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U.S. sees no imposed change to 'status quo' around Al-Aqsa mosque
A U.S. proposal for Israeli-Palestinian peace does not call for imposing any change to prayer arrangements around a key Jerusalem mosque compound which was also the site of ancient Jewish temples, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.
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Urgen comentario público contra el aumento de tarifas de USCIS, así puede participar
El periodo de comentario se extiende hasta el 10 de febrero.
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Maryland Man Finds Body of Previous Resident Inside House He Bought at Auction
Police do not suspect foul play after a woman was found inside a District Heights home.
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FDA warns Purell to stop claiming it can prevent Ebola
The language used on the Purell website is vague and could easily be seen as misleading, the FDA argues.
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Barstool Sports announces sale to gambling firm Penn National Gaming
Barstool Sports CEO David Portnoy announced they sold a share of their stock to gambling company Penn National Gaming. Chernin Group will retain 36 percent ownership.
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El escándalo bancario de Wells Fargo fue aún peor de lo que puede imaginar
Los nuevos cargos del gobierno revelan lo malo que fue el escándalo de Wells Fargo...
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Supreme Ruler Putin? Kremlin non-committal on proposed new job description
The Kremlin said on Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin had no view on a proposal that would see his job description change to Supreme Ruler from head of state after a government commission said it was considering the idea.
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Did you love the best picture nominees? Did you know you didn't see the whole film?
Reasons for cutting scenes from a movie vary. Here's why 'Little Women,' 'Jojo Rabbit,' 'Parasite' and others didn't keep everything they shot.
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Joe Biden says he’d want Michelle Obama to be his running mate
Former Vice President Joe Biden expressed his desire to have former First Lady Michelle Obama be his running mate -- something that would be a first in presidential politics.
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What's Leaving Hulu in February 2020? All the Titles on Last Call List
Time has officially run out on nearly 30 titles.
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African-American pastor’s incredible true story leading a KKK member to Christ hits theaters
A former member of the Ku Klux Klan, who was once instructed to kill an African-American pastor, was transformed by their unlikely friendship.
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Trump: Taking John Bolton’s advice would have led to ‘World War Six’
According to Bolton's upcoming book, "The Room Where It Happened," Trump admitted he was pausing military aid to Ukraine until it investigated Joe Biden.
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Parents of dead UK teen want to ‘swap’ US diplomat’s wife Anne Sacoolas for Prince Andrew
The British parents of a teenage motorcyclist killed in a crash with a US diplomat’s wife are pushing to get her sent back to the UK — in a proposed swap for Prince Andrew giving evidence to the FBI. US authorities have repeatedly refused to extradite Anne Sacoolas, 42, who claimed diplomatic immunity and returned to...
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Trump-Allied Charity Is Holding Events in Black Communities to Give Away Thousands in Envelopes Stuffed With Cash
Organizers say they handed out $25,000 in cash at the first event.
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Super Bowl LIV: The Tradition and Facts Behind Roman Numerals Explained
Unlike other sporting events, each Super Bowl is identified by a specific number as a bid to avoid confusion.
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Florida police issue Amber Alert for missing newborn last seen at home where 3 women found shot dead
A triple-homicide investigation in southern Florida prompted police Tuesday to issue an Amber Alert for a one-week old baby boy who was last seen at the same Miami-area home three women were found shot dead earlier this week.
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Stunning drone video shows devastation from helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, 8 others
Stunning NTSB drone footage shows a swath of catastrophic devastation from the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others.        
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Opinion: Donald Trump could take another shot at buying an NFL team
Don't be surprised if Donald Trump tries buy an NFL team. "After the presidency, he'll be looking for his life's hobby," said an associate.       
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Pompeo to Britain: Look again at Huawei 5G decision
The United States on Wednesday urged Britain to rethink its decision to allow China's Huawei a role in 5G networks, cautioning that American information would only be allowed to pass across trusted networks.
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Husband charged in nursing student Kelly Owen’s murder on Long Island
The husband of the Long Island nursing student who was found strangled in her home earlier this month has been arrested in connection with the slaying, police and reports said. Michael Owen, 27, of St. James, was charged with murder in the second-degree Tuesday for the Jan. 15 death of 27-year-old South Farmingdale mom Kelly...
