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Starvation, secrecy, and militancy

Family | Questions abound about a New Mexico desert compound where a boy was found dead
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/10/18, 03:35 pm

A police raid on a dilapidated and armed compound a week ago in the remote New Mexico desert raised a mountain of unanswered questions about the 16 people found living in squalid conditions with reported ties to Muslim extremists.

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Sexual revolution cannibalism

Culture | The transgender movement cringes at Hollywood’s embrace
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 8/10/18, 01:22 pm

Activists and onlookers are still talking about Scarlett Johansson’s withdrawal last month from a movie about a woman who identifies as a man and wondering what it means for future portrayals of transgender characters.

News broke in July that Johansson would play a transgender person in the new film Rub & Tug. Strong public backlash ensued, especially from activists who said portraying transgender characters was not good enough—transgender actors should play the roles as well.

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The free speech fight over DIY guns

First Amendment | Government reaches to regulate 3D-printed firearms
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 8/07/18, 03:51 pm

Dueling lawsuits filed in federal courts in Washington state and Texas last week seek to control the home production of 3D-printed plastic guns. Gun rights and free speech advocates say the state and federal government actions threaten the right to bear arms and stymie speech before it is uttered or, in this case, downloaded.

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