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Members of the trans community see a threat to big gains made in recent years as the president-elect and running mate Mike Pence take the White House<p>Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution<p>As Emily Colvin, a transgender woman living in the heart of Missouri, watched the election results …

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How to Photograph a Supermoon

Whether you’re using your best camera or your smartphone, photographers offer tips on how to shoot the bigger than usual moon.<p>A supermoon is upon us again. The phenomenon occurs when the moon travels to lunar perigee, or its shortest distance from Earth. This, combined with being fully lit, makes …

Supermoon

Donald Trump wants to 'drain the swamp' in Washington by putting term limits on Congress

Donald Trump proposed congressional term limits Tuesday as part of an ethics package meant to highlight his accusations that Hillary Clinton is corrupt and beholden to special interests.<p>Trump did not specify the length of the limits during a speech here. But he promised that, if elected, he would …

27 charts that will change how you think about the American economy - Vox

The US economy is changing — and not always in the ways people expect. Fewer people are working in the manufacturing sector, yet we're producing more manufactured goods than ever. In many ways, the US economy is less dynamic than is commonly believed — the number of startups is dropping, people are …

With Trump certain to lose, you can forget about a progressive Clinton

And so ends the great populist uprising of our time, fizzling out pathetically in the mud and the bigotry stirred up by a third-rate would-be caudillo named Donald J Trump. So closes an era of populist outrage that began back in 2008, when the Davos dream of a world run by benevolent bankers first …

US elections: This is not a time for jokes | Trump

White supremacy in the United States is dying. Many, including me, have said this before.<p>White supremacy - the implicit acceptance of the superiority of white people and culture - is slowly being pushed aside as people (themselves slowly) accept the reality that "white culture" is nothing more than …

Transgender student sues Wisconsin school district over bathroom access

A transgender student has filed a federal lawsuit alleging a Wisconsin school district won't let him use the boys' restrooms and uses his female birth name.<p>The Transgender Law Center and civil rights law firm Relman, Dane and Colfax PLLC filed the lawsuit in Milwaukee Tuesday against the Kenosha …

Passport rule change debated as gender becomes less defined

DENVER (AP) — A Navy veteran from Colorado who does not identify as male or female is pushing the U.S. government to allow for a third gender option …

Student leader Joshua Wong guilty over Hong Kong pro-democracy protest

Joshua Wong, the teenage activist who was one of the most recognisable faces of Hong Kong’s umbrella movement protests, has been found guilty of “illegal assembly” by a court in the former British colony.<p>Wong, 19, was convicted of unlawfully entering a fenced off area outside Hong Kong’s government …

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The gender agenda: what has Obama done for women and girls?

Nearly eight years ago, Barack Obama stepped into the White House, promising to elevate US development efforts to unprecedented heights.<p>This week, with just months of his term left, President Obama will host the first White House summit on global development. It will give him a chance to analyse …

Foreign Policy

Defiant Ted Cruz stands by refusal to endorse Trump after being booed during convention speech

<b>Cleveland (CNN) —</b> Ted Cruz on Thursday strongly defended his refusal to endorse Donald Trump during his Republican National Convention speech, saying he's not "in the habit" of backing politicians who attack his family.<p>"I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my …

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Cruz: I won’t be a ‘servile puppy dog’ for Trump

At a Texas delegation breakfast that erupted into chaos, Cruz sticks to his guns.<p>CLEVELAND — The Texas Republican delegation breakfast erupted in chaos Thursday morning as Sen. Ted Cruz explained why he was still not backing Donald Trump, even as he pledged not to vote for Hillary Clinton.<p>He didn’t …

Brazil arrests 10 for 'amateur' terror plot against Olympics | Reuters

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil arrested 10 people on Thursday suspected of belonging to a poorly organized group supporting Islamic State (IS) and discussing terrorist acts during the next month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.<p>The group, described as “absolutely amateur” by Justice Minister …

Turkish lawmakers give leader Erdogan sweeping new powers

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey will be able to extend detention times for suspects and issue decrees without parliamentary approval under a three-month …

A Declaration Of Inclusion On Independence Day

As an Air Force brat, July 4th was a big deal growing up on various military bases around the country. In many ways, it was a celebration of what Independence Day is supposed to look like: free people of all races, ethnicities and religions living, working and thriving--together.<p>Our patriotism was …

Google wants to show you all the data it's collected about your online habits

It's common knowledge that web companies spend a lot of effort tracking everything you do online. But now Google wants to share with you all the information it has on your internet activities.<p>Offering a much more in-depth view than a browser history can offer, Google has introduced My Activity, a …

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New Study Suggests White People Are Mad That Racism Might Be Ending

A new study by the Public Religion Research institution has Americans split right down the middle on whether or not discrimination against white …

Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe will Perform at the White House on the Fourth of July

They will perform at a celebratory show on the White House South Lawn.

Power, white privilege and the police

<b>To the editor:</b> As a white male, why would I feel privileged when I've been stopped, and cited, by a police officer for minor infractions, such as not wearing a seat belt or jaywalking? (Re "My white privilege," Opinion, June 23)<p>Meghan Daum construes that her encounter with the police officer was …

The blacker a city is, the more it fines its residents (especially black ones)

In the aftermath of the Ferguson uprising, much ink was spilled on the reliance of the predominantly black city on fines from its residents to pay …

On the Reality of Race and the Abhorrence of Racism

Most people believe that race exists. They believe that Denzel Washington is an African American, that George Clooney is a Caucasian, and that George …

George Clooney

Airbnb, Lyft among tech companies pledging to White House diversity initiative

The Obama Administration looks to change the landscape of technology and business by focusing on inclusion and diversity.<p>A host of companies, including Airbnb, Lyft and Spotify, have pledged to diversify their staff as part of a White House-led initiative to help the technology industry reflect the …

Women’s rights in the US may be about to plunge back to the 1960s

A safe and accessible abortion is a human right and, in the US, a right protected by the Constitution. But this hasn’t stopped abortion rights from coming under constant attack, as evidenced most recently by <i>Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.</i><p>The case, currently before the US Supreme Court, …

Hillary Clinton is choosing her vice president soon. Here are her top choices.

On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler and Colleen McCain Nelson broke the news that Hillary Clinton is vetting Elizabeth Warren for the vice presidency — but not vetting Bernie Sanders. In the process, they provided a shortlist of candidates that Clinton is considering:<p>Beyond the …

The changing politics of gun control

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Lawmakers on Capitol Hill will likely find themselves in a familiar spot next week in the bitter gun control debate -- stalemate.<p>But the congressional paralysis in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting that killed 49 people masks a significant shift underway in the …

The mood is ugly, and an MP is dead

In an era when many question the validity of their elected officials, Jo Cox stood out. She rose to represent the area in which she was born. And she arrived at the Commons with hinterland, a career campaigning for Oxfam, Save the Children and the NSPCC. On Thursday, shock among MPs was …

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