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Ivanka Trump Reminded of Times Her Father Has Mocked Accents After Criticizing CNN Panel's 'Smug Ridicule' of Trump Supporters
The CNN panel had made fun of President Donald Trump and his supporters, mocking those with southern accents.
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White House weighs ban on flights between China, US amid coronavirus outbreak
Trump administration officials called executives at major US airlines to inform them that a temporary ban on flights to China was on the table.
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Dual controversies rack U.K.'s royal family
Prince Andrew is allegedly providing "zero cooperation" in Jeffrey Epstein's U.S. sex trafficking case after claiming he would in a November interview. Alleged victim Virginia Giuffre claims Epstein pressured her into having sex with Andrew when she was 17, which Andrew denies. This latest twist in the case comes just weeks after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their stunning decision to give up their royal duties and most prestigious titles. The Sunday Times' Roya Nikkhah joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the two controversies.
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Trump to Republicans: Don't let Democrats 'play you' on witnesses – live impeachment trial updates
Senators begin up to 16 hours of questions Wednesday in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump after six days of arguments from both sides.       
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More Voters Believe Bernie Sanders Is the Most Honest Candidate Of All Democratic Contenders, Poll Finds
Sanders is also seen by the largest percentage of voters as the candidate who cares the most about people like themselves.
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George H. W. Bush's grandson running for Congress in Texas: President Trump 'has kept his word'
Texas Republican congressional candidate Pierce Bush, 33, said Wednesday that he believes President Trump deserves to be re-elected.
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Why Kerry Washington called Disney chief Robert Iger 'the ultimate Disney princess'
Inducting Cicely Tyson into TV Academy's Hall of Fame, Shonda Rhimes said she "paved a black road through a thick, unyielding white male forest."        
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Stephen Colbert reflects on Kobe Bryant's death, says his dad, 2 brothers died in plane crash
Stephen Colbert did not know Kobe Bryant personally, but he announced on his late-night show on Tuesday that he has a heartbreaking connection to the NBA legend's sudden death.
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McDonald's sees higher 2020 spending on tech, R&D after sales beat
McDonald's Corp beat forecasts with its quarterly sales on Wednesday and said it would spend more on technology and research in 2020, as the world's largest burger chain bets on revamped stores and menu additions to lure more diners and gain market share.
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Taiwan’s single-payer system is popular — but it might be in trouble
Doctor Tien Hui-Wen sees a patient at Xiulin Health Center. | Ashley Pon for Vox The US can learn a lot from Taiwan’s 25 years with a single-payer health insurance system. On the east coast of Taiwan, where a small valley meets sharp, green mountains, lies the township of Xiulin. Ithasa few narrow streets. Many houses have corrugated roofs and siding. In this township is a clinic, a building a couple of stories tall with physicians’ offices, X-ray facilities, and a small office for dental care. Dr. Huei-wen Tien works there.She’s a short woman in her late 50s. Her hair has gone white so she’s dyed it bright pink, and she wears an all-black outfit with black ankle boots. Hermotorcycle helmet hasthe word “PUNK” written on the side, and she rides her moped to visit her patients. Today, her trips take her just a few minutes into the township, but some days, she drives hours up into the mountains to treat patients living in very remote areas. In one house, she visits a stroke patient. She checks his blood sugar levels and talks him through some medications. For the patient, all of this care is free. Taiwan has a program that looks a lot like the Medicare-for-all proposal being floated by presidential candidates like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. It’s called National Health Insurance, and it covers every single person in the country. The Impact is Vox’s podcast about how policy shapes peoples lives. On this episode, Vox policy reporter Dylan Scott walks us through how Taiwan built their single-payer system and what the US can learn from the program. Dylan Scott went to Taiwan with The Impact’s Byrd Pinkerton. They interviewed patients, doctors, government officials, and a researcher with a charming love story. Listen to this episode to hear what they discovered: Dylan learned that the people of Taiwan love their universal health care program that has significantly improved Taiwan’s health outcomes. But he also learned that the entire system could go bankrupt — and soon — if the country doesn’t make dramatic changes. Further listening and reading: Dylan’s piece on Taiwan’s single-payer success story Uwe Reinhardt’s latest book, Priced Out: The Economic and Ethical Costs of American Healthcare Tsung-Mei Cheng wrote a Wall Street Journal opinion piece making the case for a public option Dylan’s piece on the three different kinds of health care plan floated by the Democratic candidates Vox’s guide to where 2020 candidates stand on policy Subscribe to The Impact on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app to automatically get new episodes of the latest season each week.
