Caitlyn Jenner Opens Up To Diane Sawyer About Her Life 2 Years After Coming Out

That’s the message she had for Diane Sawyer ― and the millions of people who tuned in for her second in-depth interview on ABC’s “20/20” to celebrate the anniversary of coming out as transgender in April 2015. “I’ve grown into Caitlyn,” she told Sawyer on Friday night. “I had a guy actually ... ask for a selfie and said, ‘Oh Bruce, could you give me a selfie?’ And I looked at him. Nobody’s called me that in two years almost now, and I said, ‘No problem,’” Jenner, who claims she takes 20 to 40 selfies a day with strangers, told Sawyer. “But for the thousands of kids out there coming to terms with being true to who they are, they shouldn’t have to take it.”

April 22, 2017 15:22 UTC

Aspiring Scientists, Fearful For The Future, March Against Donald Trump

ADVERTISEMENTWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has long perpetuated the debunked theory that vaccines cause autism. “If people don’t trust or accept science and scientists, we won’t be able to translate our work in labs, fields, etc. Under the current climate, aspiring scientists may be discouraged by competition for a shrinking pool of federal research funding, she said. “It’s very worrying that I will graduate and President Trump will still be president,” he said. “I’m marching just to show my commitment to science and science literacy, and improving science literacy in younger individuals,” he said.

April 22, 2017 15:11 UTC

Trump Health Dept. Dismisses Obama Appointed Surgeon General

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. Surgeon General. A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services says Murthy was asked to resign after "assisting in a smooth transition" under President Donald Trump. Murthy's deputy, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, is serving as acting surgeon general and leader the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps until the Senate confirms a replacement. Health department spokeswoman Alleigh Marre says Murthy will remain a member of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

April 22, 2017 15:11 UTC

Tunisia’s Truth-Telling Renews a Revolution’s Promise, Painfully

Advertisement Continue reading the main storyThe commission’s effort to confront past horrors and bring some perpetrators to justice, even while pushing reconciliation, has been painful in more ways than one. And there are the first signs that the truth-telling is changing attitudes and opening a path to reconciliation. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyEven after the prominence he gained with his testimony, Mr. Brahim remains unassuming. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyPresident Béji Caïd Essebsi, who served in prominent positions under both dictatorships, and his government’s officials have declined to attend the hearings. “The police in Kasserine are against the process of transitional justice,” she said.

April 22, 2017 15:10 UTC

Historians say a president’s first 100 days is a useless benchmark

“Productivity in the first 100 days rarely says anything about the occupant of the White House,” Schaff said. For the most part, the first 100 days of presidencies after Roosevelt have become less and less productive, experts say. He made that clear in his inaugural address: “All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. President Trump repeatedly emphasized the importance of the first 100 days of his potential presidency while on the campaign trail. Read more:‘Trump: The First 100 Days,’ a troubled production in constant rewriteTrump’s first 100 days: What comes next on North KoreaTrump must decide whether to support or undermine Obamacare

April 22, 2017 15:05 UTC



Here Are Some Of The Most Awesome Signs From The March For Science

Thousands of people gathered in hundreds of cities Saturday to show their support for science and demand evidence-based policy in the wake of President Donald Trump’s anti-science agenda. The March for Science, a series of rallies around the world, took place on Earth Day to highlight the need to fight the devastation that Trump’s environmental policies would inflict on the planet. And of course, all those science lovers came with pretty great signs. Here are some of the best, cleverest and most poignant signs we’ve seen so far.

April 22, 2017 15:01 UTC

ROK (Return On Kindness): It's More Than Just Being Nice

But one quality demonstrated by the best leaders I’ve known is seldom recognized: kindness. Business coach Jill Lublin has written The Profit of Kindness: How to Influence Others, Establish Trust, and Build Lasting Business Relationships. It’s a guide to using kindness currency to get great results, loaded with specific examples of how and why kindness really works. But the same network, CEO Space International, shows us that success can also be achieved through compassion and connection. When you have good character, you possess the characteristics of kindness that let people know that you are caring, respectful, responsible, trustworthy, etc.

April 22, 2017 15:00 UTC

Surgeon general asked to resign

Story highlights Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams will assume the position of acting surgeon generalMurthy led efforts to stunt opioid epidemic and growth of teen e-cigarette useWashington (CNN) Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was asked to resign by the White House on Friday after assisting in the transition to the Trump administration. Dr. Murthy's deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, will assume the position of acting surgeon general. Murthy, who will continue as a member of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, was appointed as surgeon general in 2014. He also sounded the alarm on teen e-cigarette use, which he said increased 900% among high school students from 2011 to 2015. He was opposed by Republican senators during his confirmation over his position on gun violence, which he called a public health issue.

