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Delaware Passes Trans Protections, With Help From A Young Advocate

"The last six months have reinforced my belief that government can be a force for good and that reason and compassion will win the day."<p>Gov. Jack Markell signed the Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act yesterday, which ensures equal legal protections to trans individuals in the state of Delaware. …

Israeli police raid home of country's chief rabbi amid bribery investigation

Israeli police say they have questioned the country's chief rabbi and raided his home and office over his alleged involvement in a bribery and …

Singapore Haze

Every year, farmers in Indonesia clear large swaths of forest by setting deliberate slash-and-burn fires, sending clouds of smoke into the atmosphere, choking neighbors, including Malaysia and Singapore. This season has been the harshest in years -- in Singapore yesterday, the Pollutant Standards …

A New Ad Campaign Asks Parisians to Be Nice to Tourists

Gaddafi interpreter says Libya funded Sarkozy campaign

<b>Muammar Gaddafi's interpreter has said Libya helped finance Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign in France - an allegation Mr Sarkozy denies.</b><p>Moftah Missouri said Gaddafi had told him personally that $20m (£13m; 15m euros) were donated to the campaign.<p>The allegations against Mr Sarkozy, …

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James Gandolfini: The '260-Pound Woody Allen' Who Changed TV

Rob Sheffield remembers the neurotic slow-burn genius of Tony Soprano<p>"I get it!" James Gandolfini yells at the desert sun at the end of <i>The Sopranos</i>, …

Health Insurance Rebates Sending $500 Million Back To Consumers, Federal Report Says

Millions of health insurance customers are due rebates this year that will total $500 million because of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, the federal government announced Thursday.<p>By Aug. 1, 8.5 million people will get rebates valued at an average of $100 because their health …

France and Spain launch probe into Google's privacy law

<b>Spain has launched proceedings against Google over five suspected serious data breaches.</b><p>Meanwhile France has given the search giant three months to rethink its privacy rules.<p>Since last year Google has been combining data from all its sites to better target adverts, a decision which the EU has said …

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The Black Market for Cronuts Is Now Creating Poorly Paid Part-Time Jobs

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>We spoke too soon: New Yorkers are <i>still</i> lining up for two hours at a time at the Dominique Ansel …

Pay for play: Judge set to hear case that could transform college sports

A federal judge in California heard arguments Thursday on whether thousands of current and former athletes can join a lawsuit that could upend the multi-billion-dollar business of college sports.<p>Ed O’Bannon, a power forward for the UCLA basketball team in the mid-1990s, is among those suing to …

How Did the Farm Bill Just Fail So Spectacularly?

In a surprise, the $940 billion bill was defeated by dissident Republicans and by Democrats who objected to food-stamp work requirements.<p>Getty Images<p>Partisan accusations of broken promises erupted Thursday as a version of a House five-year farm bill was defeated in stunning fashion, 195-234, with …

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Mobile boarding ramping up in third-party apps like Apple Passport

Airlines are rapidly increasing the availability of mobile boarding passes through their own apps, and through third-party services, including Apple …

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Israel Folau is Australia's choice to stop the Lions' great North run

Israel Folau was playing Australian Rules Football a year ago but on Saturday he will have the task of containing the Lions player home supporters …

Cristiano Ronaldo understandably tempts David Moyes, but Manchester United need a central midfielder

David Moyes returns from holiday next week to begin life as Manchester United manager in earnest with an answer required to a question he could never have contemplated during his eleven years at Everton.<p>Should I pursue a move for Cristiano <b>Ronaldo</b>?<p>As the Scot attempts to adjust to his new …

Estimate wins the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot for the Queen

The crowds at Royal Ascot have greeted victory for a horse owned by the Queen in the Gold Cup, the highlight of the week's racing. Her filly, …

2015 Rugby World Cup: premium ticket prices will subsidise lower ones

The organisers of the 2015 Rugby World Cup have confirmed that the most expensive tickets for the final are likely to cost more than £700, but …

Geoff Cook suffers suspected heart attack at Durham's ground

Durham have confirmed that Geoff Cook, the former England opener who led them to their first two County Championship titles and is still their head …

Ontario moves to regulate e-cigarettes, ban flavoured tobacco

Ontario moved Monday to regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes, ban all flavoured tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, and mandate calorie counts on restaurant menus with its Making Healthier Choices Act.<p>The omnibus bill would treat e-cigarettes just like tobacco cigarettes, with a …