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In Pakistan, trans men search for inclusion, visibility

Transgender people are considered outcasts by many in Pakistan, despite some progress with a law protecting their rights and court rulings that allow them to choose a gender that is neither male nor female. But the struggle for acceptance and inclusion is harder for Pakistan’s trans men.

How scientists trained computers to forecast COVID-19 outbreaks

Imagine a time when your virus-blocking face covering is like an umbrella. Most days, it stays in your closet or is stowed somewhere in your car. But when a COVID-19 outbreak is in the forecast, you can put it to use. A group of would-be forecasters says it’s got the makings for such a system.

Schools face pressure to take harder line on discipline

As kids' behavior reaches crisis points after the stress and isolation of pandemic shutdowns, many schools are facing pressure from critics to rethink their approaches to discipline — including policies intended to reduce suspensions and expulsions.

Biden's next climate hurdle: Enticing Americans to buy green

President Joe Biden persuaded Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate change. Now comes another formidable task: enticing Americans to buy millions of electric cars, heat pumps, solar panels and more efficient appliances.

New treatment for diabetic cats: one pill a day

A new pill aims to make it easier to treat diabetic cats without insulin shots twice a day. The drug is the first oral treatment for feline diabetes approved by the Food and Drug Administration. 

Bosnian war survivors share survival tips with Ukraine

Residents of an eastern Bosnian town that survived a brutal siege during the country’s 1992-95 interethnic war jumped at a recent opportunity to join an EU-facilitated effort to help Ukraine generate power amid Russia’s brutal attacks against its energy infrastructure.

Bulldogs drop to 14 in AP rankings

SPOKANE, WA -- Consequences for Gonzaga as they fall to 14 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll. It's a tumble of 8 places for the Zags who were ranked 6 before losing a heartbreaker to unranked LMU Thursday. This…

Clouds, fog , flurries and cooler - Mark

Clouds with possible freezing fog and some morning flurries. Clouds and cold through Thursday with highs of 32 and lows in the 20's. Friday, light snow, and then a colder weekend.