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Church collapse kills worshippers in South Africa

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/19/19, 11:43 am

At least 13 people died and several others sustained injuries after part of a South African church collapsed Thursday night. The front wall of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in the southeastern province of KwaZulu-Natal gave way at the beginning of a Holy Week service. Local media reported 29 people were taken to the hospital, six with serious injuries.

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Associated Press/Photo by Mike Stewart

Men’s school redefines ‘male’

Education | Morehouse College to accept transgender students
by Laura Edghill & Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/17/19, 04:21 pm

Atlanta’s all-male, historically black Morehouse College announced Saturday that starting in 2020 it would open admission to female students who identify as men. The school’s newly released gender identity policy states that “in recognition of our changing world and evolving understanding of gender identity, Morehouse will now consider for admission applicants who live and self-identify as men, regardless of the sex assigned to them at birth.”

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Associated Press/Photo by Ted S. Warren

U.S. officials defend FAA safety record

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/27/19, 05:39 pm

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill grilled government officials in hearings Wednesday about what could have been done to prevent the two recent air tragedies that killed a total of 346 people aboard U.S.-manufactured planes. Acting Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Daniel Elwell told members of the Senate Aviation Subcommittee that his agency would have to hire 10,000 more workers and spend another $1.8 billion if it wanted to stop delegating duties to aircraft makers.

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