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Trans kids on the Republican bills targeting them: 'I'm not a problem to society'

Trans kids on the Republican bills targeting them: 'I'm not a problem to society'

In states across the US, conservatives are pushing to ban gender-affirming healthcare and limit trans kids’ access to sports teams. Children and their parents speak out in Los AngelesTue 30 Mar 2021 06.00 EDTLast modified on Tue 30 Mar 2021 06.02 EDTIt’s one of dozens of states where Republicans are pushing legislation that seeks to restrict trans youths’ access to and . As the bills advance, trans kids are increasingly speaking out on the effects these efforts have on their lives, with some traveling to their state capitals to demand a voice in the debate. Here, trans kids and their...

March 30, 2021
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'We shouldn't still be fighting for equal rights': LGBTQ+ bill faces tough battle ahead

'We shouldn't still be fighting for equal rights': LGBTQ+ bill faces tough battle ahead

The landmark Equality Act comes amid unprecedented attacks on trans rights and could be derailed by GOP senators in Los AngelesThu 25 Feb 2021 21.08 ESTLast modified on Thu 25 Feb 2021 21.10 ESTThe US House of Representatives voted to pass a landmark bill that would establish federal anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people, setting up a tough battle in the Senate to turn the proposal into law. “We shouldn’t still be having to fight for equal rights,” said Nic Talbott, a 27-year-old Ohio resident, who was forced to abandon his plans of joining the military due to Donald Trump’s ....

February 26, 2021
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Britney Spears: fight over pop star's conservatorship heads back to court

Britney Spears: fight over pop star's conservatorship heads back to court

New documentary on legal arrangement, which gives singer’s father control over her estate, has prompted fresh calls to #FreeBritney in Los AngelesThu 11 Feb 2021 01.00 ESTLast modified on Thu 11 Feb 2021 01.01 ESTThe legal fight over Britney Spears’s finances and conservatorship is heading back to Los Angeles court on Thursday, days after a new documentary sparked widespread outrage about the controversial guardianship the pop star has been living under for years.The case centers on the that has given Spears’s father, Jamie Spears, control over her estate, career and other aspects of her...

February 11, 2021
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California opens civil rights inquiry into LA county sheriff's department

California opens civil rights inquiry into LA county sheriff's department

LASD, the largest sheriff’s department in the US, has faced national scrutiny over killings and misconduct scandals in Los AngelesFri 22 Jan 2021 16.43 ESTLast modified on Fri 22 Jan 2021 16.51 ESTThe California department of justice has launched a civil rights investigation into the embattled county sheriff’s department (LASD), which has faced national scrutiny over killings and misconduct scandals, to determine whether it has engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional policing.The investigation of the largest sheriff’s department in the US was announced by the state’s attorney general,...

January 22, 2021
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US Capitol riot: police have long history of aiding neo-Nazis and extremists

US Capitol riot: police have long history of aiding neo-Nazis and extremists

Experts were not surprised that officers were part of the mob, given the ties between some police and white supremacist groups in recent years in Los AngelesSat 16 Jan 2021 06.00 ESTLast modified on Sat 16 Jan 2021 10.06 ESTFor years, domestic terrorism researchers have that there are police departments in every region of America counting white supremacist extremists and neo-Nazi sympathizers among their ranks.To these experts, and the activists who have been targeted by law enforcement officers in past years, it came as no surprise that police officers were part of the that stormed the US...

January 16, 2021
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'The horror stories are countless': inside the LA hospital at the center of the Covid crisis

'The horror stories are countless': inside the LA hospital at the center of the Covid crisis

A nurse using a personal air purifying respirator works at Martin Luther King Jr community hospital.Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/AFP/Getty ImagesLos Angeles sees a person infected every six seconds. In a predominantly Latino neighborhood, Martin Luther King Jr community hospital faces ‘a sea of illness’by in Los AngelesMain image:A nurse using a personal air purifying respirator works at Martin Luther King Jr community hospital.Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/AFP/Getty Imagesusbands and wives, twin brothers in their 20s, parents and their children. Family members are turning up one after...

January 12, 2021
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'We tortured families': The lingering damage of Trump's separation policy

'We tortured families': The lingering damage of Trump's separation policy

The US government’s policy of has continued to wreak havoc and inflict suffering in the final months of Donald Trump’s presidency, with parents still missing, reunifications blocked and reunited families struggling to pick up the pieces of their lives.Righting the wrongs of Trump’s is one of the most urgent and challenging tasks that lies ahead for the incoming administration. Civil rights groups that have been fighting for years to reunite thousands of families are now pushing for a bold and speedy response from Joe Biden – one that reunifies victims, grants them protection in the US, and...

January 4, 2021
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California reaches 25,000 coronavirus deaths during deadliest month yet

California reaches 25,000 coronavirus deaths during deadliest month yet

Los Angeles experiencing catastrophic surge as state reports its first case of new UK Covid variantin Los AngelesWed 30 Dec 2020 17.18 ESTFirst published on Wed 30 Dec 2020 16.31 ESTCalifornia has again shattered its record for Covid deaths, with 432 fatalities on Wednesday as the state faces its in the pandemic and a dire shortage of hospital resources.The state also announced its first known case of the new coronavirus variant first detected in the UK. California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, said he had just learned of the finding in a Southern case Wednesday.He announced it during an online...

December 30, 2020
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'The virus is moving in': why California is losing the fight against Covid

'The virus is moving in': why California is losing the fight against Covid

Early in the coronavirus pandemic, was celebrated as a beacon of common sense in a country on the brink.As Donald Trump masks and restrictions and told Americans the virus “came out of nowhere” and “one day like a miracle will disappear”, California leaders were the first to order their residents to shelter in place.For months, the state seemed to avert the calamity that had befallen New York and Louisiana. Despite being the nation’s most populous state, with the largest number of direct flights to the pandemic’s initial center in China, California’s death rate remained low.By early summer,...

December 12, 2020
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SCOOP: Internal ADL Memo Recommended Ending Police Delegations to Israel Amid Backlash

SCOOP: Internal ADL Memo Recommended Ending Police Delegations to Israel Amid Backlash

As protests against police brutality raged in June 2020, senior Anti-Defamation League (ADL) employees recommended that the organization end its controversial practice of sending police delegations to Israel, according to a draft internal memo obtained by and Jewish Currents. The —authored by ADL senior vice president George Selim and Greg Ehrie, its vice president for law enforcement and analysis, and addressed to ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt on June 9th—concluded that the law enforcement trips to Israel should be terminated in part because they were a source of “high controversy.” The...

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