Bishop Robert Barron — the most famous Catholic bishop in the U.S. — has encouraged a boycott of the Los Angeles Dodgers over their relationship with an anti-Catholic drag queen troupe. The bishop said Catholics had no other recourse for showing their disapproval “since the Dodgers are clearly not responding
Montana GOP doubles down after blocking trans lawmaker from speaking, citing decorum
Montana Democratic Rep. Zooey Zephyr hoists a microphone into the air on April 24, 2023, as her supporters interrupt proceedings in the state House by chanting “Let Her Speak!” in Helena, Mont. Republican leaders in the legislature haven’t let Zephyr, who is transgender, speak on the floor since last week.
Why anti-abortion groups are citing the ideas of a 19th-century 'vice reformer'
Boxes containing doses of the abortion pill mifepristone are laid out at the Hope Clinic in Illinois. The Comstock Act of 1873, which outlawed the distribution of “obscene” materials such as contraception, is being cited as a basis for blocking the mailing of mifepristone. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption toggle caption
Phillies’ Matt Strahm opposes extended beer sales at MLB ballparks, citing fan safety
A few Major League Baseball stadiums will be selling alcohol through the eighth inning in order to combat shorter games due to the implementation of the pitch clock. With games roughly 31 minutes shorter this season, four teams have announced that alcohol sales will be extended beyond the traditional seventh-inning
WTA lifts boycott in China first inspired by Peng Shuai concerns, citing 'no sign of changing'
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ended its boycott in China more than a year after taking a stand in response to concerns about the safety of two-time doubles Grand Slam champion Peng Shuai. In 2021, 37-year-old Peng made a social media post accusing a high-ranking government official in the ruling
PETA calls on LeBron James to make foundation's Starbucks location dairy free, citing 'dietary racism'
The LeBron James Foundation officially opened House Three Thirty to the public in Ohio last week, which will serve as a place for families of the Akron community to obtain job training and to help give them control of their financial needs. The foundation also opened a Starbucks Community Store
Sunisa Lee, Olympic gold medalist, ends Auburn career early, citing kidney issue
Olympic gold medalist Sunisa Lee is walking away from college gymnastics. Lee, who won three medals at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo including gold in the women’s individual all-around, announced on Twitter Monday that after two years at Auburn, she would no longer be competing at the collegiate level
Sabres’ Ilya Lyubushkin to skip out on Pride Night warmups citing safety concerns in Russia
Russian born NHL defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin will not take part in the Buffalo Sabres Pride Night warmup with his team on Monday, citing fear of retribution over the laws in his native country against supporting LGBTQ rights. The Sabres issued a statement Monday reaffirming its commitment to the community ahead
Citing security concerns, Canada bans TikTok on government devices
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers questions at an announcement in Mississauga, Ontario, Monday, Feb. 27, 2023. Frank Gunn/AP hide caption toggle caption Frank Gunn/AP Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers questions at an announcement in Mississauga, Ontario, Monday, Feb. 27, 2023. Frank Gunn/AP TORONTO — Canada announced Monday it
A USC office removes 'field' from its curriculum, citing possible racist connotations
An office within the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work announced it is removing the term “field” from its curriculum. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images An office within the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work