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Canadian military after Trump announcement: We welcome transgender people

Canadian military after Trump announcement: We welcome transgender peopleAfter President Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people would be barred from serving in the military, the Canadian Armed Forces took a different tack. In an apparent jab at its southern neighbor, the Canadian military invited individuals “of all sexual orientations and gender identities” to join the ranks. Join us! #DiversityIsOurStrength #ForcesJobs,” a tweet sent from the official Canadian Armed Forces handle read.




POSTED JULY 26, 2017 5:04 PM

Minneapolis Police Department Announces New Bodycam Policy Following Fatal Shooting of Australian Woman

Minneapolis Police Department Announces New Bodycam Policy Following Fatal Shooting of Australian WomanIn the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Justine Damond, the Minneapolis Police Department announced new bodycam policies for officers.




POSTED JULY 26, 2017 8:33 AM

LGBTQ Service Members, Activists React to Trump's Transgender Ban

LGBTQ Service Members, Activists React to Trump's Transgender BanPresident Trump's Twitter announcment that transgender people wouldn't be allowed to serve in the military was met with wide backlash.




POSTED JULY 26, 2017

Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger group

Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger groupSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is just one member of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that they are looking to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said Tuesday.




POSTED JULY 25, 2017 7:21 PM

Fatal Ride Malfunction

Fatal Ride MalfunctionAt least one person was killed and five critically injured after a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair.




POSTED JULY 26, 2017 2:46 PM

Saudi Arabia should clarify status of ex-crown prince: HRW

Saudi Arabia should clarify status of ex-crown prince: HRWLONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia must clarify whether they have imposed movement restrictions on former crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, saying the kingdom should end all arbitrary travel bans and detentions of Saudi citizens. Saudi officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the HRW statement. Reuters reported last week that the former crown prince has been under house arrest since his overthrow in favor of the king's favorite son, Mohammed bin Salman, in June. Saudi authorities have denied the story. ...




POSTED JULY 27, 2017 9:33 AM

China is 'landlord' to Hong Kong says justice chief

China is 'landlord' to Hong Kong says justice chiefControversy over a new cross-border rail link which will see mainland laws enforced in a Hong Kong train station escalated Thursday after the justice chief likened China to the city's "landlord". It comes at a time when fears are worsening that Hong Kong's freedoms are under threat from an increasingly assertive Beijing. The high-speed rail line between Hong Kong and the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, 80 miles away, is due to open in 2018.




POSTED JULY 27, 2017 6:23 AM

Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowning

Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowningNEW YORK (AP) — A prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning, according to findings issued by the city's medical examiner on Wednesday.




POSTED JULY 26, 2017 6:55 PM

Woman vows to 'kill all Muslims' during supermarket car park dispute

Woman vows to 'kill all Muslims' during supermarket car park disputeAmber Hensley shouted at Rowda Soyan, Sarah Hassan and Laleyla Hassan in the car park of a Walmart in Fargo, North Dakota, as she believed they had parked too close to her car. Ms Hassan recorded a video of Hensley delivering an angry tirade, which was sent to the police and circulated widely on social media. “Go home, go home,” Hensley was heard saying.




POSTED JULY 27, 2017 11:31 AM

Trump continues crusade against Sessions with a fresh line of attack

Trump continues crusade against Sessions with a fresh line of attackPresident Trump continued his public campaign against his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, knocking his longtime ally for not replacing acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Trump, who fired James Comey as FBI director in May, also has the authority to replace McCabe. It’s unclear why Trump is singling out Sessions on the issue, other than to add pressure as he reportedly mulls firing him.




POSTED JULY 26, 2017 11:23 AM

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Justice Dept. Weighs In Against Protections for Gays in the Workplace
The unusual brief came in a Long Island case that could prove to be a test of whether federal anti-discrimination laws should be extended to gay workers.

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 4:42 PM
Furious Gay Rights Advocates See Trump’s ‘True Colors’
Anger erupted at the president after his move to bar transgender people from the military, with many citing his supportive words for L.G.B.T. people last year.

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 12:58 AM
Transgender People Can Still Serve for Now, U.S. Military Says
The military’s policy is unchanged until the White House alters the rules, a top Pentagon official said a day after President Trump announced that the armed services would bar transgender members.

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 4:35 PM
Health Care, Donald Trump, Foxconn: Your Thursday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 2:16 PM
California Today: California Today: Military Communities Respond to Trump’s Transgender Ban
Thursday: San Diego grapples with the transgender ban, testing how far California can go on climate, and checking in Cheech Marin.

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 12:42 PM
Health Care Briefing: Senate Health Care Vote: Parliamentarian Chips Away at Health Bill
The Senate is moving closer to wrapping up debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act, but lawmakers have still not seen the bill they’re discussing.

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 5:35 PM
Former Obama Aides Lead Opposition to Health Care Repeal
As Republicans seek to repeal the Affordable Care Act, scores of former Obama aides who helped create the law are fighting to save it.

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 1:49 PM
Scaramucci Hints Priebus Was Behind a Leak. But There Was No Leak.
Anthony Scaramucci, the new communications director, challenged Reince Priebus, the chief of staff, to “explain that he’s not a leaker.”

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 12:37 PM
As Democrats Lay Into Trump, Cuomo Takes a Different Tack
New York’s governor will assail the president’s policies, but not the man himself, a strategy some see as a nod to state interests and re-election prospects.

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 9:00 AM
Allies Warn Trump of Conservative Revolt Unless He Backs Off Sessions
Among those urging Mr. Trump to spare the attorney general have been Reince Priebus, the chief of staff, and Stephen K. Bannon, the president’s chief strategist.

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 1:09 AM

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