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Supreme Court Declines Review Of Transgender Bathroom Case

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The United States Supreme Court declined to review a case Tuesday involving a Pennsylvania school district opening up bathrooms to students of the opposite sex without informing students or parents. The Supreme Court declined to take up Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, a lawsuit that alleges that the school violated students’ fundamental right to bodily privacy. The Alliance Defending ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Lashes Out Over NYT’s ‘Glamour’ Shot Of Hope Hicks

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashed out over a New York Times photo of former White House communications director Hope Hicks Saturday, calling the photo a “glamour shot.” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Saturday complaining about The New York Times’ coverage of Hicks. The former communications director received a subpoena from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler for her to testify as ...

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Here Are 5 ‘Egregious’ Cases of Collegiate Conservative Censorship This Year

Intercollegiate Studies Institute President Charlie Copeland reveals five cases of conservative collegiate censorship. The incidents involve ISI students at Gonzaga University, Wake Forest University, University of Notre Dame, Michigan State University, and Pitzer College. Copeland maintains that the censorship seen on these campuses discourages diversity of thought and is dangerous to student growth and United States unity. The Intercollegiate Studies ...

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Alabama Comes A Step Closer To Changes On Marriage Regulations

The Alabama House voted Thursday to end requirements for marriage licenses and use different documents as alternatives. The Alabama House of Representatives passed the bill 67-26 sponsored by Republican state Sen. Greg Albritton, ending the requirement of issuing marriage licenses by probate judges if Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signs the bill into law. The bill goes next to her desk, ...

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Planned Parenthood And ACLU File Federal Lawsuit Against Alabama Abortion Legislation

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Alabama and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America filed a lawsuit Friday morning against restrictive Alabama abortion legislation signed in May. ACLU groups and Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit “on behalf of Alabama abortion providers” in the United States District Court of the Middle District of Alabama, according to a press ...

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Pro-Life Dem Faces Backlash From His Own Party, Says Exclusivity Is ‘How We Got President Trump’

Democratic Illinois Rep. Dan Lipinski spoke out about distancing pro-life members of his party after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair backed out of hosting a fundraiser over his views. Lipinski received criticism from fellow Democrats, an opponent in the Illinois primary and Planned Parenthood for his anti-abortion stances. He said this kind of behavior is what caused President Donald ...

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Pelosi Offers Prayers For Trump Again

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday for the second time in a week that she will offer prayers for President Donald Trump. The House speaker promised to pray for the president and expressed concern for the president’s well being, referencing Trump’s abrupt departure from a meeting with Democratic leaders. “Again, I pray for the President of the United States,” Pelosi ...

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Belgian Monks Start Brewing Beer Again 200 Years Later After France Ransacked Their Abbey

Belgian monks from Grimbergen abbey plan to rebuild their brewery destroyed over 200 years ago and once again begin producing beer. Local councils in Belgium approved the plan to rebuild the brewery on Monday, according to Reuters. These Belgian monks produced beer from their brewery in Grimbergen since the 13th century, but the brewery was smashed by French troops in ...

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Dunkin Exec Reportedly Critiques Starbucks For Being Too Political — ‘Just Be Happy’

A Dunkin executive reportedly criticized Starbucks for their political messaging, saying that Dunkin Donuts just wants customers to get “in & out of our store in seconds.” Dunkin Donuts executive Drayton Martin reportedly critiqued Starbucks at the International Trademark Association’s annual meeting in Boston, according to a tweet from law professor and Boston Globe writer Alexandra Roberts. Martin was named ...

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Dog Digs Up Baby Buried Alive By 15-Year-Old Mother

A three-legged dog dug up a baby boy buried in a Thailand field after the baby’s fifteen year-old-mother buried the baby alive. 41-year-old farmer Usa Nisaikha, a villager from Ban Nong Kham, Thailand, noticed his dog Ping Pong was barking and digging in a field, according to the Bangkok Post. When the owner investigated what the dog was digging for, ...

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Vast Majority Of Women Affected By Alabama, Georgia Laws Are Black

The majority of women who obtain abortions in Georgia and Alabama are black, making black women the primary demographic affected by 2019 abortion legislation, data show. Data from the Kaiser Family Foundation on reported legal abortions reveal that 60% of the reported legal abortions in the state of Alabama in 2015 were obtained by black women. Similarly, 66% of reported ...

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Trump 2020 Advisory Board Member Censored On Facebook — And She Says It’s No Algorithm Fluke

Facebook blocked Trump 2020 campaign advisory board member Jenna Ellis Rives from sharing a screenshot of a tweet by citing “hate speech,” but Rives believes this is a part of a deliberate attempt to censor conservative commentary until it is no longer timely. Rives took a screenshot of a tweet from conservative commentator Matt Walsh and attempted to post it ...

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McCarthy Talks 2020: ‘Biden Is The Jeb Bush Of This Election Cycle’

update 5/16/19 – 11:29 a.m. : This post was modified to include additional quotes. WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said former Vice President Joe Biden is the “Jeb Bush of this election cycle” Thursday, adding that he also has “too much to apologize for.” The California Republican spoke about infrastructure, privacy, technology and the prospect of Biden winning ...

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The United States Had Fewer Babies This Year Than In The Past 30 Years: Report

The United States birth rate hit a record low in 2018 with numbers reflecting the lowest birthrates in the past 30 years, reports say. A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that almost every age group of women under 35 showed birth rate declines in 2018. The ...

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Who Is John Durham, The Man Assigned To Examine The Origins Of The Russia Investigation?

Attorney General William Barr reportedly assigned U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation. President Donald Trump nominated Durham to his current position as the Connecticut U.S. attorney in 2017.  He enjoys a bipartisan reputation and successful track record in investigating high-profile cases including Whitey Bulger and CIA abuse of terrorism suspects. Attorney General William Barr ...

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