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The Briefing 08-27-14

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1) California commitment to abortion overrules conscience of two Catholic universities 

A women’s rights victory as California nixes an attack on abortion coverage, Los Angeles Times (Michael Hiltzik)

State reverses abortion decision at 2 Catholic colleges, San Francisco Chronicle (Bob Egelko)

Outcry flares over Calif. abortion push in Catholic colleges, Catholic News Agency (Kevin J. Jones)

2) Obamacare covers gender reassignment surgery in California

Obamacare Now Pays for Gender Reassignment, Daily Beast (Anna Gorman)

3) Former Johns Hopkins chief psychiatrist argues that surgery is not solution to transgenderism

Transgender Surgery Isn’t the Solution, Wall Street Journal (Paul McHugh)

4) Twitter displaces TV and Facebook as medium for immediate news updates

TV networks play catch-up to Twitter in Ferguson’s rolling story, Financial Times (Hannah Kuchler)