The bill prohibits gender reassignment for those under the age of 21

Ostensibly, Americans and their legislators accept and understand LGBT people more now more than a decade ago. The Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to legalize same-sex marriage is one of the most tangible and significant gains for LGBT rights — yet the 2015 decision directly protected only lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. No fewer than 19 … Read more

ME Santa launches 2022 campaign as demand for help rises | East Middlesex

Middlesex East Santa (ME Santa) is getting old collecting money for the Salvation Army these Christmas holidays! ME Santa gives a hand (a kettle in Salvation Army terminology!) with ongoing small donations that go a long way to help in the Middlesex East region, as the money is spent locally in the Middlesex East communities. … Read more

The normalization of marijuana gets science’s approval

Stephen F Gambesia Inside Sources More state lawmakers are preparing to legalize “recreational” marijuana beyond its medical use. Surprisingly few healthcare and public health groups or leaders are resisting what is likely to be the next public health crisis. While surveys show that the public is open to using cannabis for medical and even recreational … Read more

After American football changes the Iranian flag on social media, Iran is calling for the US to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup

CNN – Iran State media called for the expulsion of the United States from World Cup 2022 After the United States Soccer Federation changed the flag of Iran on its social media platforms to show its support for the protesters in Iran. The federation temporarily displayed the Iranian national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram … Read more

Cuba’s informal market is finding new space on the growing internet

Havana – In our Telegram group chat, messages roll like waves. “I need ibuprofen and liquid acetaminophen, please,” one user wrote. “It’s urgent, it’s for my 10-month-old.” Others offer medicines brought in from outside Cuba, adding, “Write to me in a direct letter.” Lists dotted with emojis offer antibiotics, pregnancy tests, vitamins, rash creams, and … Read more

Artificial intelligence in connected cars has reduced rush hour congestion

Travis Lawler Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tennessee – As millions of people travel the interstates this Thanksgiving, many more will encounter patches of traffic that are at a standstill for no apparent reason – with no construction or accidents. Researchers say the problem is you. Human drivers don’t do a good job of navigating in heavy … Read more

Don’t cancel Amy Coney Barrett’s book

Stephen L Carter Kudos to Penguin Random House for sticking to its plan to publish a book by Judge Amy Coney Barrett despite a petition from hundreds of people who work at the publication arguing that the company should cancel the volume due to the author’s vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. Some of the … Read more

The British are beginning to think again about Brexit as the economy slips into recession

Anti-Brexit protester Steve Bray (L) and a pro-Brexit protester argue as they demonstrate in front of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster on January 08, 2019 in London, England. Jack Taylor | Getty Images News | Getty Images The UK’s growth prospects are even lower than Germany’s, whose economy is uniquely vulnerable to higher energy … Read more

Kids Count’s 2022 County Data Book measures the well-being of Kentucky children, by county; Smoking during pregnancy decreases | News

Examining the well-being of children in each county, the 2022 Kentucky County Children’s Data Book emphasizes the importance of creating meaningful policies to support Kentucky youth, with an emphasis on listening and acting on what young people have to say. important to them. “We want to challenge our lawmakers to read and listen to this … Read more

Latest news about Russia and the war in Ukraine

A Kremlin spokesman says Kyiv is “very, very volatile” when not in talks with the West Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a joint press conference between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow, Russia on February 18, 2022. Sergey Gunev | Sputnik | Reuters Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the key … Read more