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In the men’s draw, David Goffin is already a break and 2-0 up against Radu Albot. That’s on Court 14. Both are unseeded.
Yulia Putintseva (seeded 27) is under way against Alize Cornet on Court 10 and it’s 2-2 in the first set. Neither player has managed to hold on to their serve yet.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 23:35
Updating the shots to target omicron could provide more durable protection against the virus, though the data right now is limited.28th June 2022 23:33
A passenger on board the Amtrak train that crashed into a truck and derailed in Missouri on Monday, killing four people, has described the harrowing moment when his carriage rolled.28th June 2022 23:33
The Food and Drug Administration will have to decide the exact recipe, but a combination shot is expected that adds protection against a version of the omicron variant to the original vaccine.28th June 2022 23:30
- Second seed beats Argentinian 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
- Nadal playing Wimbledon for first time since 2019
Two lines on a Covid test proved devastating for Matteo Berrettini on Tuesday morning but for at least half a dozen players in the bottom half of the men’s singles draw, including the former champion Rafael Nadal, the chance of a run all the way to the final next week improved significantly with the bookies’ second-favourite removed from the reckoning.
Nadal, the winner in 2008 and 2010, has not reached the final since 2011, and there were moments in his four-set defeat of Francisco Cerúndolo on Centre Court on Tuesday when a first-round exit, for only the second time in his Wimbledon career, felt a good deal more plausible than a run into the second week.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 23:30
In Oklahoma, state Superintendent Joy Hofmeister switched parties to run against Gov. Kevin Stitt who fiercely opposes abortion rights, defends gun rights and is endorsed by former President Trump.28th June 2022 23:28
Preliminary investigations suggested that Mara died while swimming, state police said.28th June 2022 23:24
Maxwell was found guilty last December of conspiring with her ex-boyfriend, financier Jeffrey Epstein, to groom, recruit and sexually abuse minors as part of an infamous trafficking ring.28th June 2022 23:24
"I grabbed a towel, and started wiping the ketchup off the wall to help the valet out," Hutchinson said.28th June 2022 23:21
Russia-Ukraine war: Biden and Johnson congratulate Finland, Sweden and Turkey on Nato agreement – live
US president calls move a ‘crucial step … which will strengthen our alliance’ while UK prime minister hails ‘fantastic move’
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- At a glance: what we know on day 125 of the invasion
The Ukrainian authorities of Mariupol have posted a message from the city’s mayor, Vadym Boychenko, expressing concern for the fate of the elderly in the city under the occupying forces of Russia. It quotes him saying:
People of respectable age were taken care of in Mariupol. They created conditions for them to meet a decent old age. But the Russian occupiers took it away from them. Instead, they are forced to somehow survive without quality medical care, without medication and care. Most of them are children of World War II, for whom the Russian occupiers repeated what the whole world says “never again.” Staying in the city is dangerous for their health, because they will be the first to suffer from infectious outbreaks.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 23:19
"Confidence is going to continue to shrink as long as inflation remains high," said one analyst.28th June 2022 23:12
This year, the academy invited 397 artists, including actors, directors and people who play other roles in filmmaking.28th June 2022 23:11
Fossils from South African cave are 3.4 to 3.6m years old and walked the Earth at same time as east African relatives
The fossils of our earliest ancestors found in South Africa are a million years older than previously thought, meaning they walked the Earth around the same time as their east African relatives like the famous “Lucy”, according to new research.
The Sterkfontein caves at the Cradle of Humankind world heritage site southwest of Johannesburg have yielded more Australopithecus fossils than any other site in the world.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 23:10
Jan 6 committee hearings live: Cheney describes possible witness tampering after ex-aide’s testimony
- Cassidy Hutchinson takes witness stand in surprise hearing
- Aide: Trump knew supporters had guns when he urged march
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The Guardian’s Ashifa Kassam and Ramon Antonio Vargas report:
Fifty suspected migrants were found dead and at least a dozen others were hospitalized after being found inside an abandoned tractor-trailer rig on Monday on a remote back road in south-west San Antonio, officials have said.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 23:04
- Former England cricket captain leaves BBC ‘for the time being’
- BBC ‘respect’ decision but say Vaughan remains under contract
Michael Vaughan has made the decision to “step back from work with the BBC” in light of the “ongoing dialogue” around the former England cricket captain’s broadcasting role with Test Match Special for the three-Test series against New Zealand.
