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For Trans People, Gender-Swap Photo Filters Are No Mere Game
Mobile App to Warn Gropers, Get Help Proves Popular in Japan
Nonprofits Turn to Cryptocurrency to Help Needy Venezuelans

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Mobile App to Warn Gropers, Get Help Proves Popular in Japan

For Trans People, Gender-Swap Photo Filters Are No Mere Game

By Mari Yamaguchi |
A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains.

Mobile App to Warn Gropers, Get Help Proves Popular in Japan

Mobile App to Warn Gropers, Get Help Proves Popular in Japan

By Mari Yamaguchi | May 23
A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains.

Politics, Killings Stifle Wolf Recovery Amid Hefty Price Tag

Politics, Killings Stifle Wolf Recovery Amid Hefty Price Tag

By Jonathan Drew, Susan Montoya Bryan, and Matthew Brown | May 23
Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets.

Nonprofits Turn to Cryptocurrency to Help Needy Venezuelans

Nonprofits Turn to Cryptocurrency to Help Needy Venezuelans

By Manuel Rueda | May 23
Over the past decade, cryptocurrencies like EOS and bitcoin have become popular among investors looking to make large profits from a new and anonymous form of storing wealth.

Research on Children's Health Risks in Doubt over EPA Funds

Research on Children's Health Risks in Doubt over EPA Funds

By Ellen Knickmeyer | May 23
Long-running research projects credited with discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to their funding.

Washington Is 1st State to Allow Composting of Human Bodies

Washington Is 1st State to Allow Composting of Human Bodies

By Gene Johnson | May 22
Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains.