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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Take a moment to reflect on what happened 8 years ago.

Caster Semenya: Outrage, Worry In South Africa Over Report On Runner

AP | CELEAN JACOBSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRETORIA, South Africa — Caster Semenya had heard the taunts and whispers – that she was different from other girls. Now the most intimate...

Caster Semenya: Tests Reveal Sprinter Has Both Male, Female Characteristics

New York Daily News | By Oren Yaniv | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tests show that controversial runner Caster Semenya is a woman ...and a man! The 18-year-old South African champ has no womb or ovaries and her testo...

Sept. 7, 2009, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

Israeli government approves construction of hundreds of new homes in occupied West Bank. How do you say, "Up yours, Obama " in Hebrew?

After Semenya: Tracking Male and Female, Injury and Insult

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Philip N. Cohen

Men's sex advantage in some sports is not a sexist myth, as The Nation would have you believe.

The Day I Was Miffed That No One Thought I Was a Boy

Kristin Maschka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin Maschka

To Caster and her family and friends: I share your outrage regardless of the details, I hope your story gives us another chance to challenge everyone's assumptions about gender

Caster Semenya, Nelson Mandela Meet Amid Gender Testing Uproar

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Former President Nelson Mandela has congratulated South African runner Caster Semenya, whose dramatic improvement, deep voice and...

Caster Semenya Receives Huge Welcome Home, Winnie Mandela: We Are Proud Of "Our Little Girl"

AP | CELEAN JACOBSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Mobbed by a singing, dancing and horn-blowing crowd of supporters at Johannesburg's airport, South African runner Caster Semenya ...

Genetic Freaks: Semenya & Yao. One Gets Humiliation, the Other Gets an NBA Contract. Why?

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Devin

I find it disturbing that anyone, least of all an 18 year-old, would be subjected to forced gender testing in order to appease their competitors.

Caster Semenya, South Africa Runner In Gender Controversy, To Receive Big Welcome

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — South African runner Caster Semenya, who is undergoing gender testing after questions arose about her muscular build and deep voi...

Girl Interrupted on the Track

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

Caster Semenya's brilliant performance in the women's 800 meters race caused critics to regurgitate decades-old slanders traditionally directed at women who appear too manly.

Letterman Proposes New Test To Settle Question Of Caster Semenya's Gender (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Caster Semenya, the young track and field star who has wowed the world with incredible race times, is under suspicion, not for performance-enhancing d...

Caster Semenya Gender Testing Murkier Than It Sounds

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A learning curve this steep is always going to cause suspicion. A South African teen named Caster Semenya outran her competition in the women's 800 m...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Happy Thursday everyone, here's my Top 5 for August 20, 2009 from

Caster Semenya, South African Runner, Is Definitely Female, Says Family

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FAIRLIE, South Africa — She wore pants instead of a skirt to school, played soccer with the boys and was teased about her masculine looks. Cast...