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Student Spurs Brookline, Mass., To Offer Free Tampons And Pads In Public Buildings

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| A town bylaw, passed in May, started with a high school student. She called for an end to "shaming menstruation."

Kris Kobach Discussed Census Citizenship Question With 2016 Trump Campaign


Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach told House investigators he discussed the question with campaign officials more than a year before the Trump administration formally requested it.

Ex-Minneapolis Officer Sentenced To 12 1/2 Years In Death Of Unarmed 911 Caller


Mohamed Noor, 33, was convicted in the 2017 killing of bride-to-be Justine Ruszczyk, who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home.

Scientists Are Trying To Measure The Value Of Outdoor Service Work For Transitioning Veterans


Congress is considering legislation to encourage "outdoor therapy" for veterans with injuries or post-traumatic stress. Volunteer groups are already running similar programs in national parks.

'I Will Never Lie About Being Gay Again': LGBT Activist Remembers Source Of Pride


At StoryCorps, Alexei Romanoff, an 82-year-old gay activist, recalls lessons he learned as a teenager from a proud gay elder — and which resonated as an adult.


Internet Sensation April The Giraffe Going On Birth Control, Having No More Babies


April's two livestreamed births and the park's "giraffe cam" videos of April have, together, been viewed hundreds of millions of times. She has retired from the breeding program.

Helen Clark Can Do It All: Run A Country, Fight For Women's Rights ... And Snapchat


The former prime minister of New Zealand and gender equality champion is at the Women Deliver conference in Vancouver, where attendees treat her like a rock star.

As Relations With U.S. Sour, Xi Describes Putin As 'Best Friend' At Moscow Meeting


The Chinese leader met with his Russian counterpart in the Kremlin on Wednesday. Former rivals Russia and China have drawn closer in recent years.

Opioid Maker Insys Admits To Bribing Doctors, Agrees To Pay $225 Million Settlement


The company agreed to make the payments to resolve federal criminal and civil investigations of its marketing practices. Five of its executives were convicted separately for the same practices.