Tools
'Enola Holmes': How Netflix Character Relates to the Sherlock Holmes Books
"Enola Holmes" is now out on Netflix, and tells the story of the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, the detective originally conceived by Arthur Conan Doyle.
8 m
newsweek.com
Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at Supreme Court
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's body will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on today and tomorrow so that members of the public can pay their respects. Follow here for the latest.
edition.cnn.com
Senate Republicans release explosive report on Hunter Biden, Burisma
Senate Republicans have released their long-awaited report on Hunter Biden’s work for Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings during his father’s time as vice president. The 87-page report was released Wednesday by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who oversaw the probe since...
nypost.com
Kate Chastain Just Registered To Vote And Promises It Takes Less Time Than A TikTok
"It’s very user friendly, it walks you right through. The next thing you know, I was like, look at me, registered voter over here!”
nypost.com
'More important than I could even possibly say': Taylor Swift, Michelle Obama encourage voting
Former first lady Michelle Obama urged Americans to make their vote count this presidential election season in her first Instagram livestream.        
usatoday.com
The long history of trans voters’ disenfranchisement, explained
Christina Animashaun/Vox Trans people have always been disenfranchised. Voter ID laws are making the problem worse. Last November, a trans woman was asked for identification when she went to her local polling place to vote in Cornelius, North Carolina. The poll worker had balked when the woman gave what the worker perceived was a masculine name, calling over the precinct’s chief judge to get involved and demand identification, according to the Charlotte Observer. While the state had recently passed a voter ID law, it hadn’t taken effect yet. None of this was legal. The woman was ultimately able to vote, but the incident and others like it underscore the shame and harassment many trans people endure to cast a ballot — and that’s if they can even cast one. Trans people who live in the 35 states with voter ID laws face challenges if they don’t have a form of identification that matches their gender identity. According to a February report from the Williams Institute, an LGBTQ research hub at the University of California Los Angeles, an estimated 260,000 trans people do not have an ID that correctly reflects their name and/or gender to use in the 2020 presidential election. With approximately 1.4 million trans adults in the US, this is a significant portion of the trans population. While voter ID laws may be the latest barrier to trans people accessing the vote, they’re historically by no means the only one. Most trans people have always lived at the margins of society and have faced social and economic difficulties — homelessness, incarceration, and institutionalization — that have long served as roadblocks to voting. A lack of employment and housing protections throughout most of the country contributes to financial insecurity for trans people, particularly for Black and Indigenous trans women and other trans women of color. According to a 2017 survey by New York City’s Anti-Violence Project, transgender New Yorkers were more likely to have a college degree than the general population, but just 45 percent of them have full-time jobs. Overall, transgender workers are more likely to be unemployed compared to their cisgender counterparts, and 34 percent of Black trans women face housing insecurity compared to just 9 percent of non-Black trans people. Such instability can make the logistics of voting challenging. “People tend to be more engaged politically when they’re stable, when they’re invested in a community,” Astra Taylor, whose 2018 book Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone is a deep dive into American disenfranchisement, told Vox. “All of these things compound when you are more likely to be poor, you’re less likely to own property, and you’re more transient. [They] make it really hard to register to vote.” Systemic problems, coupled with discriminatory laws, have long limited the voting rights of America’s most marginalized — and trans people have faced disenfranchisement from all angles. The history of trans voting rights Many people are familiar with the more famous dates in suffrage history, even if the logistics are much more complicated than they seem: Black men, at least on paper if not in practice, gained the right to vote in 1869; white women did the same in 1920; and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 got rid of Jim Crow voting laws, giving many Black women the right to vote for the first time. But the history of trans voting rights is more amorphous and more difficult to define. Anti-cross-dressing laws in many cities and jurisdictions made it difficult for trans people to simply exist openly in public before the 1960s. According to Susan Stryker, a trans historian and professor emerita at the University of Arizona, anti-cross-dressing laws started popping up in the United States in concert with the mass urbanization seen in cities like St. Louis, San Francisco, and Chicago, which were “undergoing really rapid demographic and economic transformation” in the 1840s. “It wasn’tnecessarily transphobia per se, but usually it was part of a broader suite of things that were imposing social order and good governance and morality,” Stryker said. “They were connected with things like ordinances against public drunkenness or nudity or lewd behavior, and often against prostitution.” But while those offenses weren’t felonies on their own — in many states, felons can’t vote, or can only vote after their maximum prison term has expired or their probation is completed —they did attract attention from the police, which often led to further, more serious charges that potentially put a trans person’s right to vote at risk. “What counts as a criminal is always political,” said Taylor, who noted that criminals in democratic societies, going back even to ancient Greece, were often denied the right to vote. “The disenfranchisement of felons in