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Dan Patrick unveils Texas transgender bathroom bill
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Dan Patrick unveils Texas transgender bathroom bill

Over loud boos from a dozen protesters outside the Senate chamber, two Republican leaders unveiled legislation Thursday that would crack down on local laws and school policies requiring bathroom accommodations for transgender Texans. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said...
Orlando officer shot dead; second officer killed in search for suspect
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Orlando officer shot dead; second officer killed in search for suspect

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Orlando, Fla., Police Department said it is searching for a man suspected of fatally shooting one of its officers Monday morning outside a Walmart. Sgt. Debra Clayton died after she was shot three times by a man wearing a se...
Fiat Chrysler plans to spend $1 billion, hire 2,000 in U.S. by 2020
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Fiat Chrysler plans to spend $1 billion, hire 2,000 in U.S. by 2020

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Fiat Chrysler surprised some on Sunday afternoon by announcing a plan to add thousands of jobs as it plans to build several Jeep models, as well as expand production of the Dodge Ram, at its factories in Michigan and Ohio Fiat Chry...
Mexican ex-president snipes at Trump over border wall
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Mexican ex-president snipes at Trump over border wall

In a cross-border Twitter war, former Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada vowed his country will not pay for a wall as Republicans in Congress signal they're willing to underwrite President-elect Donald Trump's signature project to get it off the ground. "T...
Amazon case challenges privacy standards
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Amazon case challenges privacy standards

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- A brick house on Elm Manor Avenue is all but being called to the witness stand after a man was found floating in a backyard hot tub, dead. James Andrew Bates, the man charged with murder in the case, maintains his innocence and has kept m...
Amid war on terror, new Army regulations allow for turbans, beards and religious garb
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Amid war on terror, new Army regulations allow for turbans, beards and religious garb

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The U.S. Army announced a new policy that permits religious exemptions for uniform regulations, allowing for beards, turbans, hijabs and other signs of religious devotion. The policy, which can be overturned by the incoming Trump administr...
Every crime is a hate crime
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Every crime is a hate crime

Having two tiers of victims is fundamentally, egregiously, and unconscionably unjust, unfair, and un-American. Punishment under the law should be based on one thing and one thing only: criminal conduct. By now the nation is fully aware of a heinous crime comm...
AG Nominee Sessions Unfairly Attacked on Tedious Racism Charges
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AG Nominee Sessions Unfairly Attacked on Tedious Racism Charges

More than 1,100 law school professors from 170 universities wrote a letter to Congress opposing President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as Attorney General. Judiciary Committee hearings begin January 10; Sessions is a committee...
Recycling Hillary one more time?
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Recycling Hillary one more time?

New York Democrats are pushing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to shatter the Big Apple's glass ceiling by running for mayor, according to published reports. Political insiders are calling on the failed Democratic presidential nominee to challenge M...
Don’t Expect the Media to Give Trump a Fair Shake
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Don’t Expect the Media to Give Trump a Fair Shake

At first it seems the opposing political cheering sections are trying to drown out each other with cries of "sabotage!" and "hero!" As each of the loudest shouts their frenzied slogans, it's obvious that the most fearful are the most virulent. Surely, the Do...