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Trump Administration Removes Federal Protections For Transgender Students

USA officials have said that the Obama administration's interpretation of prohibiting transgender students from using facilities that align with their gender identity violates federal anti-discrimination laws. "The Department of Justice remains committed to the proper interpretation and enforcement of Title IX and its protections for all students, including LGBTQ students, from discrimination, bullying and harassment", Sessions said. Read More

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JC Penney closing more than 100 stores

JC Penney closing more than 100 stores

It had 105,000 employees manning 1,021 stores as of a year ago. Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain, says its earnings for the quarter that includes the holiday period dropped almost 13 percent, hurt by lower sales, store closures and other costs. Read More

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Department store chain closing stores

Department store chain closing stores

The company said they planned to release the list in mid-March. Almost all impacted stores are expected to close in the second quarter of 2017. It will also close a Florida distribution center and a supply chain facility in California. The retail company will offer early retirement packages for some of its employees. “Our decision to close stores will allow us to raise the overall brand standard of the Company and allocate capital more efficiently.”. Read More

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Homeland Security Draft Report Casts Doubt On Countries Trump's Travel Ban Targeted

Trump said the executive order he signed on January 27 was based on the need to prevent terrorist attacks, although his administration cited no specific threats from the countries the order targeted. The draft document reflects the tensions between the president's political appointees and the civil servants tasked with carrying out Trump's ambitious and aggressive agenda. Read More

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Mexico tells Trump to fuck off in this Conan Without Borders clip

Mexico tells Trump to fuck off in this Conan Without Borders clip

His latest such journey has taken him to Mexico-and as you can see from the first clip below, in which Conan solicits donations from Mexicans toward building Trump's wall, he's definitely in his element. Additional costs could include housing for agents working in remote areas, equipment and support staff, former officials said. Hernandez, 42, and his brother were arrested by U.S. Read More

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Cops shoot suspect dead after triple homicide outside Wichita

Cops shoot suspect dead after triple homicide outside Wichita

Tim Boese says officers found the victims dead in a rural home while responding around 12:30 a.m. Thursday to a shooting. The suspect died shortly after in an officer-involved shooting. Police reported his death just after 3 a.m. A woman whom Yoder described as a "person of interest" was taken into custody Thursday. "The suspect is believed to have been temporarily residing at the residence with at least one or more of the persons who were either killed or were still alive at the scene". Read More

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Trump signs executive order targeting regulations that are deemed unnecessary

Trump also pledged that the order is good for business in the USA saying it will add jobs. Just yesterday , Liveris praised the Trump administration for being "the most pro-business administration since the Founding Fathers". "Today's action by President Trump will unleash innovation across the nation, and it will allow our economy to grow, help lower energy costs for consumers, and help American workers", Gerard said. Read More

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Judge rules only one additional accuser may testify at Cosby trial

The BBC film explores why it took so long for allegations against the entertainer to be taken seriously, and hears testimony from the journalists, co-stars and the accusers who fought for years for this side of the Cosby story to be heard. A ruling Friday that only one other accuser can testify at Bill Cosby's Pennsylvania sex assault trial means Cosby probably can't appeal on that issue should he be convicted. Read More

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LA elected officials blast Trump's new immigration crackdown

LA elected officials blast Trump's new immigration crackdown

He said he's been hearing the same questions from numerous sources, "challenging me with what boils down to the perception, that we're out there as immigration police". "This is something we will not stand for", Kincannon said at the vigil. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are not allowed to arrest undocumented immigrants inside the Fourth Avenue jail, officials confirmed Thursday. Read More

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Rainy evening likely for the Harrisburg area

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Dane County and areas to the north and west through 6 a.m. Saturday , with perhaps 1 to 2 inches of snow in Madison and up to 4 inches to the north, according to forecasters. Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Tonight: Mostly cloudy , with a low around 58. Read More

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Forecast: Warm and sunny Friday

Forecast: Warm and sunny Friday

Late April weather continues as February has given up the ghost. Sunday: Mostly sunny, chillier and breezy. Clear skies are forecast for Friday night . We have some patchy dense fog out there this morning, so be careful. Cloudy, with a low around 15°. Highs are expected to top out near 73 and winds out of the SW around 5 miles per hour. Read More

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Pence visits vandalized Jewish cemetery

On Tuesday, President Trump issued a statement, directly confronting the issue of anti-Semitism, the end of a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, where he also spoke out against racism. A crowdfunding campaign launched by two Muslim Americans has raised over $100,000 in less than two days for a vandalized Jewish cemetery outside of St. Read More

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White House contacts with Federal Bureau of Investigation take Russian Federation scandal in new direction

White House officials had sought the help of the bureau and other agencies investigating the Russian Federation matter to say that the reports were wrong and that there had been no contacts, the officials said . Surely, if the White House hadn't know about the investigation before the stories came out, once it was reported they checked with their sources at FBI and elsewhere to confirm that in fact the investigation was ongoing. Read More

