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Nation Jan 15Transgender athletes look hopefully to White House transition
During his campaign, Biden committed to restoring transgender students' access to sports, bathrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity.
Nation Sep 04Will long Labor Day weekend mean another coronavirus spike?
The rise in infections, deaths and hospitalizations over the summer was blamed in part on Americans behaving heedlessly over other long holiday weekends.
Nation Jun 08Coast Guard Academy faulted on response to racial incidents
The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general says the U.S. Coast Guard Academy has failed to properly investigate and handle allegations of racial harassment, including the use of racial slurs by cadets.
Health Apr 28WATCH: California governor gives coronavirus update
California schoolchildren could return to their classrooms as early as July though there likely will be modifications.
Politics Mar 25Justice Department sides with lawsuit that opposes treating trans athletes as girls
The U.S. Justice Department is getting involved in a federal civil rights lawsuit that seeks to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from competing as girls in interscholastic sports.
Nation Feb 12Girls sue to block participation of transgender athletes
Selina Soule, a senior at Glastonbury High School, Chelsea Mitchell, a senior at Canton High School and Alanna Smith, a sophomore at Danbury High School argue that allowing athletes with male anatomy to compete has deprived them of track titles…
Education Feb 11Teachers unions ask schools to rethink shooting drills
The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting.
Science Feb 10New ‘smart mound’ can help analyze pitchers’ efficiency
The Minnesota Twins will be working with a new piece of smart technology at spring training this year.
Nation Jun 18Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers
The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims' relatives who have been taking…