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U.S.-China relationship chills as threat of N. Korea grows

North Korea's missile launch comes just before a G20 summit in Germany where President Trump meets with other world leaders, including the presidents of China, South Korea and Russia. Just a day earlier, President Trump spoke with Chinese president Xi Jinping about containing North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Kris Van Cleave reports.
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Wanna See Keegan-Michael Key and Kenan Thompson Beat Up Statler and Waldorf?
Yeah, you do.
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Message to the Class of 2021: Lead us out of COVID and become another greatest generation
We can't wait for you to gradually achieve your potential. Amid the pandemic and other crises, we're ready now for Generation Z to become Generation C.       
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Bringing a little Vegas to our coronavirus vaccination reality
Since when is the federal treasury a source for lottery prizes? Many of us objected to the massive payments given the states with little debate.      
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D.C.-area forecast: Cloudier with a shower chance today; warmer weather on the way
Some scattered showers are possible as we get into this afternoon, though anything that falls should be mostly on the light side.
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There's a database whose mission is to stop problematic police officers from hopping between departments. But many agencies don't know it exists
When a police officer leaves their department because of misconduct, there's no easy public way for people to know if they're rehired elsewhere in law enforcement.
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Apple AirTag Review: Finding Lost Items Made Simple
Is AirTag the perfect lost-item Bluetooth tracker? To find out, I traced one across town to see how easy it was to locate.
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The War on Trans Kids Is Totally Unconstitutional
Laws that prohibit physicians from providing treatments such as puberty blockers and cross-hormone therapy to minors are bad public policy. Their advocates claim that these are efforts to protect kids, who they argue may later change their mind, from medical treatments they characterize as irreversible. But these arguments don’t hold up to scrutiny: The laws—such as the one Arkansas just passed and those that more than a dozen other states, including Alabama, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas, are actively considering—will certainly harm transgender children, denying them medical care that they need and causing them psychological pain. That should be reason enough to oppose these laws.But even those who are skeptical of today’s gender politics should oppose these laws for another reason: They clearly violate the U.S. Constitution.The most obvious, and compelling, constitutional objection to Arkansas’s Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act and laws like it arises from the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection under the law. That guarantee means, among other things, that a state government may not target one group of residents for discriminatory treatment arising from animus, dislike, or irrational fear.[Adam Serwer: The Republican party finds a new group to demonize]Since the 1970s, the Supreme Court has consistently rejected moral disapproval of a particular group of individuals as a constitutionally legitimate basis for imposing targeted legal burdens on the group. Thus, when Congress attempted to, in the Court’s assessment, “prevent so-called ‘hippies’ and ‘hippie communes’ from participating in the food stamp program,” the Supreme Court unanimously struck down the ban for otherwise eligible “hippies.” In U.S. Department of Agriculture v. Moreno, decided in 1973, Justice William J. Brennan Jr. wrote, “If the constitutional conception of ‘equal protection of the laws’ means anything, it must, at the very least, mean that a bare congressional desire to harm a politically unpopular group cannot constitute a legitimate governmental interest.”This bedrock equal-protection principle has endured over time. As Justice Sandra Day O’Connor explained in her concurring opinion in Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark 2003 decision that invalidated Texas’s ban on same-sex intimacy in private, “Moral disapproval of this group, like a bare desire to harm the group, is an interest that is insufficient to satisfy rational basis review under the Equal Protection Clause.”In clear contradiction of this constitutional rule, Arkansas’s SAFE Act singles out one group in need of medical care—transgender children—and makes the provision of that care within the state unlawful. No other medically necessary service is proscribed; everyone else in the state may seek and obtain medically necessary treatment. Moreover, the Arkansas law also appears to require that ongoing treatments for gender dysphoria immediately stop, even if ceasing such treatment, including hormone therapy, could cause a child serious medical harm.Arkansas would need a reason other than mere fear or dislike of transgender children as a basis for denying them, and only them, lawful access to medical care. It does not have one. This is not about the fact that these kids are kids. Arkansas permits minors, with their parents’ consent, to obtain medically prescribed services or treatments for any other