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Women's university in Tokyo to accept transgender students from 2020

National Jul 3, 2018

Women's university in Tokyo to accept transgender students from 2020

A national women's university in Tokyo will start accepting students in April 2020 who were assigned male at birth but identify as female. The education ministry said it believes Ochanomizu University will become Japan's first women's university to accept transgender students. Ochanomizu, founded in 1875, ...

Merkel dodges political bullet with controversial migrant deal

World Jul 3, 2018

Merkel dodges political bullet with controversial migrant deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel survived a bruising challenge to her authority with a compromise deal on immigration but faced charges Tuesday that it spelled a final farewell to her welcoming stance toward refugees. In high-stakes crisis talks overnight, Merkel had put to rest for now ...

Gordon Matta-Clark: Out of the rubble

Art Jul 3, 2018

Gordon Matta-Clark: Out of the rubble

by Katherine Whatley

It's New York in the 1970s. The optimism of '60s America has faded into cynicism and despair. The city is so broke that it's almost bankrupt. People are fleeing to the suburbs and industry New York is shutting down, leaving abandoned warehouses, homes and ...

Surfing legend Kelly Slater to retire in 2019

More Sports Jul 3, 2018

Surfing legend Kelly Slater to retire in 2019

Surfing giant Kelly Slater, an 11-time World Surf League champion, has announced he will end his glittering career next year. The 46-year-old American, considered the greatest surfer of all time, said he planned one more year on tour before hanging up his board. "My basic plan ...