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NC lawmakers say they have reached deal to repeal bathroom bill

It prevents cities and towns from making their own rules about whether to include gender identity in public accommodations protections. And it has a "conscience" clause for people with religious objections. Updated 10:37 p.m. Chris Sgro, Executive Director of the gay rights group Equality North Carolina , said that the proposal "keeps North Carolina as the only state in the country obsessed with where trans people use the restroom through law".

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Ivanka Trump becomes unpaid White House employee

Warren also wants to know which disclosures Ivanka Trump will be required to make to demonstrate compliance and whether her compliance will be monitored and enforced. Ivanka Trump will also be able to veto proposed new transactions. For federal officials, nepotism is illegal, but Ivanka's White House job may still be safe.

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Trump Administration Will Appeal Rulings That Blocked Revised Travel Ban 'Soon'

Earlier this month, he even dismissed the White House's claims that the revised travel ban is United States' way to avoid future terrorist attacks. Government lawyers wanted the court to just focus on the text. And they did eliminate some previous legal grounds to block it, such as excluding current green card and visa holders. According to Robart, there are "substantial distinctions" between the two orders, both in the "manner" that they were "implemented", as well as in the reasoning that ...

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Ivanka Trump Is Getting An Office In The West Wing

Ivanka Trump, who is married to senior adviser Jared Kushner, has already been a presence in her father's presidency. Her lawyer told the Associated Press that she will abide by ethics rules pertaining to government employees even though she won't have an official title.

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Mayors ready to fight White House over sanctuary city threats

Sessions urged so-called " sanctuary cities " - which refuse to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when they have illegal immigrants in custody - to comply with federal law. "Such policies can not continue", Sessions said in Monday's briefing. "We are not breaking any laws and we are prioritizing safety", Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said, according to member station KUOW .

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Another effort to repeal North Carolina's bathroom bill has failed

All in all, the AP estimates North Carolina has missed out on more than 2,900 jobs because of HB2. "They need to stop the partisan games and finally get serious about working with Governor Cooper to repeal House Bill 2". Conventions, sporting events, and concerts were also included. Another effort to pass legislation to repeal North Carolina's HB2 bathroom bill has failed.

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Philly to Remain "Sanctuary City" Despite Threats From Sessions

The Justice Department will award more than $4.1 billion in grants to state and local jurisdictions this fiscal year. "We are going to become this administration's worst nightmare", said New York City council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

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2 kids electrocuted after North Texas storm

Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers go out to the family. People hug near where the two boys were found electrocuted Wednesday. . "We're just entering the storm season, and this is something that we'll continue to deal with". Three storm chasers also died on Tuesday in a collision as they raced toward a storm in west Texas, authorities said. Lt. Bryan Witt of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the Tuesday afternoon crash involved a Jeep and a Chevrolet Suburban sport utility vehicle.

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Screams alert residents to fire that killed 2 in Oakland

Records show the building has been the target of building department investigations and citations since 2010, when the city allowed the owner to convert the structure into transitional housing for recovering drug addicts, people struggling with homelessness and others.

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The Future Of Healthcare: Obamacare Replacement Bill Rejected By Conservatives

The pressure is on Republicans to pass the bill replacing the Affordable Care Act, known by many as Obamacare. Gov. Democrats have opposed the GOP repeal effort. It also would allow insurers to charge older Americans more and repeal tax boosts the law imposes on high-income people and health industry companies.

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Airline cancellations pile up as storm disrupts travel plans

While St. Louis received light snow Monday morning, Chicago received several inches of snow, leading to hundreds of flight cancellations. At Mineta San Jose International Airport, six flights have been cancelled since Monday afternoon, according to airport spokesman Jon Vaden.

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United States judge extends suspension of travel ban

He said he would issue a written ruling by day's end. For instance, the court specifically pointed to the Trump campaign's press release that called for a total ban on Muslim immigration to the United States. states to sue over the amended ban. "We do not fault President Trump for being politically incorrect". Judge Watson blocked provisions of the March 6 executive order of Trump that would have frozen the refugee program for 120 days and stopped citizens of six Muslim countries from ...