reason at all—just not this one. This is the essence of irrational discrimination, a fact not lost on Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson, who in vetoing the law called the SAFE Act a “vast government overreach” that constitutes unjustified “legislative interference with physicians and parents as they deal with some of the most complex and sensitive matters involving young people.” His veto was almost immediately overridden by the Republican-led state legislature—and by overwhelming margins.The federal courts should hold that the SAFE Act and all similar state laws lack a legitimate government purpose, meaning that they are unconstitutional. Indeed, a court considering the constitutionality of the SAFE Act need not even decide whether transgender children as a class constitute a “discrete and insular minority” that requires more vigorous constitutional review under the equal-protection clause, because the law is self-evidently irrational, as it lacks any plausible scientific or medical basis and rests on obvious prejudice.The law’s supporters claim that their objective is safeguarding the health and safety of kids—after all, the statute is called the SAFE Act. Advocates of laws like this contend that children should not be permitted to make a life-altering, potentially irreversible decision, even on the advice of a treating physician and with the informed consent and approval of their parents. State Representative Robin Lundstrum, the lead sponsor of the SAFE Act, has argued that “these children need to be protected.” But an outright ban on medically necessary treatments will not protect these kids or reduce their risk of harm.In fact, Arkansas’s new law will be counterproductive and self-defeating, and many professional medical associations opposed the bill on these grounds. The rate of attempted suicide among trans kids is tragically high. A 2018 survey commissioned by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that more than half of transgender teen boys had attempted suicide, as had nearly a third of transgender girls and two-fifths of nonbinary youths. Much of the risk comes from the stigma of being trans in today’s society—something this law will only exacerbate.[Read: Young trans children know who they are]This is the epitome of an irrational, and hence unconstitutional, law. After the legislature’s almost instant override of his veto, Hutchinson quite properly denounced the legislature’s action as “a step way too far” that “puts a very vulnerable population in a more difficult position” and “sends the wrong signal to them.” (It also bears noting that the bills currently pending in many states, including those in Alabama and Oklahoma, are even worse than the SAFE Act, because, if enacted, they would threaten physicians with felony criminal charges for providing treatment to transgender minors or referring them for treatment. They would also render parents who seek and obtain such treatment for their children potential felons, in some cases directly under the proposed law and in others indirectly, for aiding and abetting the commission of a felony.)Arkansas law contains plenty of other concessions to minors. Arkansas currently permits minors to seek full emancipation at 17, to lawfully engage in sexual intercourse with adults at 16 (and at 14, under a “Romeo and Juliet” law, with persons between 14 and 17), and to marry at 17. In other words, Arkansas permits minors to make important, potentially life-altering decisions before they reach the age of 18, including living independently of their parents or guardians and engaging in behaviors that could lead to parenthood. Arkansas’s flat denial of a minor’s ability, with their parents’ consent, to make basic decisions about gender identity simply cannot be reconciled with these other state policies.The SAFE Act and pending state laws like it suffer from other serious constitutional infirmities as well—any or all of which should lead the federal courts to void them with alacrity.For starters, the U.S. Supreme Court has held repeatedly that the due-process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment protects the right of fit custodial parents to oversee the upbringing of their children. Meyer v. Nebraska and Pierce v. Society of Sisters, reaffirmed recently in Troxel v. Granville, require the government to respect, rather than displace, parents’ reasonable decisions regarding how best to advance the welfare of their children. As the Supreme Court explained in Pierce, “The child is not the mere creature of the State; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right, coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations.” The SAFE Act tramples this fundamental constitutional principle. In Arkansas today, fit custodial parents are now legally powerless to seek and obtain medically necessary care for their offspring.Criminalizing a person’s medical status is also patently unconstitutional. In 1962, the Supreme Court invalidated a misguided California law that made it a crime to be “addicted to the use of narcotics.” In Robinson v. California, Justice Potter Stewart observed that “we deal with a statute which makes the ‘status’ of narcotic addiction a criminal offense.” The justices invalidated the law because “narcotic addiction is an illness,” not a crime. Condemning as felons physicians and parents who secure access to recommended treatment for trans kids comes perilously close to directly criminalizing the mere status of being a transgender minor—and is therefore unconstitutional under Robinson’s reasoning that a state cannot legitimately punish medical status.Finally, although the Supreme Court has never squarely held that the Constitution guarantees a right to a medically necessary service or treatment (save for abortion and birth control), the Constitution’s guarantee of personal liberty encompasses protection for the security, integrity, and dignity of a person. Denying access to a medically necessary therapy compromises both the health and happiness of an individual.