this country is, on one hand, a kind of very cold and calculating strategy led by Republicans to enforce their minority rule and to bolster their power. But it’s also this very old, timeworn idea that is deeply enmeshed in our culture and our collective unconscious.” Though officially repealed in the late 1970s after protests by LGBTQ people and several significant legal wins, the anti-cross-dressing seeds planted in the mid-19th century took root and still exist in many places in the US today in the form of “walking while trans” laws, which allow police to stop trans women on the assumption that they are sex workers. A Black trans activist in Arizona was infamously arrested in this fashion in 2014, and an NYPD officer testified at a deposition last year that he would drive down the street looking for women with “Adam’s apples” to stop on suspicion of solicitation. Under the law in New York and many other states, discovery of a condom in a purse is sufficient evidence to arrest a trans woman on prostitution charges. Much like the anti-cross-dressing laws, these are also not felonies, but more interactions people have with police can potentially lead to harsher charges, which can potentially lead to disenfranchisement.For example, Arizona has one of the stricter felony voting rights restrictions in the southwestern US, while New York state allows felons to vote only if their maximum prison term has expired or they have completed probation. Because of this, Tori Cooper, director of community engagement for the transgender justice initiative at the Human Rights Campaign, told Vox that the fight for former felons to voteand the fight for trans voting rights are inherently linked — 21 percent of Black trans women will face incarcerationat least once in their lifetime, a rate significantly higher than the general population. Cooper pointed to the legal dispute in Florida over felon voting rights. After a statewide referendum in 2018 to restore voting rights to felons in the state, Republican lawmakers in Florida passed a law requiring felons to pay off any fees associated with their sentence before being allowed to vote, which critics liken to a poll tax. It was recently upheld in court, and now 774,000 Floridians, many of them from marginalized identities, have once again been presented with a roadblock to voting. “We know that there are certain entities that are fighting tooth and nail to make sure that folks who have felonies can’t vote, no matter what the felony, and that’s terribly, terribly wrong. And it leads to further disenfranchisement, which leads to further marginalization,” said Cooper. Voter ID laws and inconsistent gender change processes combine to marginalize trans voters In 35 states, you need an ID to vote; 18 of those states require a photo ID. If you’re trans and your name and your gender don’t match your ID, you can be challenged at the polls like the woman from North Carolina. Unfortunately, the solution to this roadblock isn’t as easy as a trans person walking into the DMV and asking for a gender marker change. In fact, it wasn’t even possible for trans people to change their legal gender until well into the 1970s. A series of court battles in New York in the late ’60s and early ’70s failed to challenge administrative rules in the state that only allowed gender changes on birth certificates in the case of error. But a Connecticut state court ruling in 1975 began to move the legal needle on the issue, when it was decided that the state must demonstrate a significant interest in order to deny aname and gender change. Like anti-cross-dressing laws, rules and standards around legal name and gender changes for trans people differed depending on where a trans person was born. “When we’re looking at voting while trans, we’re looking at the intersection oftwo different types of state laws: voter ID laws and name and gender change laws,” Arli Christian, campaign strategist with the national political advocacy department at the American Civil Liberties Union, told Vox. “In the past 10 years, we have seen improvement in gender change laws on the state level. We’ve seen laws move away from a medicalized model of trans identity where administrators would inappropriately request information about private medical procedures to get your documents updated.” Up until the early 2010s, states that allowed gender changes on official IDs required proof that an applicant underwent gender-affirming surgery in order to change their gender marker. With the procedure often explicitly excluded from health insurance coverage and costing at least $20,000 out of pocket, that requirement put legal gender changes out of reach for the vast majority of trans people. Add to that the cruelty in requiring trans people to sterilize themselvesjust to get an ID that matches their identity and the fact thatmany trans and nonbinary people don’t want surgeries in the first place. According to Christian, about 20 states now allow legal ID changes without a doctor’s note. However, nine states — Iowa, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma — still require proof of surgery in order for someone to change their legal gender. All of those states also have voter ID laws on the books, potentially opening up trans people to discrimination at the polls on Election Day. “The most problematic states are when you have a state with a strict photo ID requirement, and on top of that, they have burdened burdensome policies for updating the name and gender marker on the ID,” said Christian. “That’s when you present a huge barrier for trans people in that state, and sort of coming together, those two things make a mess.” After four years of attacks from the Trump administration— from the trans military ban to rolling back trans health care protections — the election is critically important for trans rights. And with so much on the line, as many trans people as possible need to be able to cast a vote this November. Their lives, livelihoods, and chances at stability may depend on it. Help keep Vox free for all Millions turn to Vox each month to understand what’s happening in the news, from the coronavirus crisis to a racial reckoning to what is, quite possibly, the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone make sense of an increasingly chaotic world: Contribute today from as little as $3.
