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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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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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Two more flood deaths in the Midwest

by Kent Covington
Posted 3/26/19, 10:31 am

Authorities in South Dakota on Monday found the bodies of two workers in a garbage truck that was swept away in the flooded James River, the South Dakota Highway Patrol said. The 61-year-old driver and 46-year-old passenger, whose names were not released, were last seen Thursday leaving a landfill in Mitchell, S.D. Crews spotted a damaged guardrail Saturday on a highway along the river and later found the truck. Flooding in the Midwest has caused at least three deaths, and two men remain missing in Nebraska.

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