[Read: Why is the media so worried about the parents of trans kids?]As the Court stated in 1992’s Planned Parenthood v. Casey, matters “involving the most intimate and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime, choices central to personal dignity and autonomy, are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.” The ability to seek and obtain medical advice and treatment directly related to one’s gender identity plainly falls within the constitutionally protected zone of “choices central to personal dignity and autonomy,” and, accordingly, a state government cannot constitutionally deny access to medically necessary treatments for gender dysphoria.The clear constitutional invalidity of laws like the SAFE Act should lead a constitutionally conscientious legislator, of whatever partisan or ideological stripe, to oppose those laws. Even if constitutional fealty isn’t a sufficient motivator, a prudent fiscal steward of scarce state funds should think twice before supporting a blatantly unconstitutional measure, because the Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Award Act of 1976 requires a state government that loses a civil-rights case to pay both the attorney’s fees and court costs of the prevailing plaintiff. Futile efforts to defend anti-trans laws in federal court will drain a state’s treasury.The Greek playwright Euripides sagely observed that “a bad beginning makes a bad ending.” State legislators should avoid a bad ending—invalidation of an unconstitutional state law, with the state’s taxpayers footing the entire bill for the federal-court litigation—by avoiding a bad beginning. Smart state governments should take care to avoid following Arkansas’s unconstitutional example.
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Q&A with Katey Sagal: Singing with Bob Dylan, playing Peg and Rebel on TV, and how she’s managed to play leads into her 60s
“I still have a band and I put out records, and I do it because I really love to play music.”
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NYPD officers react to ban from New York City Pride parade: 'Shameful'
The president of the New York Police Department's Gay Officers Action League called the New York City Pride Parade’s Saturday decision to ban law enforcement from the festivities "shameful."
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The Most Radical Advice Columnist of the 1920s
Few topics were off limits for “Princess Mysteria.”
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Dear Care and Feeding: How Do I Know If I’m Really Done Having Kids?
Parenting advice on only children, transgender kids, and COVID.
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How Good at Basketball Is Kate Winslet, Really? A Slate Investigation.
We interviewed expert witnesses and scoured hours of tape to compile this scouting report on the Mare of Easttown star.
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Tropical Cyclone Tauktae is strengthening as it scrapes the west coast of India
The immediate western coastline of India is getting hammered with heavy rain and gusty winds as Tropical Cyclone Tauktae continues to move parallel along the coast. It will continue to strengthen and reach Gujarat by late Monday or early Tuesday morning.
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Portland mayor 'grateful' for Biden reversal of Trump order that sent federal agents to city amid protests
Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler said on Saturday he was grateful for the White House’s “support” after President Biden reversed the Trump order that allowed federal agents to intervene in Portland’s riots last summer.
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Everything We Know About the Friends Reunion
Featuring Malala Yousafzai for some reason!
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China closes its side of Everest over Covid fears, as climbers start to scrap expeditions
China has suspended its spring climbing season from the Tibetan side of Mount Everest, the state-run Xinhua News Agency said on Saturday, and climbers have begun to scrap their expeditions on the Nepali side and retreat from the world's tallest peak over Covid-19 concerns.
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Phoenix roller coaster stalls, prompting rescue of 22 riders: report
The "Desert Storm" ride at the Castles N Coasters theme park stalled, leaving 22 passengers stuck about 20 feet above the ground while the ride was on its side.
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Powerball Winners and Results From 05/15/21: Did Anyone Win the $187M Jackpot?
A windfall estimated at $187 million was up for grabs on Saturday night, but did anyone win the jackpot?
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Arizona audit funding cloaked in secrecy
Three weeks into the Arizona Senate's unorthodox audit of the 2020 presidential election results, one potential winner seems to be emerging, regardless of any count: Cyber Ninjas, the Florida-based consulting firm being paid to lead the analysis of the votes in populous Maricopa County.
