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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 06:23 PM CST

Trump Admin Lift Fed Guidelines on Transgender Bathroom Use

Trump Admin Lift Fed Guidelines on Transgender Bathroom Use

The Trump administration lifted federal guidelines for bathroom use that allowed transgendered students to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity enacted during President Barack Obama's era on Wednesday, in a stark reversal of President Donald Trump's stance on the issue as a presidential candidate. Trump had supported use of facilities based on chosen gender identity as a candidate. 

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 04:37 PM CST

Republicans Who Won After Rowdy Town Halls Now Avoiding Them

Republicans Who Won After Rowdy Town Halls Now Avoiding Them

Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is...

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 12:56 PM CST

New Voter ID Bill Prompts Texas to Ask Court for More Time

New Voter ID Bill Prompts Texas to Ask Court for More Time

Texas wants to delay a court hearing for a lawsuit involving its strict voter ID laws because new legislation that could solve the court's problems with the bill is pending.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 09:04 PM CST

Trump Administration Lifts Transgender Bathroom Guidance

Trump Administration Lifts Transgender Bathroom Guidance

Transgender students on Wednesday lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Trump administration stepped into a long-simmering...

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 07:43 AM CST

State Lawmakers Channel Grief Into Fight Against Opioids

State Lawmakers Channel Grief Into Fight Against Opioids

In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the...

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 07:57 PM CST

Last of Pipeline Opponents Leave North Dakota Protest Camp

Last of Pipeline Opponents Leave North Dakota Protest Camp

Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who defied the order in a...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 11:22 PM CST

Lawmakers Pressed on Trump Policies at Town Halls

Lawmakers Pressed on Trump Policies at Town Halls

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley was greeted at a town hall Tuesday in Iowa with a shouted question about "impeachment" as voters there and at other events across the country pressed lawmakers about the moves and...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 11:17 PM CST

Department of Homeland Security to Prioritize Deportations

Department of Homeland Security to Prioritize Deportations

On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security issued a few memos aimed at prioritizing deportations of undocumented immigrants.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 10:56 PM CST

Jury Selection Complete in John Wiley Price Bribery Trial

Jury Selection Complete in John Wiley Price Bribery Trial

Jury selection is complete in the long-awaited bribery trial of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 06:50 PM CST

Voters Demand More Town Hall Meetings with Congressmen

Voters Demand More Town Hall Meetings with Congressmen

Some North Texas voters want more face time with their representatives in Washington while Congress is in recess.

 
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