vox.com
Start of SEC kickoff brings boost to college football season
This is Week 4 of the college football season, but the start of the SEC schedule provides a true kickoff to a campaign that has been bumpy so far.       
usatoday.com
Sharon Stone says Robert De Niro was her best on-screen kisser: ‘It was pretty fabulous’
Sharon Stone didn’t hesitate when it came to naming Robert De Niro as her best on-screen kisser.
foxnews.com
Trump issues order banning certain types of race training from government contractors, grant recipients
Trump in a tweet announcing the order said "Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!"
foxnews.com
Facebook Illinois Settlement: How to Get a Payout in $650 Million Facial Recognition Class Action
If you are a Facebook user in Illinois who was tagged in a photo uploaded to the site after June 7, 2011, you could be eligible for a payout of between $200 and $400. Here's how to file a claim.
newsweek.com
With echoes of Brexit, Swiss set to vote on immigration
Swiss voters will decide on Sunday whether to tear up a pact with the European Union on the free movement of people, after a referendum campaign that exposed rifts in society over foreigners who make up a quarter of the population.
edition.cnn.com
With echoes of Brexit, Swiss set to vote on immigration
Swiss voters will decide on Sunday whether to tear up a pact with the European Union on the free movement of people, after a referendum campaign that exposed rifts in society over foreigners who make up a quarter of the population.
edition.cnn.com
Police release body camera video of an officer shooting teen with autism
A Utah family is demanding answers after recently released body camera video shows a Salt Lake City police officer shooting a teenager with autism.  Jamie Yuccas spoke to the 13-year-old's father about the boy's recovery.
cbsnews.com
Cynthia Nixon says Trump, coronavirus taught her America is in 'retrograde' when it comes to white supremacy
Cynthia Nixon spoke out about what the Trump administration and the COVID-19 pandemic has made her realize about America and white supremacy. 
foxnews.com
Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ Disappoints Wall Street: Live Updates
nytimes.com
Tulane University contract worker accused of masturbating on campus sues after police shooting
He has accused the New Orleans school and its police department of using excessive force for allegedly ambushing him while his young child was in the car.
foxnews.com
Former Volvo CEO: Companies still aren't giving workers what they deserve
The pandemic has shown all of us the value of our hourly workers. CEOs must close the wage gap, respect their employees' contributions and pay attention to their psychological needs of safety, creativity, satisfaction and comradery.
edition.cnn.com
Senate GOP deliberates over SCOTUS nomination timeline as Trump prepares to announce pick
After Senator Mitt Romney of Utah announced his support for moving ahead with a Supreme Court nomination, Republican lawmakers are now deliberating over whether to hold a confirmation vote before or after the election. Nancy Cordes reports.
cbsnews.com
Honors Set to Begin at the Supreme Court
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will make a final trip to the Supreme Court Wednesday, beginning three days of honors for a transformative figure in American law.
nytimes.com
Chief of Staff Mark Meadows warns of government aide shakeup
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows warned administration officials to expect a shakeup of senior aides at government agencies.
nypost.com
Louisville police prepare city for an upcoming decision in Breonna Taylor case
Louisville is preparing for potential protests ahead of the state attorney general's announcement about whether a grand jury decided to charge the officers involved in Breonna Taylor's shooting death. An announcement is expected any day now from Attorney General Daniel Cameron. Jericka Duncan reports.
cbsnews.com
2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S can hit 196 mph with stunning, immediate power
The Turbo S will be the Panamera line's performance king. Power is immediate and stunning, accelerating to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.       
usatoday.com
Johnson & Johnson Enters Phase 3 Trial for Single-Dose Coronavirus Vaccine
Multiple vaccines will likely be required to vaccinate billions of people to sufficiently suppress the virus.
slate.com
Trump expands ban on critical race theory to federal contractors
President Trump signed an executive order expanding a ban on government agencies receiving sensitivity training involving critical race theory to federal contractors. “A few weeks ago, I BANNED efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies,” the president announced on Twitter on Tuesday. “Today, I’ve expanded that ban to people...
nypost.com
Professor put on leave for saying she hopes presidential supporters get COVID-19 and die
A college professor in West Virginia has been placed on leave after telling her students that she hopes supporters of a “certain person” running for president get coronavirus “and die before the election.” Video posted on social media identifies the teacher as Jennifer Mosher, a biology professor at Marshall University who made the inflammatory comments...
nypost.com
Christian Extremists Compare RBG to Hitler, Celebrate Death of 'Mass Murdering Hag'
Right-wing Christian speakers have described Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death as an opportunity to shift the balance on the Supreme Court, potentially putting the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling in jeopardy.