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Dr. Nicole Saphier: COVID-19 and America – the state of emergency is over and it's time to declare it
It's clear that the COVID-19 emergency is over. It is prudent now for our leaders and health officials to allow the country to return to pre-coronavirus activities.
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I’m Planning on Wearing These Hiking Shoes All Summer Long
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Scouted/HuckberryScouting Report: These shoes were designed for an ultramarathoner and are extremely lightweight. They boast ample cushioning to make your next run, or walks the most comfortable one you’ve ever been on.I’m planning on getting outside as much as possible for the next few months. Hiking, running, biking, walking, you name it, I’ll be doing it. I need a shoe that can take me across several NYC boroughs, over cliffs, through parks, and maybe even into streams (a boy can dream). Recently, I came across this really great collab from Huckberry and hiking shoe giant Salomon, and I couldn’t be happier.The XT-6’s were originally launched in 2013 and took everyone by storm. While they were originally designed for an ultramarathoner, they are the perfect shoe for doing absolutely anything in, and now with updated colors, for even just walking around town. The cushioning is some of the best I’ve ever experienced: unlike running on a cloud, you can feel the ground beneath you in a responsive, yet cushioned way. The shoes are incredibly stable, boasting a downhill chassis that cradles my foot with each step. Not only is the traction great, but they are also made with an abrasion resistant film and durable mesh that both resist wear and tear and environmental factors like rain and dust and debris. They also have this nifty thing called Quicklace, which reminds me of going snowboarding. To tie them you just pull the cord, like you might on a backpack and voila, they are all laced up and ready to go. That more than anything has made running and working out that much easier.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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SNL Tries to Clear up Confusion Over New CDC Mask Guidelines
Kate McKinnon returned as Dr. Anthony Fauci in the episode's cold open, introducing a series of performances to demonstrate correct mask behavior.
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Vietnam vets killed during secret Pacific mission get Maine memorial nearly 60 years later
On Saturday, families of more than 20 fallen soldiers were on hand for the unveiling of a memorial to honor those who perished over the Pacific Ocean.
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Biden just dethroned the Welfare Queen
It's one of the most toxic and enduring racist myths in American political history. But in awarding cash payments to millions of working people of color, President Biden has largely defused this line of attack.
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Dad-to-be sees pink, throws a fit at gender-reveal party
A viral TikTok video from this spring has captured the moment a dad learned that his unborn kid will be a girl — a fact he seems not very happy about.
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Equating Guns With Freedom Is a Toxic Myth That Hurts Us All
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyIt was the persistence of gun violence that helped convince Nesrine Malik that certain myths propagated by the right wing were creating an alternate American reality.A London-based columnist for The Guardian, Malik believes the never-ending slaughter is partially a function of corporate and elite interests convincing the public that buying guns is a fight against the “political correctness” of gun control, and that this also plays into the myth of a “virtuous history to justify gun ownership as foundational to America.”But, adds Malik, whose new book, We Need New Stories: The Myths That Subvert Freedom discusses six current social/political misconceptions, the whole gun myth “typifies why myths are bad for everyone. Firearms increase violence in a society for everyone and claims lives across social classes and races. We think that guns create a society that is based on freedom, but actually gets in the way of people living free from fear and grief.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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OMG, I Want to Rent That House: Santa Barbara, CA
via VRBOSanta Barbara, CA (Vrbo): The Californians are fleeing, recent headlines have told us. While (former) residents may be snapping up cheaper housing in places like Idaho and Texas, those of us in the other 49 states should get busy making plans of our own: swooping in to book some prime West Coast vacation rentals. It’s the ideal California scenario: enjoy a few weeks of perfect weather while avoiding the gloomy state taxes. Sure, this $3,200 a night Santa Barbara beauty may be a bit more penny-precious than a chateau on a different coast, but with this view, who can resist?Now this is the kind of green carpet greeting we require whenever we arrive to a new paradise. This home is spacious with plenty of room for you and your five chosen guests to spread out.When you write about vacation homes, you can begin to sound like a broken record with all the talk of gorgeous sunset views. Here, you can take in the daily masterpiece of colors from the comfort of designer wooden furnishings.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Here’s One More Way Women Get Shortchanged on Money Matters
