Abbey Schubert
Abbey Schubert

Abbey is an editorial intern with Mic's news team. She's entering her senior year at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she studies magazine writing and editing.

July 31, 2017

Hollywood is ignoring women over the age of 45, and these experts know why

Women over 45 held a very small handful of leading roles in 2016's top 100 films, a report found.

July 27, 2017

A running list of Republicans opposing Trump’s ban on transgender troops

So far, at least eight Republicans have openly criticized the policy.
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July 26, 2017

Harry Truman desegregated the military 69 years ago. Today, Trump banned transgender troops.

Truman wanted to end discrimination in the military "as rapidly as possible."
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July 25, 2017

Charlie Gard’s parents say they want to take their son home to die

The parents are returning to court to fight for their right to take their son home.
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July 24, 2017

Charlie Gard’s parents end legal fight to continue treatment for terminally ill son

The parents have withdrawn their request for Charlie to receive treatment in the U.S.
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July 20, 2017

AIDS deaths are almost half of what they were in 2005 — but experts worry Trump could reverse that

Trump's proposed budget cuts could be detrimental for those living with HIV.

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July 19, 2017

The BBC just revealed a huge gender pay gap among its biggest stars

The highest-paid woman makes less than one-quarter of the top-earning man's salary.
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July 17, 2017

Democratic senator calls for removal of Education Dept. civil rights head for sexual assault comment

The acting assistant secretary for civil rights said 90% of sexual assault cases can be attributed to alcohol.
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July 14, 2017

House strikes down measure to stop funding gender transition surgery for troops

The bill's defeat is seen as a win for LGBTQ advocacy groups.
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July 14, 2017

24 states have no laws against female genital mutilation. Here’s why that needs to change.

Approximately 513,000 girls are at risk for genital cutting in the United States, the CDC estimates.
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July 11, 2017

Trump wants LA to host the 2024 Olympics. Here’s how his travel ban could affect that.

When asked how the ban will impact LA's chance of hosting, Trump said "I don't know."

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July 10, 2017

Honolulu lawmaker suggests placing armed rangers at parks to drive out the homeless

Here's how an advocate for the homeless feels about the proposal.
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July 6, 2017

Muslim groups in Indonesia and Malaysia call for Starbucks boycott due to company’s LGBTQ stance

Combined, the groups encompass nearly 30 million people.
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July 5, 2017

British police find the final “visible human remains” in Grenfell Tower fire

At least 80 people are dead, or missing and presumed dead.
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July 5, 2017

Experts think this photo suggests Amelia Earhart may have survived her last flight

Some experts believe the photo proves she was captured by the Japanese.
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July 3, 2017

Donald Trump tweets in support of Charlie Gard, terminally ill UK infant

It's unclear whether Trump will actually be able to help.

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July 3, 2017

Stephen Hawking said Trump is causing irreversible damage on Earth

“Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it’s one we can prevent if we act now."
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June 30, 2017

Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride will stop auctioning off women

The woman sold off in the old ride will return as a pirate.
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June 30, 2017

New law in Germany requires social media sites to remove hate speech

Facebook isn't happy about the new law.
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June 29, 2017

Northern Irish women no longer need to fund their own abortions

Previously, women in Northern Ireland were stuck paying as much as $2,600 out of pocket.