Measure To Block Transgender Student Law Fails To Make Ballot

John Williams, Steven Spielberg team up for gala concert with DSO

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Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says incriminating phone recordings are fake

SACRAMENTO — A measure to block California’s transgender students rights law failed to qualify for the November ballot Monday, according to the secretary of state’s office. The referendum would have repealed a law passed last year that requires school districts to let transgender students participate in school programs and use school facilities, such as bathrooms and locker rooms, based on their gender identity instead of their biological sex. The measure was backed by a coalition called Privacy for All Students. Supporters submitted more than 619,000 signatures, but only 487,484 were found to be valid by county officials, missing the threshold to qualify by about 17,000 signatures. The measures backers vowed Monday evening to challenge the results of the signature count. We are ready to review and challenge every signature that was not counted toward the referendum of this impudent and in-your-face bill,” said Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, a conservative legal group. “Our children’s privacy is worth doing all that we can.” Assemblyman Tom Ammiano , who sponsored the law, AB 1266, blasted the initiative’s backers as “people that make money off promoting hate and professional fear mongers, who took advantage of what other people didnt understand.” The good thing that comes out of this misguided referendum effort is that we were able to continue to educate people. Its important that we begin to understand what transgender students are going through,” said Ammiano in a statement. Masen Davis, executive director of the Transgender Law Center, said he was “relieved on behalf of the students of California that were worried about the referendum effort.” He said he was now looking forward to working on implementation of the law. He says school districts around the state have been in contact with his organization for guidance on how to incorporate the law into their policies. ALSO:
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Space Rock Smacks Moon, Creating Biggest Lunar Explosion Ever Seen

McCain: Anti-gay law hurts Arizona Owner: Ariz. bill ‘not gays vs religion’ AZ Sen.: Arizonians don’t discriminate “I have a history of deliberating and having an open dialogue on bills that are controversial, to listen to both sides of those issues, and I welcome the input and information that they can provide to me. And certainly I am pro-business, and that is what’s turning our economy around, so I appreciate their input, as I appreciate the other side,” she said. Earlier, Brewer told CNN that her decision will come after she returns this week to Arizona from Washington, where she has been attending National Governors Association meetings. “I have to look at what it says and what the law says and take that information and do the right thing,” she said. The bill was sent to Brewer on Monday and she has five days to sign it, veto it, or do nothing and it would become law. She has been a conservative champion for much of her five years in office. And if that’s any indication, the measure could very well become law. But it’s not that straightforward. Her conservative creds As secretary of state, Brewer landed the gubernatorial gig in 2009 after previous Gov. Janet Napolitano left her job to head the Department of Homeland Security.
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The two men in the recordings discuss in detail how to hide vast amounts of money. The recordings were allegedly made the day after a wide-reaching corruption investigation ensnared the sons of three Cabinet members. Bilal was questioned but never detained in the investigation. Calls for Turkish PM to flee or resign Has Turkish democracy failed? “This is not an attack on Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the leader of the AK Party, but an attack on the Turkish Republic,” the Prime Minister thundered Tuesday in a weekly speech to parliament members from his ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP. Erdogan labeled the audio recordings “immoral edited material.” “They are listening to the government’s encrypted phones; that’s how low they have sunk,” Erdogan continued, denouncing a series of lobby groups that he has long accused of plotting to overthrow his government. Erdogan has pledged to investigate corruption within his government. But the Prime Minister has also denounced implications that his family is involved in the scandal. On Tuesday, protesters took to the streets in the wake of the scandal. Police in Istanbul used tear gas and water cannon to try to push protesters back. Money matters discussed In the phone conversations, the two men discuss in detail how to hide money and whom to give it to.
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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer weighs options on anti-gay measure

