Dozens dead, scores injured as Islamic militants attack villages in northeast Nigeria

Islamic militants killed at least 20 soldiers and more than 40 civilians and injured hundreds in twin attacks in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state on Saturday, residents and a civilian task force fighter said. The attacks, in the Monguno and Nganzai local government areas, came just days after militants killed at least 69 people in a… Read More Dozens dead, scores injured as Islamic militants attack villages in northeast Nigeria

Kentucky to remove statue of Confederate leader Jefferson Davis from State Capitol building

Kentucky on Friday agreed to remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its State Capitol building, the latest action in a renewed drive to take down such monuments in the wake of nationwide protests for racial justice. In a bipartisan vote, a state historical commission agreed to remove the statue of Davis, president… Read More Kentucky to remove statue of Confederate leader Jefferson Davis from State Capitol building

U.S. health department issues rule that reverses Obamacare transgender protections

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule on Friday that would lift anti-discrimination protections under Obamacare for transgender people and women seeking abortions. The rule reverses some provisions of the 2011 Affordable Care Act passed during Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration, also known as Obamacare, that extended civil rights protections in… Read More U.S. health department issues rule that reverses Obamacare transgender protections