Vaughan was dropped from coverage of the Ashes last November after he was accused by several players of making a racist comment before a Yorkshire game in 2009. He has repeatedly and categorically denied doing so.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 23:03
More than 4,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported worldwide, with about 250 in the U.S. Here's what you need to know now.28th June 2022 22:55
"The president said something to the effect of, 'I'm the effing president, take me up to the Capitol now,'" Hutchinson said.28th June 2022 22:52
Trump lunged at Secret Service agent in rage when told he couldn't go to Capitol on Jan. 6, aide testifies
Trump wanted to go to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, after urging supporters to march there to oppose certification of the election of President Joe Biden.28th June 2022 22:50
Spirit shareholders are set to vote on an existing merger agreement with Frontier on Thursday.28th June 2022 22:44
As mortgage rates jump, "affordability is now worse than at the peak of the mid-2000s housing boom," one economist said.28th June 2022 22:43
After a lower court found Louisiana's new congressional maps diluted the votes of Black voters, the Supreme Court put on hold an order for a second majority Black congressional district to be created.28th June 2022 22:32
More than a dozen others were taken to local hospitals with heat-related injuries.28th June 2022 22:25
- Former world No 1 has not played on tour since August 2021
- Andy Murray and Serena Williams paired up in 2019
Two of tennis’ most famous families are poised to join forces once again at Wimbledon with Venus Williams requesting a late wildcard entry in the mixed doubles alongside Jamie Murray.
The 42-year-old Williams has not played on tour since August 2021, and there has been speculation she could be easing herself back into tennis before the US Open, which starts at the end of August.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 22:22
Sylvia Nicole Smith, 16, was reported missing by her mother in February 2000.28th June 2022 22:14
Qualcomm shares rose more than 5% after an analyst said he sees Apple using the company's 5G modems in its 2023 iPhones.28th June 2022 22:08
The company has placed a limit of three units per week on emergency contraceptive pills in the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.28th June 2022 22:02
Trump chief of staff said the president thought Pence 'deserves' chants of 'hang Mike Pence' on Jan. 6, ex-aide testifies
The testimony came during a public hearing by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol by a violent pro-Trump mob.28th June 2022 22:01
The trapped people were found after a worker heard someone crying for help. Two experts — one a former Homeland Security Investigations agent — tell NPR how it happened.28th June 2022 21:55
Fuel under four bucks a gallon at Sheetz's more than 640 locations in six states, convenience-store chain says.28th June 2022 21:49
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton discusses the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade with Gayle King.28th June 2022 21:44
Ankara had previously blocked the Nordic countries from joining the alliance over concerns about arms exports and terrorism
Nato said a trilateral deal had been reached at a meeting between Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President Sauli Niinistö of Finland and the Swedish prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, in the Spanish capital.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 21:42
Former Mark Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson recalls exchange between her boss and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, who warned "Somebody is going to die and this is going to be on your effing hands."28th June 2022 21:33
The man behind the assasination attempt on former President Ronald Reagan in 1981 blamed his poor mental health for his actions. In an exclusive CBS News interview with Major Garrett, John Hinckley Jr. apologizes to the nation.28th June 2022 21:32
Demand for so-called morning-after pills is surging across the U.S., according to pharmacies.28th June 2022 21:25
An Amtrak train with more than 200 passengers aboard derailed in Missouri after hitting a truck, officials say. Two passengers as well as someone in the truck were killed, with dozens of other people injured.28th June 2022 21:15
Analysis: Downing Street’s call for a reality check on defence spending comes at an unexpected moment
Flying to a Nato summit – at a time when there is a major war at the other end of Europe – is a curious time for Boris Johnson to be drawn into a row about defence spending, and whether a manifesto commitment has been broken.
