Caitlin Foster, provided by Published 4:49 pm PST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Jacquelyn Martin/AP A Supreme Court decision Tuesday let the Trump administration begin implementing its transgender military ban. The Department of Defense issued a statement reiterating its long-held stance that its new policy regarding transgender troops is "NOT a ban." The policy does allow transgender troops to serve but only if they do so in their biological sex, do not have a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria, or can show a 36-month period of "stability" prior to military service. Advocates maintain the administration's justifications, including potential negative impacts to unit readiness and cohesion and medical costs, have mostly been debunked. On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to go forward in implementing its transgender military ban, meaning that the ban can go into effect while it is being challenged in court. Although the … [Read more...] about Here’s a breakdown of the Trump administration’s transgender military ban that the Supreme Court allowed to move forward
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Singer Ed Sheeran must face a lawsuit over allegations he plagiarized Marvin Gaye's 1973 classic "Let's Get it On" for his 2014 hit "Thinking Out Loud," a judge has ruled. Reuters reports that U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton rejected the English songwriter's request to dismiss a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against Sheeran, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Atlantic Records by the estate and heirs of the late producer Ed Townsend, who co-wrote "Let's Get It On" with Gaye. Stanton found "substantial similarities between several of the two works' musical elements."Stanton found listeners may find the "aesthetic appeal" of the songs to be the same, and that jurors may be impressed "by footage of a Sheeran performance which shows him seamlessly transitioning between [the songs.]"Sheeran has denied copying from Gaye, and his defense has reportedly argued the songs have differences in "total concept and feel." "Thinking Out Loud" is characterized by "somber, melancholic tones, … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran ordered to face lawsuit accusing him of plagiarizing “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye
By Leah H. SomervilleNov. 20, 2018 , 5:00 PM We write most of our letters to “young scientists”—those early in their scientific careers. Today's letter is a slight departure from this norm, because it’s about a topic that requires all parties in the scientific ecosystem to take action. The recent allegations brought forward against Dartmouth College and three now-former professors in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (PBS) have rocked the psychology and neuroscience community. The lawsuit alleges a toxic culture of inappropriate behavior and sexual misconduct that persisted for years, culminating in harassment, sexual assault, and lost educational opportunities. As a former Ph.D. student in the PBS department at Dartmouth who was mentored by these same three now-former professors, my response to these allegations has been a complicated mixture of sadness and anger. The seeds of the current allegations were already sown 15 years ago while I was … [Read more...] about What can we learn from Dartmouth?
Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press Updated 2:33 pm PDT, Sunday, October 28, 2018 In this June 3, 2004, file photo San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, left, Gordon Getty, center, and Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, right, enjoy a pre-dinner glass of wine during a hospitality event of the Napa Valley Wine Auction at the PlumpJack Winery in Oakville, Calif. Plumpjack was co-founded by Newsom with financial backing from Getty, the heir to an oil fortune. Newsom, the front-runner in the race for California governor, is adamant he won't sell his interests but otherwise is deferring decisions about how to handle potential conflicts until after the election. less In this June 3, 2004, file photo San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, left, Gordon Getty, center, and Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, right, enjoy a pre-dinner glass of wine during a hospitality event of the Napa ... more Photo: ERIC RISBERG, AP In this photo taken … [Read more...] about Businesses pose issue if Newsom becomes California governor
Updated 1:06 pm PDT, Friday, October 26, 2018 This Sept. 21, 2017 file photo shows Megyn Kelly on the set of her show, "Megyn Kelly Today" at NBC Studios in New York. Kelly is apologizing to her NBC News colleagues for questioning why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong. She faced a swift backlash for her morning show segment on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, and wrote later that she realized that such behavior is wrong. >>Remember when... Celebrity scandals through the years less This Sept. 21, 2017 file photo shows Megyn Kelly on the set of her show, "Megyn Kelly Today" at NBC Studios in New York. Kelly is apologizing to her NBC News colleagues for questioning why dressing up in ... more Photo: Charles Sykes, Associated Press 1) Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s Sex Tape The Baywatch babe and Mötley Crüe drummer rocked the world when their private frolicking became one … [Read more...] about The Latest: Megyn Kelly’s lawyer: ‘next steps’ talks ongoing