TIME’S UP CEO Resigns over Ties to Cuomo Investigation

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The second TIME’S UP co-founder has resigned from her position following backlash over reports that she worked against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s accusers.

“Now is the time for Time’s Up to evolve and move forward as there is so much more work to do for women,” TIME’S UP co-founder Tina Tchen said in a statement, according to The Washington Post. “It is clear that I am not the leader who can accomplish that in this moment.”

“I am especially aware that my position at the helm of Time’s Up has become a painful and divisive focal point, where those very women and other activists who should be working together to fight for change are instead battling each other in harmful ways,” she added.

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Florida Transgender Sports Ban Advances Despite Potential Backlash

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Florida Republicans are advancing bills banning transgender athletes from women’s and girls’ sports despite – perhaps, in spite of – potential corporate criticism and likely sanctions by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

“I certainly couldn’t care less,” House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, said Wednesday after the House approved the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act in a 77-40 vote after a four-hour debate in which 18 amendments were rejected.

The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, House Bill 1475, filed by Rep. Kaylee Tuck, R-Lake Placid, would enact a blanket ban on transgender athletes competing as women in Florida. Transgender athletes could still compete in men’s sports.

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California’s Orange County Continues Trend of Bucking Sanctuary Policies

California’s Orange County is preparing to follow in the city of Los Alamitos’ footsteps by defying the state’s sanctuary policies and supporting the Trump administration’s emphasis on immigration enforcement. Los Alamitos, located in Orange County, angered illegal immigrant activists when its city council voted last week to exempt itself from…

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NBC News Writes First Muslim ‘Backlash’ Story 6 Hours After New York Terror Attack

NBC News began constructing a favorite media narrative in the hours following Tuesday’s terror attack in New York City, posting a story about potential “backlash” against Muslims just six hours after a Muslim man mowed down tourists on a bike path in Manhattan. Shortly after police identified the suspect as…

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