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Sunday October 21st, 2018 night edition

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The American bronze medalist who lost a world-championship cycling race to a transgender woman from Canada has criticized the results as unfair.

"First transgender woman world champion...ever," Rachel McKinnon, an assistant professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, bragged Sunday in a tweet that set off a massive debate.

McKinnon gave a talk at the College of Charleston earlier this year asking: “Is it fair for transwomen athletes to compete in women’s categories?”.

“It’s definitely NOT fair,” Jennifer Wagner, the third-place finisher from Houston, said in response to a tweet from British conservative Katie Hopkins.

Hopkins tweeted an image of the three cyclists on the podium with this caption: “For clarity – this was the WOMENS world championships.

Carolien van Herrikhuyzen, the silver medalist representing the Netherlands and a friend of McKinnon, disagreed.

“I bet a lot of white people were pissed off when we desegregated sports racially and allowed black people. »

Teen Climate Activist to Crowd of Thousands: 'We Can't Save the World by Playing by the Rules Because the Rules Have to Change'

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There are no rules to keep that oil in the ground, so we can't save the world by playing by the rules because the rules have to change.

"A lot of people say that Sweden or Finland are just small countries and that it doesn't matter what we do," Thunberg added.

We need to change the system, as if we were in crisis, as if there were a war going on.". »

The Latest Way to Conquer Social Anxiety Uses a New Mindset

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The idea that you’ll be with people you don’t know that well only causes your to heighten.

But with these strangers who you want to impress, the chances are far worse that a social faux pas will have negative consequences.

Finding fulfillment even in the most challenging social situations may mean overcoming one of the biggest obstacles- your thoughts. »