Overearth/GettyI remember laughing with my sister a few years ago when her daughter, then in elementary school, declared that “only women are doctors.” It was an understandable assumption: She had yet to meet a male physician. My sister is a doctor in a suburb of Washington, D.C., and her daughter’s pediatrician was also a woman. Initially my niece wanted to follow in their footsteps. Then she decided she wanted to be an astronaut. And then a couple of years later, just as I was starting to wonder if things might be shifting for girls of her generation, my niece, newly adorned in pink dresses and sparkly headbands, informed us that she had scrapped her astronaut ambitions altogether. “I want to be a princess,” she announced.“Snow White, Belle, Aurora… What little girl wouldn’t want to be a Disney princess? Wouldn’t want long, flowy hair, and wouldn’t want to make a wish in a well and have the perfect life?” asked Anya Dubner, a high school student and the teenage daughter of Freakonomics podcast host Stephen Dubner, in an October 2019 episode. “What you want is probably, because of Disney, this fantasy life where everything is so easy, and everything is perfect, and you find a prince. [But] having your ideal life be so easy to achieve is a really bad message to send to anybody… especially to girls.”True, we’re mostly over the idea of being saved by Prince Charming, but vestiges of that narrative still stick stubbornly to our subconscious as girls—and even as fully grown women. While the princess stories have evolved, some elements never seem to change. The heroines are still conventionally beautiful, with flowing locks and the wide-eyed, dewy glow of youth. And it’s still their looks, rather than their smarts, that tend to draw the attention of men (and often the envy of women). “Pretty” and “princess” are synonymous, and evil and ugly are almost inevitably linked in these fairy tales. And while our heroines may be smart, adventurous, and independent-minded, they never have to worry about their income and ultimately end up finding their prince.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Food Hacks or Mess Porn? Celebrity Chefs Unpack a Weird Viral Trend
YouTubeCelebrity chef and Chopped judge Scott Conant knows that those gross food hack videos are not meant to be taken seriously. He knows those videos are just for fun. Nevertheless, as a lover of food and especially as an Italian American, he can’t help but ask himself one question when he sees someone pour SpaghettiOs into a pie crust with a dollop of milk, or dump a jar of Prego onto their countertop: “Why?”“It’s like a train wreck to a certain extent,” Conant told The Daily Beast during a recent interview ahead of the release of his book, Peace, Love, and Pasta. “You can’t look away, right? Especially as a professional, it’s hard to look away from that.”For months now, these videos have transfixed us all in horror, confusion, and prurient fascination. The formula is often the same: A slender white woman spreads some sort of unseemly gloop onto a gleaming stone countertop before covering it in a mess of toppings. Sometimes it’s canned pasta in a pie shell, or peppermints melted onto a waffle iron. Many of these videos also focus heavily on sound, particularly those moist sounds food can make that can range from suggestive to downright pornographic.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Norton I Declared Himself Emperor of the United States, and His Subjects Loved It
Getty ImagesOn July 16, 1860, 84 years after the American colonists signed the Declaration of Independence and officially stated their intention to form a union of their own, a decree was issued dissolving the United States of America entirely.That Monday, San Franciscans woke up to a momentous proclamation: “Whereas, it is necessary for our Peace, Prosperity and Happiness, as also to the National Advancement of the people of the United States, that they should dissolve the Republican form of government and establish in its stead an Absolute Monarchy.”It was something of a formality as the man behind the edict, the self-proclaimed Emperor Norton I, had already declared himself “Emperor of the United States” a year earlier, thus establishing the American monarchy. But he had allowed the United States democracy to continue, even as its representatives ignored his orders to attend meetings to revise the country’s laws.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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The Over-the-Top Library With a Secret Treasure
AlamyIt would be understandable if, after taking in the ornate reading rooms and grand hallways of the St. Louis Central Library, you deemed your thirst for literary splendor sated. However, tucked into one of those walls is an elegant but easily missed double door underneath a broken pediment leading to a true treasure trove filled with items that would fetch eye-popping sums at auction.Fittingly, they are books.Not the greatest twist, I suppose, but these are not any old books.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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These Start-Ups Could Make Abortion One Click Away
