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Texas House Votes To Approve Transgender Bathroom Ban In Schools

With the Texas Legislature's session set to close on May 29, Republicans are attempting to beat the clock by pushing through a flood of anti-LGBTQ measures. County employees refuse to grant marriage licenses over religious objections. Sen. Jose Rodriguez, D-El Paso, unsuccessfully proposed an amendment to the school finance bill that simply crossed out the controversial education savings account... [Full Article...]

Firefighters advance on blaze southeast of San Diego

Firefighters advance on blaze southeast of San Diego Dulzura remains under an evacuation warning although residents that chose to evacuate were escorted back to their homes overnight. Cal Fire said the fire, which erupted Saturday morning just south of state Route 94 near Otay Lakes Road, has burned 2,056 acres and is 75 percent contained as of Monday morning. [Full Article...]

Imran's party warns of protests as activists held for anti

Imran's party warns of protests as activists held for anti They were all subsequently released. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leaders and workers on Monday took to streets in major cities across the country to protest against raids conducted at the office of party's social media activist in Peshawar and Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) alleged crackdown in connection with the suspected violations of cyber crime law. [Full Article...]

DHS to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

DHS to extend protections for Haitians 6 months Temporary "protected status" has been extended for another six months for thousands of Haitians who fled to the United States after their island was ravaged by an quake in 2010. The maximum length of an extension is 18 months, according to the Department of Homeland Security. "But the extension would give us time to get the country back on track to reconstructing itself". [Full Article...]

Turkey summons United States envoy to protest security personnel actions

US Senator John McCain said that the Turkish ambassador should be thrown "the hell out of the United States of America" after the fighting. "Those were his people and Erdogan's people who were sent out there" to confront the protestors, McCain said Sunday. [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn expected to invoke Fifth Amendment, source says

Michael Flynn expected to invoke Fifth Amendment, source says But Cummings said recent disclosures had shown that Flynn appeared to have lied on several issues. Mueller will also look into whether Russian Federation colluded with President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Flynn, according to Cummings, also told Defense Department investigators that he had not taken any money from Russian Federation, had not received any benefits from a foreign country, had no... [Full Article...]

Does moderate drinking really protect against heart disease?

Does moderate drinking really protect against heart disease? Moderate drinkers - those who had up to two alcoholic beverages a day - were found to have a lower risk of heart disease than nondrinkers. Moderate amounts of ethanol seem to raise levels of the "good" kind of cholesterol, which has, in turn, been linked to a lower risk of heart disease. [Full Article...]

Gender confirmation surgeries rise 20% in US

Gender confirmation surgeries rise 20% in US Growing up, there wasn't even a word for transgender. The next year, Mallon was taken into an operating room, which made her one of the 2,740 people to have a gender-confirmation procedure in 2015, according to the information released on Monday by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons . [Full Article...]

UK Conservatives' lead halved ahead of election: Survation poll

Theresa May tried to rescue her faltering British election campaign on Monday by accusing her opponents of "playing on the fears of elderly and vulnerable people" and dismissing claims that she has broken voters' trust. "We need to make sure we get the seats we can get". We will make sure there's an absolute limit on what people need to pay. "They won't have to worry because they won't have... [Full Article...]

Virginia's men's tennis team moves on to the NCAA championship match

Virginia's men's tennis team moves on to the NCAA championship match Talaba, Tech's nationally ninth-ranked singles player, led national No. 1 Fracesca Di Lorenzo after winning the first set and trailed 4-2 in the second set when the competition ended. Danny Fowler made seven saves for Duke in the losing effort, one in which Buckeyes faceoff specialist Jake Wither's 11 ground balls following 17-of-28 wins off the draw over Kyle Rowe (12-28, 5 GB) fueled a diversifi... [Full Article...]

Number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo now up to 29

Number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo now up to 29 So far, three Ebola-related deaths and 29 suspected cases have been reported, according to the WHO. Democratic Republic of Congo officials this month confirmed an outbreak of Ebola in the northern province of Bas Uele in Likati village. [Full Article...]

