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Parental leave expands for California workers so they can bond with their newborns

Under a new law to combat workplace inequities, some 2.7 million California mothers and fathers will gain the right to a long-sought benefit: 12 …

Breast Cancer

Barack Obama Appears To Zing Donald Trump With Twitter Followers Boast

Former President Barack Obama appeared to throw subtle shade at President Donald Trump for having fewer Twitter followers than himself during a forum in India on Friday.<p>In a conversation with journalist Karan Thapar at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi, Obama boasted on stage about …

Donald Trump

4 winners and 3 losers in the Senate tax bill

Winner: corporations. Loser: charities.<p>The tax bill the Senate passed Friday is a sweeping piece of legislation, transforming the US health care sector, higher education, philanthropy, and, of course, the federal tax code. It’s a major policy change that creates big winners and big losers across …

Income Inequality

Two lawsuits challenge Trump transgender military service ban | Reuters

(Reuters) - Civil rights groups filed two new lawsuits on Monday challenging President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military.<p>FILE PHOTO: People protest U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender …

Donald Trump

The constitutional right to education is long overdue

Public school funding has shrunk over the past decade. School discipline rates reached historic highs. Large achievement gaps persist. And the …

Washington State Weighs Including Third Gender Option on Birth Certificates

On Tuesday, Washington state officials heard public comments from supporters and critics of a proposed rule that would add a gender “X” option on …

The ugly legal history behind the opposition to California’s new trans rights bill.

In October, the California Senate passed a new law adding a third gender—nonbinary—to state-issued identification. The Gender Recognition Act (SB …

LGBTQI

War in 140 characters: how social media is reshaping conflict in the 21st century

"There was this utopian idea that the internet would set us free."<p>“Social media has transformed the way that wars are waged, covered, and consumed.”<p>David Patrikarakos, a London-based author and journalist, begins his book <i>War in 140 Characters</i>with this claim. Though wars are still fought on the …

Social Media

Trump Absolutely Obliterates CNN With Two Little Tweets

President Trump really hates CNN. For good reason. The liberal news network seems intent on slamming the Republican president at every turn — and …

Donald Trump

New York City just voted to ban conversion therapy, but other places aren’t making the same progress

On Thursday, the New York City Council overwhelmingly voted in favor of a law that would ban so-called conversion therapy in the city. The the bill …

LGBT wedding cake case goes before Supreme Court

LGBTQI

Interns' Questions on LGBT Rights and More Throw Jeff Sessions Off Balance

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions got flustered and testy at times during a Q&A session with Justice Department interns in June, on topics …

Donald Trump

Veterinarians Urge FDA To Allow Research On Medicinal Marijuana For Pets

Veterinarians are aiming to push for more research to be conducted on the use of medicinal marijuana for pets, according to reports. Due to the lack …

How Kendrick Lamar Became the Defining Hip-Hop Artist of His Generation

“What is a hit record?” Kendrick Lamar asks, reclining on a couch at Milk Studios in Hollywood after his hours-long photo shoot.<p>There’s a certain …

Rap & Hip-Hop

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

Multiple women share harrowing accounts of sexual assault and harassment by the film executive.<p><i>This story was first published on newyorker.com on October 10, 2017, at 10:47 A.M. The version below appears in the October 23, 2017, issue.</i><p>1.<p>Since the establishment of the first studios, a century ago, …

Sexual Harassment

Here Are All the Public Figures Who’ve Been Accused of Sexual Misconduct After Harvey Weinstein

Since the New York <i>Times</i> and <i>The New Yorker</i> first published allegations of sexual harassment and rape against Harvey Weinstein by Rose McGowan, Gwyneth …

Robert Scoble

The NFL player protests, broken down by team and week

The week before President Trump decided to make NFL player protests a federal issue (so to speak), there were players on seven teams who participated in some sort of display during the national anthem.<p>Defining “participated” is tricky; do we count the 10 players on the San Francisco 49ers who, …

Protest

McConnell says Senate has the votes to pass GOP tax bill

Senate Republicans headed toward passage Friday of a $1.5 trillion tax bill that bestows massive benefits on corporate America and the wealthy while delivering mixed blessings to everybody else.<p>After a frantic round of negotiations, Republicans came together in near unanimity behind the landmark …

Affordable Care Act

Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to Supreme Court After Senate Uses 'Nuclear Option'

The Senate confirmed judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court Friday in a mostly party-line 54-45 vote that reflected weeks of bruising political fighting which deepened congressional divides and changed the nature of high court appointments in the future.<p>Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s first …

Mitch McConnell

Trump and Russia: A timeline of the investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russian government interference in the 2016 presidential election and any connections to President Trump's campaign, leading to criminal charges against four people involved in the Trump campaign so far. Here's a timeline of key events:<p>November 9, 2013<p>…

Donald Trump