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Texas Bill Could Bar Trans Student Athletes from Competing

However, outdated rules by the University Interscholastic League (the governing body for high school sports in Texas) required Beggs to wrestle against the girls, instead of the boys he wanted to compete against. "It's what the UIL stated a little bit after the competition". It said six other states have similar policies. Athlete Ally, a national organization that encourages LGBTQ inclusion in sports, blasted the bill, which received support from all of the upper chamber's Republicans and ... Read More »

Ohio shooting: Police chief, 2 nursing home workers killed

Disario headed the Kirkersville Police Department for only about three weeks, Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said. The sheriff says the hostages escaped when a shot was sacked at the chief. After that, he charged into the nursing home and opened fire. Law enforcement vehicles swarmed Kirkersville, Ohio , after the shooting. As we begin police week, we remember the courageous service of all police officers, who put their lives on the line every day to protect us. Read More »

Protesters light torches at Lee Park to protest statue removal

It was not immediately clear which group was behind the unsettling stunt but right-wing extremist Richard Spencer claimed to be among the torchbearers after protesting at a similar rally in Jackson Park hours earlier. The Charlottesville City Council also recently made a decision to rename two of the city's parks dedicated to Lee and Thomas Jackson, another Confederate Civil War general. Read More »

Trump says he could name FBI head by next week

Comey declined, instead telling Trump that he would always be honest, according to the associate. The Trump administration is looking to fill the job, which requires Senate confirmation, after Trump abruptly fired Director James Comey on Tuesday. Read More »

Trump contradicts his own White House on reasons for Comey firing

His assertions came as Comey's temporary replacement joined in, contradicting other administration statements on the snowballing controversy. Trump's description of his unilateral decision to jettison Comey, whom he described during an NBC News interview as "a showboat" and "a grandstander", contradicted previous explanations this week by Vice President Mike Pence and the president's communications team. Read More »

Israeli president urges embassies to move to Jerusalem after UNESCO vote

The Israeli foreign ministry spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, wrote on Twitter "Israel is angered by Sweden's vote in favour of the draft resolution". Elias Wadih Sanbar, the Palestinian ambassador to UNESCO, said Tuesday's resolution was part of efforts to "stop giving a kind of blank check to an occupier that is acting with total illegality and impunity". Read More »

Russia investigation issues subpoena for Flynn


In a joint statement from the committee's chairman Richard Burr and vice chairman Mark Warner said they issued the legal demand after Flynn was asked to produce the documents on 28 April but his lawyer did not hand them over. The White House has rejected calls to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate allegations the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin over last year's election. Read More »

Trump to Order Commission on Fraudulent Voting in Elections

Democratic Federal Election Commissioner Ellen Weintraub asked Mr. Trump in a letter to disclose evidence of his charges of voter fraud presidential election. Following the orders signing, Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-California, saying the comission is "clearly meant to accelarate the vile voter supression efforts" across the country. Read More »

Officer who fatally shot boy, 15, in Texas is fired

Edwards was in the passenger seat of a auto that was driving away from a house party in a Dallas suburb, where police were responding to a report of drunk teenagers. The family has asked activists to postpone demonstrations in the wake of Edwards' death as they make preparations for his funeral and spoke out against any violence perpetuated against police officers. Read More »

Comey's termination may fasten up Russian Federation investigation: WH

Waters added, "If [Clinton] had won the White House, I believe that, given what he did to her and what he tried to do, she should have fired him". McCabe sidestepped the question, saying he could not comment on an ongoing probe. Previews of congressional testimony to superiors are generally considered courteous. And, as was nearly to be expected, Mr. Trump's justifications for firing Mr. Read More »

Sally Yates: Alarm about Russian blackmail led to warning on Michael Flynn


The first warning came from President Obama to President-elect Donald Trump on November 10, that is, 48 hours from his election and during their first meeting. Asked by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) if Flynn lied to the FBI, Yates said she couldn't answer because that would compromise an "ongoing FBI investigation ". Read More »

Pope Francis Just Declared 2 Portuguese Children Saints

Devotees from across the globe flocked to Fatima to participate in the mass. Officials expect around 1 million people to attend the ceremony. She said she prayed to Francisco Marto for 20 years, hoping her four daughters would meet "nice boys like Francisco". Read More »

Dozens Gather as Jefferson Davis Memorial Comes Down

Clashes have been reported in the U.S. city of New Orleans as a statue of 19th century pro-slavery politician Jefferson Davis was removed. The statue is one of three monuments to Confederate leaders slated for removal in New Orleans . Read More »

Coroner reopens case of bullied 8-year-old who killed self

Attorney Jennifer Branch says school surveillance video shows Carson Elementary School student Gabriel Taye being pushed against the wall and knocked unconscious by another student in the boy's bathroom January 24. "He was an outstanding young man, and this is a great loss for his family and our school community", the Cincinnati district said in a release about the video. Read More »

3 last-minute gifts for mom on Mother's Day


Mothers want you to improve, to grow up, to be something more than what you now are. Moms don't care about the type of paper. If presented with something totally freakish, general comments such as "how wonderful", "really very clever, darling", are workable, and perhaps "oh my, my" while you get your breath back over something that should be shown only to a hardened psychiatrist. Read More »