Family & Society
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Unequal opportunity

Sexuality | The federal government investigates transgender participation in high school sports
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/16/19, 04:36 pm

The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into a Connecticut high school sports policy that allows athletes who identify as transgender to compete against the opposite biological sex.

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Day care fire kills five children

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/12/19, 12:36 pm

Five children ranging in age from 8 months to 8 years old died after firefighters pulled them from the second story of a burning house in Erie, Pa., early Sunday morning. Four were siblings and the fifth was the homeowner’s child, according to Erie Fire Chief Guy Santone. The children were staying overnight at the residential day care while their parents worked.

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Clash of ideals in Kansas foster system

Family | State agency imposes transgender ideology on foster families
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/09/19, 04:46 pm

The child welfare agency in Kansas wants foster parents to affirm the gender identities of transgender children. But the move could significantly decrease the number of available families in a state with a record-high number of foster children.

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