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Several storms will impact Northwest with little significant weather elsewhere
A quick moving storm brought snow to parts of the Plains on Tuesday, including over a foot of snow in parts of Southwest Kansas
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WNBA players Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi on new contract
U.S. women’s basketball team players have negotiated a new WNBA contract to raise their salaries. WNBA and four-time Olympic gold medalists Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi join “CBS This Morning” to discuss how the new contract came about and why they want to keep players in the United States, rather than going overseas to train.
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This new luxury SUV from Genesis can learn your driving style and mimic it
Promising a cruise control system that can learn your driving style, Genesis, Hyundai's luxury brand, unveiled the U.S. version of its first SUV.       
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Slashing food stamps hurts the poor. It also hurts their supermarkets
Independent grocery stores and regional supermarket chains already face brutal competition and shrinking profits. Now, they are worried about losing out on a valuable source of sales: food stamp recipients.
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NPR demands answers from Pompeo about reporter barred from trip
NPR wants the State Department to explain why it removed its diplomatic correspondent from Secretary Mike Pompeo's trip.
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From controversial to awards darling, down the rabbit hole with 'Jojo'
Taika Waititi's irreverent but humanist look at a boy in the Hitler Youth has been a major presence this awards season — for good and bad.
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Dr. Qanta Ahmed: Palestinians 'walking away from an extraordinary opportunity' if they reject Trump's Middle East plan
Reacting to President Trump’s Middle East peace plan unveiled on Tuesday, Dr. Qanta Ahmed, a Muslim scholar, said on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday that “if the Palestinians don't take this, they are walking away from an extraordinary opportunity.”
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A life-altering event gave Antonio Banderas the right outlook for 'Pain and Glory'
Though Pedro Almodóvar's 'Pain and Glory' is semi-autobiographical, its themes of reconciliation and forgiveness are universal, says Antonio Banderas.
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Overnight flight evacuates 201 Americans out of Wuhan
Some 201 Americans have left the epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak on a U.S. government chartered flight. But hundreds still remain in Wuhan. The Trump administration is considering suspending all U.S. flights to and from mainland China while some major airlines have already canceled all China flights. Carter Evans breaks down the global effort to contain and combat the virus.
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How did the Chiefs get to Super Bowl LIV? A look back at their 2019 season
The Kansas City Chiefs are making their first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years.
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Column: Westlake standout Kyle MacLean following in his father's footsteps
High school column on Kyle MacLean, son of former UCLA star and current Fox Sports commentator Don MacLean, and other top three-point shooters in Ventura County.
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Why artist Hank Willis Thomas smashed up 'The Dukes of Hazzard's' General Lee
"Easy Rider's" chopper "Captain America" got trashed too. Hank Willis Thomas crunches history, race and Hollywood tropes in his first solo show in L.A.
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What's Coming to Hulu in February 2020 —Full List of Releases
Rom-coms galore, new Hulu originals plus dozens of more TV shows and movies will load on the streaming platform starting at the beginning of the new month.
