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Majority report being denied careAlthough many insurance companies and some politicians describe gender-affirming surgery as cosmetic, major medical organizations say it is medically necessary. For example, TRICARE, the military’s self-funded health insurance for service members, “generally doesn’t cover surgery for gender dysphoria,” according to its website. “I just remember thinking this is crazy — that Starbucks has better trans health care than military family members,” they said. Lindsey Dawson, an associate director at KFF (formerly the Kaiser Family Foundation), a nonprofit organization focused on health policy, described state laws as a “patchwork.”Twenty-four states and Washington, D.C., prohibit transgender exclusions in health insurance coverage, according to the Movement Advancement Project, a nonprofit think tank. She cited Washington, which passed legislation in May that requires all insurers in the state to cover gender-affirming care, including operations.
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UNITED NATIONS — Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that China would not build new coal-fired power projects abroad, using his address at the United Nations General Assembly to add to pledges to deal with climate change. And I’m absolutely delighted to hear that President Xi has made this important decision," Kerry said in a statement. "It is clear the writing is on the wall for coal power. I welcome President Xi’s commitment to stop building new coal projects abroad — a key topic of my discussions during my visit to China," he said on Twitter. Xi spoke after U.S. President Joe Biden gave his first United Nations address.
Persons: Xi Jinping, Xi, António Guterres, John Kerry, Kerry, We’ve, Alok Sharma, Xi’s, Joe Biden, Biden, China's ascendance, Qilai Shen, Donald Trump, Justin Guay, Guterres Organizations: UNITED, United Nations General Assembly, NBC, United, Twitter, U.S, United Nations, Bloomberg, Getty, Sunrise, Congress Locations: China, Paris, South Korea, Japan, Glasgow, Scotland, Tongling, United States, Beijing
LOS ANGELES — Willie Garson, an actor best known for playing Stanford Blatch on "Sex and the City" and Mozzie on "White Collar," has died. In HBO's wildly popular "Sex and the City" series, Garson portrayed talent agent Stanford, the witty and stylish best male friend of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker). Garson reprised the role in the franchise's films, "Sex and the City" and "Sex and the City 2," and had recently been filming HBO Max's upcoming revival series, "And Just Like That." "The 'Sex and the City' family has lost one of its own. Beyond "Sex and the City," Garson co-starred as cunning conman Mozzie on USA Network's "White Collar" from 2009 to 2014.
Persons: Willie Garson, Stanford Blatch, Garson's, Garson, Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael Patrick King, Mario Cantone, I'm, I’m, HBO Max, Ralph, Gerald Hirsch, Henry Coffield, William Garson Paszamant, Ally McBeal, Peter, Bobby Farrelly, Mary, John Malkovich, Duke, Nathen, You'll Organizations: Stanford, HBO, Twitter, Wesleyan University, Fine Arts from Yale School of Drama, Disney Channel Locations: Garson's, Manhattan, Highland Park, N.J, Cleveland
Demonstrators play drums outside the Ministry Labour building, during a protest in demand of an increase in the minimum wage, welfare plans and jobs, during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Buenos Aires, Argentina October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin MarcarianBUENOS AIRES, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Argentina on Tuesday raised the country's minimum wage to 31,104 Argentine pesos ($316.51) a month starting in September, as persistent inflation eats away at purchasing power. In October, the minimum monthly wage will rise to 31,938 Argentine pesos, and then to 32,616 Argentine pesos in February 2022, the government said. Overall in 2021, the minimum wage will have risen 55.3%, Economy Minister Martin Guzman said on Twitter. The increase in the minimum wage is in line with inflation.
Persons: Agustin Marcarian, Martin Guzman, Alberto Fernandez, Walter Bianchi, Leslie Adler Organizations: Ministry Labour, REUTERS, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Agustin Marcarian BUENOS AIRES
From 2001 through April, about 66,000 Afghan military and police members were killed in Afghanistan, alongside 2,448 U.S. service members. The abrupt U.S. exit from Afghanistan likely forced the Afghan military to fight under unfamiliar conditions, ultimately leading to collapse — and the humanitarian catastrophe we are now witnessing. Our military allies in both countries simply do not know how to fight effectively on more conventional battlefields without U.S. support. If we are willing to maintain huge troop numbers to support our allies in Europe and East Asia, then why not even a small footprint in the Middle East? Indeed, if we are willing to maintain huge troop numbers to support our allies in Europe and East Asia, then why not even a small footprint in the Middle East?
