FYI, Americans: If We're Going To Pledge Equal Rights, Here's One Group That Desperately Needs Them

I'm one of the lucky few people who came to this country and got the stamp of American citizenship that let me stay. I'm also lucky to identify with the same label my doctor gave me at birth: woman. But there are up to 50,000 people in the U.S. who don't fit into those camps, and life is a whole lot harder for them. We really need change that — because life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness should not be this hard.

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Our fact-checkers wanted to point out that the infographic states that 39% of undocumented trans people lost jobs because of bias compared to 26% of trans citizens. However, the Our Moment for Reform report by the National Center for Transgender Equality cited at the bottom of the graphic says it's 27%.

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They are sociable animals that live, hunt, and migrate together in pods, ranging from a few individuals to hundreds of whales. However, they are naturally reticent to interact with humans, although some solitary belugas are known to approach boats.

Once such beluga that's believed to live in Norwegian waters is so comfortable among humans that it played fetch with a rugby ball.

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Many of us are too young to remember the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 of 1986, much less any details about it. But thanks to a viral Facebook post from Misfit History, some attention is being shed on an incredible heroine who saved many American lives in the standoff.

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The truth doesn't hurt for an elementary school teacher in California who's gone viral for teaching her class an empowering remix of one of Lizzo's hit songs.

Ms. Mallari — who teaches at Los Medanos Elementary School in Pittsburg, east of San Francisco — took the singer's song, "Truth Hurts," and reworked the lyrics to teach her students how to be great.

Lizzo's song made history this year for being the longest running number one single from a female rap artist. The catchy original lyrics are about boy problems, but Mallari's remix teaches her students about fairness, helping each other out, and embracing their own greatness.

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The internet was ablaze after notoriously private actor Keanu Reeves, 55, walked the red carpet at the LACMA Art + Film Gala on Saturday with his new girlfriend, artist Alexandra Grant, 46.

It was refreshing to see a man in Hollywood dating a woman who's age-appropriate. Older actors are notorious for being with women half their age.

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