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Transgender troop policy puts military readiness first

Sexuality | President Donald Trump accepts recommendations for limits on transgender service
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 3/30/18, 01:49 pm

President Donald Trump late last week ordered the adoption of a new policy on transgender individuals and military service. The policy, proposed by Defense Secretary James Mattis in a memo last month, restricts military service, but with narrow exceptions, to individuals able to serve according to their biological gender and with no history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria.

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Globe Trot: Human catastrophe looms in Lake Chad Basin

International | Oil is a likely factor behind the violence
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/23/16, 02:51 pm

NIGERIA: “We are in a catastrophe,” said a top humanitarian aid coordinator of the Lake Chad Basin, an area spanning four countries where Boko Haram violence has displaced 2.6 million people. The four heads of state are scheduled to attend a special summit on the crisis at the UN General Assembly today.

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Romania approaches marriage crossroads

Marriage | Court considers allowing same-sex marriage as lawmakers mull referendum
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/22/16, 12:54 pm

Romania’s Constitutional Court further delayed ruling on a petition to recognize same-sex marriage this week. The court previously postponed the decision from July to September and Tuesday rescheduled the ruling again for Oct. 27, asking the involved parties to appear once more for further discussion.

The delay comes as another separate initiative, a national referendum to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, makes it way through Romanian courts and the legislature.

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