LGBTQ students would get new protections under Biden plan

The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday. The proposalannounced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women’s rights lawis intended to replace a set of controversial rules issued during the Trump … Read more

Western Australia: culture of sexual abuse in mining industry ‘abhorrent and systemic’, inquiry finds

hong kong CNN Business — Mining in Western Australia, a multi-billion dollar industry which helps power the nation’s economy, is plagued by an “abhorrent and systemic” culture of sexual abuse, according to a parliamentary inquiry published Thursday. After an investigation lasting almost a year, a committee led by state lawmakers detailed widespread sexual harassment, degradation, … Read more

Patriot Front: What to know about the White supremacist group

CNN — When “a little army” of men with shields and other riot gear was spotted near a Pride parade in Idaho on Saturday, authorities soon linked the men to a relatively new White nationalist group and charged them with conspiracy to riot. “It is clear to us based on the gear that the individuals … Read more

Slave reparations advocates hail historic California report

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The slavery reparations movement hit a watershed moment Wednesday with the release of an exhaustive report detailing California’s role in perpetuating discrimination against African Americans, a major step toward educating the public and setting the stage for an official government apology and case for financial restitution. The 500-page document lays out … Read more

Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in beheading case

CONCORD, NH — A jury on Thursday convicted a New Hampshire man of first-degree murder for killing his wife’s coworker after he discovered they were texting, and then forcing her to behead him. Armando Barron, 32, faces a life sentence without parole. He also was convicted of assaulting his wife, Britany Barron, the night he … Read more

Governor Abbott citing Chicago violence was a ‘racist’ deflection, leaders and experts say

CNN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is facing sharp criticism for citing gun violence in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles when pressed about gun control legislation after an 18-year-old gunman killed 21 people at an elementary school in his state. Abbott, a Republican, suggests that tightening gun laws would not prevent mass shootings because … Read more

Suspect in racist Buffalo mass shooting indicted by a grand jury

CNN — The 18-year-old White man suspected of carrying out a racist mass shooting Saturday in a Buffalo, New York, supermarket was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday, according to an affidavit from Erie County Assistant District Attorney Gary Hackbush. The Erie County Grand Jury voted for an indictment against defendant Payton Gendron, “with … Read more

Shooting along Indiana highway where SUV was stopped kills 2

Authorities say two men were fatally shot after a police officer and two good Samaritans stopped along a southern Indiana highway to help a driver who was stopped in the roadway ByThe Associated Press May 17, 2022, 2:56 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PALMYRA, Ind. — Two men … Read more

Buffalo shooting: The mass shooting suspect had plans to ‘continue his rampage’ after killing 10 people at a grocery store, police say

CNN — [Breaking news update at 7:56 a.m. ET] The alleged Buffalo, New York, mass shooting suspect had plans to “continue his rampage” after opening fire at a supermarket, killing 10 people, city Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said Monday. “There was evidence that was uncovered that he had plans, had he gotten out of here, … Read more

Texas has declared open season on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube with censorship law

CNN — Texas residents can now sue Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for allegedly censoring their content after a federal appeals court sided Wednesday with the state’s law restricting how social media sites can moderate their platforms. The 15-word ruling allowing the law, which had been blocked last year, to take effect has significant potential consequences. … Read more