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  1. The Trump Administration Loosens An Obama-Era Birth Control Mandate

    10.06 / 21:34 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoThe Trump administration is relaxing an Obama-era rule requiring most employer-offered health insurance plans to include no-cost coverage for birth control.The Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor announced two new rules Friday. The rules expand the types of entities that can claim moral or religious exemptions to the so-called birth control mandate.The administration says the rules are meant to balance government interests in…
  2. Undocumented Artist Channels Her Activism Through Music

    10.06 / 21:34 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoStephanie "Soultree" Anne Ladrera Camba, 27, has many labels: She's a Chicagoan, a DACA recipient, a singer, an artist and a Filipino. But the one that hits hard is being labeled an "undocumented immigrant." Soultree utilizes her songs to express the emotional turmoil she faces day to day. During a performance in Chicago, she held a clenched fist in the air in a somewhat defiant stance and sang: "They wanna separate us, criminalize and debate us. We won’t allow it we won’t a…
  3. Firm Behind 'Fearless Girl' Allegedly Paid Women Execs Less Than Men

    10.06 / 21:34 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoThe firm behind "Fearless Girl," a statue meant to celebrate women in leadership, apparently doesn't pay its women leadership the same as men.State Street Global Advisors agreed to a $5 million settlement to pay back some female and black employees whom, according to a federal audit that started in 2012, the company discriminated against.The feds allege 305 women in senior vice president, managing director or vice president roles were paid less than men…
  4. Tropical Storm Nate Could Strike The US Gulf Coast As A Hurricane

    10.06 / 16:13 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoAnother potentially deadly storm is moving toward the U.S.Tropical Storm Nate slammed parts of Central America on Thursday with heavy rain, causing major flooding and mudslides. Officials told several media outlets at least 22 people were killed.Nate is expected to gain strength as it churns through the Gulf of Mexico. And forecasters predict it will become a Category 1 hurricane when it reaches the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend.Parts of the Louisiana,…
  5. Health Insurer Drops OxyContin Coverage To Fight Opioid Crisis

    10.06 / 08:15 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoA top health insurance company is joining the fight against the opioid epidemic.  Cigna says it won't cover prescriptions for the brand OxyContin for most customers starting next year — it'll be taken off group preferred commercial drug lists.In 2016, Cigna laid out a three-year plan to cut down on opioid use among its customers by a quarter. It seems this move is an effort to help meet that goal. There are a few caveats to this announcement: Cigna will still c…
  6. DOJ Says Sex Discrimination Law Doesn't Apply To Transgender People

    10.06 / 08:15 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoAttorney General Jeff Sessions says the section of the 1964 Civil Rights Act banning sex discrimination in the workplace does not apply to transgender people.Sessions announced that stance in a memo Wednesday. It reverses 2014 guidance from former Attorney General Eric Holder, who said the same law ensured workplace protections for transgender workers.  Holder said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act extends protections to anyone who's faced…
  7. Russian Hackers Reportedly Stole A Bunch Of NSA Hacking Tools

    10.06 / 08:15 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoRussian state hackers reportedly stole a bunch of hacking tools from the National Security Agency back in 2015, according to The Wall Street Journal.The hackers reportedly used Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus software to locate documents on an NSA contractor's computer. It's not clear how or why the software identified the files.There's been some worry among U.S. intelligence officials that Russian spy agencies could use the anti-virus software…
  8. NRA, Congress And White House Gang Up On Bump Stocks

    10.06 / 08:15 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoThe mass shooting in Las Vegas now has the pro-gun National Rifle Association calling for tougher laws — not on the guns themselves but on an accessory the gunman might've used.The NRA's statement still claims banning firearms won't stop mass shootings but says "devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations."That's referring to a "bump stock," a device that uses a s…