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  • Dear media: In covering transgender folks, remember, they're people too

    Dear media: In covering transgender folks, remember, they're people too
    Earlier this month, the sports website Grantland ignited controversy over a story on Essay Anne Vanderbilt, also known as Dr. V, the inventor of a “scientifically superior” golf club dubbed “The Oracle.” In writing the article, titled “Dr. V’s Magical Putter,” reporter Caleb Hannan discovered something he didn’t expect about his subject: She was a transgender woman. In October, Hannan writes, Dr. V killed herself before his article was even finished.
  • Former firefighter rushed to help after deadly bus crash

    Former firefighter rushed to help after deadly bus crash
    ORLAND, Calif. -- Chad Arnold, 31, was painting his black dirt-track race car when he heard what sounded like an explosion. He called 911 and then headed toward the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, a couple hundred yards away. A former firefighter,...

    U.N.: South Sudan failed to stop attacks that killed hundreds

     
    At least 888 people lost their lives in violence between Nuer and Murle tribes between December and early February, the United Nations Mission to South Sudan said in a devastating report that found the government had faltered in stopping or...

    EU bars Syria from getting gas masks, chemicals -- and caviar?

     
    As the Syrian government and armed rebels run roughshod over an attempted peace plan, the European Union decided to step up pressure on the government of Bashar Assad -- by cutting off caviar. The European Council has banned its countries from exporting...

    Chinese space capsule docks with module on live TV [Video]

     
    Chinese television broadcast live footage from space Monday as a space capsule flown by three astronauts docked with an orbiting module, another first for the Chinese space program. The video above, from CCTV, shows the astronauts at work as...