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Transgender student wins appeal in final week of school

Transgender student wins appeal in final week of school

The 7th Circuit decision on the injunction and the reach of Title IX is contrary to another federal appeals court decision involving transgender teen Gavin Grimm . The 7th Circuit's make up is similarly dominated by Republican appointees, 8-4. "I am thrilled that the Seventh Circuit recognized my right to be treated as the boy that I am at school", Ash said in a news release from the Transgender Law Center , which represented him. Read More

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Man accused of tossing beer at playoff game pleads guilty

Pagan previously told the Toronto Sun newspaper that he was "drinking out of a cup" during the game. The final scoreline could have been even more inflated as the Blue Jays left 13 men on base. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was glad to be able to preserve his bullpen for the game Tuesday because Happ is coming off only one rehabilitation start with Class A Dunedin on Thursday, and that outing lasted three innings. Read More

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Gentiloni backs Merkel: Europe must forge its own future

India and Germany exchanged several MoUs including sectors of education, urban development and digital policy in Berlin on Tuesday. They supported a comprehensive and inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process that leads to the renunciation of violence and breaking of all ties to worldwide terrorism and the respect for the Afghan Constitution including its human rights provisions, it said . Read More

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McConnell juggling diverse demands on Republican health bill

Trump, back from his first official overseas trip, tweeted that the Senate should switch to "51 votes immediately" adding that "Dems would do it, no doubt!" Trump's legislative agenda has largely screeched to a halt thanks to his firing of FBI Director James Comey, followed by the appointment of a special counsel to take over the executive branch's Russian probe, sprinkled with a number of news reports that raise questions, again, about the Trump campaign's ties to Russia. Read More

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Indian PM on climate: would be 'crime' to spoil environment

The German and Indian governments signed numerous agreements, including on cyber cooperation, development cooperation, education and railway safety. Britain, which is set to leave the European Union by 2019, wants to boost trade with India , the world's fastest-growing major economy, which is meanwhile also trying to revive stalled, decade-old trade talks with the EU. Read More

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Man with gun prompts lockdown at Orlando airport

Man with gun prompts lockdown at Orlando airport

The incident took place in the rental auto area of Level 1, Side A, the airport tweeted . The incident at the Orlando airport was first reported about 7:24 p.m. People have been removed from the area where the incident was taking place, local media reports said. Despite rumors, there have been no official reports of the man opening fire in the terminal. Read More

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Trump views Germany as political opponent: senior SPD lawmaker

Trump views Germany as political opponent: senior SPD lawmaker

Modi told the forum that economic collaboration between Germany and India was still "below full potential". Many are anxious that Germany's new perspective - along with Trump's "America First" approach to global relations and the U.K.'s divorce from the European Union - threatens to upend the post-WWII order that has provided stability in Europe for more than 70 years. Read More

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Merkel says Europeans can't 'completely' rely on US, others

Merkel says Europeans can't 'completely' rely on US, others

She said she got this feeling after meeting world leaders at the recently concluded G7 summit in Italy. "I've experienced that in the last few days", Merkel said at a campaign rally in Munich. Merkel's challenger for the chancellor job in September elections told public broadcaster ARD later today that the answer to Trump's go-it-alone approach is for European countries to bond ever closer together. Read More

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Trump, EPA chief meet ahead of decision on climate change

Trump, EPA chief meet ahead of decision on climate change

The meeting's final declaration reflected a stalemate between the U.S. and the six other participating countries, who are all strongly committed to the Paris accord. He came here to get smarter. During the two-day conclave, other leaders repeatedly urged Trump to recognise that the USA had to show leadership on climate issues being the world's second biggest carbon emitter. Read More

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Kathy Griffin releases photo holding a severed Trump head

But there has quickly been online backlash against Griffin from people who feel that she and Shields have gone too far. "I asked your forgiveness. gonna ask the photographer to take down the image, and I beg for your forgiveness". And Chelsea Clinton , the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, tweeted: "This is vile and wrong". "I'm a comic", she said. "I hope we all can agree that it's never amusing to joke about killing the president - or anyone". Read More

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Ariana Grande to return to Manchester for charity show

Ariana Grande to return to Manchester for charity show

Greater Manchester Police said two men, aged 20 and 22, were detained early Saturday in the northwest England city on suspicion of terrorism offenses. "The focus is still the search for accomplices and the network but he could have made this bomb himself", the source said. Hopkins said the leaks "caused much distress for families that are already suffering terribly with their loss". Read More