April 22, 2017 15:00 UTC

Trumps' Tax Reform Plans To Depend Upon An Untruth - That Tax Cuts Pay For Themselves

It's just that it's not generally true in something like today's American economy that broad tax cuts will generate enough economic growth to entirely pay for themselves. He would not provide details of the plan, saying only that the tax cuts will be "bigger I believe than any tax cut ever." Mnuchin on Thursday said economic growth from proposed tax cuts would come close to $2 trillion over 10 years. But what is generally agreed among economists is that general tax cuts, from the US starting point of today, won't produce enough extra growth for the cuts to pay for themselves. Of income taxes and the like I don't think it's possible, that the cuts will pay for themselves through growth.

April 22, 2017 15:00 UTC

Why I'm marching

In collaboration with the Great Courses company, he recently released a video course about the theory of everything. (CNN) I'm marching for science. It's because I think it is critical that the scientific method play a prominent role in informing public policy. Instead, I read voraciously, both science and science fiction. I watched the Voyager and Pioneer missions reach milestone after milestone and read everything I could about Skylab .

April 22, 2017 15:00 UTC

Bibles flown to moon stir ownership dispute

Eight of the 10 tiny holy books in dispute landed on the surface of the moon during NASA's 1971 Apollo 14 mission, carried in a pouch by astronaut Edgar Mitchell. After the Apollo 14 mission, Stout gave many of his valuable artifacts away to family or friends, squirreling away the rest in his tiny Texas apartment. Texas' attorneys have accused Mersch of cheating Stout out of the Bibles. Other pictures are autographed by Mitchell, who took the miniature Bibles to space, and Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. Mersch said if she wins, she'll donate some of the Bibles to museums or seminaries around the world, per the chaplain's wishes.

April 22, 2017 15:00 UTC

Democrats could tighten grip on California political control

But far across the country in California, the party of Reagan is seeing yet another threat to its fraying relevance. "Local government is the next big partisan battlefield" in California, said Thad Kousser, a political science professor at the University of California, San Diego. "It's the only place where the Democrats can still gain seats, and it's really the only place the Republican Party is focused on rebuilding its ranks." Republicans now control a majority of the five seats, though Democrats hold a nearly seven-point registration edge in the county. San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox, a Republican, has called the plan to eliminate the panel of retired judges an attempt to establish "blatant political redistricting."

April 22, 2017 15:00 UTC

In House of Murdoch, Sons Set About an Elaborate Overhaul

Rupert Murdoch spent decades plotting and re-plotting which of his children would take over his empire. Working together will be crucial if 21st Century Fox is going to navigate the shoals ahead. Consumers are canceling or forgoing cable hookups and instead subscribing to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, which 21st Century Fox co-owns. At the moment, 21st Century Fox’s portfolio is relatively healthy. In its most recent quarter, 21st Century Fox reported income of $856 million, a 27 percent increase from the same period a year earlier.

April 22, 2017 14:48 UTC

Trump lawyer told Carter Page to 'cease' calling self adviser, as Russia concerns intensified

Donald Trump’s legal team was trying to distance the president from international businessman Carter Page in the aftermath of the 2016 White House race, amid mounting questions about Russia influencing the outcome, according to a letter obtained by Fox News. Ex-Trump adviser Page rips 'false narrative' on Russia collusionThe U.S. intelligence community says Russia meddled in the race, in which Trump upset Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton but found no evidence of vote tampering. “You never met Mr. Trump, nor did you ever ‘advise’ Mr. Trump about anything. You are thus not an ‘advisor’ to Mr. Trump in any sense of the word.”Page is an international financier who specializes in Russia’s oil and gas markets and once worked in Moscow. He has acknowledged being among those who talked with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at last summer’s Republican National Committee convention, where Trump won the GOP presidential nomination.

April 22, 2017 14:48 UTC

WWE Raw Viewership Suggests Braun Strowman Is Becoming A Major Draw

Credit: WWE.comGone are all the generic, homogenous online criticisms of Strowman being "green" because he is a giant who has never stepped foot in Ring of Honor. After back-to-back weeks that saw him tip and ambulance and destroy an entire ring, Braun Strowman has arrived and he is for real. WWE's Raw viewership, with Strowman in the main event against the Big Show, drew 3.346 million viewers. And while first-to-third-hour viewers declined at a slightly above average clip of 240,00 viewers Monday night, the Strowman surge seems to be holding Raw together on television while exploding on digital media. Strowman's ring-breaking stunt against The Big Show has already amassed over 4.6 million viewers.

April 22, 2017 14:48 UTC




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