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Gavin Grimm’s Four-Year Battle to Go to the Bathroom

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Gavin Grimm’s Four-Year Battle to Go to the Bathroom
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Showcasing this week’s headline-making political, pop culture and societal news stories, interesting reads, and recommendations, delivered straight to your inbox.

The Lead
Gavin Grimm Is Transgender. His Legal Fight to Go to the Bathroom Is Endless

A federal court has denied Gloucester County School Board’s motion to dismiss Gavin Grimm’s lawsuit, but the case of this trans teen wanting to use the boys’ bathroom is not over.

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Pop Culture
What Harry said to Meghan at the altar, according to Bad Lip Reading (VIDEO).
Eavesdrop on the royal wedding (sort of).

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Screenwriter Paul Wernick calls the split-second appearance from a mystery A-lister “a pinch-me moment.”

On Monday morning, employees at Interview announced on Twitter that the magazine founded by Andy Warhol in 1969, has folded. According to reports, the publication is liquidating its assets through Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Here’s what we know.

The former president and first lady have formed Higher Ground productions 

When Christina Aguilera dropped her feminist-themed empowerment anthem “Fall in Line” with Demi Lovato last week, fans everywhere lost their minds. The song’s fiery lyrics about refusing to be told what to do spoke volumes to the two pop stars’ audiences, and was only amplified by the duo’s headline-making performance at the Billboard Music Awards.

“I would often try to joke with and compliment women… Clearly I was not always coming across the way I intended,” actor admits

One day perhaps far, far in the future, a woman will be in the real White House, but until then there’s Netflix, which has given Tig Notaro the freedom to make an entire fantasy movie about that future day, with Jennifer Aniston starring as President of the United States.

Before Deadpool 2 hits theaters on May 18, star Ryan Reynolds released a jaw-dropping music video to Dion’s original new song “Ashes.” It immediately went viral, racking up more than 2 million views in one day

When Ariana Grande and Mac Miller broke up recently, the pop star shared the news on her Instagram story. “I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form,” Grande wrote, adding about Miller that “I can’t wait to know you and support you forever and I’m so proud of you!!”

The first trailer for the hard-R-rated puppet film The Happytime Murders says that the film is “no Sesame, all Street,” and the people responsible for Sesame Street are not happy about it. In fact, they’re suing.

News & Politics
Santa Fe School Shooting Victims: Here Are Their Stories
Most of the victims were students. One was looking forward to his 17th birthday party. Another, an exchange student from Pakistan, was preparing to go home.

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The criminal case against Harvey Weinstein began in NYC as the once powerful producer did a perp walk in a Manhattan police precinct today

Stacey Abrams easily defeated Stacey Evans in a Georgia Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday that attracted national attention, according to a projection by the Associated Press.

Teams can set their own policies for punishing players.

In an interview with Fox News, Donald Trump went beyond simply expressing his disdain for football players who use the opening ceremonies of a game to make a nonviolent protest against the very violent treatment of African Americans at the hands of law…

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he regrets choosing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) to be his running mate during the 2008 presidential campaign.

The education secretary said it’s a local decision, but she didn’t argue against it.

White House staffers who sometimes compose President Trump’s tweets intentionally include grammatical errors to mirror the president’s style,

President Donald Trump said, “We may have to close up our country to get this straight” at an event in Cleveland

American Action Network, a nonprofit that pushed Obamacare repeal and tax reform last year, raised record sums from July 2016 to June 2017.

Some of the police reports released this week that show officers’ responses to the mass shooting in Las Vegas reveal more than a Joe Friday, by-the-numbers account of what happened. Some reveal fears, questioning God and their life choice and praying for quick death if they got shot

C&F Recommends
Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John
Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John, an album by Juliana Hatfield on Spotify

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The Terror didn’t end tonight. It died.

With Bluetooth 4.1, the headphones ensure high-fidelity stereo sound and music. Invisible nano-coating technology protect earbuds against sweat during running, jogging ,biking and workouts.

The Happytime Murders Muppets met The Heat.

Whip those cords into ship-shape with iGotTech’s #1 Soft-Grip Cable Clips. These trusty cable organizers bring even the most unruly of twisted cables under your cable management in a jiffy. Slather our multipurpose cable clip organizational love upon devices.

Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder play a pair of misanthropes who end up stuck at the misanthrope table at a destination wedding, then presumably go on to bond and form an unlikely romance.

Horrible
Former Playboy Model Jumps to Her Death With Her 7-Year-Old Son
In a most tragic incident coincidentally occurring during Mental Health Awareness Month, a former African-American Playboy model has jumped to her death, taking her 7-year-old son with her.

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Police confirm they’re investigating the disgraced celebrity chef.

One of the 10 people killed in the Texas school shooting was a girl who had rejected the suspect’s advances for months, and stood up to him a week ago in class, the victim’s mother said.

At Least 26 People Have Died From Ebola In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo.

The local police chief told BuzzFeed News on Wednesday that the driver was facing a charge of disorderly conduct.

“Your organization is not the Boy Scouts anymore,” the employee reportedly said.

What the What?
Walking Definition Of An Entitled Millennial Swears He’s Not An Entitled Millennial
Michael Rotondo was court-ordered to move out of his parents’ home.

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Another awkward father-daughter moment.

He’s eaten at least one Big Mac almost every day since May 17, 1972.

The More You Know…
No amount of bacon or alcohol is safe, World Cancer Research Fun
Want to reduce your risk of cancer by 40 percent? Stop eating bacon (and all processed meat) and drinking alcohol, according to a new set of health guidelines. 

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Sling TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu and PlayStation Vue are all vying for your cord-cutting dollar. Here’s how the top 100 channels stack up.

‘It was so fantastic,’ Paltrow recalled of the confrontation.

A gay man and victim of sexual abuse by a Chilean priest has said that Pope Francis told him that his sexuality “does not matter” and that “God loves you like this.”

Aww Cute LOL
UPS Drivers Capture The Most Interesting Photos On Their Routes, And We Can’t Get Enough
Long gone are the days when dogs were every postman’s worst nightmare. If ‘UPS dogs’ is anything to go by, it seems we have gone full circle and they are now best of friends! And it’s not just dogs your friendly delivery guy encounters on his route.

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Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you next Sunday! 

Michael Prieve, Managing Editor

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