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Re-leveling the playing field

Family | States work to stop unfair advantages of cross-sex competition
by Mary Jackson
Posted 3/13/20, 05:16 pm

Three Connecticut high school girls set off a wave of state legislative proposals aimed at blocking male athletes from participating in women’s sports.

Runners Selina Soule of Glastonbury High School, Alanna Smith of Danbury High School, and Chelsea Mitchell of Canton High School filed a federal lawsuit last month accusing Connecticut’s high school athletic governing body of violating a federal law that demands equal opportunities for women in education.

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Nashville church worships without a building

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/09/20, 10:55 am

Congregants of Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church gathered to “worship in the rubble” on Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. The church lost the roofs of two buildings during a spate of tornadoes that struck the state on Tuesday, killing 24 people and causing major damage.

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Rescue efforts continue in Nashville

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/04/20, 10:09 am

Tennessee authorities revised the death toll from Tuesday’s tornadoes to 24 as rescuers continued to search devastated neighborhoods for bodies. The storms struck early in the morning, destroying 140 buildings and burying people in rubble—many before they could get out of bed. One twister mowed through a 10-mile stretch of Nashville. Dozens of people were still missing on Wednesday.

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