The message from Downing St over the course of Tuesday was that a promise to increase defence spending by inflation plus 0.5% a year has become too expensive, with the cost of living at 9.1%, its highest rate in 40 years.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 21:15
The Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade has led to abortion bans in at least eight states, but legal action is underway in a handful of states in an effort to block so-called trigger laws from taking effect. Caitlin Huey-burns is in mississippi where abortions will be fully banned.28th June 2022 21:11
US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced multiple steps to protect access to reproductive health care in a news conference on Tuesday.28th June 2022 21:06
At least 46 suspected migrants are dead and 16 others are hospitalized after they were found in a tractor-trailer on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas. Omar Villafranca has the latest.28th June 2022 21:06
"Today's sentence holds Ghislaine Maxwell accountable for perpetrating heinous crimes against children," U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said in a tweeted statement.28th June 2022 21:05
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack announced a surprise public hearing. The committee is set to hear from a potential key witness: A former top aide to Mark Meadows. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane reports.28th June 2022 21:03
Buick, Dodge and Chevrolet topped the list while Volvo, Chrysler and Polestar landed in the bottom three.28th June 2022 21:01
Where is abortion still legal? Could this ruling affect IVF or contraception? Here are some answers.28th June 2022 20:58
A plan to return a stretch of prime Southern California beachfront real estate to the descendants of its Black owners, nearly a century after the parcel was taken by the city of Manhattan Beach, is scheduled for a Tuesday vote by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.28th June 2022 20:55
The Pole’s record-breaking 36th successive win poses questions about how far she can go – both at Wimbledon and in the future
For 10 minutes in the mid-afternoon, halfway through a first-round victory during which she seemed to be moving through a lighter air than her opponent, Jana Fett, Iga Swiatek did something interesting.
Swiatek had just taken the first set 6-0. At which point she fell apart. Very briefly. And not in a way that mattered, or amounted to much more than a ripple, a 21-year-old drifting off midway through a stroll against the world No 252.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 20:55
The number of migrant deaths in 2021 was 650, a stark reminder of the human cost of US immigration policies
The deaths of 50 migrants – traveling from Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras – in terrible conditions in Texas has cast a spotlight on the immense risks people are willing to take to cross the US border in search of a better financial life or escaping violence in their native countries.
Laura Peña, the legal director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, represents asylum seekers at the border. Responding to the tragedy in San Antonio, she said both the Texas governor, Greg Abbott, and President Biden have “utterly failed people who are trying to seek safety by crossing the border”.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 20:54
An unexpected hearing was announced so the House Jan. 6 committee could present "recently obtained evidence" and hear testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson. But who is she?28th June 2022 20:50
H&M has suspended its use of product labelling tool, The Higg Materials Sustainability Index
An alliance of major fashion brands has announced that it is pausing its use of a tool to measure garments’ sustainability after critics described it as greenwashing.
Until this week, shoppers could go on to H&M’s website and check the environmental impact of 655 of its garments, as rated by the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI), a suite of tools launched last year by a global non-profit alliance, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC).Continue reading... 28th June 2022 20:48
Cassidy Hutchinson testified she asked those involved if the story was true and they did not dispute the account of Trump growing "irate" when told that he had to return to the White House.28th June 2022 20:41
Maxwell’s attorneys had pushed for leniency after 60-year-old was convicted in US in December of five of the six charges she faced
Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in prison in her New York sex-trafficking case for procuring teen girls for Jeffrey Epstein for him to abuse. Maxwell, 60, has maintained her innocence.
Epstein, a convicted sex offender and financier whose elite associates once included Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton, was captured by federal authorities in July 2019, on sex-trafficking counts. He killed himself in a New York City federal jail just over one month after his arrest.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 20:31
Boris Johnson and Liz Truss among those saying Ukraine war highlights potential Chinese threat to Taiwan
Boris Johnson and his ministers are going into the Nato summit with fresh warnings that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has shown the need for extra vigilance and caution over potential Chinese action against Taiwan.
Liz Truss, the foreign secretary, who is joining the prime minister at the Nato gathering in Madrid, was most explicit, calling for faster action to help Taiwan with defensive weapons, a key requirement for Ukraine since the invasion.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 20:25
Dozens of deceased migrants were discovered in a truck in Texas, with children among the survivors. Also, an Amtrak train derailed after it hit a dump truck in rural Missouri. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener.28th June 2022 20:17
The company said the move has reduced violence, rule violations and health concerns since last year
Airbnb is making its ban on parties at properties listed on the site for short-term rentals permanent, the company announced on Tuesday.
