Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | A Nuclear Site Guard Accused Colleagues of Sexual Assault. Then She Was Fired. Supported by ByKatie Benner Jan. 25, 2019 Smoke blinded the security guards inside a warehouse at a nuclear weapons facility in Nevada. Clangs and shouts filled the air. Amid the din, a guard named Jennifer Glover was thrown to the ground, handcuffed and hit across the face with the butt of a gun. One man ran his hands up her legs, she said, then grabbed her buttocks and groin. Another flipped her over, reached into her top to grab her breasts and ripped out her nipple ring. By the time the smoke cleared, they had disappeared. Ms. Glover could not identify her attackers. But she said she knew they were her colleagues, fellow guards taking part in a training exercise at the Energy Department’s highly classified Nevada … [Read more...] about A Nuclear Site Guard Accused Colleagues of Sexual Assault. Then She Was Fired.
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The Trump administration is facing backlash for reportedly considering defining a person’s gender as the one identified at birth based on genitalia. According to the New York Times which released the story Sunday, it would be “the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.” The piece goes on to point out that “the new definition would essentially eradicate federal recognition of the estimated 1.4 million Americans who have opted to recognize themselves — surgically or otherwise — as a gender other than the one they were born into.” In response, Danica Roem, the first openly transgender member of the Virginia House of Delegates, tweeted a link to the Times report and wrote: “Singling out and stigmatizing … [Read more...] about Report: White House considers narrow definition of gender, threatening transgender protections
By Gwendolyn Wu Updated 2:28 pm PDT, Monday, October 1, 2018 In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 photo, wildfires continued to burn on the ridge line east of I-5 just south of Gibson Rd., exit near Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif. A roaring wildfire that has shut down a stretch of a major interstate in a rural area near the California-Oregon border has nearly doubled in size. The blaze in California's Shasta-Trinity National Forest is burning out of control and crews Saturday, Sept. 8, are scrambling to prevent it from reaching mountain communities to the north. (Hung T. Vu/The Record Searchlight via AP) less In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 photo, wildfires continued to burn on the ridge line east of I-5 just south of Gibson Rd., exit near Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif. A roaring wildfire that has shut down a ... more Photo: Hung T. Vu / Associated Press FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, a … [Read more...] about California wildfires remain major threat despite new rainfall year
A photo of Diana Sanfilippo, 70, next to her father's tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery. (Courtesy of Diana Sanfilippo)A photo of 1st Lt. Frank Salazar, who disappeared in North Korea after his plane was shot down in December 1952. Photo courtesy of Diana Sanfilippo.A photo of 1st Lt. Frank Salazar flying his aircraft. Salazar disappeared in North Korea in December 1952 after his plane was shot down. Photo courtesy of Diana Sanfilippo.A photo of Diana Sanfilippo, 70, next to her father's tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Diana Sanfilippo.A memorial for 1st Lt. Frank Salazar was held at Arlington National Cemetery on April 18, 66 years after he disappeared. Photo courtesy of Diana Sanfilippo.A memorial for 1st Lt. Frank Salazar was held at Arlington National Cemetery on April 18, 66 years after he disappeared. Photo courtesy of Diana Sanfilippo.A photo of 1st Lt. Frank Salazar's tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Diana … [Read more...] about Nevada woman has new reason for hope on MIA/POW Day
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says in her new book that White House chief of staff John Kelly shut down her attempts to get aid for Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria — and he accused the island government of trying to exploit the tragedy to get money from Washington.She also writes that Kelly and President Donald Trump "referred to Puerto Ricans with derogatory terms many times." Manigault Newman did not say specifically what those terms were.Manigault Newman described the administration's response to Puerto Rico — after the hurricane took out its electrical grid, left residents without food, water or housing and killed many — as lethargic and contrasted it with the White House's aid to Florida and Texas when those states were hit by hurricanes Irma and Harvey. 31 PHOTOS Omarosa through the years See Gallery Omarosa through the years LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 30: BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION -- Omarosa on the … [Read more...] about Omarosa: Trump used ‘derogatory’ term for Puerto Ricans