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Twenty dead as search for California mudslide survivors grinds on

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The search for survivors of the deadly mudslides in parts of California's Santa Barbara County continued Sunday even as hopes dwindled to find anyone alive, officials said.

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Transgender U.S. military recruits enlist amid uncertainty

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Transgender Americans are openly enlisting in the U.S. military for the first time, saying they feel confident that court rulings blocking Republican President Donald Trump's ban on their service will stand.

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Search for California mudslide survivors goes on

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The search for survivors of the deadly mudslides in parts of California's scenic Santa Barbara County continued Sunday even as hopes dwindled to find anyone else alive, officials said.

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Search for survivors of devastating California mudslide enters third day

MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - The search for survivors from a devastating Southern California mudslide that has killed at least 17 people moved into its third day on Friday, with some 700 rescue workers expecting to find more dead victims.

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Rescuers search for survivors after mudslides kill 17 in California

Rescue workers frantically searched for those missing after tons of mud, trees and boulders swept away homes in Southern California this week, killing 17 people.

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Rescuers seek survivors after California mudslides kill 17

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews with dogs and scanners dug through waist-deep mud in an affluent stretch of Southern California's coast on Wednesday, searching for 13 people still missing after mudslides that killed at least 17.

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Rescuers seek survivors after California mudslides kill 15

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews with dogs and scanners dug through waist-deep mud in an affluent stretch of Southern California's coast on Wednesday, hunting for some two dozen people missing after mudslides swept through, killing at least 15.

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Outing Death

Once a social taboo, the topic is trending.

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Fifteen confirmed dead in California mudslide, search for survivors

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rescue crews using helicopters and dogs searched the hills around wealthy Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday for people trapped or killed by rain-driven mudslides that left at least 15 people dead in the coastal community.

Landslides and Mudslides nytimes.com

Rescuers Search Montecito for Mudslide Survivors as Death Toll Reaches 15

Two dozen people were unaccounted for and 300 were stuck in their homes after hours of heavy rain unleashed a deluge of mud and debris, the authorities said.

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Survivors, coastguard say dozens of migrants missing off Libya

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Survivors from a boat that foundered off Libya's coast on Tuesday said about 50 people who had embarked with them were feared dead, while the coastguard said the number of missing might be as high as 100.

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Survivors say about 50 migrants may have died off Libya

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Survivors from a boat that sank off Libya's coast on Tuesday said about 50 people who had embarked with them were missing and feared dead.

Writing and Writers nytimes.com

Aharon Appelfeld, Israeli Novelist and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 85

Mr. Appelfeld made the plight of Jews during World War II his great subject, yet he told his stories obliquely, from a seemingly naïve viewpoint.

Trebek, Alex nytimes.com

‘Jeopardy!’ Tells Contestant: A ‘Gangster’ Is Not a ‘Gangsta’

In reference to a 1995 Coolio song, a contestant answered “Gangster’s Paradise.” But judges wouldn’t give him credit since the song is titled “Gangsta’s Paradise.”

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'Gangstas' flub costs 'Jeopardy!' contestant

A "Jeopardy!" contestant loses $3,200 for the pronunciation of the word "gangstas."

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Trump draws rebukes after touting aviation safety record

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump took credit on Tuesday for a record year of safety for commercial aviation in 2017, swiftly drawing criticism and derision from commentators who said the achievement reflected trends predating his administration.

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Not just Hollywood: Survivors share their stories

Millions of people have taken to social media to talk about sexual harassment and assault. CNN asked a few survivors to share their stories.

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Overwhelmed by Donations for Survivors of Fatal Bronx Fire

The outpouring of support after the deadliest fire in New York was ‘a sign that the victims are not alone,’ a neighborhood priest said on Sunday.

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Transgender man cautiously hopeful as the date he can join US military nears

Nicolas Talbott, a transgender man, is just days away from his dream: trying to join the military.

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U.S. military to accept transgender recruits on Monday: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday that the U.S. armed forces will begin accepting transgender recruits on Monday as ordered by federal courts after the Trump administration decided not to appeal rulings that blocked President Donald Trump's transgender ban.

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Barring late legal twist, U.S. military to accept transgender recruits

(Reuters) - Transgender people will be allowed to enlist in the U.S. armed forces starting on Monday as ordered by federal courts, unless President Donald Trump's administration seeks last-minute Supreme Court intervention to try to enforce his blocked transgender ban.

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Trump and Gov. Walker touted more jobs. Now the cost to host the Taiwanese company has crossed $4 billion.

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Transgender woman sues Wal-Mart over alleged bias in North Carolina

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc was sued on Wednesday by a transgender woman who said she was wrongfully fired after complaining about harassment at the Sam's Club warehouse store in North Carolina where she had worked for 11 years.

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Transgender woman sues Wal-Mart over alleged bias in N. Carolina

Dec 27 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc was sued on Wednesday by a transgender woman who said she was wrongfully fired after complaining about harassment at the Sam's Club warehouse store in North Carolina where she had worked for 11 years.

