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Carter Page, Once Linked to Trump Campaign, Russians, Claims Multiple FBI, CIA Contacts

Carter Page, the energy industry consultant who was linked last year to Donald Trump's presidential campaign and was the subject of an FBI investigation, said Thursday night that he has consulted with the FBI and the CIA many times over the years.<p>Page was investigated last year under a secret …

Russia detains activists delivering petition on Chechnya gay rights | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police detained five activists in central Moscow on Thursday as they tried to take a petition to prosecutors to call for an official investigation into the alleged torture and killing of gay people in Chechnya.<p>Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported last month that …

Ousted transgender cop returns to force as chief

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Analia Pasantino served in Argentina’s federal police as a man for 20 years, then she came out as a transgender woman and …

Twitter Sues the Government to Block the Unmasking of an Account Critical of Trump

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter sued the federal government on Thursday to block the unmasking of an anonymous account that has posted messages critical of the Trump administration and has claimed to have ties to a government agency.<p>The suit sets up a potential confrontation between the Trump …

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Google will flag fake news stories in search results

Google is taking a stand against dubious and outright 'fake news' by introducing a Fact Check tag in search results. If you ask for information about a highly contested subject, Google will serve a page from a fact-checker site at the top of your results. It's a small breakout box, similar to how …

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria

UNITED NATIONS/MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have "extremely serious" consequences, as President Donald Trump's first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington.<p>The warships USS …

Transgender Rights Activist Criticizes Measure To Repeal N.C. Bathroom Bill

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ames Simmons, director of transgender policy at Equality North Carolina, about the compromise measure to repeal most of the state's controversial bathroom bill.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>Now we turn to Ames Simmons. He's director of transgender policy at Equality …

International Transgender Day of Visibility

Transgender people come from all walks of life -- we are moms and dads, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters. We are your coworkers and your …

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Based on 6% annual growth in wealth, they would hold assets worth approximately $305 trillion.<p>6:13 p.m. Today6:13 p.m. April 22, 2018<p>Researchers have …

Wendy Davis on why women need to drop the "being nice" act

For feminism’s future, former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis says it’s time to set the stage for women to succeed.<p>Back in 2014, Wendy Davis was simply a Democratic lawmaker in a red state. But an 11-hour filibuster against a bill that aimed to restrict Texas women’s access to abortion thrust her onto …

Inside Breitbart News: 'We're Not a Hate Site'

As one of President Donald Trump’s favorite news sources, Breitbart News has been called a lot of names, including "Trumpbart," a "platform for the alt-right," and anti-Semitic.<p>But in an exclusive interview, editor-in-chief Alex Marlow said that the site has been misunderstood.<p>"There’s a lot of …

Transgender Teen Barred from Wrestling Against Boys Wins Girls' Championship: Texas Rule 'Needs to Change'

Transgender teenager Mack Beggs is a Texas state wrestling champion.<p>The 17-year-old junior at Trinity High in Euless, Texas, became the first …

Boy Scouts pay $18K, apologize to transgender 9-year-old thrown out of pack

OAKLAND, N.J. — The Northern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America agreed Thursday to pay $18,000 and issue an apology to a 9-year-old transgender boy who was thrown out of a Cub Scout pack last year, according to administrative court documents.<p>Joe Maldonado of Secaucus, N.J., was allowed …

Trump's EPA budget would slash efforts to clean up lead pollution

President Donald Trump has long signaled his intention to reverse former Democratic President Barack Obama's climate-change initiatives. But the Republican president has vowed his planned overhaul of green regulation would not jeopardize America's water and air quality.<p>The 23-page 2018 budget …

NASA Discovers 7 Earth-like Planets Around Nearby Sun, But Name of System is Warning to Anyone Wanting to Move

On February 22, 2017, NASA announced an important discovery: just outside our solar system, near the constellation Aquarius, there is an “ultra-cool …

The Hard Truth about The New York Times’ Anti-Trump Campaign

A noble effort to find new subscribers repeats the same big mistake that Clinton made.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>Anti-Trump fervor is especially rampant along the Acela Corridor, and now our most famous paper surfaces with a provocative — if belated — ad campaign …

Journalism

Donald Trump And Trans Student Bathroom Laws: How Tech Is Responding To Admin's Latest Order

The Donald Trump Administration is once again at odds with parts of the tech community following the decision to roll back Obama-era guidelines that …

Why Chinese body-shaming memes are conquering the web

Like that meme, which originated in the United States, this latest batch has an obvious goal: to promote a body image that, for most women, is …

Trump voices opposition to transgender bathroom law

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday that transgender people should be able to use whichever …

Appeals Court Rules on Transgender Bathrooms in Schools Case

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity, the first such decision of its kind.<p>The ruling is a victory for a Virginia high school student, Gavin Grimm, who was born female but identifies as male, …

How the Internet is changing the English language

People from the midwestern United States say “pop,” while people from the coasts say “soda.” Southerners might say “y’all” instead of “you guys.” And …

Language

This school is opening the first gender-neutral bathroom in Los Angeles Unified

Santee Education Complex is the first school in the Los Angeles Unified School District to let students of different genders use the same bathroom at the same time.<p>On Thursday, the circular "girls" sign outside a second-floor bathroom is being replaced by one that says "all-gender restroom." The …

Flood Of Anti-LGBT Legislation Sweeping Across Country

Legislation has been proposed in states across the country to protect those who — due to religious beliefs — decline to employ or serve certain …

Death on the border: Family suing U.S. for “torturing and killing” Latino father at California-Mexico line, botching investigation

Lawyer says Border Patrol’s impunity after Anastasio Hernández Rojas’ death on camera is “miscarriage of justice”<p>The family of a longtime U.S. resident is suing the government on charges of torture and excessive force, but the case has gotten very little coverage in the American media.<p>Anastasio …

North Carolina law a self-defeating attack on transgender people

Some residents of North Carolina don't like the idea of sharing restrooms with transgender men and women, and they were pleased to learn that, thanks to a new law, they won't have to. I have news for them: They already have. They just didn't know it. And they will again.<p>In February, the Charlotte …

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'Homosexuality not a crime, sexual preferences are personal': RSS begins to revamp its public image

It is not just the dress code which the Rashtriya Swayamwevak Sangh (RSS), the parent organisation of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has …

The fascinating thing that happened when Apple CEO Tim Cook stood up for gay rights

When Indiana and Arkansas passed their controversial “religious freedom” bills last year, gay rights groups cried out. Activists argued that these laws would effectively legalize discrimination, allowing shopkeepers to turn away gay patrons.<p>At the height of the fracas, an unlikely voice chimed …

Study Connects Suicide of Trans Teens to Bathroom Restrictions

Using data from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, a new study correlated the high suicide rates of transgender teens with bathroom …

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