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Idaho governor signs two bills that limit the rights of transgender people

Idaho governor signs two bills that limit the rights of transgender people

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed two bills into law Monday that limit the rights of transgender people. One measure bans transgender girls from playing on girls’ and women’s sports teams, while the other prohibits transgender people from changing their gender on Idaho birth certificates. Little’s office did not comment on the laws. House Bill 500,…MORE

California doctors ‘cautiously hopeful’ early shelter at home measures are working

California doctors ‘cautiously hopeful’ early shelter at home measures are working

Two weeks after San Francisco issued the country’s first shelter-in-place order for residents to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus, hospital emergency rooms throughout the region appear to be seeing the early effects. “The surge we have been anticipating has not yet come,” Dr. Jahan Fahimi, an emergency physician and medical director at the University…MORE

Children’s author and illustrator Tomie dePaola has died

Children’s author and illustrator Tomie dePaola has died

Tomie dePaola, a children’s author and illustrator known for his book “Strega Nona,” died Monday. The 85-year-old author died from complications from surgery after he fell in his barn which served as a studio, according to a statement from his literary agent, Doug Whiteman. Whiteman said dePaola died alone at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon,…MORE

Police arrest Florida pastor for holding church services despite stay-at-home order

Police arrest Florida pastor for holding church services despite stay-at-home order

Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne said he wouldn’t close the doors of his Tampa, Florida, megachurch until the End Times begin. The police weren’t willing to wait that long. On Monday, Florida sheriff’s deputies arrested the evangelical pastor, who has continued to host large church services despite public orders urging residents to stay home to help contain…MORE

Stuck at home craving Girl Scout cookies? Now you can order them online

Stuck at home craving Girl Scout cookies? Now you can order them online

For those of us being responsible and self-distancing at home, there’s a lot to miss about the world: restaurants, movie theaters … and Girl Scout cookies. Crave no more. Girl Scout cookies are now available to buy online, the organization announced Friday. “To protect girls and communities in the wake of COVID-19, Girl Scouts have…MORE

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