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Second court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1, the second court to issue such a ruling this week.

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U.S. court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits on Jan. 1

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court in Virginia on Thursday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1.

Law, Bernard F nytimes.com

‘The Hurt Is Still There’: Abuse Survivors Grapple With Cardinal’s Death

Victims of abuse by Catholic priests in the Boston archdiocese say they are still angry that Cardinal Bernard F. Law was never brought to justice for his role in the church’s cover-up.

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Transgender recruits must be 'stable' in their new gender for 18 months, Pentagon says

The US military has issued new guidance on how transgender individuals will be admitted to the armed services in the new year.

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Sex abuse survivors group urges against celebrating Cardinal's life

Cardinal Bernard Law, who has died 15 years after he resigned as Boston's archbishop amid allegations that he covered up for pedophile priests, will receive a full cardinal's funeral Thursday at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

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Maple Leafs celebrate 100th anniversary by routing Hurricanes

(The Sports Xchange) - The Toronto Maple Leafs sure know how to celebrate an anniversary.

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Transgender women may get small breasts with hormones

(Reuters Health) - Transgender women who take sex hormones to feminize their bodies may not experience as much breast development as they expect, a new European study suggests.

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Las Vegas massacre survivors: 'We're in the dark'

More than two months have passed since 58 country music fans were gunned down in the Las Vegas massacre, and survivors as well as victims' families are still searching for some semblance of closure.

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Survivors say they're in the dark

More than two months have passed since 58 country music fans were gunned down in the Las Vegas massacre and survivors, as well as victims' families, are still searching for some semblance of closure. CNN's Sara Sidner has more.

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Rerouting Thousands: City Plans for L Train Closure

A new ferry route. Traffic restrictions on the Williamsburg Bridge. New bus lanes and wider sidewalks on 14th Street. These are just a few measures.

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Head and neck cancer survivors have long-lasting cognitive problems

(Reuters Health) - Patients who survive head and neck cancer may be more likely to experience declines in cognitive function than people who don’t have these tumors, a recent study suggests.

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Transgender people can enlist in military in 2018

A federal judge on Monday declined the US government's request to put on hold an order allowing transgender individuals to join the military beginning in January. The decision means transgender people will be free to enlist in the new year.

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Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Enlist in Military as Court Case Advances

President Trump had announced on Twitter in July that he was barring transgender people from serving in the military, though a ban was never fully implemented.

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U.S. military must accept transgender recruits by Jan. 1, judge rules

(Reuters) - Transgender people will be able to join the U.S. military as of Jan. 1, a federal judge ruled on Monday, denying a request by President Donald Trump's administration to enforce his ban on transgender troops while the government appeals an order blocking it.

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Childhood cancer survivors have more blood pressure problems

(Reuters Health) - More than one in 12 adult survivors of childhood cancers may have undiagnosed high blood pressure, a U.S. study suggests.

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Former 'The Voice' contestant responds to rape allegation

A former contestant from "The Voice" is denying a rape accusation made by another female singer.

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Moogfest Shines a Spotlight on Female, Nonbinary and Transgender Musicians

The music, ideas and technology conference is showcasing its performers in a 50-hour live stream this week featuring 50 artists in 17 countries.

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Weightlifting: New Zealand transgender wins medal, Talakhadze breaks records

ANAHEIM (Reuters) - A transgender weightlifter from New Zealand and an Iranian returning from an eight-year doping ban both won silver medals at the World Championships on the final day, which also witnessed two world records for Georgian Lasha Talakhadze.

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Weightlifting: New Zealand transgender lifter bids for gold at worlds

ANAHEIM (Reuters) - A New Zealand transgender lifter will go for gold against an American Olympic medalist when the super-heavyweight classes bring the weightlifting World Championships to a close on Tuesday.

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California Today: California Today: Transgender Surgery Comes to Major Southern California Hospital

Tuesday: Transgender surgery at Cedars-Sinai, an assemblyman accused of sexual harassment resigns and the rebel state of Jefferson.

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Mosque attack survivor hid under bodies

A survivor of the attack on the Egyptian mosque which left 305 people dead said Sunday that he lost nine family members in the massacre.

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Behind the scenes of a transgender beauty contest

Camille poses for her official photo for the Miss International Queen competition, the world's most prestigious transgender beauty pageant. "This is Life with Lisa Ling" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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Transgender woman's husband: 'People are talking ... I don't care'

What does it mean to love someone who was born a biological male but is a woman? Lisa Ling explores what it really means to be transgender on "This is Life," Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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Where these transgender women find work

In one Thailand city, 75% of transgender women work in the sex trade and one woman explains that it's not always by choice. "This is Life with Lisa Ling" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Second Judge Blocks Trump’s Transgender Ban in the Military

The ruling went further than a similar one last month by blocking a policy that prohibited gender-reassignment surgery at the government’s expense.

