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Court orders that the state of Idaho pay for gender confirmation surgery for Adree Edmo, a transgender inmate who was incarcerated at the Idaho State Correctional Institution, pictured above. Heath Druzin/Boise State Public Radio hide caption

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Court Says Idaho Must Provide Gender Confirmation Surgery To Transgender Inmate

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A panel of judges ruled Friday that in denying a transgender inmate gender confirmation surgery, the state violated the Eighth Amendment.

Michael Drejka was convicted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Markeis McGlockton in a parking space dispute. A jury convicted Drejka despite his "stand your ground" defense. Pinellas County, Fla., Sheriff's Office via AP hide caption

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Florida Man Found Guilty Of Manslaughter Despite 'Stand Your Ground' Defense

Michael Drejka, who is white, shot and killed Markeis McGlockton, an unarmed black man, after a dispute over a handicapped space in a parking lot.

For her starring role as Vice President Selina Meyer in the seventh and final season of Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus recently received another Emmy Award nomination for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. She won the award six years in a row from 2012-2017. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'I Don't Think I've Made It ... And I Like That'

Nominated for a ninth Emmy Award in acting, the star of Veep and Seinfeld talks about getting her first laugh, her rocky start at Saturday Night Live and the #MeToo movement.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'I Don't Think I've Made It ... And I Like That'

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Men Can Have Better Friendships. Here's How

The bad news: The constraints of masculinity make it hard for men to make and keep good friends, researchers say. The good news: Experts recommend these steps can reverse those forces and connect with others.

Men Can Have Better Friendships. Here's How

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The Mapping Memory exhibition in at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, displays maps made in the late 1500s in what is now Mexico. They were created by indigenous peoples to help Spanish invaders map occupied lands. This watercolor and ink map of Meztitlán was made in 1579 by Gabriel de Chavez. Blanton Museum of Art hide caption

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440 Years Old And Filled With Footprints, These Aren't Your Everyday Maps

In 1577, King Philip II of Spain wanted to know whom he was ruling and where in his vast kingdom they were. So his viceroy asked the indigenous groups in what is now Mexico to draw some maps for him.

440 Years Old And Filled With Footprints, These Aren't Your Everyday Maps

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Tanya Tucker Is Back And Taking No Prisoners

After first shooting to fame in the 1970s, Tucker is back with her first full-length studio album in more than a decade, called While I'm Livin'.

Tanya Tucker Is Back And Taking No Prisoners

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A weather-worn sign protesting the Keystone XL pipeline stands in Fullerton, Neb. On Friday the state's Supreme Court dealt the pipeline's protesters a significant defeat, approving an alternate route that runs through Nebraska. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Keystone Pipeline's Alternate Route Gets The Go-Ahead From Nebraska Court

A group of activists, Native American tribes and local landowners had challenged the controversial pipeline's 2017 approval. But the state Supreme Court unanimously rejected that challenge Friday.

When children are held for long periods away in detention centers, such as this center for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas, they may suffer psychological harm. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Lengthy Detention Of Migrant Children May Create Lasting Trauma, Say Researchers

The Trump administration is trying to legalize indefinite detention of migrant families. But detention can be emotionally crushing for kids, leading to long-term mental health problems like PTSD.

David Koch with a rendering of The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care in 2015. The billionaire underwrote both old-fashioned charitable causes and the conservative movement, reshaping U.S. politics. Diane Bondareff/Invision for Koch Industries hide caption

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David Koch Dies; Conservative Billionaire Helped Reshape U.S. Politics

Koch and his brother Charles built one of the nation's largest private businesses and created a network of secretly funded organizations that attacked Democrats.

David Koch Dies; Conservative Billionaire Helped Reshape U.S. Politics

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Sarah Chamberlain, president of the Republican Main Street Partnership, is photographed in February 2017. House GOP moderates clashed with the Republican Main Street Partnership following the 2018 midterm elections, leading many lawmakers to sever ties with the outside group that has been a fixture since the late 1990s. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images hide caption

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Meltdown On Main Street: Inside The Breakdown Of The GOP's Moderate Wing

House GOP moderates clashed with the Republican Main Street Partnership following the 2018 midterms, leading many lawmakers to sever ties with an outside group that's been a fixture since the 1990s.

Billie Holiday performs on stage at the Sugar Hill nightclub in Newark, N.J. Farah Jasmine Griffin's 2001 book posed a challenge to biographers and helped reimagine Holiday's legacy. Bob Parent/Getty Images hide caption

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Returning To Lady: A Reflection On Two Decades 'In Search Of Billie Holiday'

Farah Jasmine Griffin's 2001 book on Billie Holiday posed a challenge to biographers and our understanding of Holiday. Here, she reflects on her changing connection to Lady Day since its release.

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