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  • Federal Court Decides Civil Rights Law Protects Transgender People in Ruling Against Virginia School District

    A federal court ruled against a Virginia school district on Tuesday, holding that federal law protects a transgender student who sought to use the boys’ bathroom at his school. The ruling is a victory for Gavin Grimm — a transgender male — who began his legal fight four years ago and has since graduated from the school. The court denied a motion filed by the school district to dismiss Grimm’s lawsuit. Grimm’s lawyers at the American Civil Liberties Union argued that Title […]

  • Judge Orders NY 30-Year-Old to Move Out of Parents’ Home in ‘Surreal’ Court Hearing

    A 30-year-old man didn’t get the message that it was time to move out of his parents’ home, even after they left him five notices and an offer of cash to help find new digs. The New York family drama eventually rolled into the court system, where a judge on Tuesday ruled in the parents’ favor and ordered Michael Rotondo to leave after having a room for eight years. But Rotondo contends he is owed a six-month notice. “I just […]

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, his wife Cecilia Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and other officials bring flowers for a makeshift memorial on the grounds of Santa Fe High School on May, 20, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Texas Governor Hosts First of 3 Roundtable Discussions on School Safety

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday kicked off the first of three roundtable discussions on school safety in the wake of the Santa Fe High School shootings. The first meeting, which focused on school and community safety, included almost two dozen school administrators, politicians, law enforcement officials and an architect with expertise on school design, among others. The meeting was closed to the media, but afterward Abbott read a long list of ideas discussed. They included: Enlarging the school marshal program, […]

  • Michael Cohen exits the U.S. Federal Court on April 16, 2018 in Lower Manhattan, New York. (Credit: EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

    Michael Cohen’s Taxi Business Partner to Cooperate With Government: NYT

    A New York taxi kingpin and business partner of President Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen has agreed to cooperate with the government, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The Times said the agreement for Evegny “Gene” Freidman would allow him to avoid jail time and would have him work with prosecutors in both the state and federal investigations. Word of the Freidman agreement came just days after news broke that Jeffrey Yohai, the son-in-law of former Trump campaign chief Paul […]

  • Man Hit by Flaming ‘Lava Bomb’ While Defending Hawaii Home From Volcano

    “You might want to step back,” said Darryl Clinton as yet another explosion boomed nearby. He seemed to know exactly what that sound meant. A fissure that violently cracked open the earth’s surface was spewing more lava and, possibly, more lava bombs — flying chunks of molten rock. Clinton spoke to CNN on Friday, while defending two homes in Pahoa roughly 100 yards from the unstable fissure that’s been erupting for more than a week now. Even to get from […]

  • A picture taken on December 28, 2016 in Vertou, western France, shows logos of US online social media and social networking service Facebook.(Credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Facebook Will Require a Social Security Number for Political Ad Buys

    Facebook users in the United States who want to run certain ads on the platform will need to hand over their social security number. The social network now requires anyone who wants to run ads related to political campaigns, civil rights, immigration, guns, economy, and other issues, to prove they’re in the United States. Part of the proof required is your Social Security number. The move is part of a series of initiatives by Facebook to increase transparency on the […]

  • American bishop Michael Curry is seen at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, ahead of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 18, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Credit: Steve Parsons - Pool / Getty Images)

    Bishop Who Delivered Sermon at Royal Wedding to Stage White House Protest Alongside Other Church Leaders

    Fresh off his star-making sermon at the British royal wedding on Saturday, Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry plans to take part in a candlelight vigil and protest in front of the White House on Thursday. Curry will be joined by leaders from Christian churches who say they are concerned about a “dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government and in our churches.” Those crises, Curry and the other Christian leaders say, put “the […]

  • Christian "Riley" Garcia is seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page.

    15-Year-Old Student Fatally Shot While Trying to Protect Classmates From Santa Fe High School Gunman

    As survivors describe the terror-filled moments after a student opened fire at Santa Fe High School, killing 10 people, stories of heroism are coming to light. One of them is about Christian “Riley” Garcia, a student who showed remarkable courage and selflessness during the shooting. Garcia, 15, died Friday while blocking an art classroom door to keep other students safe from the gunshots, said the family’s pastor, Keenan Smith. “He was holding the door shut when the shooter was trying […]

  • U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke looks on before a luncheon at the State Department in Washington, DC on April 24, 2018. (Credit: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Administration Proposal Would Allow Hunters to Bait Bears, Kill Wolf Pups in Alaska

    The Interior Department moved this week to end an Obama administration ban on hunting bears in Alaska with bait, artificial light and dogs, along with other hunting practices in the state. The proposal from the National Park Service, published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, took issue with protections for black bears, “including cubs and sows with cubs,” as well as wolves and coyotes, including their pups, from “harvest practices that are otherwise permitted by the State of Alaska.” The […]