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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon on Thursday lifted a long-standing ban against transgender men and women serving openly in the military, removing one of its last discriminatory hurdles and placing gender identity on par with race, religion, color, sex and sexual ...

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Federal judge blocks Indiana abortion law

INDIANAPOLIS – A federal judge blocked a new Indiana law Thursday that bans abortions sought because of a fetus’ genetic abnormalities. U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt granted a preliminary injunction sought by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, ...

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Judge: 14K cases possibly affected by tainted lab work

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Nearly 15,000 drug cases might have been undermined after a forensic lab technician was accused of shoddy work, according to a New Jersey judge. Superior Court Judge Edward Jerejian held a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Bergen County ...

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KKK dreams of rising again 150 years after founding

Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous attacks against blacks. Many assumed the group was dead, a white-robed ghost of hate and violence.

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U.S. to reveal drones’ civilian toll

WASHINGTON – Not long after a U.S. drone strike killed his brother-in-law and a nephew in a village in central Yemen, Faisal bin Ali Jaber received a phone call from a Yemeni government official. The man invited the engineer to Sanaa, the capital, to discuss why a drone had targeted and killed five men meeting under a palm tree in Khashamir after dark on Aug. 29, 2012.

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In this June 28 photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at Alumisource, a metals recycling facility in Monessen, Pa. (Keith Srakocic / Associated Press)

Donald Trump campaign broke law by soliciting foreign donations, complaint alleges

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has his own email scandal. In a complaint filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission, a pair of non-partisan campaign finance watchdogs alleged that the Trump campaign solicited campaign contributions from foreign government officials. Not only is it illegal for a candidate to accept money from foreign nationals, it’s also a violation of the law to ask for it.

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Phoenix to consider closing hiking trails in extreme heat

PHOENIX – The city of Phoenix is considering closing its popular hiking and biking trails when temperatures get dangerously high in an effort to prevent heat deaths and injuries. The Parks and Recreation board will consider a proposal by staff on Thursday to close down the city’s 41 trailheads in extreme heat.

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Parting Shot - 9.27.16

At As the Lake Churns blog, Pecky Cox of Priest Lake wonders what this bug is. She eliminates the possibility that it's a "kissing bug" chaga. Seems Pecky looked up ...

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