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Lawmakers reach agreement to repeal North Carolina 'bathroom bill'

Compromises being discussed have included qualified repeal, leaving in place limits on anti-discrimination laws from municipalities. In response to the AP report , Democratic Gov. North Carolina lawmakers keep huddling to shape legislation that does away with the state's " bathroom bill " and gets enough votes for passage this week to avoid new punishments by the NCAA.

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Judge grants preliminary injunction against Trump's travel ban

After a hearing lasting several hours, US District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii said Wednesday he had turned his original temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction. Mr Trump has complained of "unprecedented judicial overreach", pledging to take the case "as far as it needs to go". The next day, a judge in Maryland also blocked the six-nation travel ban but said it wasn't clear that the suspension of the refugee program was similarly motivated by religious bias.

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GOP vows to try again on Obamacare repeal

We are going to move on with rest of our agenda, keep that on track, while we work the health care problem. The Trump administration is aware of the conversations and a senior administration official said the White House is nudging them on.

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Texas House OKs tougher immigration rules for energy sector

Greg Abbott under an austere spending bill passed unanimously Tuesday by the state Senate. Indianapolis, Ind (WIBQ) - The idea of changing the position of Indiana State School Superintendent to an appointed position has been advanced by a senate panel.

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Tom Price under pressure as Trump keeps promising Obamacare 'explosion'

He said he's encouraging the Senate to produce its own health care package, and he and others suggested that lawmakers may produce several smaller bills addressing pieces of the issue. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said he voted against the replacement bill because he wanted to keep his promise to Americans. How will President Donald Trump respond? "If any Democrats want to make a bipartisan solution I welcome that, too".

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Relief for Democrats, humiliation for Trump as Obamacare repeal binned

With a vote on the bill possible as soon as Thursday, members of the House Freedom Caucus , a conservative Republican faction, said they had been negotiating alterations to the plan with the White House. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to freely discuss internal discussions. A key House vote on Trump's health care plan was put off by GOP leaders Thursday.

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Timetable for Thursday thunderstorms

Several forecast models are showing rain and thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast. The line of thunderstorms can be expected to move east of the state by around sunrise Thursday morning. The best chances for rain and storms would occur after 4:00 p.m. Once low pressure passes off to the northeast, cooler air on the wings of northerly winds will filter into our area Friday , with improving sky conditions and moderating temperatures in store Saturday.

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US Speaker Ryan doesn't want Trump to work with Democrats on healthcare

They blame the media. This time, however, Freedom Caucus Republicans have to answer to constituents who want the president to succeed in repealing and replacing Obamacare. Steve Womack. "And that's ego that caused him to do that", Kennedy said. And that's such an easy one, ' the president claimed - despite recent results seeming to counter his claim.

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Weather Channel mourns deaths of storm chasers

About 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, damaging winds dropped a shipping container on a truck, injuring two people, at the Barbours Cut container port near LaPorte, about 20 miles east of Houston. "A black suburban was traveling north on FM 1081, when it disregarded a stop sign and collided with a Jeep traveling west bound on FM 2794", said Gonzalez.

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5-Year-Old Suspended for Playing With a 'Stick Gun' at School

School officials in Hoke County said the kindergartner threatened to shoot and kill a fellow student. Caitlin's mother said that after Caitlin returned to school this week from her suspension she was alienated by her friends and teachers over the incident.

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Former Penn State president's criminal trial set to resume

In almost six years of dissection and discussion, no single incident has illustrated Jerry Sandusky's crimes like the oft-repeated account of how assistant football coach Mike McQueary walked into a campus locker room in 2001 and saw Sandusky sexually assaulting a boy in a shower.

