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Civil Rights Law Doesn’t Cover Transgender Workers, Trump Administration Tells Supreme Court

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The Department of Justice told the Supreme Court that federal civil rights law does not bar discrimination based on transgender status in a LGBT rights case the justices will hear in the autumn.  The case arose when a transgender employee was dismissed from a Michigan funeral home for failure to abide by the employee dress code.  The case pits the ...

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Border Patrol Nabs Nearly 200 Illegal Aleins in Remote Southwest New Mexico

ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. – United States Border Patrol agents working in Antelope Wells, New Mexico apprehended another large group of illegal aliens early August 18. The 194 illegal aliens in this group and like many others before was comprised primarily of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles. At approximately 3 a.m. Sunday, Border Patrol agents encountered the group illegally entering ...

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Sanctuary County Ignores ICE Detainer Request, Releases Alleged Rapist Back Into The Public

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An illegal alien from El Salvador was arrested in Montgomery County, a “sanctuary” for undocumented migrants, and charged with second-degree rape and second-degree assault.  ICE lodged a detainer request for the individual, but local authorities ignored the request, and allowed him to walk out of the detention center after posting bail.  Montgomery County has witnessed several high-profile rape cases involving illegal ...

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‘It’s Embarrassing That The New York Times Is Doing This’: Conservatives React To The NYT ‘1619 Project’

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Some conservatives and journalists are hitting back at The New York Times following its “1619 Project” that “aims to reframe the country’s history” and suggests America’s “true founding” was when the first slaves arrived. The “1619 Project” is made up of numerous stories and poems about slavery and racism in America. Some conservatives have condemned the project. The project includes ...

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‘I Am Sick Of Jake Tapper’s S**t’: Here’s Why Linda Sarsour Called Out CNN Host

Activist Linda Sarsour has continued her attacks against CNN’s Jake Tapper, calling for the network to condemn Tapper and accusing the host of “retweeting blatant lies” about Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. Sarsour wrote that she is “sick of Jake Tapper’s shit” on Facebook Friday, alleging that the CNN host is “not on our team” after he re-tweeted ...

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Elizabeth Warren Scrubs Website Of Native American DNA Results

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has removed sections of her campaign website that had disputed claims about her heritage, including the results of a DNA test that showed she had scant traces of Native American ancestry. Until Sunday, Warren’s website included a video of the Democrat receiving the results of the genetic test, which showed that she had between 1/64th and ...

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Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Title X Over Trump Abortion Rule

Planned Parenthood withdrew from a federal family planning program Monday rather than comply with President Donald Trump’s abortion rules. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America withdrew from the Title X federal family planning program, according to Politico. The move comes after Planned Parenthood officials petitioned for a stay against the Trump administration’s Title X rules in an Aug. 14 letter ...

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DOD Conducts Test of Previously Banned Ground Launch Cruise Missile

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, the Department of Defense conducted a flight test of a conventionally-configured ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island, California. The test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted its target after more than 500 kilometers of flight. Data collected and lessons learned from this test will inform ...

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Sanctuary In The Big Apple: Thousands of ICE Detainer Requests Ignored By NYPD

Newly-released information shows that the New York Police Department denied thousands of Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests over a one-year timespan. The New York Police Department (NYPD) received a total of 2,916 detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) between to July 1, 2018, to June 30 of this year, according to data first obtained by the New ...

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Border Patrol Finds Four Tons Of Marijuana Hidden In A Shipment Of Jalapenos

Border Patrol agents in California reportedly seized four tons of marijuana hidden in a shipment of jalapeno peppers Thursday. A 37-year-old male Mexican national driving a tractor-trailer reportedly drove through the port of entry at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in California with a shipment of what was thought to be jalapeno peppers, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. ...

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Attorney General Barr Appoints New Leadership Team at Bureau Of Prisons

Attorney General Bill Barr appointed two new officials to lead the Federal Bureau of Prisons following the suspicious death of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, who died while in federal custody. The leadership change follows the removal of the warden of the Manhattan Correction Center where Epstein had been held. Attorney General William P. Barr today announced he will appoint ...

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Steve King Demands Apology From Media After Comments On Rape And Incest

Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King demanded an apology from the media Saturday, saying his comments on rape and incest were misconstrued by the Des Moines Register. King spoke Saturday at a town hall in Buena Vista County, saying the Des Moines Register misquoted his remarks according to the Washington Post. The Iowa representative also said that the Associated Press retracted ...

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Biden Assured Obama Aides In 2008 He Was Too Old To Run For President Again

Former Vice President Joe Biden once assured former President Barack Obama’s aides that Obama “would never have to worry” about Biden leveraging his position for a presidential run. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate reportedly assured Obama aides in 2008 that “Barack would never have to worry” about Biden using his vice presidency to attempt a presidential bid, according to the ...

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Florida Man Who Allegedly Wanted To Break ‘World Record’ For ‘Longest Confirmed Kill’ Arrested

A Florida man who allegedly wanted to “break a world record for longest confirmed kill” was arrested on Friday. Tristan Scott Wix, 25, sent several text messages saying he wanted to kill 100 people in a mass shooting and had decided on a set location, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office reported, according to WKMG-TV. The 25-year-old said he is fascinated ...

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Prince Andrew ‘Appalled’ By Allegations Against Epstein, Denies Any Participation

Prince Andrew is “appalled” by the allegations against financier Jeffrey Epstein and denies any knowledge or participation in Epstein’s alleged offenses, according to a statement Monday. Authorities arrested Epstein and accused him of child sex trafficking on July 6. He died of an apparent suicide on Aug. 9 while in a Manhattan jail. Prince Andrew, Britain’s duke of York, has been ...

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