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Why Republicans are suddenly in a rush to regulate every trans kid’s puberty
SOPA Images via Getty Images Proposals in eight states would ban puberty blockers and hormones for trans minors. Greyson was already menstruating when he started taking puberty blockers at age 12, so when he stopped getting his period because of the drug, he was “over-the-moon-happy.” His mother, Lauren Rodriguez, worried about the risks she read about online, specifically bone-loss density. However, after further reading, she learned that the side effect pops up only after long-term use, or about seven to 10 years — and most trans kids take blockers for just a year or two. In the year and a half Greyson was on them, the most difficult side effect he faced was hot flashes. Before his transition, Greyson was on anti-depressants just to deal with his dysphoria, Rodriguez said. “If I had known what was making my ‘daughter’ at the time so unhappy, I would have done it at 3, which is just a social transition,” she said, referring to respecting transgender kids’ chosen names, pronouns, and style of dress, without any medical interventions before puberty. Deciding whether to allow a trans adolescent to go on puberty blockers is a decision most parents don’t take lightly. They often talk to doctors and psychologists, and the general guidelines of most major American medical associations recommend affirming a child’s gender exploration in order to improve their mental health. Transitioning is a slow, deliberative process for minors, and only adolescents who are insistent, persistent, and consistent in their gender identity over long periods of time are recommended for medical intervention. However, some conservative politicians want to take that decision out of the hands of doctors and parents who know these teens best — and put it in the hands of the state. In fact, in Greyson’s home state of Texas, lawmakers have promised to introduce legislation that would essentially ban, midway, his medical transitioning once their next legislative session begins in 2021. Meanwhile, eight statelegislatures — including Missouri, Florida, Illinois, Oklahoma, Colorado, South Carolina, Kentucky, and South Dakota— have already introduced bills this yearthat would criminally punish doctors who follow best practices for treating adolescents with gender dysphoria. In South Dakota, for example, doctors who prescribe puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones could face a $2,000 fine and a year in prison under the proposed law. South Dakota’s version of the bill was even prioritized and became the very first bill of the decade to pass out of committee. A full floor vote on the bill is scheduled for Wednesday. Lawmakers in Texas, Utah, and Georgia have promised to introduce similar bills once their legislative sessions begin. And while a New Hampshire bill wouldn’t criminalize doctors, it would classify gender-affirming care for minors as child abuse. In other words, should any of the bills become law, they would effectively cut off many adolescents from medically necessary and, often, life-saving treatment for gender dysphoria. There are approximately 150,000 transgender youth between the ages of 13 and 17 in the United States, according to the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, and studies show that kids in Gen Z identify as more queer and trans than previous generations. A 2018 study found that the risk of developing a mental health condition was three to 13 times higher for transgender and gender-diverse youth than for their cisgender peers. “The crisis that trans youth are facing right now is not a hypothetical,” said Gillian Branstetter, a spokesperson for the National Women’s Law Center. “It is real and it is well-documented and it is extremely severe. Efforts to limit the very solutions to that crisis are ignorant in the extreme and are a dangerous manifestation of rank partisanship and political opportunism.” Bills banning trans care for kids are the new bathroom bills, part of conservatives’ larger culture war against trans people. Conservative media and politicians have been fanning the flames for this fight for years in hopes of rallying the base over a non-existent threat — a threat that only puts trans lives, like Greyson’s, in danger. What spurred the latest trend in anti-trans laws The recentconservative push for an outright ban on transition care for minors grew directly from the social media disinformation campaign surrounding Luna Younger, a 7-year-old trans girl from Dallas caught in the middle of a bitter custody battle between parents who disagree over her gender identity. A Texas judge overruled a jury decision to award full custodianship of Luna to her mother, Anne Georgulas, in late September. That means Luna’s father, Jeffrey Younger, who insists on dressing his child as a boy and forced her to cut her hair, has an equal say in future medical decisions for Luna. Driving the conversation about the case were primarily conservative media outlets. In the week following the initial jury decision, 23 conservative news sites published 55 stories about Younger, and all opposed the child’s transition. According to data from Media Matters, those 55 stories earned 3.5 million Facebook interactions. People were so riled up online that some sent threats to Georgulas; she was “viciously attacked and threatened by complete strangers,” her attorneys told the Daily Caller. Several prominent Texas officials even added to the fray: Republican Gov. Greg Abbott promised to order the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate Georgulas. State Rep. Steve Toth said he would propose legislation to “add ‘transitioning of a minor’ as child abuse.” A version of the bill is expected on the Texas docket when the legislature reconvenes next year. It didn’t take but a few months for this groundswell of conservative opposition to spur the introduction of legislation seeking to ban the medical transitioning of minors altogether. While South Dakota’s bill would threaten doctors with prison time, states like Missouri are