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Trump Meets Pope at Vatican

Trump Meets Pope at Vatican

Trump, famed for his love of fast food and his use of "fat" as an insult for his enemies, took the quip in good part, beaming broadly, as he did throughout the public parts of an encounter that lasted barely 30 minutes. Gary Cohn, Trump's top economic adviser, said Trump was listening to the views of his world counterparts on the issue. As president, he has proposed deep cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency and the elimination of many environmental regulations. Read More

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Kushner and the back story of back channels

In other words, Kushner allegedly tried to set up a backchannel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government that couldn't be monitored by the United States government in the months before Trump's inauguration. McMaster and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly supporting the practice of back-channel communications as an appropriate part of diplomacy. Recently appointed special counsel Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, is starting off an investigation with a broad ... Read More

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Weekend-long computer outage could cost British Airways more than $125M

Weekend-long computer outage could cost British Airways more than $125M

In a statement the airline said that a full schedule of flights was running from Gatwick and they meant to operate a full long-haul schedule and a "high proportion" of its short-haul programme at Heathrow. It has though warned long-suffering passengers that it "may take some time" to reunite them with their bags. Cruz added: "On behalf of everyone at British Airways , I want to apologise for the fact you've had to go through these very trying experiences and to thank you for your ... Read More

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Israel uneasy over Trump's massive arms deal with Saudi

President Donald Trump called for a breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian relations after he met Tuesday in Bethlehem with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Israel considers the entire city its united capital. It's a visit that I think has echoed down the ages because the late Abraham Lincoln is reported to have said that there was no city on Earth that he so much desired to see as Jerusalem . Read More

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Germany Stands By Merkel's Stunning Remarks On Relations With US, UK

Germany Stands By Merkel's Stunning Remarks On Relations With US, UK

Gabriel's rage came the day after Merkel hinted Trump's brusque behavior on his foreign trip last week showed her the United States she knew is over. "We're cautiously optimistic", said Christoph Heusgen, the chief foreign policy adviser to Chancellor Angela Merkel . Their their final summit communique, the leaders of the G7 countries said that the United States has not yet joined the consensus on the issue of climate change, which was reached within the framework of the Paris accord ... Read More

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Muslims around the world observe Ramadan

It is considered to be a holy month to Muslims, and this is when they are able to gain merit points at an accelerated pace in order to help turn the scales in their favor when they meet the Almighty face to face. The health benefits of fasting are only just being realized, such as this study here and here. If you know of a Muslim neighbor or colleague, why not take time to pray for them all through this 30 days? "An occasion which heralds the twenty-nine day period of fasting when ... Read More

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Rubin: Israelis pleased, over all, with Trump visit

Rubin: Israelis pleased, over all, with Trump visit

President Trump stressed the importance of creating an environment consistent with the desire for peace. Trump was the first USA president to fly from Riyadh to Tel Aviv . Thanks to Obama's do-nothing approach in the Middle East, Iran and Russian Federation filled the void, supplying Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with weapons to fight a bloody civil war and commit atrocities against his people like gassing women and children. Read More

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Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing

Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing

Heavy rains on Friday triggered the floods and landslides, which have affected more than 61,000 people, while more than 2,000 had been taken to safer places. According to the latest reports, 100 people have been reported dead while more than 99 are still missing. Modi said our ships are being dispatched with relief material. Read More

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North Korea fires Scud-class missile

North Korea fires Scud-class missile

North Korea also claimed to have fired Monday's rocket from a new tracked, self-propeled vehicle, which, if true, would give Pyongyang the ability to launch missiles far quicker than compared to its previous systems. While North Korean scientists could be tweaking them - for instance, developing a new solid-fuel short-range missile - the North tests these shorter-range missiles much less than it does its less dependable, longer-range missiles. Read More

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Southern rock music pioneer Gregg Allman dies

Southern rock music pioneer Gregg Allman dies

The Lynyrd Skynyrd song "Free Bird" was written by lead singer Ronnie Van Zandt as an ode to Duane Allman after his 1971 death in a motorcycle accident. They reached the pinnacle of the burgeoning music scene, partying to excess while defining a sound that still excites millions. So they put out a live album , At Fillmore East , recorded over two nights at a NY club. Read More

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