The problem with sex testing in sports

The problem with sex testing in sports

Caster Semenya’s court case is the latest chapter in a long and confusing debate. The recent controversy surrounding South African runner Caster Semenya has raised a question in the world of sports: What kinds of naturally occurring advantages should be regulated and why? For swimmer Michael Phelps, the advantages of having a wide wingspan, long torso, and producing low amounts of lactic acid are celebrated. But for Semenya, whose body produces a naturally high level…

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The Alabama woman indicted after a miscarriage will not be prosecuted

The Alabama woman indicted after a miscarriage will not be prosecuted

A jury initially indicted Marshae Jones on manslaughter charges after a shooting caused her to miscarry, sparking a national outcry. One week after her story drew national attention, Marshae Jones, the Alabama woman who faced criminal charges after a shooting caused her to miscarry, will not be prosecuted, the Alabama district attorney announced Wednesday. “After viewing the facts of this case and the applicable state law I have determined that it is not in the…

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Raonic, Auger-Aliassime reach 3rd round with impressive wins

Raonic, Auger-Aliassime reach 3rd round with impressive wins

Canadians Milos Raonic and Felix Auger-Aliassime both are off to the third round at Wimbledon. Raonic, the No. 15 seed from Thornhill, Ont., beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands 7-6 (1), 7-5, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday. Auger-Aliassime, the No. 19 seed from Montreal, beat French qualifier Corentin Moutet 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the ensuing match. Powered by WPeMatico

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Pixar has removed a Hollywood “casting couch” joke from Toy Story 2

Pixar has removed a Hollywood “casting couch” joke from Toy Story 2

The 20-year-old movie’s quick post-credits gag takes on a harsher light in the #MeToo era. It’s easy to forget that Pixar used to have its own Marvel-esque tradition of including additional scenes during the credits of its films. But from 1998’s A Bug’s Life until 2004’s The Incredibles, the pioneering animation studio indulged in fake blooper reels, dotting its credit sequences with engineered “outtakes” from the movie that had just concluded. Only a handful of…

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