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Stand-up sued over women-only comedy night

Stand-up sued over women-only comedy night

Regardless of the merits of the case, the complaint's language will draw some eyes for its use of George Orwell quotes ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others") and its false equivalency of a comedy show with significant suffering under past civil rights violations, most mentioned were based on race.


Scale of attacks on children in conflicts is shocking

Scale of attacks on children in conflicts is shocking

Children are raped, forced into marriage, abducted and enslaved, and UNICEF says the physical and mental impact of this brutality upon children is unbearable and deeply traumatic. Rohingya children in Myanmar were subject to systematic violence and driven from their homes. Some 27 million children in conflict zones have been forced out of school.


Paxton Lynch will start the season finale

Paxton Lynch will start the season finale

When I say struggled, I mean it's been REALLY bad. With it being a QB issue going into the offseason, we want to see him play to see what this player is. The Broncos have had to choose between Trevor Siemian , Brock Osweiler , and Paxton Lynch this year. He'd go on to complete just nine passes off of 14 attempts for 41 yards and an interception and was injured during that game.


Calcium, vitamin D supplements may not protect older adults against hip fractures

Calcium, vitamin D supplements may not protect older adults against hip fractures

According to the study, there was no significant association of calcium or vitamin D with a lower risk of fractures among the participants. Results: Supplements were not associated with less risk for new fractures, regardless of the dose, the sex of the patient, their fracture history, calcium intake in their diet or baseline vitamin D blood concentrations.


'Gaming disorder' to be recognized as mental health condition

'Gaming disorder' to be recognized as mental health condition

The ICD disorders are scheduled to publish in 2018. "The pattern of gaming behavior may be continuous or episodic and recurrent", the description of the disorder continued. Marriage and family therapist Paula-Jo Husack told CBS San Francisco that gaming disorder is not only serious, but an "epidemic". It does not recommend a specific treatment either.


Gas prices in western MA continue to drop

Gas prices in western MA continue to drop

Driven by rising oil prices and a pipeline explosion in North Africa, gas prices ticked up a bit this week. Auto club AAA announced the new lower prices in a press release Tuesday. Restoring service to a pipeline in the North Sea is also an ongoing struggle. $2.21 per gallon in 2016; $1.84 per gallon in 2015; $2.19 per gallon in 2014; $3.14 per gallon in 2013; and $3.05 per gallon in 2012.