer who had a racial slur written on his cup

His name is Pedro.<p>That was the name he gave when he walked into a Starbucks in La Cañada Flintridge, Calif., and ordered a venti white mocha and a venti iced caramel macchiato.<p>But “Beaner” — a racial slur for Latinos — was the name printed on his drinks.<p>“It’s a way racists refer to us Latinos. It …

Starbucks

All of Mugshots.com’s alleged co-owners arrested on extortion charges

Mugshots.com is a "business permeated with fraud," California AG says.<p>Two alleged owners of Mugshots.com—Sahar Sarid and Thomas Keesee—have been …

Corruption

Doctors Frequently Abuse, Coerce, and Bully Women in Labor, Doulas Say

According to doulas, women are often treated horribly while they're in labor, with medical professionals engaging in abusive behavior that ranges from nonconsensual episiotomies to sexual assault.<p>On August 6, 2016, the number $16,000,000 echoed through the world of maternity care. It was a sum …

Pregnancy

For Every Woman Who Dies In Childbirth In The U.S., 70 More Come Close

Samantha Blackwell was working her way through a master's degree at Cleveland State University when she found out she was pregnant.<p>"I was 25, in really good health. I had been an athlete all my life. I threw shot put for my college, so I was in my prime," she says with a laugh.<p>Though it wasn't …

Pregnancy

8 Addictive LGBT Anime That's Worth Binge-Watching

Binge-Watching

Chris Brown, Rapper Young Lo Named In Sexual Assault Suit

R&B singer Chris Brown, rapper Young Lo, and an unknown woman are being sued in a civil lawsuit by a woman who alleges that she was repeatedly raped at Brown's house in Los Angeles last year.<p>Gloria Allred — the prominent civil rights attorney who has also represented women who have accused …

Crime

Thousands of Facebook ads bought by Russians to fool U.S. voters released by Congress

SAN FRANCISCO — Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released thousands of Russian Facebook ads on Thursday, offering the public its first in-depth look at the troubling messages used to heighten tensions among Americans during and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election.<p>The release of …

Social Media

Critical Windows bug fixed today is actively being exploited to hack users

Latest Patch Tuesday included 68 fixes, 21 of them rated "critical."<p>Microsoft on Tuesday patched two Windows vulnerabilities that attackers are …

Information Security

Baldness cure could come from side-effect of cancer drug

A cure for baldness could be on the horizon after British scientists discovered that an osteoporosis drug stimulates hair growth three times quicker than other drugs.<p>Around four in 10 men suffer male pattern baldness by the age of 45 and two thirds by the age of 60.<p>At the moment only two drugs, …

hair loss

Facebook to Reorganize After Scrutiny Over Data Privacy

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook overhauled its structure on Tuesday into three new divisions and shuffled the leadership of its key products, in one of its biggest reorganizations.<p>The moves happened at the direction of Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, said a person with knowledge of the …

Social Media

Southern Baptist Women Are 'Shocked' By Church Leader's Comments

A prominent Southern Baptist leader faces demands for his dismissal after women from his own denomination reacted angrily to the news that he once advised abused women to pray for their husbands and gave a sermon in which he defended a lewd remark about a teenage girl as "biblical."<p>Paige Patterson, …

Southern Baptist

Google’s new mindblowing AI can negotiate your appointments for you with real people

Google debuted “Duplex” at its I/O developer conference on May 8, an AI system that could make virtual assistants as capable as humans available to anyone.<p>Today’s digital assistants tend to fall down as soon as they depart from their limited scripts. Programs that can understand natural language, …

Artificial Intelligence

Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

<b>(CNN) —</b> The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, a rare and deadly disease, on Tuesday, the World Health Organization reported. The declaration came after laboratory results confirmed two cases of the disease in the province of Bikoro in …

Disease

Twitter advising all 330 million users to change passwords after bug exposed them in plain text

There’s apparently no evidence of any breach or misuse, but you should change your password anyway<p>Twitter is urging all of its more than 330 million users to immediately change their passwords after a bug exposed them in plain text. While Twitter’s investigation showed that there was no evidence …

Security

The Top Jobs Where Women Are Outnumbered by Men Named John

Our Glass Ceiling Index finds skewed gender representation and ethnic sameness in many institutions of American politics, culture and education.

U.S. Politics

Who Does She Think She Is?

<i>Laurie Penny | Longreads | March 2018 | 23 minutes (5,933 words)</i> Another day at the <i>Telegraph</i> and another attack on Laurie Penny.<br>— Nick Cohen, <i>The</i> …

Feminism

In South Korea, Gamers Stage An Inquisition Against Feminists

On March 26, a top game development studio in Korea released an unusual statement about one of its employees: “The woman was mistaken in retweeting a …

South Korea

Everything We Know About Birds That Glow

Owls, puffins, and lots of other flying friends exhibit fascinating patterns under blacklights.<p>Tony Diamond can’t remember exactly why he first shone …

Birds

Here Is the Gender Pay Gap in Every U.S. State — and What Could Be Behind It

There are some huge differences.<p>Women in America earn around 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. That means that, across the board, women have to …

There was no working smoke alarm in the Trump Tower apartment where deadly fire started, source says

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The Trump Tower apartment where a deadly fire started Saturday had no working smoke alarm, a New York City Fire Department source familiar with the investigation said -- which means there was no alarm sounding in the unit when firefighters arrived.<p>The fire on the 50th floor of the …

Donald Trump

NFL Cheerleaders Take Action Against Rule Books That Dictate Their Behavior

New York Times reports that NFL cheerleaders must conduct themselves in a different standard than the male players.<p>They come out onto the field with big smiles, filled with so much energy and enthusiasm. The job of a cheerleader is to get everyone in the sports arena revved up for the big game. …

A Policy Meant to Help Black Students Could be Repealed After the Parkland Shooting

The Trump administration is considering repealing a rule meant to help black and brown students.<p><i>Do Better is an op-ed column by writer Lincoln Anthony Blades that debunks fallacies regarding the politics of race, culture, and society — because if we all knew better, we'd do better.</i><p>After the Marjory …

GLAAD Names 3 LGBTQ Activists as This Year's "Rising Stars"

They're already doing the work.<p>So many members of the LGBTQ community use their work and platforms to strive for positive representation and recognition—through advocacy and activism, music, media, and speaking their truths. And each year, GLAAD recognizes people who have devoted their lives to …

What I Was Wearing When I Was Raped

Bystander Intervention Can Stop Sexual Assault Before It Happens

A step-by-step guide on exactly what to do.<p><i>Trigger Warning: This post contains language about sexual assault that some readers may find disturbing. This piece is part of Not Your Fault, a Teen Vogue campaign that aims to educate people about the epidemic of sexual assault. For more on this series,</i> …