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Here’s How Trump’s Sexism Is Destroying Women’s Lives

3yrs ago from Raw Story
Trump is a wrecking ball of male ego, who has rolled over women from his Manhattan playboy days to the presidency. Now in the Oval Office, his sexism is magnified by his need for the Religious Right as a base. He has weakened equal pay laws, restated the Gag Rule and lined up a Supreme Court nominee who wants to reverse Roe vs. Wade. The man is waging a war on women. His presidency is …
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Federal Judge Orders Wisconsin to Pay for Gender Reassignment Surgery for Two Medicaid Recipients

3yrs ago from The Blaze
Wisconsin must pay the gender reassignment surgery for two transgender Medicaid recipients, a federal judge in Madison has ruled. What happened? Cody Flack of Green Bay and Sara Ann Makenzie of Baraboo filed a lawsuit in April that claimed that Wisconsin's denial of coverage for transgender surgeries violated the Affordable Care Act and their "equal protection rights," the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. A rule that excludes coverage of “undefined transsexual surgery" was adopted in 1996, the report said. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge William Conley granted a preliminary injunction to bar enforcement of the rule. Conley also suggested the injunction be expanded to include “any transgender Medicaid patient whose doctor recommends the surgery,” according to the report. “The likelihood of ongoing, irreparable harm facing these two individual plaintiffs outweighs any marginal impacts on the defendants' stated concerns regarding public health or limiting costs," Conley wrote in a 39-page order. Have they planned surgeries? Flack, 30, could get …
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America, Russia and Israel Are in Sync About Objectives in the Aftermath of the Syrian Civil War

3yrs ago from Washington Times
The Trump-Putin summit came at a highly propitious time, with respect to the Syrian civil war that is now in its final stage. Statements by both leaders reflect not only a common understanding of the problems in Syria that lie ahead but the reality that this is an area where both leaders have been engaged with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on the need to ensure Israeli security as well as the refugee problem and a need to eliminate ISIS and other radical terrorists in the area.
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Mexico’s President-Elect Announces 'Specialized' Border Police Force to Combat Illegal Immigration

3yrs ago from The Blaze
Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador plans to establish a border police force to combat illegal immigration and the problems associated with it, such as drug and weapons smuggling and human trafficking. The announcement comes at a time when President Donald Trump is facing intense criticism for his policies addressing illegal immigration. What are the details? For years, Mexico has been plagued with high levels of illegal immigration on its southern border. Migrants traveling north from war-torn Central America have at times overwhelmed Mexican authorities. And while most of the migrants use the border as a gateway toward a better life, others use it to smuggle drugs and weapons, which amounts to a major problem for cartel-controlled Mexico. But that's all allegedly going to change with the upcoming administration. Alfonso Durazo, Lopez Obrador's future chief of public security, said in an interview with Bloomberg published Monday that the border police force is part of a larger …
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Mexico’s President-Elect Announces ‘specialized’ Border Police Force to Combat Illegal Immigration

3yrs ago from The Blaze
Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador plans to establish a border police force to combat illegal immigration and the problems associated with it, such as drug and weapons smuggling and human trafficking. The announcement comes at a time when President Donald Trump is facing intense criticism for his policies addressing illegal immigration. What are the details? For years, Mexico has been plagued with high levels of illegal immigration on its southern border. Migrants traveling north from war-torn Central America have at times overwhelmed Mexican authorities. And while most of the migrants use the border as a gateway toward a better life, others use it to smuggle drugs and weapons, which amounts to a major problem for cartel-controlled Mexico. But that's all allegedly going to change with the upcoming administration. Alfonso Durazo, Lopez Obrador's future chief of public security, said in an interview with Bloomberg published Monday that the border police force is part of a larger …
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Pregnant Woman Left to Bleed for 8 Days in Detention Facility Without Medical Help Suffers Miscarriage: Report

3yrs ago from Raw Story
The Southwest border crisis continues, thanks to the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy towards migrants risking the long, dangerous trek from Latin America, where many face violence from the drug cartels. Some Latin American migrants are so desperate that even pregnant women have undertaken the dangerous trip. As Buzzfeed News reports, their treatment by US immigration authorities has been far from humane. One woman told Buzzfeed that she’d decided to come to the United States …
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[Monday Gallery ] | Drawing of Kos Island, Greece, by Olivier Kugler

3yrs ago from Harpers
Drawing of Kos island, Greece, by Olivier Kugler, from his book Escaping Wars and Waves, published in June by Penn State University Press. An exhibition of drawings from the book, which document the circumstances of Syrian refugees in Kurdistan, Greece, England, and Germany, is on view at the Print House Gallery, in London. Excerpts from the book were published in the March 2014, February 2016, and August 2017 issues of Harper’s Magazine.
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Syria’s Civil War, the Final Stage

3yrs ago from Washington Times
After seven years of horrible death and refugee displacement the Syrian civil war is entering a final stage with little doubt as to the outcome. Bashar Assad is certain to remain in power and the only open questions are what foreign forces will remain in Syria and what parts of Syrian territory will be lost. As the war winds down, the U.S. as well as Israel and Russia all have key roles to play that need to be based on national interest and reality.
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