Trump administration on decriminalizing homosexuality: Do as we say, not as we do

The Trump administration is reportedly launching a campaign to decriminalize homosexuality around the world. According to NBC News, Iran is one of the primary targets of the effort, drawing attention to President Donald Trump’s history of conflating support for the LGBTQ community with Islamophobic messaging.

The catalyst for the decision appears to have been Iran’s hanging of a gay man in January. Iran has long been one of Trump’s biggest international foes, and t...

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‘We have to lead with the life’: How teen journalists covered 1,200 young gun deaths since Parkland

You can search by name on “Since Parkland,” a database of obituaries written by student journalists of all the young people killed by guns in the 365 days since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. With the exception of police shootings and suicides, the project is a full accounting of the 1,200 children, ages 0 to 18, whose lives have been ended by guns since Valentine’s Day, 2018.

It’s a beautiful and understated site, with the dead sorted into categories th...

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Aurora man who makes crosses for shooting victims puts five in hometown

  • Five people died and six were injured in Illinois shooting
  • Greg Zanis has crossed America placing shooting memorials

A man who has delivered more than 26,000 white crosses to sites around the US, largely to remember victims of gun violence, has now found himself doing the same in his hometown: Aurora, Illinois, where five people were killed and six injured in a workplace shooting on Friday.

Related: Aurora shooting: background check failures let gunman keep ...

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Aurora shooting: background check failures let gunman keep firearm

Second check found conviction involving stabbing of ex-girlfriend which led to loss of permit but gun was not handed to police

The man who shot and killed five people and wounded six at an Illinois business on Friday passed an initial background check that failed to detect a felony conviction that should have stopped him buying the gun.

Related: Aurora police name five victims killed in shooting by dismissed worker

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Everyone had an opinion about how to hang the curtains: on a woman’s right to use tools | Phoebe Paterson de Heer

I had to gain the confidence that always seemed to come naturally to my partner to release my inner handywoman

Last year my partner and I moved into a new house. The whole exercise was exhilarating – finally, a place we owned – but it also unearthed in me a desperation, a deep frustration. For a long time I’ve wanted to be someone who fixes things, builds things, someone who is capable in practical day-to-day tasks. I own tools, I have ideas and I tinker with my surroundings, but I’v...

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Cancún shooting: five people gunned down in Mexico’s tourist hotspot

Bar attacked near hotel zone amid rising drug-related violence in the Caribbean resort city

Five people have been shot dead and five more wounded in Cancún after gunmen burst into a bar in the Mexican resort city and opened fire.

Quintana Roo state prosecutors said the attack on Saturday took place in a club called La Kuka, on a main avenue in central Cancún about 6km (4 miles) away from the Caribbean resort city’s seaside tourist hotel zone, situated on the Yucatán Peninsula.<...

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