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Covid-19 lockdowns fuel anti-LGBT violence in French families

Tray Ling

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Covid-19 lockdowns led to an increase in anti-LGBT violence within families in France in 2020, according to associations supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. These groups say they have been under increased pressure to find emergency lodgings for young people thrown out on the street because of their sexual orientation.

“There have never been so many domestic violence situations to deal with,” said Matthieu Gatipon-Bachette, spokesman for the Inter-LGBT association, speaking with FRANCE 24 ahead of the the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on May 17.

“For some young people, their coming-out

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Dear Abby: Family member wants flow of unwanted junk to stop

Tray Ling

DEAR ABBY: Like many people in this country, my family has an aversion to throwing things out that might still be useful. Rather than load up the van and head to Goodwill, they give the stuff to me — partially used bottles of shampoo, a half-used pack of wipes, hair conditioner that smells too awful for them to use but they’re sure I’ll like, unwanted change purses and jewelry I would never wear, even puzzles with missing or dog-chewed pieces. They have also tried to offload old sewing machines, DVDs they won’t watch and craft supplies for projects I don’t

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki tells Biden not to take questions

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WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden was fielding his fourth question from a reporter after delivering remarks on the pandemic last week when he apologized to the press corps.

“Look, I’m sorry. This is the last question I’ll take,” Biden said. “I’m really going to be in trouble.”

In trouble? Really?

In fact, yes, White House press secretary Jen Psaki divulged in a podcast interview this week.

Psaki told CNN’s David Axelrod that the communications shop frowns on Biden’s willingness to engage with reporters who shout questions during Biden’s public appearances.

“That is not something we recommend,” Psaki said. “In fact,

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Color test for kids’ swimsuits show best colors are neon

Tray Ling

As summer temperatures creep higher across the country, families will be heading to the water to cool off.

North Carolina mom Casey Ferri has made sure her son, Jack, is equipped with neon suits this summer.Courtesy Casey Ferri

Parents might choose swimwear based on style or comfort, but one new study suggests color is the most important factor. In fact, it could make all the difference in preventing drowning.

In a recent test study, ALIVE Solutions Inc., a company that specializes in aquatic safety, put swimsuit colors to the test to see their visibility in both pools and

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How the Children Who Lost a Parent on 9/11 Grieved, and Grew Up

Tray Ling

Max Giaccone remembers the night before 9/11 vividly. His father Joe was with him at home, quoting from Pink Panther movies.

“A lot of my memories are jumbled of my dad. Prior to that night, unfortunately I remember not a whole lot,” Giaccone told The Daily Beast.

“I’m not sure if my mind is blocking it out. I remember good things. I remember my dad being there for every baseball game I had after school. I remember my dad tapping along to music as we drove to and from my baseball games. I remember him having a glass of

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