White House Budget Cuts Entitlements $1.7 Trillion, Slashes EPA 30%

Trump recently unveiled the broad principles of what he has said will be the biggest in USA history, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a Senate panel last week that these tax cuts would end up creating trillions of dollars in new revenue, something budget experts from both parties have disputed. [Full Article...]

Arsenal make move for Henry Onyekuru?

Arsenal make move for Henry Onyekuru? The likelihood of a summer move to England's top tier seems high, with Onyekuru's representatives having admitted last week that he favours a move to the Premier League . Onyekuru was on target on Saturday as he scored both Eupen's goals in a 3-2 defeat away at Roeselare. Arsenal are not holding back in their preparations to strengthen the squad following an absolutely dismal season in the Prem... [Full Article...]

Pakistan players not allowed to participate in Pro Kabaddi League: Government

He had earlier played for Jaipur before going to defending champions Patna Pirates until 2016. Manjit Chillar sold to Jaipur Pink Panthers at whopping Rs. Star defender Mohit Chillar, who was last season's costliest buy at Rs 53 lakh, however, went down to Rs 46.5 lakh to Haryana. 131 new young players are part of the auction pool, and seven players were retained by the teams . [Full Article...]

Pakistan authorities seize 20 kg heroin on London-bound flight

Pakistan authorities seize 20 kg heroin on London-bound flight Although the plane was cleared to fly to London, the smuggler remained unidentified. The airline has also decided that all global flights would be cleared only after thorough checking of the aircraft. In December past year Pakistan Customs claimed to have recovered 17 kg of heroin worth Rs170 million from a PIA aircraft which was ready to take off for Saudi Arabia. [Full Article...]

Seed at B1G Tournament

Seed at B1G Tournament Eight teams made the tournament which begins Wednesday, May 24 in Bloomington, Ind. The Hoosiers will receive the No. 6 seed in this week's Big Ten tournament , opening at 10:00 a.m. Once again Ohio State started off by scoring one run in the bottom of the first, but this time it was to tie instead of taking an early lead. Lloyd picked up the save, as he went 1.2 innings giving up just one hit. [Full Article...]

Stray dog menace prevails; this time, a fisherman killed in Thiruvananthapuram

Stray dog menace prevails; this time, a fisherman killed in Thiruvananthapuram On this April, stray dogs killed and partially ate an 85-year-old man in Kerala, while last year an elderly woman met a similar fate. He had to dive into the sea to save himself from the dogs. The body was handed over to his family in the evening after post-mortem examination. It was in August last that a 65-year-old woman Siluvamma, was mauled to death and partly eaten up by a large pack of str... [Full Article...]

Higher rate of heart problems seen with Amgen bone drug in trial

Higher rate of heart problems seen with Amgen bone drug in trial Approval isn't expected in the USA this year. The drug, romosozumab, which would be sold under the brand name Evenity if approved, is awaiting an approval decision by the Food and Drug Administration. Amgen, Inc . (NASDAQ:AMGN) stock was down on Monday following results from a Phase 3 Evenity Arch study. It is created to increase bone formation and density, thereby reducing the risk of fractures... [Full Article...]

Fields out at Ford; new CEO Hackett known for turnarounds

Fields out at Ford; new CEO Hackett known for turnarounds Jim Hackett, a former Ford board member and CEO of Steelcase Inc., becomes Ford's new CEO. Ford's new President and CEO Jim Hackett said at a news conference Monday, "Hinrichs has had a lot of experience running North America and he's working with us in a visionary way about the evolution of operations". [Full Article...]

House gives final approval to bill with transgender bathroom ban

Instead, House lawmakers tacked on the bathroom provisions to SB 2078, a bill meant to outline certain school safety requirements and standards. A broad bill requiring transgender individuals to use the restroom of their birth-certificate gender passed the Senate but stalled in the House. [Full Article...]


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