Persons: Joe Biden, ” Biden, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Trump, quagmire, , “ Biden, Biden, Bashar al, Assad, Organizations: United Nations General Assembly, Afghan, U.S ., Islamic State, ISIS, Iraqi, Kurdistan Regional Government, Global Coalition, United, Syrian Democratic Forces, Coalition, NATO, East Locations: Afghanistan, , United States, U.S, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Russia, China, Iraq, United, Iraqi, Syria, Kobani, Turkish, Kabul, Europe, East Asia, North Korea, East
PHOENIX — Latinos are perpetually absent in major newsrooms, Hollywood films and other media industries where their portrayals — or lack thereof — could deeply impact how their fellow Americans view them, according to a government report released Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, has made the inclusion of Latinos in media a principal issue, imploring Hollywood studio directors, journalism leaders and book publishers to include their perspectives. Castro says the lack of accurate representation, especially in Hollywood, means at the very best that Americans don’t get a full understanding of Latinos and their contributions. That could engender violence against Latinos, like the killing of 23 people in El Paso in 2019 by a gunman who was targeting Hispanics. “American media, including print journalism, has relied on stereotypes of Latinos.
Persons: Joaquin Castro, Castro, don’t, ” Castro, , Ana, Christina Ramón, Ramón, , ” Ramón, Cristina Mislán, ” Mislán Organizations: PHOENIX, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, U.S, Government, Office, U.S . Rep, Hollywood, Associated Press, GAO, UCLA College of Letters, Science, University of Missouri, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Texas, Hollywood, El Paso, America, Spanish, Columbia
He’s on a hunger strike demanding the United Nations grant him a meeting, so he can address the issue of human rights in Cuba. Rocha is a native Spaniard, but he has family in Cuba and feels inextricably linked to what has taken place there. The human rights group Cubalex recorded approximately 800 detentions as demonstrators were arrested for speaking out. The U.S. and European and Latin American countries have denounced the lack of human rights and democracy on the island. “It doesn’t have to be with [United Nations Secretary-General] António Guterres; it doesn’t have to be with [United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights] Michelle Bachelet.
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But while the homeless are eager to grab up backpacks, some are less enthusiastic about getting a vaccine. With so few homeless people fully vaccinated, Newman fears the worst. As of the end of February, the New York City Department of Homeless Services documented 113 deaths of homeless people from Covid, 101 of whom died in shelters. To incentivize them, the group offers $25 McDonald’s gift cards, and volunteers share their own stories about getting the vaccine. The city is also working on getting more homeless vaccinated.
Persons: Sara D, , Jeffrey Newman, Jayson Conner, Newman, Conner, ” Newman, Adam Shrier Organizations: Roosevelt, ., , Department of Social Services, Corps, New, New York City Department of Homeless Services, NYC, Trace Corp, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: New York, New York City, York City, Covid
Mark Zuckerberg said he would avoid fact-checking political posts if Trump didn't impose heavy regulations, a new book says. Peter Thiel told an associate that Zuckerberg cut the deal during a meeting at the White House in 2019, the book claims. Zuckerberg denied that such a deal had been made, according to the book, saying the notion was "pretty ridiculous." During the meeting, Zuckerberg pledged to Kushner that he wouldn't fact-check political posts on Facebook as long as the Trump administration steered clear of regulating the platform, Thiel told a confidant, according to the excerpt. Last year, Facebook also confirmed to The Washington Post that though the fact-checking policy was officially announced in September 2019, Facebook formally put it in place in September 2018, prior to the conversation that Zuckerberg had with Thiel, Kushner, and Trump.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Trump, Peter Thiel, Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, Max Chafkin, Kushner, Thiel, Chafkin, Twitter, Nick Clegg Organizations: White House, Facebook, Service, Zuckerberg, Trump, White, Silicon, The Intelligencer, PayPal, Capitol, Global Affairs, Communications, The Washington Post
Road to COP: Denmark’s green giant
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( George Hay | )   time to read: 1 min
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Legal experts see a lack of evidence — and other problems — with a Trump-era special prosecutor's latest case. But while the indictment marked the first overt sign of activity in months from Durham, several legal experts weren't impressed. In interviews, legal experts described Durham's case against Sussmann as unusually — even remarkably — thin. Prosecutors in Durham's office allege that Sussmann was, in fact, representing a technology-industry executive and the Clinton campaign. "Man, the Michael Sussmann indictment seems thin.
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SpaceX successfully completed its first all-civilian mission, Inspiration4, last week. The Inspiration4 crew, made up of four non-astronauts, took off on Wednesday aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft. Responding to one user, Musk said the next flight would have "upgraded toilets," adding, "we had some challenges with it this flight." An illustration of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship with a glass dome or "cupola" at its nose — containing the toilet. The crew for the Inspiration4 mission took cold pizza on their three-day flight.