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Second U.S. judge halts Trump ban on transgender troops

(Reuters) - A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounted to unconstitutional discrimination.

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Second U.S. judge halts Trump's ban on transgender troops

(Reuters) - A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounts to unconstitutional discrimination.

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Cancer survivors often living with PTSD

(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients may often experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the months after their tumors are diagnosed, and mental health issues can sometimes linger for years, a Malaysian study suggests.

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Senators in tax bill shouting match

Sen. Hatch and Sen. Brown got into a yelling match over the GOP tax bill during a committee meeting.

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Transgender woman sues Massachusetts for housing her in men's prison

BOSTON (Reuters) - A transgender woman on Wednesday sued the Massachusetts prison system, saying it is violating her civil rights by housing her in a facility for male prisoners, where lawyers contend she is routinely harassed by fellow inmates and prison staff.

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‘I Am Alive’: Survivors of Iran Earthquake Mourn as Government Scrambles to Help

A New York Times correspondent visited villages in western Iran near the epicenter of Sunday night’s earthquake.

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Iran quake survivors complain of slow aid effort, battle freezing cold

ANKARA (Reuters) - Exhausted and exposed to freezing cold, survivors of a weekend earthquake in western Iran begged authorities for food and shelter on Tuesday, saying aid was slow to reach them.

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Iran ends quake rescue operations, hungry survivors battle cold

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian officials said there was little chance of finding more survivors from the earthquake that shook parts of western Iran on Sunday, killing at least 450 people, and rescue operations had now been called off, state television said on Tuesday.

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Iran ends quake rescue operations as hungry survivors battle the cold

ANKARA (Reuters) - Rescue operations have ended in areas of Iran hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands, state television reported on Tuesday, as many survivors, in need of food and water, battled the cold.

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Iran ends rescue operations, battles to shelter quake survivors: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday that rescue operations have ended in areas hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands of others, state television reported.

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Facebook page connects Las Vegas shooting survivors to their heroes

When Lacey Tucker decided to attend a country music festival last month, she never imagined a stranger would help her survive one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history.

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Iranian-backed militias routed in last Syrian militant stronghold

AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State militants on Monday regained control of Albu Kamal city, their last stronghold in Syria, after Iranian-backed militias who captured the city a few days earlier were ambushed and forced to retreat, tribal leaders, residents and a war monitor said.

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FEMA to transport Puerto Rico's hurricane survivors to US mainland

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will help transport hurricane survivors from Puerto Rico to the continental United States, with priority given to approximately 3,000 people who are living in shelters, the agency said.

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‘Tell Your Story to Everyone’: Readers Affected by Mass Killings Offer Advice for Fellow Survivors

In the painful aftermath of the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Tex., we asked readers affected by similar attacks to share their experiences.

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Analysis: How a transgender journalist beat Virginia's 'chief homophobe'

On Tuesday night in Virginia, former journalist Danica Roem, a Democrat, knocked off 13-term Republican state Del. Bob Marshall. Roem's win quickly became a huge national news story as she became the first openly transgender person elected to a a state legislature in the US. What's more, her victory came against Marshall, who has called himself the state's 'chief homophobe.' For more on Roem and the race she ran, I reached out to Fenit Nirappil, who covered the race for The Washington Post. Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow, is below.

Athletics and Sports nytimes.com

How Should High Schools Define Sexes for Transgender Athletes?

The question is relatively new, and guidelines so far differ from state to state. “It has been a challenge” one Texas official said.

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First openly transgender state lawmaker elected in Virginia

Virginia voters elected the nation's first openly transgender candidate to the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday.

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Survivor's story: I saw blood, dead children

CNN's Sara Sidner speaks with Rosanne Solis, a survivor of the shooting massacre that left 26 dead at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

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‘You’re Gonna Die’: Survivors of the Texas Shooting Recall Terrifying Scene

Joaquín Ramírez and his girlfriend, who was hit by one of Devin P. Kelley’s bullets, cannot shake his awful words.

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Survivors describe the chilling moments as the gunman walked down aisles, shooting some at point-blank range

The carnage started even before the gunman entered the church.

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Survivor's son: Gunman walked up and down aisle shooting

David Brown, whose mother is recovering after the Texas church shooting, says the gunman walked up and down the aisle shooting people that were already on the ground.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: For Holocaust Survivor, America Is the ‘Reason I Can Smile’

Roza Livshits was 5 when the Nazis invaded Belarus. She never saw her parents again. In New York, she said, an aid agency has become her “everything.”

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For Texas survivors, there are no quick fixes for grief

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Argentine survivor of New York attack pleads for justice, love

(Reuters) - "What has the world turned in to?" a friend of the five Argentines killed in the New York attack this week asked at a news conference on Friday, alongside three other surviving members of a group of former classmates.

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Insurance worries may keep cancer survivors stuck in jobs

(Reuters Health) - Childhood cancer survivors may be inclined to stay in jobs they don’t like due to insurance worries or concerns about medical bills, a U.S. study suggests.

