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Four parents of transgender boys on the challenges and joys of raising their sons in a world that can be hostile

Four parents of transgender boys on the challenges and joys of raising their sons in a world that can be hostile

For over half an hour on a March afternoon, Arkansas legislators, activists and pediatricians outlined reasons why they considered gender-affirming health care dangerous, arguing in support of a bill that would ban transgender minors from accessing that care. Brandi Evans had two minutes to testify against it. The mother from Bauxite had listened as proponents…MORE

New $40 million NIH study hopes to solve mysteries behind children’s long Covid-19

New $40 million NIH study hopes to solve mysteries behind children’s long Covid-19

Ava is what Heather Brugger calls her “miracle child.” Of her four children, the 20-year-old is the one who is “firing on all cylinders all the time,” the kind of kid who knows all the passwords to make everyone’s electronics in the house work. Covid-19, though, is testing Ava’s mettle and it’s been almost a…MORE

Advocacy group publishes mid-year report highlighting spike in anti-Muslim crimes and bias

Advocacy group publishes mid-year report highlighting spike in anti-Muslim crimes and bias

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has released a mid-year report highlighting serious cases of anti-Muslim incidents that occurred in the United States during the first seven months of 2021. CAIR, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, typically publishes an annual report tracking hate crimes and bias incidents. The organization decided to…MORE

Covid-19 cases surge nationwide as vaccination rates plummet from spring highs

Covid-19 cases surge nationwide as vaccination rates plummet from spring highs

With the more dangerous Delta variant of Covid-19 sweeping across the nation, state and health officials continue to warn the public that the pandemic is far from over despite summertime reopenings and optimism. Every state in the US reported more Covid-19 cases in the week ending Friday than the week prior, according to data from…MORE

What will happen to the Surfside building collapse site?

What will happen to the Surfside building collapse site?

Firefighters used a cherry picker to pluck Steve Rosenthal from his Unit 705 balcony after the Champlain Towers South partially crumbled last month. The advertising executive escaped from his Surfside, Florida, condo building with just a few items in a paper bag — including a T-shirt, pants and his wallet. Rosenthal now lives in a…MORE

Is talking in your sleep waking up your partner? Here’s how to stop it

Is talking in your sleep waking up your partner? Here’s how to stop it

If your partner told you that you talk in your sleep, they might be onto something. Over two thirds of people will sleep talk during their lifetime, according to a study published in Sleep Medicine. Talking in your sleep is a parasomnia disorder called somniloquy, and experts aren’t exactly sure why it happens, said Dr.…MORE

An Uber Eats driving mom wins $250,000 in the lottery

An Uber Eats driving mom wins $250,000 in the lottery

For those that think their luck’s against them, never say never. A Maryland Uber Eats driver and mother of five is sitting pretty after buying a scratch-off lottery ticket for $250,000 a few weeks ago. The winner, going by “Grateful Mom” to remain anonymous, was sitting in her car waiting for her next delivery when…MORE

As R. Kelly trial approaches, prosecutors want to include alleged evidence of bribes and recordings of threats

As R. Kelly trial approaches, prosecutors want to include alleged evidence of bribes and recordings of threats

With two weeks left until jury selection is to begin in R. Kelly’s federal racketeering trial, Brooklyn prosecutors are asking to admit additional evidence of alleged crimes that were not charged in their indictments of the singer, according to a Friday court filing. The filing details testimony from a witness who alleges Kelly, whose full…MORE

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