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"With his first anniversary in office approaching, Mr. Trudeau has been subtly trying to recast both himself and his party. Analysts say that in the next few months, he will have to demonstrate that he is not just the latest YouTube sensation, but also the head of a government that will deliver on a long and often ambitious list of election promises."

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Canada’s popular prime minister must soon demonstrate that he is not just a social media star but also a leader who will deliver on ambitious promises, analysts say.
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"Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier who leaked classified information to WikiLeaks and is serving a 35-year sentence is Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, is ending the hunger strike she began last week after the U.S. Army agreed to let her have the medically prescribed treatment for her gender dysphoria."

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The Army has agreed to allow the soldier who leaked classified information to WikiLeaks to undergo gender-transition surgery.
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For decades, women have struggled to crack the code of power in the White House, where grueling hours, hyper-aggressive colleagues, and lack of access to the boss have proved challenging to women from both parties."

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Today, "if we're not in the room," national security adviser Susan E. Rice said of herself and other senior women, "it's not happening."
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"Now that New York City is bringing back the streetcar, with Mayor Bill de Blasio planning a $2.5 billion waterfront route linking Brooklyn and Queens by 2024, officials are looking to Toronto for lessons on how to make the new line a success."

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The de Blasio administration is looking to the Canadian city for lessons as it pushes forward on a streetcar line linking Brooklyn and Queens.
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Believe it or not, Brock Turner is already out of jail. In an opinion column for Verdict, law professor Joseph Margulies looks at the implications of Turner's light sentence and the reform efforts instituted to correct this sort of injustice.

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Last Friday, Brock Turner was released from the Santa Clara County Jail. Mr. Turner is the former Stanford undergrad convicted by a jury of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. The prosecutor sou...
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"In recent days courts in several French Riviera resorts have annulled their bans - even though local mayors had vowed to keep them in place.

Two beach resorts in Corsica - Sisco and Ghisonaccia - still have bans in place."

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Nice lifts a controversial ban on burkini swimsuits, among several French seaside resort to do so, following a national court ruling.
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"South Africa has barred controversial US pastor Steven Anderson from visiting the county because of his critical remarks about homosexuality.

The home affairs minister said he was refused a visa as the constitution prohibits hate speech."

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South Africa stops controversial US pastor Steven Anderson from visiting the county because of his critical remarks about homosexuality.
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"By linking the tax returns of same-sex couples who filed jointly in 2014 with their Social Security records, researchers are able to give us the most accurate picture of same-sex marriages to date. And their estimate is this: In 2014 there were 183,280. same-sex marriages in America, roughly a third of 1 percent of all marriages."

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Novel use of tax records gives researchers a clearer look at the demographics of same-sex married couples than was previously possible.
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"It took a year and a half after her death in 2015 for the Army to formally recognize what Elaine D. Harmon had known most of her life: That the service of female pilots in World War II equaled that of the men who fought."

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The remains of Elaine D. Harmon, who died in 2015, were laid to rest, representing a triumph for the WASPs, an often forgotten part of the war effort.
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"Designers at London Fashion Week should show at least two sample sizes, one of which should be a UK size 12 or above, the Women's Equality Party has said.

Its #NoSizeFitsAll campaign has called on the British Fashion Council to lead the way for healthy body images at the event, which starts on 15 September."

Note: UK size 12 is US size 8. In other words, still not very large. The average UK size is 14 (UK).

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Designers at London Fashion Week should show at least two sample sizes, one of which must be a UK size 12 or above, the Women's Equality Party (WEP) says.
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"The photos offer passage to an era when the Belles was the glamorous answering service to the stars, its number unlisted and passed on by referral only, its operators privy to secrets salacious or mundane."

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Once an answering service to the stars, Belles Receptionists & Answering Service carries on in the shadow of a more glamorous bygone era.
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"Expanding the definition of what it means to be a parent, especially for same-sex couples, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that a caretaker who is not related to, or the adoptive guardian of, a child could still be permitted to ask for custody and visitation rights."

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