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Wall Street regulator warns celebrities, individuals touting digital coins

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's main regulator warned on Wednesday that celebrities or other individuals may be breaking U.S. securities law when promoting investments in initial coin offerings (ICOs), a means for companies to raise funds online.

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Pageant contestants flip script, talk violence

Contestants in the Miss Peru pageant broke with tradition by citing statistics on gender violence rather than listing their own body measurements.

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Out for votes: Battle over rights inspires more U.S. transgender candidates

(Reuters) - Virginia Democrat Danica Roem has been called a man by conservative opponents attacking her views on LGBT rights as she campaigns to become the United States' only transgender state legislator.

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In defeat for Trump, judge blocks transgender military ban

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington on Monday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, handing a victory to transgender service members who accused the president of violating their constitutional rights.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Judge Blocks Trump’s Ban on Transgender Troops in Military

The ruling noted that the policy did not appear to be based on facts.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Federal Judge Blocks White House Policy Barring Transgender Troops

A presidential memorandum said the military could discharge transgender service members by March 2018.

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U.S. court blocks Trump's transgender military ban

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington on Monday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, handing a victory to transgender service members who accused the president of violating their constitutional rights.

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Transgender military ban blocked

A federal judge in Washington blocked the Trump administration Monday from enforcing parts of its transgender military ban.

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U.S. court blocks enforcement of Trump's transgender military ban

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. federal court in Washington on Monday blocked President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing his ban on transgender people serving in the American military.

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Captain, intelligence officer and transgender

Army Captain Jennifer Peace remembers her experience coming out in the military and talks about the first time she knew she wanted to serve.

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Even with Obamacare, childhood cancer survivors may face high costs

(Reuters Health) - Even though the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped more childhood cancer survivors obtain health insurance, these patients may still face higher out-of-pocket costs than other people, a recent study suggests.

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Touting 'lovefest', Trump claims no divisions in the GOP

President Donald Trump, a day after public and nasty fissures opened within the Republican Party, told reporters his visit to Capitol Hill had been nothing but a "lovefest."

Transgender and Transsexuals nytimes.com

Deal on North Carolina Bathroom Law Would Expand Transgender Protections

Gov. Roy Cooper and transgender rights advocates said they had drawn up a settlement on the state’s longstanding bathroom dispute.

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Settlement proposed in North Carolina transgender bathroom lawsuit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.

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Proposed settlement reached in North Carolina's transgender bathroom lawsuit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.

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ACLU, North Carolina governor reach agreement in transgender bathroom lawsuit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a consent decree filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.

Grenfell Tower Fire (June, 2017) nytimes.com

London Art Auction for Grenfell Fire Survivors Raises $2.5 Million

Leading artists donated pieces for sale at Sotheby’s, including Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley and Wolfgang Tillmans.

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Australian rules-AFL criticized after transgender player ruled ineligible

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian Football League has come under fire after ruling a transgender footballer ineligible for selection a day before the national draft for the professional women's competition.

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London art auction raises $2.5 million for survivors of deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

LONDON (Reuters) - An auction of 31 artworks donated by some of Britain's most successful contemporary artists has raised close to 2 million pounds for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire that...

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Aiding Transgender Case, Sessions Defies His Image on Civil Rights

In an unusual move, the attorney general has sent a federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with murdering a transgender high school student.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Jackie Shane, a Transgender Soul Pioneer, Re-emerges After Four Decades

Her electric performances in the 1960s made her an elusive cult heroine. A Numero Group boxed set unravels her true story for the first time.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

News Analysis: The Survivor’s Guilt of a New American Citizen

I no longer live in the shadows, but the fate of my fellow Dreamers is uncertain.

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Desperate storm survivors are drinking water from a hazardous-waste site

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Penguin catastrophe leaves thousands of chicks dead with only two survivors

A penguin colony in Antarctica has suffered a massive breeding failure, with only two chicks surviving the disaster.

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Las Vegas survivor facing life with bullet fragments in her brain

Tina Frost and her boyfriend were among thousands who packed the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas strip.

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Stars of British art world donate works for Grenfell fire survivors

LONDON (Reuters) - A group of Britain's most successful contemporary artists has donated valuable works to sell at a charity auction for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed about 80 people at a London social housing block in June.

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Actor Terry Crews captures why sexual assault survivors don't come forward

Actor Terry Crews said he understands why women are reluctant to raise sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood power brokers like Harvey Weinstein.

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Hurricane Maria survivors desperately need aid

Puerto Rico is desperate.

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Trump sends fundraising email touting Pence's walkout

President Donald Trump sent an email Monday praising Vice President Mike Pence for walking out of an NFL football game -- and seeking donations in the wake of the National Anthem controversy.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Stephen Miller, the Powerful Survivor on the President’s Right Flank

Mr. Miller, who was a conservative trapped in a liberal California high school, has rocketed to the upper reaches of White House influence, especially on immigration.

vis-photo nytimes.com

Transgender Brazilians Embrace Hit Soap Opera: ‘Now You Can See Us.’

