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11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive

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Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

 

 

GOP governors ask FCC to address illegal prison cellphones

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Ten Republican governors want the Federal Communications Commission to give states more autonomy to apply technology that can stop prison inmates from using smuggled cellphones.

 

 

TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

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he Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season, the agency's chief told Congress on Wednesday.

 

 

Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty

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The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won't be at peace until the man charged in the slayings is put to death.

 

 

Groups say GOP convention protest area could foster clashes

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Organizers for two groups on opposite ends of the political spectrum are unhappy with a protest route designated for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, arguing it restricts their free-speech rights and creates the possibility of clashes.

 

 

Pro-Trump Hispanics face ridicule from friends and family

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Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump pinatas -- clashing with police, at times -- to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration.

 

 

Inspector's report: Clinton email use broke federal rules

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Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found.

 

 

Government spends billions to run museum-ready computer systems

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The government is squandering its technology budget maintaining museum-ready computer systems in critical areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. They're still using floppy disks at the Pentagon.

 

 

Suspect in Charleston church shooting faces death penalty

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Nearly a year after the brutal shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday its intent to seek the death penalty against the man facing federal hate crime charges in the killings.

 

 

Feds: 5 arrested, accused of scam posing as IRS agents

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The Treasury Department has arrested five people in Miami accused of posing as IRS agents in telephone calls and demanding immediate payment of overdue taxes, a scheme that netted them an estimated $2 million, a top official said Tuesday.

 

 

In two-front war, Clinton targets Trump's housing crash gain

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Hillary Clinton and her Democratic allies dove deeper into Donald Trump's record Tuesday, launching a new round of attacks designed to paint the billionaire businessman as profiting off the housing crisis that hurt millions of Americans.

 

 

Trump says decision to seek donations followed GOP request

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Donald Trump holds his first presidential fundraisers this week. The events directly benefit his campaign, but he doesn't see it that way.

 

 

Guidelines: Consider obesity surgery more often for diabetes

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New guidelines say weight-loss surgery should become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are mildly obese.

 

 

Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in sex case

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She called him "Mr. Cosby" and considered him a trusted friend and mentor.

 

 

Officer cleared of all charges in Freddie Gray case

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

Prosecutors failed for the second time in their bid to hold Baltimore police accountable for the arrest and death of Freddie Gray when an officer was acquitted Monday in the racially charged case that triggered riots a year ago.

 

 

Supreme Court upends all-white jury verdict, death sentence

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a black Georgia man Monday because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African-Americans from the all-white jury that determined his fate.

 

 

Most House GOP women in tough races biding time on Trump

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

Before deciding if she'll vote for Donald Trump, Martha McSally says she'll spend time "determining what kind of man he is." Mia Love says some comments by the presumptive Republican presidential candidate need "some sort of explanation," while Renee Ellmers backs him because he's "a problem solver."

 

 

Before island's primary, Sanders criticizes Puerto Rico plan

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

Two weeks before Puerto Rico's primary, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says a deal between House leaders and the Obama administration to help the island out of debt has colonialist overtones.

 

 

Clinton private email probe winding down

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

FBI agents probing whether Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server imperiled government secrets appear close to completing their work, a process experts say will likely culminate in a sit-down with the former secretary of state.

 

 

Senator: Military sex case files show 'troubling command culture'

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

A U.S. senator is stepping up her criticism of the Pentagon's campaign to end sexual assaults, alleging in a report to be released Monday that a "troubling command culture" seems to favor closing cases over pursuing justice and leaves victims vulnerable to retaliation.

 

 

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