taking a different tack. That state’s bill would automatically report any parent who affirms their child’s trans identity with medical care to Child Protective Services for child abuse, and any doctors found to be dispensing blockers or hormones to minors would have their medical licenses revoked. Kentucky’s bill, which was introduced on Tuesday, goes well beyond those of Missouri and South Dakota: It would allow either parent to override consent for transition care, a right which the state cannot overrule; it would require all government agents to disclose to parents whether a child expresses gender dysphoria or gender-variant behavior; and it would protect the right of any government employee, including teachers, to express their views on gender identity, including misgendering or harassing transgender students. Additionally, any adult (or minor with parent or guardian permission) who had previously been given transition care would be allowed to sue doctors for damages for the next 20 years. Because the bills aren’t stopping at banning puberty blockers, a second South Dakota bill introduced Tuesday would require any teacher, school psychologist, or social worker to out any students they suspect may be suffering from gender dysphoria to the student’s parents. And let’s not forget the bills targeting trans school sports participation. The anti-trans fight has moved from bathroom access to legislating over children’s bodies. With so many bills in process, LGBTQ advocates worry that passage of one could trigger passage of the rest, casting the progress of trans children back at least half a century. There is an abundance of misinformation on how trans children are medically treated in adolescence Confusion and misinformation are rampant in the debate over treating transgender adolescents. While many conservatives falsely claim that doctors are performing genital surgeries on children, a more nuanced conversation is actually taking place between young teens, doctors, and parents. “Children often have a clear sense of their gender identity as young as three or four years old. However, no medical intervention occurs for younger children, and the best practice is to provide psychological and social affirmation until very early puberty,” Dr. Alex Keuroghlian, director of the National LGBT Health Education Center at the Fenway Institute and director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Gender Identity Program, told Vox. “Once a child reaches the cusp of puberty, whether they desire and access pubertal suppression or not, psychosocial gender affirmation by family and peers through adolescence and adulthood remains critical for good mental health outcomes.” Once adolescents reach ages 9 to 14, puberty blockers can be a tool to prevent permanent changes from natal puberty from taking place so that can become more mentally mature before deciding the course of their permanent treatment. “Blockers put puberty on hold so that adolescents have more time to decide what to do next. Without them, the adolescent will have physical changes that are difficult if not impossible to reverse. Often, it requires surgery to undo these changes down the line,” Dr. Jack Turban, resident physician in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he researches the mental health of transgender youth, told Vox. However, ultra-conservatives and trans-exclusionary radical feminists, along with some extreme sexologists, have other ideas for those children’s futures, lobbying to ban puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for all minors. While the proposed bills are new, the ideology behind them is old. Bill proponents appeal to the fallacy that natal puberty is natural and therefore necessary for all kids. But this approach would force trans girls into male puberty and trans boys into female puberty without their consent, and brings along its own permanent changes, which could partially be reversed only with painful and expensive medical treatments in adulthood. Trans women forced through male puberty would have to undergo electrolysis to remove facial hair and may be left with a body frame (shoulder and hip width) that would be unchangeable surgically. Trans men would have to have surgery to remove their breasts and, like trans women, be forced to live in an unwanted body frame for their entire lives. Those permanent changes were discussed between Rodriguez, her son, and her son’s doctor before he started testosterone, the hormone taken by transmasculine people as part of their medical transition. “If we start this, the changes are permanent,” Rodriguez recalled the doctor saying. “Once you have a beard, you have a beard. Once you have a mustache, mustache. Once your voice drops, your voice drops. There’s no going back to it. And everything he said, Grey was like, ‘Yes, let’s do it.’” So many conservative arguments against trans rights deploy the specter of “big, scary” trans women’s bodies in female spaces — which was the crux of the bathroom bills and the latest push against trans athletes. Trans girls who receive early support through puberty blockers and eventual cross-sex hormones end up with normal female body and bone development, making their bodies much less easily marked for social exclusion and poking a hole in conservative scaremongering against trans rights. What conservative lawmakers are doing with their legislation is removing parents’ and kids’ choices altogether, forcing their own political ideology on the medical choices of private citizens. The South Dakota bill has even received out-of-state help. It’s being pushed by a small coalition of conservative special-interest groups, with activists and doctors from as far away as Seattle and California testifying mostly via video. The bill’s original sponsor, Rep. Fred Deutsch, also attended an anti-trans conference hosted by the conservative Heritage Foundation titled “Summit on Protecting Children from Sexualization” in October, according to the Washington Post. (When Vox reached out for comment about their involvement in the legislation, the Heritage Foundation sent a link to an article