“Edge of Desire,” watched nightly by some 50 million Brazilians, is shaping perceptions about gender identity in a nation where transgender people face stigmatization and violence.

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Sessions gets law dead wrong on transgender protections

Sessions, Jefferson B III nytimes.com

In Shift, Justice Dept. Says Law Doesn’t Bar Transgender Discrimination

The move was the Trump administration’s latest contraction of the Obama-era approach to civil rights enforcement.

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Survivors remember bodies, blood in Vegas

Survivors share how they tried to help others while also fleeing from danger themselves.

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10 Las Vegas survivors recount their six hours of hell

Thousands of phones are held aloft, their lights flickering as crowds sing "God Bless America" along with duo Big & Rich.

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U.S. anti-bias law does not protect transgender workers: Justice Dept

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has reversed course on whether federal law banning sex discrimination in the workplace provides protections for transgender employees, saying in a memo that it does not.

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In emotional reunion, shooting survivor meets hero who saved her

"Thank you so much."

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Pelosi talks gun violence with Vegas survivor

During a CNN Town Hall, Bob Patterson, who lost his wife in the Las Vegas massacre, asks House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi what she's going to do to help prevent mass murders.

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Watch survivor reunite with stranger who saved her life

Addison Short, a survivor of the Las Vegas mass shooting that killed at least 58 people, reunited with the stranger who she says saved her life.

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LATEST: President Trump visited survivors and first responders of the Las Vegas massacre

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These survivors watched their loved ones die

Tony Burditus never got a chance to say good-bye to his high school sweetheart.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017) nytimes.com

Heroes and Survivors of the Las Vegas Shooting

As the carnage unfolded, some of the concert attendees put themselves at risk or stepped up for strangers. Here are some of their stories.

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Las Vegas survivor describes guilt: 'Did I do enough?'

A survivor of Sunday's Las Vegas massacre says he feels abashed about leaving the music festival unscathed while at least 59 others lost their lives around him in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

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Opinion: A Pulse nightclub survivor's message for Las Vegas

Again.

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Transgender teen murdered in Missouri

Police have arrested four suspects for their roles in the gruesome murder, and its cover-up, of 17-year-old Ally Lee Steinfeld.

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Man shouting "Allahu Akbar" kills two at French train station before being shot dead

MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - French soldiers shot and a killed a man on Sunday after he stabbed to death two women at Marseille's main train station, the French interior ministry said, in what police sources called a "likely terrorist act".

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Prosecutor: No hate crime charges in murder of mutilated transgender teen

The gruesome murder of a transgender teen in Missouri has some wondering why the three main suspects arrested aren't facing hate crime charges.

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Congo military plane crashes in Kinshasa, no survivors: airport director

KINSHASA (Reuters) - A military cargo plane crashed in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa on Saturday, killing the crew, the director of the city's main airport said.

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Man helps survivors reach out to families

Puerto Rico resident Anthony Gonzalez Peña records messages from those on the island who are unable to communicate with their families.

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Top U.S. general recommends not kicking out transgender troops

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general said on Tuesday he has urged the Trump administration not to kick transgender service members out of the military despite President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces.

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Mexico in three-day countdown to search for earthquake survivors

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers are unlikely to find any more survivors of Mexico's earthquake still buried in the ruins and will cease operations to find them at the end of Thursday, the emergency services chief said.

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Exclusive: Mexico unlikely to find more quake survivors, emergency chief says

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will search another three days beneath the rubble for possible survivors of the September 19 earthquake even though it is unlikely rescuers will find anyone alive, the country's chief of emergency services said on Monday.

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Tremor shakes Mexico as hope dims of finding quake survivors

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A fresh aftershock rattled southwestern Mexico on Sunday as thousands of rescuers toiled for the sixth straight day despite fading hopes of pulling survivors from the ruins of the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years.

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Hopes for Mexico quake survivors dim as search enters sixth day

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Emergency workers searched by floodlight in smashed buildings for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in 32 years amid fading rescue prospects, five nights after the disaster and as President Enrique Pena Nieto urged Mexicans to turn their attention to rebuilding.

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Mexico quake survivor: Floors came down like dominoes

For 17 hours, Martin Mendez was trapped under the wreckage of a Mexico City building, praying to see his 3-year-old daughter again.

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In Mexico, frantic rescuers keep up search for quake survivors

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An army of trained rescuers and scores of volunteers carefully combed through the rubble of Mexico's most deadly earthquake in decades on Saturday, hoping against diminishing odds to pull more survivors out nearly four days after the disaster struck.

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Tempers fray as search for survivors winds down after Mexico quake

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tempers frayed in Mexico City on Friday as the search for survivors amidst twisted rubble of collapsed buildings began to wind down three days after the country's most deadly earthquake in a generation.

