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U.S. military must accept transgender recruits by Jan. 1, judge rules

By Andrew Chung and Idrees Ali (Reuters) – Transgender recruits will be able to join the U.S. military as of Jan. 1 after a federal judge on Monday denied a request by President Donald Trump’s administration to enforce his ban on transgender troops while the government appeals an order blocking it. In a ruling, with …

Review: In ‘The Children,’ the Waters Rise and a Reckoning Comes Due

But that only dawns on us slowly. First we meet Rose, standing in the kitchen of a ramshackle seaside cottage and ignoring a prodigious nosebleed. She has arrived uninvited to visit Hazel and her husband, Robin, the other two physicists, now retired. They have lived here, a few miles outside the disaster’s “exclusion zone,” since …

Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids are pried from homes

Across the U.S., soaring use of heroin and other opioids has sent tens of thousands of kids flooding into the foster-care system — creating a generation of children abandoned by addicted parents, orphaned by fatal overdoses and torn from families by authorities fearful of leaving them in drug-addled chaos. MARION, Ind. — She was first …