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Ken Shepherd

Ken Shepherd is a universal-desk editor and digital writer covering entertainment and social-media news developments. An alumnus of the University of Maryland, he previously served as managing editor for NewsBusters.org and as a staff writer for the Business & Media Institute. You can reach him at [email protected].

Articles by Ken Shepherd

Washington, Lee plaques to be removed from Va. church sanctuary

An historic Episcopal parish in Alexandria, Va., where both George Washington and Robert E. Lee worshiped has announced it will relocate the memorial plaques honoring both men, citing their ties to slavery and a desire to provide a welcoming worship environment for all visitors. Published October 27, 2017

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Twitter soars on earnings data

Twitter's better-than-expected earnings report Thursday morning has sent the stock soaring. Published October 26, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May Theresa May speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. European Union leaders gathered Friday to weigh progress in negotiations on Britain's departure from their club as they look for new ways to speed up the painfully slow moving process. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Men can be pregnant too, British government tells United Nations

The British government is asking the United Nations to change treaty language that refers to "pregnant woman" to instead refer to "pregnant people," claiming the term "woman" is exclusionary to transgender men who are now or who have previously borne children. Published October 24, 2017