Friday News Bites: Obamacare Lives On, Confederate Flag Not So Much

Greetings, Unicorns. This week we have an update on the Freddie Gray case, SCOTUS decisions, and the Confederate Flag on its way out from public display. This and more, so let’s get started:

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Friday News Bites: Space! History! Internetting!

This week’s news stories are quite a bit about reconciling the past with the future. It’s a mixed bag of good and bad, as per usual, but there were a lot of interesting links to catch my eye. Let’s get started.

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Ghosts of D.C.: Violence Against Trans Women In The Nation’s Capital

Over the past few months, trans women in the Washington, D.C. area have been targeted for violence and hate crimes. Since July alone, there have been four reported shootings of trans women in the D.C. area, as well as multiple other reports of crime towards them. Back in mid-August, Kenneth Furr, an off-duty cop, drunkenly fired his gun into a car, leaving its passengers, three trans women and two young men, injured. The incident came fresh off the heels of the still unsolved death of Lashai McLean, a twenty-three year old woman who was walking home from The Wanda Alston House, a home for LGBTQ youth and project for Transgender Health Empowerment. Eleven days later, in a distance that now seems ominous, a still unidentified male fired a shot at Tonya Harell, barely missing her, one block from where McLean was shot. Read More Ghosts of D.C.: Violence Against Trans Women In The Nation’s Capital

Ask the (Student) Nurse!

What does gangrene smell like? Is it safe to drink with Wellbutrin? What is pica?*
Welcome to Persephone Magazine’s new medical advice column!

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