Persons: Elon Musk, Musk, SpaceX's, he'd, Jared Isaacman, Isaacman, SpaceX Musk, Tom Cruise Organizations: SpaceX, Twitter, Service, Privacy Locations: Florida
The Metropolitan Police said on Twitter they have charged a third Russian national in a 2918 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, England. The case dates back to March 2018, when former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, where targeted in a nerve agent attack. The Met Police said Denis Sergeev has been charged with murder and attempted murder, among other charges. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy PolicyA third Russian national has been charged in the 2018 nerve agent attack of a former Russian agent in Salisbury, England, British police said on Tuesday. The case dates back to March 2018, when former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were targeted with exposure to the nerve agent novichok.
Persons: Sergei Skripal, Yulia, Denis Sergeev, Sergey Fedotov, Dawn Sturgess, Charlie Rowley, Nick Bailey, Alexander Petrov, Ruslan Boshirov, Theresa May Organizations: Metropolitan Police, Twitter, The Met Police, Service, Wiltshire Locations: Russian, Salisbury , England, Salisbury, England, British
But it has become ensnared in partisan politics, with Republicans refusing to allow a debt ceiling increase at a time when Democrats control Congress and the White House. Mr. Biden will argue that a lot has, and insist he is not spinning toward a Cold War with China. The allies recognize, of course, the differences between Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump. But in conversations over the past two weeks, they say they have new concerns about the United States. Al Sharpton, who said he was nervous that Mr. Biden would not follow up his lofty statements and speeches with action.
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Amazon is lobbying the US government to legalize cannabis, the company announced Tuesday. The company ended pre-employment drug testing earlier this year and said it supports national legalization. Amazon's warehouse employees have a high turnover rate, and national legalization could help with hiring. Amazon first announced support for federal cannabis legalization back in June. Notably, Amazon said on Tuesday that part of the reason it's pushing for legalization is to make hiring a bit easier.
Persons: Dave Clark, we've, Clark, Amazon, We've, Beth Galetti, Ben Gilbert Organizations: Amazon, Service, United, Marijuana, Reinvestment, Cannabis Administration, Opportunity, New York Times, Twitter Locations: United States
'Dancing with the Stars' Season 30 premieres
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( Marianne Garvey | )   time to read: 1 min
(CNN) "Dancing with the Stars" 30th season premiered on Monday night, with a same-sex dancing team and one contestant who upset some viewers just by being there. Contestant Olivia Jade Giannulli (Olivia Jade) is under scrutiny because her parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, served time in prison for the college admissions scandal that exploded in March of 2019. But the last few years I've been, I guess you could say, wrapped up in a scandal." She is paired with pro dancer Val Chmerkovskiy and the two danced a salsa for Jade's first dance. One viewer wrote on Twitter, "SEND OLIVIA JADE HOME.
Persons: Olivia Jade Giannulli, Olivia Jade, Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli, Jade, I'm, I've, Val Chmerkovskiy, OLIVIA JADE HOME Organizations: CNN, Twitter
S&P 500 - % Dow - % Nasdaq - %Stocks begin to stabilize after a rout set off by China’s property market woes. The global growth outlook for 2021 was revised down slightly to 5.7 percent, from 5.8 percent. Erin Woo Despite having signed an N.D.A., Gangakhedkar printed out some documents and took them home when she left Theranos. Erin Woo Cheung said they were constantly having to recalibrate the machines, which made results take 2-3 days rather than the couple hours promised. Erin Woo Cheung just said she “became concerned about a month in” with the vitamin D samples, in November of 2013.
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The Senate is holding a hearing on improving Supplemental Security Income for the first time in 23 years. SSI's maximum benefits, provided to the elderly and disabled, currently fall below the poverty line. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants to boost those benefits in Democrats' social spending bill. The maximum federal SSI benefit of $794 per month is $279 below the federal poverty level and some Democrats want to lift it higher. Disability advocates lauded the senate hearing.
Persons: Sen, Sherrod Brown, Ohio Sen, Brown, Rebecca Vallas, Mia Ives Organizations: Service, Senate, Ohio, Social Security, Pensions, Human Services, Urban Institute . Disability, Center for American Progress, Twitter, Rublee, Disability, Initiative, Social Security Administration Locations: America
S&P 500 - % Dow - % Nasdaq - %Stocks rebound from S&P 500’s worst day since May. Erin Woo Cheung said they were constantly having to recalibrate the machines, which made results take 2-3 days rather than the couple hours promised. Erin Woo Cheung just said she “became concerned about a month in” with the vitamin D samples, in November of 2013. Erin Woo In the courthouse now for another day of the Elizabeth Holmes trial. Image Universal Music is the world’s largest music company, boasting a roster that including Taylor Swift, Drake and Billie Eilish.
