Lawmakers, LGBTQ groups divided over transgender military service

Lawmakers, LGBTQ groups divided over transgender military service

RELATED: Hartzler: Transgender service members ‘costly’ to military During debate over the Hartzler amendment, Mattis called the Missouri Republican to encourage her to withdraw it from consideration. “We had a good conversation about it,” Hartzler said, although she ultimately moved forward with her amendment. In the aftermath of that battle and following Trump’s tweet, lawmakers and LGBTQ advocates are left divided over many of the issues that surround transgender military service, including questions of military effectiveness and readiness, government funding for transition-related surgeries, deployability of transgender service members and the…

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North Korea could launch missile tests as early as today: Bishop

North Korea could launch missile tests as early as today: Bishop

Posted July 27, 2017 10:57:31 North Korea could conduct further missile tests as early as today, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned. The hermit kingdom has faced global condemnation for aggressively expanding its missile program, amid calls for China to flex its economic muscle and pressure the nation to stop development. July 27 is known as Victory Day in North Korea, marking the end of the Korean War, and there are concerns leader Kim Jong-un could use the anniversary to carry out another missile test. “We are receiving these reports,…

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The children working in Cambodia's brick kilns

The children working in Cambodia's brick kilns

They’re learning at a first grade level. Neat rows of students read the local language, Khmer, out loud. The 16-year-old off to the side stands out. He’s the only one in the uniformed group wearing long sleeves in the sweltering heat. Phea Chantheng says he’s afraid of the sight of his own hand. He doesn’t even like to think about how the accident happened. At the Marist School for children with disabilities, outside Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, the teachers have seen this kind of injury before. Usually the arms are…

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United Airlines sued over death of giant rabbit

United Airlines sued over death of giant rabbit

Posted July 27, 2017 07:43:05 A group of US businessmen have filed a lawsuit against American carrier United Airlines over the death of a giant rabbit during a flight from London to Chicago. The lawsuit has been filed three months after the rabbit named Simon was found dead on April 20 and then cremated by the airline. The three businessmen bought Simon from a UK breeder with the intention of showing him at the Iowa State Fair and then displaying him and selling related merchandise to raise money for the…

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A rescue that came too late

A rescue that came too late

(CNN) — They were crowded into a small rubber boat and pushed out to sea. Like so many other similar journeys, not everyone made it. Showing signs of physical and mental trauma, 167 migrants, most from sub-Saharan Africa, were rescued off the northwest coast of Libya on Tuesday. Another 13 — including two pregnant women and a couple whose four children survived — perished just 24 hours after setting off on a boat bound for Europe. Early on in the rescue operation when Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms started to…

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