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Texas advances school transgender bathroom law

The Texas House already approved HB3859 by a 93-49 vote earlier this month . "Five other states have passed similar laws protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents or other households on religious grounds - but Texas' rule would extend to state-funded agencies". Read More

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Planned Parenthood, ACLU challenge new IN abortion law

Planned Parenthood, ACLU challenge new IN abortion law

The payments to Planned Parenthood came from a $3m Medicaid fund that the federal government provided to Iowa so the state can subsidize family planning services. "This is good news for families in the state of Iowa", Maggie DeWitte, director of Iowans for Life, said. "We believe that public funds should not subsidize the abortion business when there are many other healthcare providers available", the Catholic Conference of Iowa said in a statement when the measure passed. Read More

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McDonald's Expanded Their Delivery Service With the Help of UberEATS

McDonald's Expanded Their Delivery Service With the Help of UberEATS

According to McDonald's statement, McDelivery is available at about 270 restaurants in Chicago , 300 in Los Angeles, 144 in Phoenix and 59 in Columbus, Ohio. Delivery is the newest trend in fast food, but hiring a fleet of drivers can be a huge undertaking for chains. Rejoice Phoenix lovers of the Big Mac! In April, the food chain announced it would be launching the service nationally, but at the time did not state what specific cities would be involved. Read More

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Sessions to interview FBI candidates Saturday

Clapper spoke following Trump's sudden firing of Comey last week, which drew sharp criticism because it came amid the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump, who is scheduled to leave Friday on his first overseas trip as president, told reporters Saturday that it was possible he could announce his selection before then. Read More

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Trump orders review of monuments

Trump orders review of monuments

The order directs the U.S. Department of the Interior to look at designations dating back to Jan 1, 1996, which means more than 50 national monuments named by three presidents could be up for review. But under Trump's new order, it is unclear if African-American national monument sites like those recognizing the Freedom Riders, a former school in SC for freed slaves and the church where four little Black girls died in an Alabama church bombing - all designated as national monuments by Obama ... Read More

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Cats Battle Cool, Windy Conditions On Day One Of NCAA Regionals

Cats Battle Cool, Windy Conditions On Day One Of NCAA Regionals

Florida State's seminole hole certainly came on hole No. 14 as senior Lydia Gumm, Morgane Metraux and freshman Amanda Doherty all earned birdies to help the team cement its second place standing and close the gap on Florida. Playing the most important event of the year on their home course, the Lady Raiders got past that obstacle. Le Moyne College and Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) member, Wilmington University are tied for fifth place with a score 304. Read More

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Trump to Nominate State Supreme Court Judge Joan Larsen for Federal Judgeship

Trump to Nominate State Supreme Court Judge Joan Larsen for Federal Judgeship

Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Thapar had been in the mix for the Supreme Court vacancy, interviewing with Trump by phone before the president selected Gorsuch to fill the seat left vacant by Scalia's death past year. She graduated first in her class from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, served in President George W. Bush's Justice Department and taught at the University of Michigan Law School. Read More

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Texas stokes immigration debate with 'sanctuary cities' ban

Texas stokes immigration debate with 'sanctuary cities' ban

Senate Bill 4 , also known as the sanctuary cities bill, will ban sanctuary cities in Texas and will require government and law enforcement officials to follow federal immigration laws. It is due to go into effect September 1. Abbott was referencing Sheriff Sally Hernandez , who became the face of the battle over sanctuary cities after instituting a policy that limits when the Travis County jail cooperates with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests that help facilitate ... Read More

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Big investors urge Trump to stick with Paris climate accord

The conflicting signals suggest the administration is trying to keep its options open while Mr Trump decides whether to withdraw, a move the global community would strongly oppose. "It will be on the sidelines, and that's going to hurt American businesses". President Trump promised on the campaign trail to pull the U.S. out of the historic climate accord, but is yet to make a final decision on the matter despite taking steps to unwind key domestic climate policies. Read More

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Community reluctantly bids farewell to 600-year-old tree

Community reluctantly bids farewell to 600-year-old tree

A white oak tree - believed to be one of the oldest trees in North America - that stood in the cemetery of a New Jersey church began its descent Monday as crews started to cut it down. But the tree was determined to have died previous year, leaving church officials to decide it had to be cut down. Residents said they were said to see the tree come down but understand why. Read More

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Russian hackers target French presidential frontrunner

But analysts say Putin would have good reason to favor conservative nationalist Marine Le Pen over centrist Macron in the upcoming runoff election. A Japanese cybersecurity firm has found links to a possible attempted hacking of the Macron campaign in the 2017 French Presidential election, drawing comparison with the suspected cyber attacks during the US Presidential election past year. Read More

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California judge OKs Cummins' move back to Tennessee

A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California is back home, a lawyer for the girl's family said Friday, April 21, 2017. He is awaiting extradition to Tennessee, where he will be charged with sexual contact with a minor and aggravated kidnapping. Under Tennessee law, children 12 and older can choose to leave home unless under "force, threat or fraud". Read More

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Canada minister they're looking forward to Trump trade talks

Canada, one of the U.S.'s top trading partners, has imposed an import tax on ultra-filtered milk, a product used in the cheese-making process. Saying it's important to correct factual errors, Ambassador David MacNaughton said in a letter to the governors of Wisconsin and NY the facts don't support the contention that Canada's dairy policies are the cause of financial losses for dairy farmers in the United States. Read More

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Baltimore residents to comment on plan to overhaul police

Baltimore residents to comment on plan to overhaul police

Department of Justice and troubled law enforcement agencies. The judge said that pushing back the hearing to allow Sessions' Department of Justice, now operating under new guidelines, to review the decree would be "inconvenient". Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions requested a review of all 114 reform agreements the Justice Department had secured with cities across the country during the Obama administration. Read More

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