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Blake Neff

An LGBT pride march in Scotland has banned “cis” drag queens from marching out of the fear that it could offend transgender people. Free Pride Glasgow is scheduled to take place in August, and bills itself as an alternative to the city’s…

A top recruit for the Harvard University women’s swim team has swapped her gender and decided to swim for the men’s team instead. As reported by Swimming World, Schuyler Bailar was a top female swimmer in the country in high school, helping to…

A new, online standardized test designed to test Nevada schoolchildren on Common Core standards has been a huge fiasco in its first year, with the vast majority of students unable to complete the test. The failure could expose the state to federal sanctions. Under…

The University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) is halting the sale of soda and other sugary drinks on campus due to health concerns. Under the new policy, which was decided upon in May and will be implemented in July, campus vendors will be blocked from selling all drinks with…

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s announcement Monday that he is running for president instantly makes him both a man to beat and a top target in a crowded GOP field. Bush’s big donor base, establishment backing, and more moderate reputation will almost certainly make him…

The Washington Post has published a guest article by a California teacher arguing that American high school students shouldn’t read Shakespeare because he’s a dead, white man. Dana Dusbiber, who teaches English in Sacramento, says she avoids Hamlet and all the rest because…

The popular website reddit, which bills itself “the front page of the Internet” and is known for featuring forums called “subreddits” on virtually any topic, has launched a new crackdown on behavior it says constitutes “harassment.” Its first victim? A page…

A high school in a Washington, D.C. suburb has erected a large art display bashing police in a central area of the school. Oxon Hill High School is a majority-black school in Prince George’s County, Maryland just south of D.C. The display, apparently…

The Department of Education announced Monday that it is implementing a plan to forgive as much as $3.6 billion in student loans given to students attending schools affiliated with the defunct for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges. Corinthian was once one of the…

The Supreme Court Monday ruled in favor of a Pennsylvania man who was convicted in federal court for statements he made on Facebook, holding that current federal law is too broad in what it classifies as criminally threatening statements. The case, Elonis v. United States, began…

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