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Transgender Boxer Wins First Professional Fight

A 33-year-old boxer entered the history books Saturday. Pat Manuel is the first transgender male to fight professionally in the United States. In a unanimous decision, Manuel was declared the winner in a fight against Mexican super-featherweight Hugo Aguilar in Indio, California. “I’m a professional boxer now,” Manuel told the Los Angeles Times. Saturday was …

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Cuba Softens New Law on Artistic Expression 

Cuba is softening the impact of a heavily criticized new law that would have given government inspectors power to shut down any exhibition or performance deemed to violate the country’s socialist revolutionary values, according to the country’s vice minister of culture in an interview with The Associated Press.      The law known as Decree 349, …

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