San Francisco-based Airbnb said it believes the ban has worked to reduce violence, rules violations and health concerns, with reports of parties at listed properties having dropped 44% from a year ago. More than 6,600 guests were suspended last year for related violations, the company said.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 20:16
Many victims at detention facility for families of Islamic State fighters have been women, top official says
More than 100 people, including many women, have been murdered in a Syria’s al-Hawl detention camp in 18 months, according to the UN.
The camp is becoming increasingly unsafe and child detainees are being condemned to a life with no future, said Imran Riza, the UN resident coordinator in Syria, who called on countries to repatriate their citizens from the sprawling facility.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 20:00
Billionaire investor Mark Cuban joins “CBS Mornings” to discuss his new online pharmacy’s goals of disrupting the prescription drug industry and providing low-cost generic drugs.28th June 2022 19:58
HHS secretary vows women in states that ban abortion will have access in cases of rape, incest, risk to woman's life
Health Secretary Xavier Becerra directed federal health agencies to ensure victims of rape and incest have ready access to abortion.28th June 2022 19:56
A shelter that helps pregnant people in crisis could become more vital after the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade. Saint Mary's shelter in Virginia tells CBS News they opened their doors 16 years ago and have helped hundreds of women.28th June 2022 19:50
Joseph Johnson was last seen leaving Federal Point Yacht Club marina on Nov. 22 on his boat, police said.28th June 2022 19:47
First minister tells MSPs she wants to hold second independence referendum on 19 October 2023
Nicola Sturgeon has set herself on a collision course with Downing Street by asking the supreme court to rule on the legality of holding a new referendum on Scottish independence without Westminster’s permission.
In an attempt to force the issue, Scotland’s first minister said the lord advocate, Dorothy Bain QC, had written to the supreme court in London at her request, asking it to establish whether the Scottish government had the necessary legal powers to stage a consultative referendum on its own.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 19:42
Nearly 50 of the auditing firm's employees shared CPA test answers, securities regulators say.28th June 2022 19:36
Two suspects arrested at the Kleine-Brogel base in northeast Belgium over the production of MDMA
Belgian police have raided an illegal lab producing the rave drug ecstasy on an airbase that reportedly houses part of the US nuclear arsenal in Europe.
Two suspects – not military personnel – were arrested during the raid, according to a spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office in the Belgian province of Limburg.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 19:34
Anastasia Steele actor describes constant disagreements on the set of the hit erotic thriller due to disagreements with Fifty Shades author EL James
Dakota Johnson has described the making of the hit erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey as “crazy” and that she “signed up to do a very different version of the film [she] ended up making”.
Johnson, who is currently appearing in award-winning indie comedy Cha Cha Real Smooth and about to release an adaptation of the Jane Austen novel Persuasion, spoke to Vanity Fair about Fifty Shades of Grey, in which she starred opposite Jamie Dorman as Christian Grey in a 2015 film version of EL James’ best selling novel directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. Two further films, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, were released in 2017 and 2018 respectively, with James Foley replacing Taylor-Johnson as director and over which James was given what has been described as “unprecedented control”.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 19:33
PJ Hogan’s 2003 film is uniquely magical, with Jason Isaacs doubling splendidly as Captain Hook and Mr Darling
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All children grow up, except one. And almost 20 years since this adaptation was released, PJ Hogan’s film Peter Pan still charms the youngster in all of us.
Since its origin, first as a play in 1904, then a novel in 1911, JM Barrie’s story has had many iterations on screen. From the 1953 Disney animation, to retellings from the point of view of Wendy, Tinkerbell and even a grown up Pan, it is Hogan’s 2003 live action film that is perhaps the most underrated adaptation. Equally gratifying, Finding Neverland (2004), which followed soon after, brought Barrie’s influences and inspiration to life.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 19:30
In an Instagram Live interview with Alec Baldwin, Allen has said filming will begin in the French capital this autumn, but that much of the thrill of moviemaking has gone
The director Woody Allen has confirmed that he will shoot a new film in Paris this autumn. Speaking to the actor Alec Baldwin over Instagram Live, Allen, 86, suggested that his 50th film – previously said to be a drama similar to 2005’s Match Point – was likely to be his last.