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Mexico focuses on 10 buildings in search for quake survivors, 273 dead

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers swarmed over rubble with shovels and picks on Thursday in a frantic search for survivors two days after Mexico's deadliest earthquake in a generation, focusing on 10 collapsed buildings where people may still be alive.

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Mexico focuses search for quake survivors on 10 buildings; 273 dead

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers swarmed over rubble with shovels and picks on Thursday in a frantic search for survivors two days after Mexico's deadliest earthquake in a generation, focusing on 10 collapsed buildings where people may still be alive.

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Mexico rescuers in race to find trapped survivors 48 hours after quake

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers labored against the odds on Thursday to extract survivors including school children and five Taiwanese factory workers trapped beneath collapsed buildings in central Mexico following the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years.

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Mexico rescuers labor against time to find trapped quake survivors

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers labored against the odds on Thursday to find survivors trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years, as the search for a 12-year-old schoolgirl that transfixed the nation faced complications.

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CORRECTED-Mexico searches for earthquake survivors against increasing odds

MEXICO CITY, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Rescuers labored against long odds into the dawn on Thursday to save a 12-year-old schoolgirl and untold other survivors who may be trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years.

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Mexico searches for earthquake survivors against increasing odds

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers labored against long odds into the dawn on Thursday to save a 12-year-old schoolgirl and untold other survivors who may be trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years.

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Trump, on transgender ban, your generals are right

In July, President Donald Trump tweeted that the government "will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military."

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Transgender service members can re-enlist, Pentagon says

Transgender members of the military will be able to re-enlist for service while President Donald Trump's directive barring transgender recruits is under review, the Pentagon has confirmed.

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London fire inquiry starts amid anger, despair of survivors

LONDON (Reuters) - A public inquiry into a fire that killed at least 80 people at London's Grenfell Tower will get to the truth about the tragedy, its chairman pledged on Thursday, but critics said survivors of the blaze were still being failed.

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Childhood cancer survivors face lifetime of chronic health conditions

People who survive cancer in childhood have almost twice as many chronic health conditions by age 50, on average, as the general population, according to results from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study.

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HARVEY SURVIVORS: Out of the spotlight, struggling to recover

Their plight no longer commands the nation's attention, but the victims of Hurricane Harvey are still out there.

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Model Teddy Quinlivan reveals her transgender identity

As the fashion industry bows to pressure to become more progressive with its casting choices, a new generation of models from all backgrounds, cultures, genders and sexualities has taken to the runways. The transgender community -- for so long underrepresented in fashion -- can today count several fashion superstars in its ranks, namely Gucci muse Hari Nef and fashion week stalwart Andreja Pejić.

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SATELLITE PHONE: Irma survivors hear voices of loved ones

CNN's Chris Cuomo helps Hurricane Irma victims reconnect with their loved ones.

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SURVIVOR: I patrolled with a machete

A doctor and his wife who were rescued from a St. Martin resort after surviving Hurricane Irma speak to CNN's Erin Burnett about the chaos that ensued following the devastation from the storm.

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Don't forget about us: Irma's desperate Caribbean survivors

Hurricane Irma was a Category Five storm when it crashed through the Caribbean, leaving at least 36 people dead in its wake before moving onto Florida.

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Gyllenhaal taps courage of Boston bombing survivor for 'Stronger'

TORONTO (Reuters) - Jake Gyllenhaal put his "heart and soul" into "Stronger", a film about Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and in the process found inspiration and a special kinship with Bauman.

Mexico nytimes.com

Leveled Mexican City Digs for Survivors. ‘Can You Tell Me if My Dad’s O.K.?’

Rescue workers in Juchitán de Zaragoza searched desperately in the ruins of city hall for the policeman who guarded the building at night, as his wife and three sons observed the operation.

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Frustrated Survivors of Grenfell Fire Ask, ‘When Will We Get Our Lives Back?’

Almost three months after the deadly inferno in a London high-rise, only 24 of 158 households have permanent housing, and the outrage is growing at the slow pace of finding them new homes.

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Irma survivor: Worst experience of my life

A man from the Turks and Caicos recounts his experience with the hurricane, claiming that facing the storm was the worst night of his life.

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Holocaust survivors rock Berlin's Brandenburg Gate with song of hope

BERLIN (Reuters) - Two aging Holocaust survivors joined forces with a younger Israeli singer to perform songs of hope at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday at a time when Germany is seeing a rise in anti-Semitism.

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What hurricane survivors want you to know

Rebuilding is not a glamorous process, and it's far from an easy one. Though hurricanes Irma and Harvey have passed, the road ahead for survivors will take years to traverse, with innumerable questions and challenges along the way.

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Cancer survivors more likely to skip drugs due to cost

Reuters Health - The percentage of U.S. adults under age 65 who skip essential prescription drugs because of price has declined, a five-year study found. But consistently, problems with financial access to medication were more common in cancer survivors.

