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Mark And Pam Crawford, Parents Of Intersex Child, Sue South Carolina For Sex Assignment Surgery (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
May 17, 2013

M.C. feels like a boy. The 8-year-old adopted child of Mark and Pam Crawford identifies as a boy, acts like a boy and is accepted as a boy by his family, school and pediatrician...

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The Scientific Backlash Against the D.S.M.
The New Yorker
May 17, 2013

Insel announced that that the D.S.M.’s diagnostic categories lacked validity, that they were not “based on any objective measures,” ... they were nothing more than constructs put together by committees of experts.

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Obama vs. the Press: Will the A.P. Scandal Yield Reforms? : The New Yorker
New Yorker
May 17, 2013

On Thursday, President Obama called on Congress to revive a federal shield law that would protect reporters from the sort of thing the Justice Department has done to the A.P. This was ironic on two counts.

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The Non-Actor Models in Karl Lagerfeld's Latest Chanel Film Needn't Quit Their Day Jobs
Blouin Artinfo
May 16, 2013

The art of the advertorial fashion featurette has reached pretentious new highs with “Once Upon A Time.” Directed by Karl Largerfeld and starring Keira Knightley’s chin, alongside a bevy of non-actor models, the film is set around the opening of Coco Chanel's hat shop

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Bid to censor Anne Frank's 'pornographic' diary in schools fails
guardian.co.uk
May 16, 2013

Michigan school committee rejects mother's plea to remove edition of Diary of a Young Girl from students' eyes

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Benghazi, the I.R.S., and the A.P.: Have the Washington Scnadals of the Moment Peaked? : The New Yorker
New Yorker
May 16, 2013

As a reporter, sometimes you have a hunch about how something you're investigating played out, even though you only have small pieces of the puzzle. There's a great temptation to overlay your theories onto the facts in front of you.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Left Note About Boston Bombing
NY mag
May 16, 2013

While Tamerlan is a textbook "homegrown"/"lone wolf" terrorist, Dzhokhar continues to look like a regular tweeting, pot-smoking, rap-music-listening teenager, who may have been "psychologically dependent on his elder brother."

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San Francisco Pride and the LGBT divide over Bradley Manning
MetroWeekly
May 16, 2013

When Bradley Manning appeared before a military judge at Fort Meade in Maryland on a chilly day in late February, he admitted to being solely responsible for the largest leak of secret documents in American history.

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White Girls Club: New Jersey High School Group Isn't Cute or Clever
The Root
May 15, 2013

New Jersey high school students' flaunting of racial privilege is no laughing matter... a group of white female students decided to not only form a White Girls Club but also tweet racist comments about black students ...

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Does the Venice Biennale need a Vatican pavilion?
guardian.co.uk
May 15, 2013

The Vatican is to show religious art this year at its Venice Biennale debut – a surprise entrant that may ruffle a few feathers.

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