“A lot of the thrill is gone,” said Allen. “Now you do a movie and you get a couple of weeks in a movie house, and then it goes to streaming or pay per view. It’s not the same. It’s not as enjoyable to me.”Continue reading... 28th June 2022 19:16
New York Fed President John Williams said he expects the economy to avoid recession even as he sees significantly higher rates to control inflation.28th June 2022 19:12
Two Belgians arrested after smartly dressed robbers smash jewellery case in front of terrified visitors
Armed robbers wearing flat caps have staged a brazen daylight raid on an international art fair in the Netherlands, smashing a jewellery case with a sledgehammer in front of terrified visitors.
Police said they pulled over a car and arrested two Belgians in their 20s after the four smartly dressed thieves held up the the European fine art fair (Tefaf) in the southern city of Maastricht on Tuesday.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 19:06
Footage shows people in Kremenchuk park running to safety after explosion, which claimed at least 18 lives
Shocking CCTV footage has emerged of people spending a summer’s day at a peaceful park suddenly running for their lives after a Russian cruise missile strike on a nearby mall sent debris flying into the air.
The CCTV images were taken from a park opposite the shopping centre in Kremenchuk that was hit on Monday, in an attack claiming at least 18 lives and leading to a prolonged search in the rubble for survivors and bodies.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 19:02
Recycled fire-hose handles, sustainable brass pulls and reclaimed fittings can update your kitchens, doors and drawersContinue reading... 28th June 2022 19:00
Court rejects opposition leader’s appeal that his lawyers be allowed recording equipment while visiting him in custody
The jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has appeared by video link in his first court session since he was transferred to a high-security prison earlier this month.
Navalny has faced near-total isolation since his arrest early last year. On Tuesday, the court rejected his appeal that his lawyers be allowed recording equipment while visiting him in custody.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 18:59
While no perfect playbook exists, these areas of the markets could hold up better than others — if not outright win — in a high-inflation world28th June 2022 18:55
With Americans' nest eggs mostly held in 401(k)s and IRAs, the swoon could force many to delay their retirement.28th June 2022 18:54
In a sign of crypto's growing acceptance, the retirement plan giant will let employers offer bitoin as an investment option.28th June 2022 18:54
The prices of bitcoin and other top cryptocurrencies have been more than cut in half this year. Now the great crypto crash of 2022 is crushing leading digital asset brokerage firms Coinbase and Robinhood too.28th June 2022 18:54
The act would expand lifetime-income options like annuities and allow part-time workers to join 401(k) plans28th June 2022 18:51
Pakistani filmmaker Wajahat Malik pulled together an expedition to raft down the 2,000-mile river. He hopes to reconnect people with the Indus, which is being threatened by overuse and climate change.28th June 2022 18:48
The first lady commented publicly on the Supreme Court's decision for the first time in an interview with CBS News.28th June 2022 18:40
Former British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell will be sentenced for her role in Jeffrey Epstein's sex abuse ring. Prosecutors want her to spend at least 30 years in prison but her lawyers are asking for no more than 63 months. Jericka Duncan reports.28th June 2022 18:18
Biden calls deaths of migrants in San Antonio 'horrifying and heartbreaking,' denounces 'political grandstanding around tragedy'
President Joe Biden said Tuesday the discovery of at least 50 dead migrants in a truck in Texas is "horrifying and heartbreaking" and underscores the need to go after criminal trafficking rings.28th June 2022 18:11
Rocket Lab launched a small spacecraft bound for the moon on Tuesday, a mission that represents firsts for both the company and NASA.28th June 2022 18:11
- Arsenal and Barcelona interested in the Brazilian forward
- Chelsea still keen on Ousmane Dembélé and Nathan Aké
Chelsea are close to agreeing a £55m deal with Leeds to buy Raphinha, but must convince the Brazilian to snub interest from Arsenal and Barcelona.
The left winger, who has also been a target for Tottenham, is poised to become the second key player to leave Leeds this summer, after Kalvin Phillips, who is joining Manchester City.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 18:00
- Lyon had verbal agreement to buy Netherlands international
- Malacia shares agent with United target Frenkie de Jong
Manchester United have a €17m (£15.7m) deal in place to sign the Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia after hijacking Lyon’s attempt to buy the 22-year-old Netherlands international.
