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Monday, October 21, 2019

Transgender Cyclist Rachel McKinnon continues to smash women's cycling records, the latest being a "world record" in the women's 200m sprint.

But not everyone was thrilled by the big win. Jennifer Wagner-Assali, a competitor who lost to McKinnon in the past " but did not race last weekend " called McKinnon's win "unfair," the Times reported.

"It was an unfair race, and I accepted that when I pinned on the number, and I tried to do my best to overcome the unfairness," Wagner-Assali said of McKinnon's dominance over natural-born female racers. "I do feel that hard-fought freedoms for women's sport are being eroded. If we continue to let this happen, there will be men's sports and co-ed sports, but there won't be any women's sports," Wagner-Assali added.


It's a new three-way race in Iowa.

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who was initially seen as a long-shot presidential contender, has surged within striking distance of former vice president Joe Biden and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, a Suffolk University/USA TODAY Poll finds.

Biden, long viewed as the Democratic frontrunner, is faltering in the wake of a debate performance last week that those surveyed saw as disappointing.

The poll, taken Wednesday through Friday, put Biden at 18%, Warren at 17% and Buttigieg at 13% among 500 likely Democratic caucusgoers.


Sunday, October 20, 2019

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says that under current plans all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence. read more


Sunday dinner was always a big deal in my house growing up. Also in my grandparents' homes. What is everyone having for their special Sunday dinner?


Saturday, October 19, 2019

(Bloomberg) -- Roberto the coyote can see a stretch of border fence from his ranch in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, about a mile south of El Paso. Smuggling drugs and people to "el otro lado," the other side, has been his life's work.

There's always a way, he says, no matter how hard U.S. President Donald Trump tries to stop the flow. But this year's crackdown has made it a tougher proposition. A deadlier one, too"especially for women and children, who are increasingly dying in the attempt.

Here's a gap in the fence that migrants can dash through"onto land owned by American ranchers in his pay. There's a spot U.S. patrols often pass, so he's hiring more people to keep watch and cover any footprints with leaf-blowers.


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