co-written by a Heritage research fellow in defense of prohibiting the “physical interventions on the bodies of children to ‘affirm’ their ‘gender identity.’” Deutsch has not returned Vox’s request for comment.) Meanwhile, local South Dakotadoctors and medical experts have been testifying against the bill. Public health researcher Michaela Seiber pointed out that much of the research presented by Deutsch actually supports affirming care for gender-diverse youth. “I was curious about what studies he was actually using to support all of this stuff, but when I started diving into them, they were actually from publications that I think he should have realized were very anti what he’s trying to promote,” Seiber told Vox. According to Seiber, Deutsch cherry-picked rare potential side effects of puberty blockers from safety studies and presented them as if every youth who goes on blockers will experience them. “He made mistakes that undergrads might not even do anymore, just picking out little pieces out of context and using as his support.” These laws could mean a matter of life or death for trans kids The political fight has worried young trans people across the country who depend on their medication to keep their gender dysphoria at bay. According to data from the Trevor Project, 76 percent of LGBTQ youth felt that the recent political climate impacted their mental health or sense of self. Over the last year, the Trevor Project has supported over 150 LGBTQ youth in crisis in South Dakota. “They’re using transgender youth as political pawns to advance a particular agenda,” said Alexis Chavez, medical director at the Trevor Project, referring toconservative politicians. “They’re advancing it under the guise that they’re doing what’s best for the youth, but they’re not basing it on any evidence. They’re not basing it on clinical best practices. They’re not using providers who are working day to day with these youth to make these laws. It’s really unfortunate because they’re targeting some of the most vulnerable population.” Study after study have shown that affirming trans and gender-diverse kids in their self-exploration improves mental health and lowers suicide risk. The affirming model, which allows children to explore their own gender identities at their own pace and can include puberty blockers, has been recommended by nearly every major American medical association, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, the Endocrine Society, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and many others. “What is most important is for a parent to listen, respect, and support their child’s self-expressed identity. This encourages open conversations that may be difficult but [are] key to the child’s mental health and the family’s resilience and well-being,” wrote Jason Rafferty, a pediatrician and child psychiatrist at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and a professor at Brown University, in a key American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement in 2018. The effects of supporting a trans child can also be lifesaving. Late last week, new analysis from a group of researchers who specialize in studying trans youth found that access to puberty blockers significantly lowers lifetime suicidality in trans people. That’s the biggest concern for mothers like Rodriguez. “He’d kill himself,” she replied when asked how her son would react if the state took his hormones away. “He’s already flat-out said that.” Conservatives in Texas have prioritized anti-trans legislation in each of the last three sessions, including trying and failing to pass a statewide bathroom bill in 2018. Should the legislature enact a ban on hormone blockers and other medical treatment for gender dysphoria, Rodriguez says she’d have no choice but to pick up and move out of state. “I will have to sell my house, I will have to quit the job at the nonprofit that I love,” she said. “But we’re going to have to go to a more affirming state. I can’t expect my child to thrive and continue to live if [they] pass this.” While some families with trans kids may be able to afford to pick up and leave the state, others may be forced to find medical solutions across state lines, and still others will have no choice but to abruptly stop their medical transitions entirely. According to Branstetter, conservatives pushing these bans need to be prepared for the worst possible outcome. “Is Rep. Deutsch ready to host in his office the first family that is forced to bury their 12-year-old because he wanted to be a hero in right-wing media?” The state now threatens to insert itself into the most basic decisions of body and identity, all to drive a handful of votes from the conservative base to win in an election year. Lost in the conservative rush to tamp down the trans-rights movement are the very real lives of trans kids who simply want to transition and move on to adulthood.
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China's Hubei governor says outbreak in Huanggang city also severe
The virus outbreak in Huanggang city is especially severe, the governor of Hubei province said on Wednesday, adding the city cannot be allowed to become the second Wuhan - the provincial capital and epicentre of the epidemic.
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Boeing posts first annual loss since 1997 on 737 Max costs
Quarterly revenues plunged and losses surged as aircraft maker continues to deal with fallout from two crashes.
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Queen Elizabeth’s first public engagements announced amid royals drama
The Queen is back at work.
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Shaquille O’Neal vows to make life change after Kobe Bryant’s death
Shaquille O’Neal has vowed to bury the hatchet with enemies in wake of Kobe Bryant’s hard-hitting helicopter crash death this week. The living Los Angeles Lakers legend opened up about being rocked by his former teammate’s sudden passing. “You don’t really know how long you have left,” O’Neal said on the latest episode of his...
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