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Risk of Premature Birth in Latina Women Higher After 2016 Election

Hispanic and Latina women have not fared well in terms of health after the 2016 presidential election. A study published Friday using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that there could be correlations between President Donald Trump’s election and premature births, worsening cardiovascular health, sleep problems, anxiety…

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Arrest Made in Murder of Transgender Woman Zoe Spears

Zoe Spears, a transgender woman, was found shot to death on a sidewalk in a suburb outside of Washington, D.C. on June 13. She was found at the same intersection as another murdered transgender woman, Ashanti Carmon, who was friends with Spears. Prince George’s County police announced Thursday that they…

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Texas Daycare Rejects Child Because She Has Two Moms

Brittney Ready and her wife Stacey wanted to enroll their youngest daughter Callie in the daycare program of Parkview Christian Academy of Waco, Texas, hoping that she would receive the same religious views at school as she did at home. But that’s not what happened. In a public Facebook post, Brittney…

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Americans Believe Politicians’ Rhetoric Can Lead to Violence: Study

A report published by the Pew Research Center on Wednesday found that 78 percent of Americans believe that when politicians’ rhetoric is “heated or aggressive” it makes violence against targeted groups more likely. 73 percent of Americans surveyed believe that elected officials should avoid heated language because it encourages violence. In the…

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Serena Williams Invests in Company to End Black Maternal Mortality

Black mothers are three to four times more likely to die during childbirth than white ones, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Black maternal mortality. The longstanding and pervasive problem has had a lot of attention from progressive politicians in recent months. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and 2020 hopeful…

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