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Vanderbilt College Will Pay For Transgender Students Surgeries
Vanderbilt University’s student insurance plan will begin covering transgender-related surgeries starting next year. Previously, Vanderbilt's plan covered hormone therapy.
According to the University's director of the program for LGBTI health, the costs to updating the insurance plan will remain minimal because of the small number of students who seek the treatment. 71 US universities including Harvard and Yale offer the coverage. (via: The Tennessean)
Today In Petty: Citi Group Sues AT&T Over The Word Thanks
Corporate pettiness is the best kind of pettiness! In a federal lawsuit, financial giant Citigroup slapped AT&T with a lawsuit claiming that the phone company's use of the "thanks" for its "AT&T thanks" customer loyalty program infringes on its trademark rights to the phrase "thankyou". (Via: Reuters)
Hillary Clinton's Viral Meme Sparked FOIA Email Investigation
via Text from Hillary
Further proving that memes will haunt you forever, during a Wednesday deposition, it was revealed that the supremely chill photo of Hillary Clinton wearing sunglasses while using a Blackberry sparked the entire investigation surrounding her private email account. Via Politico:
"Clarence Finney, who oversaw an office responsible for Freedom of Information Act searches, raised the question about an official account after seeing the photo in the media, according to testimony at a deposition held Wednesday and released Thursday. The image went viral on social media in 2012, prompting a "Texts from Hillary" meme.
"When Mrs. Clinton's photo appeared in the media with her using — appearing to use some sort of a mobile device, Clarence Finney checked with [information management staff] to confirm ... whether the answer was still that she did not have a State.gov e-mail account," State Director of Executive Secretariat Staff Karin Lang said." (via: Politico)
I Know You Want To See Obama Sing "Work"
PostedJun 10, 2016