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Sean Spicer tells reporter to 'stop shaking your head'

Spicer called on Ryan first when it was time to answer questions from reporters, smiling as he simply said , "April". We've never seen anything like this before. "On the one hand, you're saying what are we doing to improve our image?" "If you share that salad in a secret meeting with the Russian ambassador and then lie about it, yes", former chess champion and Russian dissident Gary Kasparov said on Twitter.

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Curry leads Warriors to 60th win

OUR PREDICTION: The Warriors are now 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 4-1 against the number in their last five conference games, and are a ideal 5-0 at the betting window in their last five games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

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Melania Trump to make a rare Washington appearance this week

The creators of the petition aren't the only ones complaining about the high costs of keeping the first lady safe in New York City. Almost 50,000 people had signed a Change.org petition by Tuesday morning demanding First Lady Melania Trump move in with President Donald Trump in their new White House presidential pad in an effort to reduce the costly taxpayer expense of protecting the first family as they live in separate states.

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White House attacks Clintons in pushback against Manafort allegations

Mr Manafort has insisted that he never worked for Russian interests. "And in particular, he wrote a memo that outlined this kind of vast plan for him to promote Russian interests in the former Soviet republics - and also to specifically benefit the Putin government".

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Kentucky lawmakers override all 4 of Gov. Bevin's vetoes

The bill is named after Tim Morton, a Lexington man who had a serious mental illness. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville, also known as "Tim's Law", had passed the Senate 34-3 and the House 95-0, before being vetoed by the governor because he said it would allow the state to "restrict the liberty of individuals based on nothing more than a finding that they are 'unlikely to adequately adhere to outpatient treatment on a voluntary basis'".

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White House Has No Indication Manafort Attempted to Push Russia's Interests

Mr Manafort is said to have pitched the plans to aluminium magnate Oleg Deripaska , a close ally of President Putin. Spicer says Trump was not aware of Manafort's clients from the past decade and there are "no suggestions" Manafort did anything improper.

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SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of Students With Disabilities

Less than an hour into his hearing, the Supreme Court unanimously decided that Gorsuch was wrong on a major disability decision he had written in a 2008 case. However, school districts across the country have reached different interpretations as to what exactly constitutes "appropriate" education for students with disabilities.

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Mexican man freed from detention thankful

Daniel Ramirez Medina was freed from the Northwest Detention Center on Wednesday in Tacoma. Ramirez was welcomed by supporters in the lobby of a detention facility after he was freed. But Ramirez's lawyers' habeas corpus petition to have their client's original arrest declared unlawful is ongoing in federal court. Immigration officials said that Ramirez's DACA status can be terminated because of his gang affiliation.

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'Dreamer' threatened with deportation in Seattle is released after weeks of detention

Judge John Odell in Tacoma approved freeing the 24-year-old Ramirez on $15,000 bond until his next immigration court hearing. He briefly spoke to reporters and thanked his supporters. as children some protections from deportations and the ability to work in the country under certain circumstances. So-called "Dreamers" can live and work in the US temporarily, though the program doesn't grant citizenship or permanent residency.

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Trump ex-aide Paul Manafort 'offered to help Putin'

Democrats on Capitol Hill who are part of two congressional investigations of Trump associates said the new disclosures about Mr Manafort's work for the Russian billionaire guarantee that he will be sought as a key witness in upcoming hearings.

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Texas Senate approves police interaction bill

As for the Railroad Commission sunset bill itself the House preliminarily approved keeping the agency functioning until 2029. On just the second day of the legislative session, Schaefer, who leads the caucus, unsuccessfully attempted to amend a routine resolution with language requiring people in the Capitol to use bathrooms corresponding with their biological sex.

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Kevin Durant looks 'good' in one-on-one against asst. Willie Green

The home team scored the first 15 points and went up 23-3 in the first quarter. SAN ANTONIO (AP ) — Golden State was emotionally prepared to shrug off a 22-point deficit during the first quarter in a key showdown with San Antonio . With his team already missing All-Star forward Kevin Durant , sidelined since sustaining a knee injury February 28, Golden State coach Steve Kerr rested All-Stars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green and key reserve Andre Iguodala in the second ...


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