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Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Rule On Transgender Students' Bathroom Use

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:36:40 -0500

The administration will not direct public schools to allow students to use facilities that match their gender identities. It notes the primary role of state and local districts in education policy.



After Slavery, Searching For Loved Ones In Wanted Ads

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:37:00 -0500

In the Civil War's waning years, African-Americans trying to find lost loved ones used classified ads in newspapers. More than 900 of these notices are now accessible via an online database.



Protesters Leave Dakota Access Pipeline Area; Some Stay And Are Arrested

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:03:00 -0500

The governor of North Dakota had set Wednesday as the evacuation deadline for the largest protest camp. The Trump administration is allowing the pipeline to be built, despite the protests.



What's New In Those DHS Memos On Immigration Enforcement?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:40:00 -0500

On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security released two memos laying out the Trump administration's plans for detaining and deporting more people. The changes in policy could affect millions.



Floods in San Jose Push 14,000 People Out Of Their Homes

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:18:00 -0500

Residents were ordered to evacuate overnight after creeks and reservoirs flooded, and won't be allowed home for at least another day.



In Israel, Some Wonder Where The Outrage Is Over U.S. Anti-Semitic Acts

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:02:00 -0500

Some Israelis criticize Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for offering a less forceful response to anti-Semitic acts in the U.S. than elsewhere. Some say he wants to keep pressure off President Trump.



Key Moments In The Dakota Access Pipeline Fight

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:28:00 -0500

An overview of multiple legal challenges and protests since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers considered approving a section of the pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.



Will Trump Democrats In Wisconsin Swing Back To Their Party?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:17:00 -0500

President Trump won over Democrats in rural Wisconsin in 2016. Looking at Trump's term so far, one Democrat worries she will regret switching parties. Another says she will be voting GOP from now on.



Nick Dupree Fought To Live 'Like Anyone Else'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:15:00 -0500

The activist campaigned to change rules, so that people with disabilities could get nursing care and other support at home past the age of 21, and get married without losing Medicaid benefits.



Behold: 4 New Species Of Tiny Frogs Smaller Than A Fingernail

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:47:00 -0500

Scientists in India say the frogs are actually fairly common but have eluded discovery likely because of their extremely small size, secretive habitats and unusual calls.



Trump's Conflicts Could Undercut Global Efforts To Fight Corruption, Critics Say

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:44:00 -0500

The global fight against government corruption has often been led by the U.S., but those in the movement's trenches worry that signals being sent by the Trump administration could undercut the effort.



Citing 'Racial Stereotype,' Supreme Court Says Texas Inmate Can Appeal Death Sentence

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:44:00 -0500

Chief Justice John Roberts calls the case "a perfect storm" of circumstances that culminated in a lower court "making a decision on life or death on the basis of race."



Journalist: Trump Is 'Openly Dismissive' Of The Intelligence World

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

Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times says that when it comes to national security, President Trump "doesn't trust the civilian national security establishment and they don't trust him."



Low-Income PoCs Still Don't Trust The Police, But Would Work With Them

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:34:00 -0500

While the majority of residents in high-crime, high-poverty areas have a negative view of the police, they're also willing to work with law enforcement to make communities safer.



Judge Rules Texas Can't Cut Off Medicaid Funds To Planned Parenthood — For Now

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:11:00 -0500

After Texas officials moved to block the health provider from receiving Medicaid dollars, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the state, allowing the group to stay in the program.