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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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Open confessions

Religious Liberty | California moves to force ministers to report admissions of child abuse
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/30/19, 05:28 pm

The California legislature moved this month to require members of the clergy to report to the government some of what congregants tell them during confession. The bill, introduced by state Sen. Jerry Hill, a Democrat, would make clergy subject to criminal prosecution if they didn’t report suspicions of child abuse or neglect that arise during confession or other confidential conversations. The Senate Committee on Public Safety passed the bill on to the Appropriations Committee on April 2.

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