Construction projects across the U.S. receive a fresh source of funds from Chinese eager for a green card in exchange. Jane Lanhee Lee looks at the rising popularity of a once-obscure visa scheme.
NINE-YEAR-OLD Keat Rhodes looks just like any other little girl – but she was actually born male. The schoolgirl was only seven years old when she was diagnosed with gender identity disorder and began her transition from boy to girl. Since then she has undergone an incredible transformation with the support of her adoptive parents Emily, 36, and Clint, 41, LeVan, from Ohio, America. And over the next few years Keat, who has a younger brother, Blaine, seven, will undergo treatment to complete her transition from male to female.Today Keat is the picture of happiness but it hasn’t been easy and the family has endured a huge backlash from parents in their community. Made the subject of a Facebook hate campaign, they were accused of child abuse. Some even suggested Emily was turning Keat in to a Barbie doll. But they have fought the bullies and are striving to give their daughter a normal life.
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X Factor judge Kelly Rowland is seen here making her way through Los Angeles airport as she returned to the UK.
The star says she is unaware of Simon Cowell's ultimatum to return to the show within 48 hours or else she faces being replaced as a judge on the British version of the reality show.
The 30-year-old explains that she wasn't on last week's X Factor because she had a throat infection and that there is no drama behind the scenes on the singing competition.
Kelly Rowland says X-Factor judges are all supporting each other
In the ongoing transatlantic X-Factor saga Kelly Rowland says the X-Factor judges are all still supporting each other. Kelly spoke as she left her Glasgow hotel on the way to judge the UK X-Factor auditions at the city's SECC.
X-Factor judge Louis Walsh says Cheryl Cole saga is not a publicity stunt
Louis Walsh says that Simon Cowell put his neck on the block to give Cheryl Cole a chance in the US and the ongoing saga over her sacking is not a publicity stunt. Louis was speaking as he left his hotel in Glasgow for the X-Factor auditions in Scotland with new judges Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos.