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Illinois School District Rules Transgender Students Have Unrestricted Access To Bathrooms

An Illinois school district ruled Thursday that transgender students will have unrestricted access to bathrooms of their choice. A school district held a meeting at Palatine High School in northwest Illinois where board members voted to give unrestricted locker room and restroom access to transgender students, the Chicago station WGN9 reported. The board voted for the decision in a meeting ...

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Bloomberg Apologizes For Stop-And-Frisk Ahead Of Debates: ‘I Got Something Important Really Wrong’

Former mayor of New York Mike Bloomberg apologized Sunday for his previous stances on “stop-and-frisk” police strategies. Bloomberg, who is reportedly pondering joining the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, formerly embraced the “stop-and-frisk” strategy as Mayor of New York, though critics said that the policy disproportionately impacts people of color. But he reversed his stance on the policy ...

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‘Doing My Duty As A Citizen’: Christine Blasey Ford Accepts Courage Award From ACLU

Former Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford accepted an award for courage from the American Civil Liberties Union on Sunday. The ACLU honored Ford, who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, with the Rodger Baldwin Courage Award at the ACLU of Southern California’s Bill of Rights dinner, according to HuffPost. Ford currently works as a professor of psychology ...

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Google Favors Planned Parenthood Results More Than Twice As Much As Other Search Engines Do, Report Finds

Google favors Planned Parenthood results for “abortion” more than twice as much as other search engines do, a Wall Street Journal report released Friday found. The Wall Street Journal conducted tests searching the word “abortion” over 17 days in  July and August. The tests found Planned Parenthood‘s hostname www.plannedparenthood.org contained in 39% of organic search results on the first page ...

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Ex-Governor Of Massachusetts Ponders A Presidential Bid As Democrats Scramble For A Nominee

Ex-Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick told Democratic officials Monday that he is considering a presidential bid, according to three Democrats familiar with the situation. Patrick, who served two terms as the governor of Massachusetts, told 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and other Democratic officials that he is thinking about entering the race at the last minute for the Democratic nomination, ...

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Here Is What Parents And Activists Say About Austin’s Progressive Sex Education

The Austin Independent School District plans to implement a progressive sex education curriculum in 2020. Parents and activists express serious concerns over the curriculum’s sexually explicit nature to the Daily Caller News Foundation. “A lot of people will say that abstinence isn’t a reality,” a Texas candidate for state house said. “Well in third grade, I hope it is.” An ...

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Starbucks Introduces ‘Merry Coffee’ Holiday Cups, Promises They Are Not Avoiding Christmas

Starbucks unveiled its 2019 holiday cups featuring the line “Merry Coffee” Thursday, but the organization promises that they are not avoiding the word “Christmas.” The national coffee chain’s cups feature “a swirl of candy cane ribbon, a pop of green, and a merry greeting” that comes close to wishing coffee drinkers a “Merry Christmas.” The sleeve on Starbucks holiday drinks ...

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7-Year-Old Whose Mother Tried To Transition Him To A Girl Reportedly Attends School As A Boy

A 7-year-old boy whose mother tried to transition him to a girl reportedly chose to attend school as a boy Monday. A federal judge ruled Oct. 24 that parents Anne Georgulas and Jeff Younger have joint custody over their son James Younger and that the father has a say in whether his son is transitioned to a girl. Georgulas, who ...

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Once Outspoken Fiscal Hawks, Republicans Quietly Watch As National Debt Hits $23 Trillion

Republicans who once criticized former President Barack Obama’s handling of U.S. debt quietly watched as the federal government debt hit $23 trillion for the first time in history. Treasury Department data show the national debt rose past $23 trillion Thursday, and almost $17 trillion out of this number is debt held by the public. The remaining $6 trillion comes from ...

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October Jobs Report: 128,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment At 3.6%

The U.S. economy added 128,000 jobs in September, while the unemployment rate rose to 3.6, according to Department of Labor data released Friday. 128,000 jobs were added in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, about 8,000 fewer jobs than were added in September and much higher than analysts’ predictions. Economists predicted the General Motors strike would heavily ...

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Islamic State Names New Leader After Confirming Death Of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The Islamic State announced its new leader Thursday after confirming the death of former Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The Islamic State said that al-Baghdadi will be replaced by Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi, the Site Intelligence Group reported Thursday. Site Intelligence Group monitors extremist militant groups on the internet, including the Islamic State. The intelligence group reported that the Islamic ...

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Who Are The Two Democrats That Voted No On The Impeachment Inquiry?

Only two Democratic representatives voted “no” on a resolution formalizing an impeachment inquiry Thursday: Democratic New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew and Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota. Democratic representatives voted Thursday to open an impeachment inquiry with a vote ending 232 in favor of the impeachment inquiry and 196 against. Not a single Republicans voted yes. Van Drew warned that ...

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Pompeo Takes A Shot At Hunter Biden, Defends Trump’s Ukraine Call

Mike Pompeo white house press briefing 6-7-18

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took a shot at Hunter Biden and defended President Donald Trump’s Ukraine call Wednesday. Pompeo spoke out in an exclusive interview with the New York Post where he defended the president’s phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky, saying that the phone call was “deeply consistent” with the Trump administration’s Ukraine policies. Trump ...

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DeVos Deplores American Students’ Education: ‘This Country Is In A Student Achievement Crisis’

Secretary of Education Betsey Devos deplored the state of American students’ education Wednesday, saying that the United States is in a student achievement crisis.” Devos referred to the 2019 Nation’s Report Card, a national assessment of what the United States students’ academic understandings and abilities released Wednesday. The report found that between 2017 and 2019, reading and mathematics scores lowered ...

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Harris Is Laying Off Staff, Restructuring Campaign: Report

2020 presidential candidate California Sen. Kamala Harris will dramatically restructure her campaign and slash her staffers as she hemorrhages cash, sources and a memo obtained by Politico find. The changes come as Harris prepares to take on Iowa amidst fears that she cannot compete with her better-funded opponents in the state. Harris will slash staffer’s payrolls, including Campaign Manager Juan ...

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