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Demonstrators hold signs in support of trans equality outside the White House on Monday. The Trump administration is reportedly considering defining "sex" in a way that would restrict civil rights protections to transgender Americans. Tasos Katopodis/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Trans People Say They #WontBeErased, As Trump Administration Mulls Defining 'Sex'

The "proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with," The New York Times reported. Reaction was swift.

Beachgoers enjoy the shore in Mazatlan, Sinaloa state, Mexico on Sunday. Hurricane Willa, now a Category 5, is expected to land in the region late Tuesday or Wednesday. Daniel Slim/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Extremely Threatening' Hurricane Willa, Now Category 5, Heads For Mexico's Coast

The storm, with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, has developed into a Category 5, and is expected to make landfall on the southwestern coast of Mexico sometime on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Miranda Lambert performs in Dover, Delaware in 2015. Photo Illustration: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Big Barrel and Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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Miranda Lambert Is The 21st Century's Advocate Of Imperfection

Taking on all manner of "shouldn'ts" is a specialty of Lambert's, whose body of work knowingly disobeys the rules of feminine decorum. Who else has been more strong-willed and sisterly at once?

After a debate, two political opponents in Vermont collaborated on a musical duet which elegantly highlighted a polarized political landscape. UpperCut Images/Getty Images/Uppercut hide caption

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Sparring Candidates Duet In Music While They Duel For Votes

In the midst of campaigning against each other for a seat in Vermont's House of Representatives, Democrat Lucy Rogers and Republican Zac Mayo ended a recent debate with a striking collaboration.

Despite a new Congressional mandate to set minimum seat widths and legroom standards, the FAA is unlikely to expand airline seat size anytime soon. Johan Marengrd / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Cramped Legroom On Flights Unlikely To Change, Despite Congressional Mandate

Congress ordered the FAA to establish minimum seat widths and pitch. The problem is, the law doesn't tell regulators what that minimum standard should be.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus poses with a bust of Mark Twain, upon receiving the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Scott Suchman/John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hide caption

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Of 'Veep,' 'Seinfeld' Fame, Receives Mark Twain Prize

The comic actress was presented with the humor award in a star-studded ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., on Sunday night.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Of 'Veep,' 'Seinfeld' Fame, Receives Mark Twain Prize

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An Urban Ink Forager Explains How To Paint With All The Colors Of The Alley

Concerned about keeping toxic art supplies around his kids, Jason Logan began making his own all-natural inks. He shares his process in a new book — and on a gathering expedition in Washington, D.C.

An Urban Ink Forager Explains How To Paint With All The Colors Of The Alley

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President Trump arrives at a campaign rally in Mesa, Ariz., Friday. He has been holding events around the nation in the final weeks of the midterm campaign, but most of his stops are in states that he won in 2016. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Trump Sticks To Trump Country As He Pushes For GOP Wins In The Midterms

The president goes to places where he can make the biggest impact for Republicans, avoiding suburban swing districts and focusing on places he won in 2016. Monday he rallies for incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz in Houston.

Trump Sticks To Trump Country As He Pushes For GOP Wins In The Midterms

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A major study published Monday finds that widely prescribed antipsychotic drugs like haloperidol are no more effective than a placebo for treating delirium. Nehru Sulejmanovski/Getty Images hide caption

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Antipsychotic Drugs Don't Ease ICU Delirium Or Dementia

Though widely prescribed in hospital intensive care units to treat hallucinations and other signs of delirium, Haldol and similar drugs are no better than a placebo for such patients, a study finds.

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A New Prescription For Depression: Join A Team And Get Sweaty

Most people who struggle with depression and anxiety have heard that exercise is a mood-booster. But exercising with friends, especially playing a team sport, may help even more.

A New Prescription For Depression: Join A Team And Get Sweaty

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President Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Air Force One in Elko, Nev., Saturday. He said the U.S. would withdraw from a nuclear arms treaty with Russia and accused Russia of violating it. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. To End Cold War-Era Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia, Trump Says

The 1987 INF treaty banned ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with an intermediate range. For years, U.S. officials have accused Russia of violating the treaty.

Don Palmerine was a 17-year-old senior at St. Justin High School in Pittsburgh when he witnessed a rape and participated in a sexual assault. After breaking his silence about that night, he says men also need to be a part of the #MeToo movement by sharing their own experiences. Courtesy of Don Palmerine hide caption

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He Witnessed A Rape In 1969. He's Finally Ready To Talk About It

Don Palmerine witnessed a rape as a teenager. After keeping silent for 50 years, he wrote about it in The Washington Post. "The only thing I can say [to them] is I'm sorry. I didn't help."

He Witnessed A Rape In 1969. He's Finally Ready To Talk About It

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Can't Find An Affordable Home? Try Living In A Pod

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Co-living projects are popping up in cities where housing costs are too expensive for middle-income residents. It's dorm-life for adults, with shared kitchens and bathrooms, and it doesn't come cheap.

Can't Find An Affordable Home? Try Living In A Pod

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