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L’Oréal Drops Transgender Model Over Comments on Race

Munroe Bergdorf posted on social media about “the racial violence of white people” and was dropped from a makeup advertising campaign.

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The White House says the President and first lady will meet with storm survivors and volunteers

President Donald Trump is getting a second chance at the post-natural disaster presidential visit.

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UPDATE 12-Search goes on for Harvey survivors, Trump requests aid

ORANGE, Texas/HOUSTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Rescuers searched painstakingly through flooded neighborhoods across southeastern Texas on Friday for people stranded by Hurricane Harvey's deluge as President Donald Trump asked Congress for $7.85 billion in federal disaster relief.

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Search goes on for Harvey survivors, Trump requests aid

ORANGE, Texas/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Rescuers searched painstakingly through flooded neighborhoods across southeastern Texas on Friday for people stranded by Hurricane Harvey's deluge as President Donald Trump asked Congress for $7.85 billion in federal disaster relief.

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UPDATE 11-Search goes on for Harvey survivors, Trump requests aid

ORANGE, Texas/HOUSTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Rescuers searched painstakingly through flooded neighborhoods across southeastern Texas on Friday for people stranded by Hurricane Harvey's deluge as President Donald Trump asked Congress for $7.85 billion in federal disaster relief.

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Search goes on for Harvey survivors, new evacuations in Houston

ORANGE, Texas/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Rescuers searched painstakingly through flooded sections of southeastern Texas on Friday for people stranded by Hurricane Harvey's deluge as Houston's mayor warned residents of the city's west their homes may not dry out for weeks.

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Harvey survivor: The loss is hitting me in waves

I woke up Friday morning and looked outside at a deceptively beautiful day. Beautiful because my two sons, Bry and Ryan, two dogs and I are safe and dry and the sun is shining again after days of endless rain. Deceptive because our entire life as we know it is submerged in 4 feet of water less than 20 minutes away.

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Childhood cancer survivors may face decades of high medical costs

(Reuters Health) - Childhood cancer survivors may face steep out-of-pocket medical expenses well into adulthood, a recent U.S. study suggests.

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Texas crews search for survivors in wake of Harvey's floods

PORT ARTHUR, Texas/HOUSTON (Reuters) - A week after Hurricane Harvey came ashore in Texas, rescuers kept up a marathon search for survivors on Friday as large pockets of land remained under water after one of the costliest natural disasters to hit the United States.

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Texas city loses water, 44 dead, but thousands of Harvey survivors rescued

PORT ARTHUR, Texas (Reuters) - A flood-hit southeast Texas city lost its drinking water supply and police and soldiers rescued thousands still stranded on Thursday after powerful storm Harvey killed 44 people and displaced more than a million on the Gulf Coast.

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UPDATE 15-Texas city loses water, 44 dead, but thousands of Harvey survivors rescued

PORT ARTHUR, Texas, Aug 31 (Reuters) - A flood-hit southeast Texas city lost its drinking water supply and police and soldiers rescued thousands still stranded on Thursday after powerful storm Harvey killed 44 people and displaced more than a million on the Gulf Coast.

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City loses water, thousands of Harvey survivors rescued, 38 dead

PORT ARTHUR, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas city lost its drinking water supply and soldiers and police rescued thousands still stranded on Thursday as storm Harvey inflicted more suffering on the Gulf coast after killing 38 people and displacing over a million.

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Ex-military officials urge U.S. judge to halt Trump's transgender ban

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three high-ranking military officials from the Obama administration on Thursday joined several transgender service members in urging a U.S. judge to halt President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military.

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Transgender service member feels 'helplessness'

On Thursday, lawyers for Regan Kibby, a 19-year-old midshipman at the United States Naval Academy, asked a federal court for a preliminary injunction to block President Donald Trump's intention to ban transgender service members from serving in the military.

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Few young cancer survivors are up to date with HPV vaccines

(Reuters Health) - Childhood cancer survivors in the U.S. are much less likely to have had human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations compared to their peers, despite being at increased risk from the virus, according to a new study.

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Tips for Harvey Survivors, From Those Who Lived Through Sandy

Some storm recovery advice for the afflicted of southeast Texas from New Yorkers who have unfortunately been there, unfortunately done this.

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Hurricane annals: two Katrina survivors connect in Houston flood

As I sat with Raeann Barber in the Houston convention center, surrounded by nearly 10,000 refugees from Hurricane Harvey, we figured out that we had nearly crossed paths 12 years ago - to the day - in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.

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Leading evangelical voices condemn acceptance of 'transgenderism'

An evangelical group has issued a "Christian manifesto" that reaffirms the importance of heterosexual marriage and says being homosexual or transgender is not part of God's plan -- and is not even a subject on which faithful Christians can agree to disagree.

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'Feed the rescue workers': Katrina survivors offer tips to Houston

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Adrian Schwing knows how grueling it can be to survive the aftermath of a major storm: He and his family of five spent seven months living in a single bedroom offered by a friend after their home in New Orleans was destroyed more than a decade ago by Hurricane Katrina.