mychoixIn California right now, you can get an abortion without speaking to a single other human being. You log onto a website—mychoix.co—put in your health information, answer some questions, and wait for an email from a clinician letting you know if you’ve been approved. If you are, an online pharmacy will ship you a package of mifepristone and misoprostol—a two-pill regime that is safer than many prescription drugs and 98 percent effective at terminating early-stage pregnancies. You will take it, you will bleed, your pregnancy will—in all likelihood—end.This particular configuration is available in only one state, for a limited time, due to an emergency declaration issued by the Food and Drug Administration during the pandemic. But make no mistake: This is the future abortion advocates want.Medication abortion has been available in the U.S. since 2000, when the FDA approved a mifepristone-based drug called Mifeprex for use in ending early-stage pregnancies. At the time, the administration also attached a set of restrictions known as an REMS to the product’s distribution—something it has done for less than 0.01 percent of the 20,000 drugs it’s ever approved for use. The REMS required Mifeprex—which is safer than both penicillin and Viagra, and 14 times less dangerous than giving birth—to be prescribed and dispensed in-person, by a certified prescriber, at a clinic or hospital. That meant the medication could not be obtained at a pharmacy, but had to be obtained from a physician willing to register with the drug manufacturer and stock the medication in their office. The result was that abortion pills—the most common way to end a pregnancy in several other countries—were harder to access in the U.S. than fentanyl or oxycodone.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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How Three Dead Prostitutes Triggered a Wild Satanic Panic
EpixThe Satanic Panic of the ’80s and early ’90s was fueled by wild stories about ritualistic killings, human and animal sacrifices, and pledges of allegiance to dark demonic lords. Most of those claims turned out to be tall tales, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t result in criminal justice system convictions. One such example involved the nightmare that befell Fall River, Massachusetts, (the birthplace of Lizzie Borden) in1979-1980, when three young prostitutes were found bound, bludgeoned to death, and, in one instance, horribly mutilated. Though the victims were all killed in a strikingly similar manner, police didn’t investigate them as the work of a single fiend. And in the case of the third slaying, they decided that the perpetrator’s motivation had less to do with personal impulses than with getting in good with a higher power: Satan.Premiering on Epix May 16, the Jason Blum-produced Fall River revisits this tumultuous episode in traditional docuseries fashion, employing archival photos and videos, newly recorded interviews, graphical flourishes, and unnecessary dramatic recreations to try to assemble a puzzle whose pieces, decades later, don’t quite fit. Director James Buddy Day’s four-part docuseries begins with the Oct. 13, 1979, murder of 17-year-old prostitute Doreen Levesque, who was found under a high school’s bleachers with her head brutally caved in by a blunt object. At the time of Doreen’s death, there was a turf war in the area between two rival pimps: notorious Carl Drew and 17-year-old Robin Murphy. The latter was dating a prostitute named Karen Marsden, who said that she was present at Doreen’s murder, which had been carried out by Carl. Karen, however, refused to outright finger Carl to the cops, and on Feb. 9, 1980, she was found murdered in Freetown-Fall River State Forest. Like Doreen, Karen had also been bludgeoned to death with a rock. And thanks to Robin’s testimony, police soon came to believe that Karen was the victim of a Satanic ritual orchestrated by Drew, in which he forced Robin to kill her girlfriend, perform oral sex on her corpse, and decapitate her so he could kick her head around the woods.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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A Super Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be in Your Future
GettyThe vaccines that the world’s leading pharmaceutical firms have developed to prevent COVID-19 work really well. Against the novel coronavirus, that is.But SARS-CoV-2 isn’t the only coronavirus out there; there are more pathogens like the one that causes COVID-19. And it may be only a matter of time before some new coronavirus jumps from whatever animal population harbors it to human beings. When it does, it could wreak as much havoc as SARS-CoV-2, if not more. That’s what worries a team of scientists led by Barton Haynes and Kevin Saunders at Duke University. And what motivated them, a year ago, to begin work on a new vaccine that could work against a whole bunch of coronaviruses.Welcome to Rabbit Hole, where we dive deep on the biggest story. It’s for Beast Inside members only. Join up today.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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UFO Community Explodes in Lawsuit Drama, Accusations of ‘Luciferianism’
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty /Aaron FosterThe world of UFO conspiracy theorists has been torn apart by dueling lawsuits, pitting a prominent UFO influencer against a conspiracy-minded streaming video company valued at more than $200 million over who has the right to discuss their experiences with a benevolent species of blue alien.The battle taking place in a federal courthouse in Colorado centers on Corey Goode, a UFO promoter and self-proclaimed deep-space traveler who consorts with benevolent aliens, and his former employer, Gaia, a publicly traded streaming platform whose videos blend yoga instruction with stories about “deep state” villains and benevolent aliens.After leaving his Gaia show in 2018, Goode engaged in a long-running feud with the company. In March 2020, Goode sued Gaia, alleging that the company had engaged in an elaborate conspiracy against him. On Monday, Gaia filed a countersuit, accusing Goode of defamation and concocting various schemes to sabotage the company.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Mollie Tibbetts' accused killer, an illegal immigrant, to stand trial soon in Iowa
The trial for the man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts, a 20-year-old Iowa college student, will start Monday in Scott County, Iowa, nearly three years after her alleged murder, according to reports.
