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Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 7:12 PM

Transgender Teen Wins Right to Wear Makeup in DMV Photo

A South Carolina transgender teen has won the right to wear makeup in her driver's license photo as part of a settlement with the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. Chase Culpepper, 17, was born a male and identifies as female, filed a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina DMV in 2014 for sexually discriminating against after she was forced to remove her everyday makeup before taking a driver's license photo. According to the lawsuit, because Culpepper was born male, as indicated by her driver's license, the supervisor said it was up to her discretion whether Culpepper's makeup counted as a "disguise" and she was forced to remove it. The DMV is also changing its policy to include that regular, everyday makeup is acceptable on any person "regardless of gender," according to the settlement. Read »
Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Heavy Drinking Rates, Especially in Women, On the Rise in U.S.

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 4:43 PM

Dr. Oz to Critics: "It's Not a Medical Show"

Dr. Mehmet Oz told NBC news that his show is actually "not a medical show," but he will not longer use "inflammatory" words like "miracle," after he was criticized by 10 physicians for promoting unscientific cures. Fellow physicians urged the Columbia University to cut ties with the surgeon for peddling "quack treatments." Oz said his show's purpose is "not to talk about medicine" but to discuss "the good life." He denied accusations of conflicts of interest, saying he has never sold any supplement or product "off the show." Read »
Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 4:33 PM

Michael Brown Lawsuit: Wrongful-Death Cases From the Past

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 4:50 PM

Comcast May Drop Time Warner Deal on Friday

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 3:46 PM

Researchers Trying to "Clone" Mammoth With Genetic Recovery

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 12:26 PM

Yemen-Bound Iranian Ships Turn Back After Standoff

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 12:05 PM

Look of Scandal: Foundation Questions Dog Clinton

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 11:40 AM

Migrants in Peril: EU Urged to Act After "Epic" Tragedy

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 9:23 AM

California Bill May Reshape Vaccination Laws Across U.S.

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 8:33 AM

Russia Boosting Air Defenses Inside Ukraine: State Dept.

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 8:15 AM

Soon-to-Be AG: Who Is Loretta Lynch?

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 7:31 AM

France Foiled 5 Terror Attacks Since Charlie Hebdo: PM

Five would-be terror attacks have been foiled in France since the deadly attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and a kosher supermarket in Paris just three months ago, the French prime minister said Thursday. One of those foiled plots involved 24-year-old student Sid Ahmed Ghlam, who was arrested Sunday with an arsenal of weapons and allegedly planned to attack at least one French church, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said. He has also been implicated in the killing of a 32-year-old Frenchwoman and mother, Aurelie Chatelain. "Never has the threat been so high," Valls said on the France Inter radio station, noting that hundreds of French nationals were now in Syria where they risked being radicalized. Read »
Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 4:36 AM

5 Georgia Southern Students Die in Car Crash

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 7:31 AM

Mexican Teen Forcibly Sent to U.S. Returns Home