Although the European Union, the United States, and China have recognized Ukraine’s new authorities, Russia has not. Russian propaganda characterizes Ukrainian activists (depending on its purpose and intended audience) as fascists, terrorists, or gays. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has claimed , without any evidence, that Russian citizens in Ukraine are under threat. That is the classical justification for intervention. Russian parliamentarians are now in Crimea, promising Russian citizenship to ethnic Russians there and suggesting that Russia will support a referendum on the detachment of Crimea from Ukraine and its attachment to Russia. On the other side, among the revolutionaries are radicals who may not be satisfied by the compromises that end any revolution. Their main motivation was the end of Moscow’s influence in Ukraine, and so they can be provoked. Compromise will be possible in a state that is financially stable. In one that is not, Russian policy might provoke nationalists, and conflict can begin again. The cause of the Ukrainian protesters was not to change the world, but only to change their world. What they wanted was normality, predictability, the ability to live their lives the way they chose.
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What the West owes Ukraine

Protesters cheer after news of an agreement between the opposing sides in Kiev on February 21.

That would be the sound of a giant rock smacking into the moon (if the moon had any atmosphere to carry the sound, of course). But you can imagine the burst coming from the explosion in the video above, the biggest lunar impact ever observed from Earth. Our natural satellite gets pummeled fairly regularly by tiny micrometeorites and occasionally by bigger space rocks. In May 2013, scientists recorded what was then the biggest explosion that had been seen on the moon when a 40-kilogram boulder slammed into the lunar surface at about 90,000 kph. Now, telescopes have recorded the impact from a meteorite weighing 10 times as much, whose flash was briefly as bright as the light from Polaris, the north pole star. The burst occurred on Sept. 11, 2013 in a area on the moon called Mare Nubium and was probably created by a meteor between 0.6- and 1.4-meters wide. The impact generated a crater with a diameter of around 40 meters. Knowing how often such collisions happen on the moon could be important for future lunar explorers, one reason why NASA has set up a specific program to study them . This campaign started in 2005 and has already proved that lunar impacts happen about 10 times more frequently than scientists previously expected. Because the moon is our next-door neighbor, this finding suggests that the Earth might get hit more often than we previously thought by objects of a similar size. Videos: Jm Madiedo/Youtube 1) & 2) Homepage image: NASA Adam is a Wired Science staff writer.
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Keller: Real Madrid second-best behind Bayern

Real Madrid CF

Keller’s side face the Blancos in the last 16 of the Champions League and will be hoping to take advantage of Madrid’s woeful record in Germany where they have only won once in their last 25 attempts. Tweet Fernando Hierro! Send your questions to former Real Madrid defender Fernando Hierro via @Heineken using #sharethesofa on Wednesday evening The Gelsenkirchen outfit welcome Carlo Ancelotti’s men to the Veltins Arena on Wednesday and Keller says they will have to be at their very best to take anything from the game. Behind Bayern Munich, Real Madrid is maybe the second best team in the world at this moment, the coach told reporters. They have extraordinary players in each position and that is why it will not be an easy game for us. “We’ll have to be compact at the back to achieve what might be a minor miracle of getting a result. But we are the home team and want to play in a brave way without hiding from Real. To be successful tomorrow everybody has to play at 100 per cent. Then it might be possible to achieve a little wonder. FC Schalke 04 – Real Madrid CF FC Bayern Munchen – FC Schalke 04 FC Schalke 04 – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim FC Schalke 04
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The Extra-Terrestrial the Indiana Jones franchise an many others. Now Williams and Spielberg are teaming up again, this time for gala concert in support of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra . The dynamic duo will appear in a one-nighter to benefit the DSO on June 14. With Williams on the podium, the DSO will perform not only selections of his famous collaborations with Spielberg but on the second half of the program, the legendary director will join the composer-conductor on stage to talk about his films and their 40-year collaboration. In addition to the orchestral performances, clips from the movies will be projected on a screen above the orchestra. Both Williams and Spielberg are donating their services for the night to the DSO. How did the DSO land these two iconic figures? Well, away from Hollywood, Williams, who has guest conducted the DSO in the past, has had no bigger champion for his concert music than the orchestras music director Leonard Slatkin. In recent years Slatkin and the DSO have performed and recorded Williams concertos for violin, horn, bassoon and cello for the Naxos label. It was the Slatkin-Williams connection that helped bring the evening together. The concert is at 8 p.m. June 14 at Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center.
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