News from Around the Web for May 24, 2024

News From Around the Web

#10 Florida to Investigate Starbucks over DEI ‘Quota’ and Trainings - Eric Daughterty for Florida's Voice and Cryptid Politics on X
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced Wednesday that the state is filing a formal complaint against Starbucks for potentially violating anti-discrimination laws through any racial “quota” system, or through trainings on diversity, equity and inclusion topics.


 
#9 Risk of Suicide 12 Times Greater After ‘Gender-Affirming’ Surgery: Study - Patricia Tolson for The Epoch Times and Not The Bee on X
A recent study has found that the risk of suicide, self-harm, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for individuals who have undergone gender-transition surgeries is significantly higher than among those who have not had the surgery.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch, found that individuals who had undergone gender-transition surgery experienced these adverse effects at more than 12 times the rate of those who did not have a history of gender-transition surgery.


 
#8 Republican Party Must Never Abandon the Pro-Life Cause - Tony Perkins for LifeNews.com
While there are many things that deserve Americans’ attention, there is one topic that many political leaders are doing verbal gymnastics to avoid talking about. It’s a debate that has been, is, and will be a defining issue for our nation. The Dobbs decision has given America a second chance. An opportunity to repent. The times call for a new campaign for life, but instead, we see sign after sign of a retreat among our fellow Republicans on this defining issue. And now, there are rumors and reports of an organized campaign to weaken or remove altogether from the GOP Platform language that insists every boy or girl in the womb has a right to life. 
 
#7 Judge Blocks Illinois Law That Changed Ballot Access Rules After Primary - Bill Pan for The Epoch Times
An Illinois judge on Wednesday halted a newly enacted state election law that prevents candidates from gaining access to a major party ballot through an alternative “slating” option. Under the new law, signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on May 3—after the Illinois primary has passed, a party can no longer appoint candidates who didn’t run in the party’s primary to fill general election ballot spots.
 
#6 TikTok Reportedly Laid Off a 'Large Percentage' of Employees as the App's Fate in the U.S. Remains Unclear - Emily Rella for Entrepreneur and George Lamelza and CEO Watchlist on X
As the fate of TikTok in the U.S. remains uncertain, the company is undergoing mass restructuring, including a round of layoffs, set to affect employees globally. Affected employees were reportedly told of the impending layoffs in an internal memo Tuesday night sent by TikTok's head of operations Adam Presser, and Zenia Mucha, the company's chief brand and communications officer. The number of employees affected has not yet been revealed, though The Information reported that a "large percentage" could be let go.


 
#5 Fulton County BRE Lawsuit: Board of Elections Stonewalling Statutory Duties of Board Superintendents - Wendi Mahoney for UncoverDC

Fulton County Election Board member Julie Adams believes she is being actively prevented from fulfilling her statutory duties in Fulton County elections. Since her appointment to the BRE on Jan. 17, Adams claims she has "been prevented from performing here statutory duties as she has been denied, and continues to be denied, access to essential election materials and processes by which elections in Fulton County are conducted." 
 

#4 Trump Vows to 'Save' Deep-Blue New York City in Massive, Historic Bronx Rally - Brandon Gillespie, Paul Steinhauser, Michael Ruiz for Fox News and Nick Stortor and Savanah Hernandez on X

Former President Trump has broken political norms by visiting one of the most deep-blue areas in New York City, a town not necessarily known for its kindness to Republicans. Trump rallied a crowd of what his campaign estimated to be 25,000 supporters at Crotona Park in the Bronx on Thursday, far more than the initial 3,500 it said were expected to attend. Those numbers appeared to also include those lined up outside the event – who waited hours for a shot at getting inside even after the event began.



 

#3 Democrats Vilify NYC Parents, Demand they Abandon Request for Policy Review of Transvestites in Girls' Sports - Joseph Mackinnon for The Blaze

The largest community school board district in Manhattan approved a resolution in March recommending that the New York City Department of Education permit a public review of its policy allowing cross-dressing boys to participate in girls' sports. The resolution notes at the outset that in 2019, the NYC DOE released its "'Guidelines on Gender' which changed several school policies, most significantly replacing the category of biological sex with gender identity in all areas including Public School Athletic League (PSAL) sports teams and participation."
 

#2 California State Senate Passes 3 Reparations Bills after Apologizing for Slavery: 'Debt that's owed' - Yael Halon for Fox News

The California state Senate passed three reparations bills on Tuesday, advancing a broader legislative effort to provide restitution to descendants of slaves. The bills will now head to the California State Assembly for votes. Not all voters support compensating qualifying Black residents. A poll released in September found that a majority of voters in California are opposed to cash payments to the descendants of slaves.
 

#1 Obsessed with Our DNA: The Rise and Fall of 23andMe - Tracy Beanz and Michelle Edwards for The Highwire

In 2018, 23andMe signed a 5-year agreement to help pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) discover more precise drug targets and recruit clinical trial participants likely to respond to treatments. The deal included GSK taking a $300 million equity stake in 23andMe, which became the pharma giant’s exclusive partner in drug target discovery. The agreement with GSK was not just about sharing data but about leveraging 23andMe’s unique resources, including its early-stage research programs on a wide range of diseases. The agreement stipulated that 23andMe exclusively offers its genetic and medical conditions databases and analytical services to identify more precise targets for GSK’s experimental drugs. 
 

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