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Erin Griffith We see an email where Holmes asked Gangakhedkar for some testing data ahead of a meeting with the DoD. The trial will resume on Tuesday — Erin Griffith will be at the courthouse to bring you live updates. Erin Woo Despite having signed an N.D.A., Gangakhedkar printed out some documents and took them home when she left Theranos. Erin Woo Cheung just said she “became concerned about a month in” with the vitamin D samples, in November of 2013. Image Universal Music is the world’s largest music company, boasting a roster that including Taylor Swift, Drake and Billie Eilish.
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Each of the 435 US House offices essentially operates as its own fiefdom for setting vaccination rules. Some Democratic staffers told Insider they have been wary of sharing spaces in the cafeterias, bathrooms, and staircases. Josh Hawley of Missouri, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, and John Barrasso of Wyoming told Insider they would not be forcing their employees to get the shot. "They know working for me that I'm not going to mandate it," Johnson, who previously had COVID-19 and has said he's unvaccinated, told Insider. "Most of us think the mandates are garbage," Jackson told Insider of Republicans' position on Biden's COVID vaccination mandates.
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Every day last week key ports in Southern California hit a new record backlog of cargo ships. An aerial view shows how the coast has turned into a parking lot for container ships. Prior to the pandemic, the ports typically had zero to one ships waiting to dock and unload. On Monday, 97 hulking cargo ships were at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. About 20 containers wait to be unloaded in Southern California.
Persons: Sam Kirschner, Kip Louttit, Louttit, Brittany Chang, Allen J Organizations: Service, Los, Marine Exchange, Southern, Los Angeles Times, Getty, Twitter Locations: Southern California, Los Angeles, Long Beach, California
Trump pushed false vote-rigging claims for weeks after his campaign had internally discredited them. A November 13 memo on the claims was revealed as part of a lawsuit from a former Dominion employee. The campaign couldn't substantiate claims that the company was part of a global election-rigging conspiracy. Coomer's suit, filed in Colorado, names as defendants individuals affiliated with the Trump campaign, including Powell, conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, Colorado-based activist and online personality Joseph Otlman, the website Gateway pundit, and One America News. While Powell's claims and theories eventually became too much for Trump's own legal team, the Trump campaign didn't formally cut official ties with her until 10 days after Parkinson's staff's memo on November 23, 2020.
Persons: Trump, Donald Trump, Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, Joe Biden, George Soros, Hugo Chavez, Biden, Zach Parkinson, Powell, Soros, Powell's, Eric Coomer, Coomer's, Michelle Malkin, Joseph Otlman, Coomer, didn't, Parkinson's, Jenna Ellis, Wood, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Lindell Organizations: Dominion, Service, Voting, The New York Times, Trump, The Times, America, Trump Legal, Twitter Locations: Venezuela, China, Cuba, Smartmatic, Colorado, Michelle Malkin , Colorado
Kelly Evans: The energy profiteers
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( Kelly Evans | )   time to read: +3 min
If energy prices (particularly natural gas) stay where they are today, expect this to rear its head again. Now, investors may chortle given the recent performance of clean energy stocks. (That's exactly why OPEC exists--not just to keep the oil price high enough to make a profit, but also to keep it low enough to keep the world addicted to it.) Betting on the clean energy transition can also imply not just the companies but also the commodities, like copper, aluminum, and nickel, which will be critical in producing it. Andurand thinks oil demand more broadly will peak "around 2027."
Persons: here's, Gary Gensler, Pierre Andurand, Andurand, Keybanc, Hannon Armstrong, Kelly Twitter Organizations: CFTC, SEC, Europe's Energy, Bloomberg, Gresham, Man, Oracle, Forbes, OPEC Locations: Systematica
CNN this week published a two-page memo he wrote for Trump's legal team. A longer version, obtained by Insider, claims Mike Pence could have handed the election to Trump. "We knew this theory was out there, but it's alarming to see that it was written up and presented to Trump's legal team and presumably taken seriously by them," he said. Even if there were dual slates of electors — there were not — "it's a fringe view to say that the vice president gets to decide which is valid." He has never argued the vice president alone can determine the legitimacy of a state's electors.
Persons: John Eastman, Mike Pence, Donald Trump's, Bob Woodward, Robert Costa, Eastman, Pence, Trump, Joe Biden, Kermit Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Laurence Tribe, Obama Organizations: The Claremont Institute, CNN, Trump, Service, Electoral College, Senate, Republican, , University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law, Harvard, Twitter Locations: Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona
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