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India's first transgender beauty pageant

India has hosted their first transgender beauty pageant that welcomed 16 contestants from across the country

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India crowns transgender beauty queen

In a hotel in the satellite city of Gurgaon, close to the Indian capital Delhi, 16 would-be beauty queens from across India helped to make history Sunday when they competed in the country's first ever transgender beauty pageant.

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Democrats prepare to fight Trump's transgender military ban

Senate Democrats are gearing up to fight President Donald Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the military -- and they could have a key opportunity to do so as early as next week.

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Mattis Says Panel Will Study Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that he was establishing a panel of experts to “provide advice and recommendations on the implementation of the president’s direction.”

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Mattis: New group will study military transgender military rules

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Tuesday announced the creation of a panel to recommend how the military should put President Donald Trump's new transgender military guidance into effect.

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Transgender members in U.S. military may serve until study completed: Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday current policy regarding transgender personnel serving in the military would remain in place until he advises President Donald Trump on how to implement his directive on a transgender ban.

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Katrina survivor flees floodwaters again, this time in Texas

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the ongoing flooding in Houston have already drawn comparisons to Hurricane Katrina.

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To Play Transgender, Sandra Caldwell Had to Open Up About Who She Is

For the first time in her career, Ms. Caldwell will perform as an openly transgender woman, in a part that tracks closely with her own life.

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Transgender service members sue over Trump military ban

Transgender service members filed suit in federal courts on Monday challenging President Donald Trump's memorandum directing the secretary of defense to bar transgender Americans from military service.

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Cabinet member's daughter rips Trump over transgender military ban

The daughter of a key Trump administration Cabinet member is speaking out against the President's policy banning transgender people from serving in any capacity in the military.

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Harvey survivor who lost everything finally contacts dad

Texas resident Aaron Mitchell reconnects with his dad for the first time since Hurricane Harvey hit the coast of Texas.

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Two lawsuits challenge Trump transgender military service ban

(Reuters) - Civil rights groups filed two lawsuits on Monday challenging President Donald Trump's controversial ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military.

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Transgender service members speak out at VMAs

CNN speaks with transgender service members on the red carpet at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Young Girl Is Sole Survivor After Airstrike Topples Her Yemen Home

Buthaina Muhammad Mansour, believed to be 4 or 5, lost eight members of her family in the attack in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital.

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After Yemeni air strike, little girl is family's only survivor

SANAA (Reuters) - Her bruised eyes still swollen shut, Buthaina Muhammad Mansour, believed to be four or five, doesn't yet know that her parents, five siblings and uncle were killed when an air strike flattened their home in Yemen's capital.

Swords nytimes.com

Man With 4-Foot Sword Shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ Outside Buckingham Palace, Police Say

The authorities in London said the 26-year-old had driven his car at a police van and tried to pull out the weapon before being subdued with tear-gas spray.

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Trump signs memo directing Pentagon to implement transgender ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Friday that directs the U.S. military not to accept transgender men and women as recruits and halts the use of government funds for sex-reassignment surgeries for active personnel unless the process is already underway.

Transgender and Transsexuals nytimes.com

Trump Gives Mattis Wide Discretion Over Transgender Ban

A White House official would not discuss the possibility that the defense secretary could decline to remove transgender individuals.

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Trump signs directive banning transgender military recruits

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a memorandum directing the military not to move forward with a plan to allow transgender individuals to join, a senior White House official said.

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White House to issue guidance on transgender military ban, WSJ reports

The White House will send guidance to the Pentagon on President Donald Trump's transgender military ban -- including instructions to reject reject transgender applicants -- "in coming days," The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday night, citing unnamed US officials familiar with the matter.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Military Transgender Ban to Begin Within 6 Months, Memo Says

President Trump is preparing to give the Defense Department formal authority to dismiss transgender troops, a person familiar with the directive said.

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White House to send memo to Pentagon soon on transgender ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is expected to tell the Pentagon in coming days how to implement a ban on transgender people in the military, according to a memo that says the defense secretary may decide whether to remove service members based on their ability to deploy, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

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MTV trying to bring transgender military members to VMAs

MTV has reached out to the military in an effort to bring active duty transgender military service members to Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, a US defense official told CNN.

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Teacher slammed for reading book about transgender issues

Some parents were upset after a California kindergarten teacher read the class a book on gender identity brought to class by a student.

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Holocaust survivor: Trump must apologize

Holocaust survivor Abraham Foxman speaks out on protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Pakistan nytimes.com

Transgender Pakistanis Win Legal Victories, but Violence Goes On

Parliament is set to pass the nation’s first law penalizing discrimination and violence against transgender people, a surprising victory in a deeply conservative nation.

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Holocaust survivor: This is not the America I came to

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Taylor Swift Spoke Up. Sexual Assault Survivors Were Listening.

The pop superstar gave blunt testimony in her case against a radio host in Denver, and provided a voice for others in similar situations.