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Athletes With High Testosterone Can Be Barred From Women’s Sports

Athletes with high levels of testosterone will have to take suppressants if they want to compete in women’s sports, according to a Wednesday court ruling from the highest court in international sports. The Swiss Court of Arbitration for Sport decided Wednesday that though restrictions on testosterone levels can be discriminatory, such discrimination is a “necessary, reasonable and proportionate means” of ...

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WikiLeaks’ Assange Sentenced To 50 Weeks In Jail For Jumping Bail In 2012

A British court sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison Wednesday for jumping bail in 2012. The court sentenced 47-year-old Assange to 50 weeks in prison for jumping bail and fleeing to the Ecuadoran Embassy in London after Sweden requested his extradition following sexual assault allegations, according to WaPo. This made him guilty of breaching the Bail ...

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Emperor Akihito Abdicates Japanese Throne After 30-Year Reign

85-year-old Emperor Akihito abdicated the Japanese throne after reigning for 30 years and stepped down to let his son take his place Tuesday. Akihito announced his abdication in a short speech over television, standing next to his wife, the Empress Michiko, in the Imperial Palace’s Pine Chamber according to WaPo. He is the first Japenese emperor to abdicate the throne ...

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Teen Suicides Spike More Than 28 Percent After Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ Was Released, Study Shows

A study released Monday shows teen suicides increased by 28.9 percent following the release of the Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why.” A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reveals that “13 Reasons Why” has done much more harm than good, revealing that the number of deaths occurring in the month following ...

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These Liberal Groups Just Joined Up To Train 2 Million Female Political Activists

Multiple members of progressive groups announced Monday that they launched the group “Supermajority” in order to train 2 million women to become political activists. Supermajority is headed by activists from controversially progressive groups, specifically former head of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Alicia Garza, and Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. They ...

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Sri Lanka Imposes Emergency Law Banning Face Coverings

Sri Lanka imposed an emergency law banning face coverings in the wake of the Easter Sunday suicide bombings. President Maithripala Sirisena announced Monday that he would use an emergency law to ban head coverings or any covering that “hinders identification” according to BBC News. The move comes after reports suggested some of the Easter bombers may have been women wearing ...

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What Should Cal State’s New Mascot Be? School Asks After Getting Rid Of ‘Prospector Pete’

Long Beach’s California State University is set to choose another mascot after previous criticism about its origins. The university chose Prospector Pete as its mascot in the early 1940s when President Pete Peterson said he “struck the gold of education” by founding California State University, according to the Los Angeles Times. “Inclusive excellence is a core value of the Long Beach ...

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Chinese Media Worries Over Effeminate Men, Launches Alpha Male Classes

A Chinese teacher founded the Real Man Training Club to fight effeminacy in China’s youth as Chinese authorities and media warn against a crisis in Chinese masculinity. Young boys in the Real Man Training Club engage in a variety of masculine activities directed by coach Tang Haiyan, according to the Los Angeles Times. Wearing headbands that say “Real Man” and ...

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Report: North Korea Demanded $2 Million In Hospital Bills After Tortured American’s Death

North Korean officials demanded $2 million before allowing U.S. officials to take Otto Warmbier, the UVA student who was tortured into a comatose, back to the United States. A U.S. envoy sent to take Warmbier home signed the North Korean’s invoice under orders from President Trump, anonymous sources told The Washington Post. It remains unclear whether Trump paid the $2 ...

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Russia Launches Deadly Doomsday Submarine

Russia launched a new Belgorod submarine designed to carry nuclear drones capable of creating devastating tidal waves. The submarine, known as Special Project 09852, is a nuclear-powered special purpose and research submarine, Russian News Agency TASS reported Tuesday. The Russian Navy said the submarine is designed to carry “Poisedon” drones and will be used starting in 2020 according to TASS. ...

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Inspector General Clears Acting Defense Secretary’s Conflict Of Interest Allegations With Boeing

The inspector general said Thursday that acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan did not act inappropriately on behalf of Boeing while working for the Department of Defense. The group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint against Shanahan in March, saying he “allegedly took actions to promote his former employer, Boeing, and disparage its competitors, allegedly in ...

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Hillary Clinton Compared The Mueller Report To 9/11

Hillary Clinton weighed in on special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in a Wednesday op-ed and compared “the president’s possible obstruction of justice” to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The 2016 Democratic nominee for president claimed in the op-ed that the Mueller report revealed a “serious crime against Americans” committed by President Donald Trump. Her allegations come after Attorney General William Barr ...

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Philly Catholic Social Services Censored For Refusing To Work With Same-Sex Couples Based On Religious Principle

A federal court ruled Monday against reinstating a Philadelphia Catholic Social Services’ foster care contract unless the Catholic agency agrees to work with same-sex couples. A 2018 investigation into Catholic and Christian organizations revealed that Catholic Social Services also chose not to work with same-sex couples for faith-based reasons, after Bethany Christian Services refused to work with a same-sex couple ...

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Pompeo: Several US Citizens Killed In Sri Lanka Attacks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Sunday that several U.S. citizens were killed in the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. Terrorists killed over 200 people and wounded 450 others in Sri Lanka using coordinated explosive attacks on churches and hotels. Bombs erupted in churches in Negombo, Colombo, Batticaloa. “The United States condemns in the strongest ...

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Otero County Declares State of Emergency, Demands National Guard Man Border Checkpoints

New Mexico’s Otero County declared a state of emergency Wednesday, demanding that the governor deploy the National Guard to man currently unstaffed Customs and Border Patrol checkpoints. The resolution was passed unanimously and emphasized the need for checkpoints, which were closed in March, to stop the passage of drugs and to halt illegal crossings at the border according to the ...

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