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US Boy Scouts to allow transgender children

The organization ended its ban on openly gay scouts in 2013, and stopped discriminating against openly gay adult leaders in 2015. Before now, the policy of the BSA explicitly stated that membership was based on the gender represented on a person's birth certificate.

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Betsy DeVos apparently plagiarized portions of her Senate questionnaire

Betsy DeVos now has to be approved by the Republican-dominated U.S. Senate. "Specifically, Democrats resent her support for allowing tax dollars to follow children to schools their low-income parents' choose, although wealthy families choose their children's schools every day".

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Homeland Security defies court-ordered halt on travel ban

Going forward, McAleenan said immigrants and non-immigrants will denied boarding on their flights to the USA and referred to the State Department for further processing. In Washington , a federal judge prevented two "John Does" from being deported. The secretary of state will subsequently ask these countries to provide this information, and if they don't, their citizens might be prohibited from traveling to the U.S.

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Senior de Blasio Official in Washington Resigns

But what de Blasio failed to note is that any undocumented immigrant caught drunk driving might not only be guilty of breaking just one law. In My 2016, de Blasio told New Yorkers to boycott Chick-fil-A after it opened a new restaurant in Queens Center Mall.

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Judge Blocks Trump Order After Detentions at Airports

Attorney General Herring has also requested information about whether U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is complying with or in violation of a federal order giving lawful permanent residents detained at Dulles Airport access to attorneys.

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ACLU Donations Soar to $24 Million Amid Fight Over Trump 'Muslim Ban'

A lawsuit filed by the ACLU led a NY federal judge to stop the deportation of people from seven majority-Muslim countries who were detained at airports in the U.S. "I hope Trump enjoys losing", ACLU national political director Faiz Shakir told Yahoo News after the court's decision. "With Republicans controlling both houses of Congress and the Democrats in disarray and lacking any spine, the two pincers (opposing Trump) have to be litigation and citizen action", Romero said.