In the most populous Muslim nation, a test of tolerance

In the most populous Muslim nation, a test of toleranceLast year, British voters in London elected a Muslim as mayor. A good example is happening in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation and its third-largest democracy. On Feb. 15, in a three-way race for the governorship of the capital, Jakarta, the Christian incumbent – who faces blasphemy charges for allegedly making a negative comment about the Quran – won the most votes (43 percent) against two rivals who ran on their Muslim faith.



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Study links same-sex marriage laws and decline in teen suicide attempts: What next?

Study links same-sex marriage laws and decline in teen suicide attempts: What next?Teen suicide attempts are a persistent challenge. In a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, researchers from Harvard and Johns Hopkins looked at the correlation between student-reported suicide attempts and state policies in the 16 years before June 2015, when the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality nationwide. Drawing on a health survey database of almost 763,000 students, they observed a 7 percent decline in teenagers’ efforts to take their own lives in the year after their states legalized marriage equality, a figure that increased to 14 percent among teens who identified as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. “It’s not easy to be an adolescent, and for adolescents who are just realizing they are sexual minorities, it can be even harder,” said lead study author Julia Raifman, a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University, in a news release.



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After Comments On Pedophilia, Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns

Milo Yiannopoulos speaks during a news conference Tuesday in which he announced his resignation as a senior editor with Breitbart News.

One day after he lost both a book deal and a prominent speaking gig, Yiannopoulos said he was stepping down as technology editor for the website formerly run by President Trump’s chief strategist.

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Researchers Failed To Tell Testosterone Trial Patients They Were Anemic

Anemic patients did not know about their condition during a testosterone trial.

Low levels of iron in the blood may indicate a serious but treatable medical condition if caught early, but patients in a testosterone trial were not informed, a bioethicist finds.

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