Yale introduces gender-neutral bathrooms amid national debate

As legislators clash over LGBT rights in states across the country, university says it is seeking to send a signal to the public

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Spice: Americans turn to dangerous 'synthetic marijuana' to evade drug tests

Makers of ‘fake weed’ continually alter its chemical makeup to skirt laws, but users face serious dangers, from kidney failure to stroke

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Revealed: L.A. Times was duped by fake UN statement pushing to decriminalize marijuana

Press release hoax had claimed UN office on drugs and crime recommended decriminalizing marijuana and other liberal policies before UNGASS summit

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Pastor allowed to sue Alabama over 'religious freedom' for disbanding sex offenders' ministry

Pastor Ricky Martin can proceed with religious liberty lawsuit in federal court over claim that state law targeted housing program he ran behind his church

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Controversial anti-vaxxer film premieres in New York City after being booted from film festival

A film that asserts vaccines are linked to autism, despite broad scientific consensus to the contrary, had its first screening at New York City’s Angelika Film Center, just days after organizers of the Tribeca Film Festival dropped the film after outcry from concerned scientists.

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Water utilities in some of the largest US cities use tests that downplay contamination: report

Water utilities in some of the largest cities in the US that collectively serve some 12 million people have used tests that downplay the amount of lead contamination found in drinking water for more than a decade, a Guardian analysis of testing protocols reveals.

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Remembering Rosewood: The racist lie that set off the destruction of a black Florida community

Four black schoolchildren raced home along a dirt road in Archer, Florida, in 1944, kicking up a dust cloud wake as they ran. They were under strict orders from their mother to run – not lollygag or walk or jog, but run – directly home after hitting the road’s curve.

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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel administration delayed release of Laquan McDonald shooting footage

Emails obtained by Chicago Tribune show administration of Rahm Emanuel scrambled to counter criticism after police dashcam footage made public

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‘Good guys’ with guns: This is how cops became fixtures in America's schools

The 1990s-era ‘tough on crime’ movement that encouraged police inside schools has expanded under Obama, despite the lack of consensus it improves safety

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How many guns are in America? A web of state secrecy means no one knows

The American Public Health Association joins the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in a national summit in Washington DC to tackle gun violence. They describe the issue as “one of the biggest public health issues facing America”.

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Mormon elder criticizes Kim Davis for not issuing same-sex marriage licenses

A Mormon elder has urged faith leaders and attorneys to seek a middle ground on gay marriage and religious liberties, specifically criticizing the actions of a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Bud Light sorry for 'removing no from your vocabulary for the night' label

Critics said Bud Light’s slogan undermined ‘no means no’ anti-rape effort as Anheuser-Busch admits: ‘We missed the mark’

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Kim Davis is far from alone in denying all couples marriage licenses

Several states have adopted religious objection laws allowing clerks to recuse themselves. But experts warn that this approach may be unconstitutional

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Military children display higher rates of substance abuse and violence: study

Being the child of an active-duty military member may present increased risks for violence, substance abuse and becoming the victim of bullying, a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics finds.

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Planned Parenthood videos are a 'Trojan horse', bioethicists say

The anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress released a sixth video alleging that Planned Parenthood affiliates improperly handled fetal tissue samples, part of an ongoing series of videos used as ammunition to defund the healthcare organization.

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