Family & Society
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The testosterone advantage

Society | New track and field regulations define who is female for elite competition
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/10/19, 01:22 pm

A new regulation effective this week bars elite track and field athletes with certain testosterone levels from competing in women’s races. The rule could end the career of a dominant force in female track and field—South African Olympic champion Caster Semenya.

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Buried by abuse allegations

Family | Attorneys claim the Boy Scouts are hiding secret files of known abusers
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/03/19, 04:39 pm

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is struggling with what to do with thousands of records of potential child abusers and victims—more than anyone outside the organization previously knew existed. Jeff Anderson, a Minnesota-based attorney, released a court deposition last week claiming the BSA has records of thousands of abusers and victims dating back to the 1920s. Anderson wants the BSA to make the names public, but the organization is hesitant for legal and privacy reasons.

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Officer convicted in woman’s shooting death

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/01/19, 10:32 am

A jury on Tuesday convicted a Minneapolis police officer of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman. Mohamed Noor shot and killed 40-year-old Justine Damond, a dual Australian and U.S. citizen, in July 2017. Damond had called 911 to report a crime just before the shooting. Noor and his partner arrived outside her home to investigate.

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