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2 police officers shot in Washington DC

2 police officers shot in Washington DC

The uniformed officers were shot about 10:40 p.m. near the intersection of Holbrooke and Morse streets NE, Newsham explained. He says a man with gunshot wounds died on the way to the hospital. Local councilman Kenyan McDuffie said: 'These courageous men and women are working hard, but we need to better support our officers in the community. Read More

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Amber Alert issued by Bridgeport police for 6-year-old girl

Amber Alert issued by Bridgeport police for 6-year-old girl

A missing 6-year-old Bridgeport girl may have been spotted with her father in the Bronx Friday, according to reports. The vehicle has been identified as a rented silver 4-door sedan Hyundai Elantra with NY license plates. The victims were taken to an area hospital and at least one of them died, police said. Bridgeport police say they are working with New York City police in searching for Aylin. Read More

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Roberts: Arizona Senate moves to silence protests

Republicans voted by 17 to the Democrats' 13 in favour of the bill on Wednesday. Senate Bill 1142 would allow prosecutors to seize a person's assets in addition to enhanced criminal charges. And [Republican Sen. John] Kavanagh, a former police officer, said if there are organized groups, "I should certainly hope that our law enforcement people have some undercover people there". Read More

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Some witnesses say Kansas shooting was racially motivated

Yelling "get out of my country!", he shot Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, both engineers from India, who worked for the tech company Garmin. Adam Purinton, 51, has been charged with murder and the FBI is investigating motive. Witnesses told the Star that Grillot was attempting to help the two other men after they were confronted. With gunshot wounds to his hand and chest, doctors say 24 year old Ian Grillet is lucky to be alive. Read More

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Houston teen shot dead while protecting mom during robbery at Subway

Patrol officers were called to the Subway on the 3900 block of Broadway in southeast Houston around 8pm, where they found a male employee in his late teens who had suffered a gunshot wound to the neck. Rodriguez was with Flores' father as the family was rushed to Subway after the shooting. Investigators said the two men were described as young black men wearing hoodies and dark trousers. Read More

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Family Of Tony Robinson Settles Civil Suit Over Killing By Madison Police

Family Of Tony Robinson Settles Civil Suit Over Killing By Madison Police

Michael Fox, an attorney at Fox & Fox, S.C., was one of the attorneys who represented the family of Paul Heenan, who was shot and killed by Madison police Officer Stephen Heimsness in 2012. "We did the investigation that the city of Madison refused to do". The Madison Police Department said in a statement that Police Chief Mike Koval stood behind his officer, who now works in the department's training section, and the department was not involved in the settlement negotiations. Read More

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Bell toll ceremony honors CHP officer who died after south Sacramento chase

Bell toll ceremony honors CHP officer who died after south Sacramento chase

The chase ended about 5:45 p.m., when Chellew, 31, was involved in a collision just past Stockton Boulevard and thrown from his bike. He was taken to a hospital, where he died less than 30 minutes later, the CHP said. CHP Officers followed the motorcyclist when he drove the wrong way down a ramp and south to San Rafael. His service and sacrifice will forever be honored and never forgotten. Read More

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ICE detention of inmates declines in county

ICE detention of inmates declines in county

If, as ICE alleges, the four suspects were criminals, it is safe to say that everyone, including local immigrants, should be grateful they have been removed. "We're not going to assist ICE in the service of an administrative matter". "It basically just provides complete discretion to individual ICE field officers. Read More

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Removal of transgender bathroom guidelines directly affects VA student

Removal of transgender bathroom guidelines directly affects VA student

It could be that neither policy will prevail. Oral arguments in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. are scheduled for March 28. When he lost his case in district court, the 4th U.S. "Usually, students and their parents meet with school administrators to discuss the student's transgender status and plan a smooth social transition, just as Gavin and his mother did here". Read More

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New Trump Memo Paves The Way For Mass Deportations

New Trump Memo Paves The Way For Mass Deportations

So-called "dreamers" were anxious about potentially being deported under Donald Trump's immigration crackdown. Kelly signed a pair of memos that move forward with two of Trump's executive orders regarding immigration , and give the federal government authorization to expand detention and prioritize deportation for a larger group of undocumented immigrants living in the USA, according to Vox . Read More

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New Department of Homeland Security Deportation Guidelines Trigger Protest in Bay Area

New Department of Homeland Security Deportation Guidelines Trigger Protest in Bay Area

Trump has said that his immigration crackdown would focus on those with criminal histories or who are a threat to national security, but the new rules suggest a more sweeping approach. The new directives also allow Customs agents to send some people directly back to Mexico, whether they're Mexican or not. "But if success is measured by how many people you're deporting , yikes". Read More

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