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Trump admin. tackling trans bathroom guidelines

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:34:18 -0500

The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday. (Feb. 22)


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Pence lauds small business during Missouri visit

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:33:06 -0500

Vice President Mike Pence has told a Missouri crowd that small business is the "beating heart that creates prosperity and growth." (Feb. 22)


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7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:07:22 -0500

For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life, NASA and a Belgian-led research team announced Wednesday. (Feb. 22)


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February warmth melts Chicago record book

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:37:04 -0500

With record-breaking temperatures reaching into the high 60's for five days in a row, short sleeves and even shorts can be spotted along Chicago's beaches. (Feb. 22)


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San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evac.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:31:58 -0500

San Jose, California's mayor admitted there was a failure in the communication plan for a flood evacuation order that forced more than 14,000 people from their homes. (Feb. 22)


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Audio of suspect's voice released in Ind. deaths

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:29:01 -0500

Indiana State Police played a cellphone clip of a man's voice saying "down the hill" during a news conference where officials appealed for more tips from the public in the deaths of two teenage girls earlier this month. (Feb. 22)


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Praise, criticism for Trump immigration orders

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:57:18 -0500

Millions of people living in the US illegally could be targeted for deportation - including people simply arrested for traffic violations - under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced by the Trump administration. (Feb. 22)


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Raw: DC police rescue man from burning car

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:54:44 -0500

Several police officers rescued a man from a burning car in northeast Washington. (Feb. 22)


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Trump administration to change transgender student bathroom rules

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:51:33 -0500

The Trump administration is poised to issue new guidance outlining which restrooms transgender students can use in schools, angering LGBT rights groups and adding uncertainty to a widely discussed case that is poised to come before the U.S.


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WH: Transgender guidance should be state's right

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:48:57 -0500

The Trump Administration says transgender guidance should go to states, not handled on federal level. (Feb. 22)


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Runner's foot impaled by nail purposely placed on trail

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:30:18 -0500

At least 40 nails were purposely hammered into tree roots and logs along a park trail in North Carolina.


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Supreme Court blocks death sentence over racial bias

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:23:16 -0500

Chief Justice Roberts: 'Our law punishes people for what they do, not who they are.'


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Republican lawmakers peppered on Russia during town halls

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:17:58 -0500

USA TODAY analysis of local news coverage from Montana to Virginia found several incidences of voters pressing Republican lawmakers on Russia.


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White House to submit budget plan in mid-March

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:08:03 -0500

The White House is planning to submit President Donald Trump's budget plan to Congress in mid-March. (Feb. 22)


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Pipeline protesters set fires to close camp

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:00:51 -0500

The last remaining peopole at a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp prayed and set fire to a handful of wooden structures on Wednesday, hours ahead of a deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers to close the camp. (Feb. 22)


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Trump, Obama are among leaders criticized for human rights abuses

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:58:55 -0500

Amnesty International has released its annual report highlighting human rights abuses around the world. Video provided by Newsy


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Amnesty International compares Trump to Hitler

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:58:19 -0500

British based human rights group Amnesty International compared Donald Trump's rise to power to that of Hitlers. Veuer's Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has the story.


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Dakota pipeline protesters torch tents as deadline looms

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:51:53 -0500

Dakota Access pipeline protesters set some of their tents and teepees ablaze Wednesday as the deadline loomed to depart their encampment near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, in what might be seen as a final show of defiance.


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