newsweek.com
A healthy sex life boosts long-term survival hopes for heart attack victims
People who have had heart attacks can boost their chances of long-term survival by returning to normal levels of sexual activity, a new study shows.
edition.cnn.com
A healthy sex life boosts long-term survival hopes for heart attack victims
People who have had heart attacks can boost their chances of long-term survival by returning to normal levels of sexual activity, a new study shows.
edition.cnn.com
Tiger Woods called 'dumb-dumb' in mic'd up event
edition.cnn.com
Harvard Medical deans: Push for COVID-19 vaccine must put health above politics
We are profoundly concerned that avoidable missteps could undermine the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.        
usatoday.com
Pirates prospect Oneil Cruz under influence of alcohol in crash that killed three in Dominican Republic, per reports
Pittsburgh Pirates' Oneil Cruz was under the influence of alcohol during a crash that killed three in the Dominican Republic, per multiple reports.       
usatoday.com
The Energy 202: Landmark Supreme Court climate ruling more vulnerable than ever with Ginsburg's death
A 2007 decision gave the federal government the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Now with President Trump poised to add another justice, some conservatives are itching for the court to take some of that power away.
washingtonpost.com
The Finance 202: Mnuchin, Kudlow split points to leadership vacuum behind coronavirus stimulus stalemate
The Treasury secretary wants new spending that the White House economic adviser said the economy could live without.
washingtonpost.com
President Trump praises his COVID-19 response at largely maskless outdoor rally
President Trump praised his administration's COVID-19 response at an outdoor rally Tuesday night, despite the U.S. passing 200,000 virus-linked deaths. His political opponents, former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris, are pushing back and accuse him of downplaying the deadly virus. Ben Tracy reports.
cbsnews.com
Hear why Cindy McCain endorsed Joe Biden
Cindy McCain, the widow of longtime Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. CNN's David Chalian explains why this could have an impact on the US election.
edition.cnn.com
On This Day: 23 September 2009
Emmy Award-winning comedy drama "Modern Family" premiered in the U.S.. (Sept. 23)       
usatoday.com
Corales Puntacana Championship a good chance to take long odds
After taking a beating at Winged Foot, many of the world’s top players skipped the trip to the Dominican Republic for the Corales Puntacana Resort & Golf Club Championship. The only top-10 player from last week’s U.S. Open in the field is Will Zalatoris and he is the favorite at BetMGM at 12/1. Zalatoris currently...
nypost.com
There's a pandemic, but Southern California home prices are at record levels
Southern California home prices rose 12% in August, as people sought to take advantage of rock-bottom interest rates despite the coronavirus pandemic.
latimes.com
UFC on ESPN 16 official poster released for rescheduled Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana fight
Check out the official poster for UFC on ESPN 16: Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana.        Related StoriesUFC on ESPN 16 official poster released for rescheduled Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana fight - EnclosureYoussef Zalal excited to show off his Dutch kickboxing style vs. Seung Woo ChoiUSA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Sept. 22: Colby Covington's big night 
usatoday.com
Henry Cavill Is a Soft, Swole Sherlock Holmes in Netflix’s ‘Enola Holmes,’ Because We Deserve This
It's been a hard year, so enjoy Sherlock Swolmes.
nypost.com
The luxury air business is booming — as many Californians struggle to breathe
Wealthy consumers are spending big on air filtration systems for their homes and cars as COVID-19 and wildfires rage.
latimes.com
In Arizona, voter outreach groups become lifelines for people hit by COVID-19
Door-knockers are finding a landscape changed by COVID-19. They have become lifelines for communities that could decide the presidential election.
latimes.com
Why can’t France get rid of racial slurs?
The real reason for so much agitation lies in the desire to keep in place power dynamics rooted in the colonial past.
washingtonpost.com
Sen. Mike Lee: Supreme Court justice confirmations in election years are common — despite Dem complaints
Democrats and their media allies are saying it would unfair for Senate Republicans to fill a seat in this election year when we refused to do so in the last presidential election year. But any close examination of the facts shows that it is perfectly fair and consistent.
foxnews.com
Help! My Relatives Call Every Day to Beg Me to Save My Abusive Dad’s Life.
He used to beat me with a baseball bat. I’m not going to give him my kidney.
slate.com
Why do we grieve so deeply for public figures like Justice Ginsburg?
Even though we never met them, notable people can feel like family or friends, and it’s important to honor our heartbreak.
washingtonpost.com
Crowds begin to gather at Supreme Court to say goodbye to Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Three days of remembrance are scheduled for the second woman to serve on the high court.
washingtonpost.com
Beta remnants move East into Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama
Up to almost 15 inches of rain fell on the southern side of Houston from Beta and produced major flooding in the city.
abcnews.go.com