Lyon had a verbal agreement for Malacia of €12m plus €3m in add-ons and were waiting for the player to travel for a medical and sign a contract but on Monday night United jumped in.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 18:00
Seniors are on track for the biggest cost-of-living adjustment in four decades, according to a new analysis.28th June 2022 17:56
Military activities have quietly enjoyed a sense of exceptionalism from environmental norms that other areas of society are expected to follow.28th June 2022 17:53
The legal and logistical obstacles young people face in accessing reproductive health care became more complicated with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, experts say.28th June 2022 17:49
People fear for loved ones a day after shopping centre in Ukrainian city hit by two Russian missiles
Twenty-four hours after two Russian X-22 cruise missiles hit a crowded shopping centre in Kremenchuk, small plumes of black smoke could still be seen rising from the smoking ruins. Dozens of people who feared their loved ones had been inside the building when the deadly explosions ripped through it looked on in grim silence as a giant crane removed sections of the collapsed roof, exposing blackened debris and twisted metal underneath.
Away from onlookers, rescue workers had placed a stretcher where they carefully placed fragments of charred human remains found in the rubble.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 17:46
The Treasury Department on Tuesday announced that the U.S. and a handful of key economic allies will prohibit imports of Russian gold.28th June 2022 17:42
After its value plunged to less than a U.S. penny, the ruble is now trading 40% higher than before Russia attacked Ukraine. Why?28th June 2022 17:37
Hisham al-Sayed seen lying in bed wearing a mask, with what appears to be an oxygen canister next to him
Gaza’s Hamas rulers have released a video of a captive Israeli citizen held incommunicado since 2015, showing the man lying in a hospital bed wearing an oxygen mask.
It was the first image of Hisham al-Sayed to be released since he wandered across the frontier from southern Israel into Gaza. Its release came a day after Hamas said the condition of one of the Israelis it was holding captive had deteriorated.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 17:32
The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will have "significant implications" for the Defense Department, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, but service members and other Defense Department health care beneficiaries will continue to have access to health care for covered abortions.28th June 2022 17:20
Trying to erase the biological definition of sex isn’t just misguided – it’s dangerous | Susanna Rustin
Proposals to rewrite the law take gender self-identification too far. Here’s the feminist case against
In one sense, old-fashioned feminists like me should be grateful for The Future of Legal Gender, a four-year publicly funded research project. That’s because it makes crystal-clear what is sometimes denied by advocates of the new gender politics: that there are some who aim to reduce the importance of sex (the set of biological characteristics that distinguish male and female people) in law and society, and to replace it with the more slippery concept of gender.
The claim often made of the campaign for “gender self-identification”, already introduced in several countries and on its way into Scottish law, is that this is simply a technical adjustment to make the existing legal framework for transgender people to change their legal sex more humane. Currently, in the UK, a diagnosis of gender dysphoria is needed for a person to go through the process set out in the Gender Recognition Act, whereby a transgender person’s legal sex is altered to match their acquired gender. Activists argue that this requirement should be removed, so that the process is demedicalised and becomes a less onerous statutory declaration.
Susanna Rustin is a writer and a Guardian leader writerContinue reading... 28th June 2022 17:16
NPR has confirmed that Cassidy Hutchinson is expected to be the witness for today's Jan. 6 hearing.28th June 2022 17:16
O2 Brixton Academy, London
Even if James Murphy’s cred has taken a hit of late, the frontman still aces the anthems that gave the band its powerful punk-disco potency
Multiple-night residencies have become an a la mode currency for artists who have the pulling power to fill arenas, yet still prefer to sweat it out within touching distance of the faithful. For LCD Soundsystem, that means a weeklong takeover at Brixton Academy in celebration of their 20th anniversary, with ringleader James Murphy, this century’s pre-eminent disco evangelist, opting only to rest on the fourth, not seventh, day.
Murphy’s reputation as a generational mouthpiece has taken a few knocks in recent years, chiefly the result of his vacillation between relatable world-weariness and questionable grand gestures: attempting 20 dates in New York during last winter’s Covid spike, shilling for crypto, or reversing course after an extravagantly ballyhooed retirement.Continue reading... 28th June 2022 17:12
Memes and status updates explaining how women can legally obtain abortion pills in the mail have surged on the platforms.28th June 2022 17:07