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Mask policies across the US are rapidly changing. Here's what worries experts about that
In the past week, America took two big steps closer to a semblance of the normalcy we've longed for.
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Subway slashing suspect arraigned in connection with gang initiation ritual
A teenage suspect was charged with first-degree assault, robbery and criminal possession of a firearm and bail set at $50,000 following a string of recent New York City subway slashings.
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Video: 'SNL' cold open goes over new mask rules
"Saturday Night Live" opened this weekend's show with ridiculous everyday scenarios that attempted to answer questions surrounding the latest federal guidelines on mask requirements for fully vaccinated people.
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Josh Hawley’s ‘canceled’ book now a bestseller: reports
The Missouri Republican has a publishing success on his hands, according to reports
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Asian American history is American history. These AAPI leaders transformed the US for generations to come
Imagine getting through this pandemic without Zoom. Or not having any days off work, toiling seven days a week with no overtime pay.
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Asian American history is American history. These AAPI leaders transformed the US for generations to come
Imagine getting through this pandemic without Zoom. Or toiling seven days a week with no overtime pay. Asian Americans have improved the lives of fellow Americans in countless ways. But some of the biggest contributions don't end up in history books.
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Yankees need this version of Aaron Judge to stay
Aaron Judge is the leader of the Yankees and when he leads, everyone follows.
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New champ Charles Oliveira fires back at Conor McGregor: 'I'm going to put you on your ass'
Charles Oliveira appear willing to oblige to a title defense against Conor McGregor after claiming gold at UFC 262.       Related StoriesNew champ Charles Oliveira fires back at Conor McGregor: 'I'm going to put you on your ass' - EnclosureUFC 262 bonuses: New champ Charles Oliveira tops $75,000 winnersMichael Chandler opens up about UFC 262 loss: 'I am still world-class' 
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'SNL': Keegan-Michael Key defends surprise guest Kermit the Frog in violent Muppet sketch
"Saturday Night Live" host Keegan-Michael Key shared the stage this week with a surprise guest: Kermit the Frog.       
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OTAs making rest of Giants offseason a mystery
The Giants OTA schedule remains up in the air.
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Michael Chandler opens up about UFC 262 loss: 'I am still world-class'
Despite his loss at UFC 262, Michael Chandler still took time to speak with reporters after the event.       Related StoriesMichael Chandler opens up about UFC 262 loss: 'I am still world-class' - EnclosureUFC 262 results: Charles Oliveira knocks out Michael Chandler to win lightweight title - EnclosureUFC 262 bonuses: New champ Charles Oliveira tops $75,000 winners 
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Yankees’ Aaron Hicks headed to injured list with wrist injury
BALTIMORE — Aaron Hicks is headed to the injured list with a torn sheath in his left wrist. Though the center fielder felt some improvement, he took swings in the cage from both sides of the plate prior to the Yankees’ 8-2 win over the Orioles at Camden Yards on Saturday and the decision was...
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