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Growing up intersex in a country where it is believed to be bad luck

Growing up intersex in a country where it is believed to be bad luck

Babalwa Mtshawu never experienced puberty. When she was growing up she didn’t get her period or grow breasts like the other girls around her. Born in Mthatha, east of South Africa, she says her family’s conservative nature made it difficult for her to talk to anyone about her body. “I was aware that something was…MORE

New details reveal acrimonious split between Epstein and Duke of York

New details reveal acrimonious split between Epstein and Duke of York

On August 19, Buckingham Palace put out a statement signed by Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, that was emphatic in distancing the British Royal from the late disgraced financier, Jeffrey Epstein. “His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behavior…MORE

Rep. Joe Kennedy to kick off primary challenge to Sen. Ed Markey

Rep. Joe Kennedy to kick off primary challenge to Sen. Ed Markey

Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts will announce a run for Senate on Saturday morning at the East Boston Social Center, challenging Democratic Sen. Ed Markey, who has served in Congress for more than 40 years. In recent weeks, Kennedy, 38, has sought to draw a generational contrast with Markey, 73, while benefiting from…MORE

Confusion and frustration in tent courts along the Texas border

Confusion and frustration in tent courts along the Texas border

Lawyers and legal observers expressed confusion and frustration this week as immigration hearings ramped up at two new tent facilities along the US-Mexico border in Laredo and Brownsville, Texas. The facilities are an expansion of the so-called Migrant Protection Protocols program, which requires some migrants to wait in Mexico for the duration of their immigration…MORE

Trump unleashed: He’s talking more and tweeting more

Trump unleashed: He’s talking more and tweeting more

For better or worse, we’re getting more Donald Trump these days. If you feel like you are hearing the President’s voice all the time, you are not imagining things. Trump is talking and tweeting more in 2019 than he did in 2018 — which was, in turn, far more talking and tweeting than he did…MORE

All Blacks storm to win over South Africa in World Cup

All Blacks storm to win over South Africa in World Cup

New Zealand opened the defense of its World Cup title with a thrilling 23-13 win over South Africa that provided plenty of evidence as to why the All Blacks are the choice of many pundits to win Japan 2019. South Africa had the better of the opening exchanges and led 3-0 through a Handre Pollard…MORE

Some have started vape stockpiling in the US as a federal ban looms

Some have started vape stockpiling in the US as a federal ban looms

The great “vapocalypse” has begun and the horsemen leading the charge are from New York and Michigan. The news that both states have banned the sale of most flavored e-liquids set off alarms in the vaping community, and led to some vaping enthusiasts stocking up on flavors like Dinner Lady Lemon Sherbet, Vapetasia Killer Kustard…MORE

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