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FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas - though it may only apply to public schools. Abbott has said he wants to sign a bathroom bill into law. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schoolsTexas lawmakers have revived a version of a transgender "bathroom bill" similar to one in North Carolina that sparked a national backlash
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
In this Jan. 19, 2917 photo, attorney Bruce Margolin stands by a sign outside his office in West Hollywood, Calif. Marlin, has crusaded for marijuana legalization for decades and is now helping convicts get their felony convictions reduced to misdemeanors under a lesser-known provision of the voter-approved ballot measure that legalized recreational marijuana in California. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
California legalization lets pot convictions go up in smokeCalifornia's law legalizing marijuana has allowed thousands of drug convicts to apply to have their criminal history cleared or reduced
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
UN envoy: All Syria parties agree to talks on constitutionThe UN special envoy for Syria says that for the first time all parties to the Syrian conflict have agreed to take part in expert talks to help lay the foundation for a new Syria constitution
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016, file photo, Richard Spencer, who leads a movement that mixes racism, white nationalism and populism, speaks at the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. Professor C. Christine Fair told The Associated Press on Monday, May 22, 2017, that the Old Town Sport&Health club in Alexandria, Va., informed her that it terminated the membership of Spencer following last Wednesday's confrontation in the gym where she called him a neo-Nazi. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
'Alt-right' leader loses gym membership after confrontationA leading figure in the "alt-right" movement has lost his gym membership after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, Mt. Everest is seen from the way to Kalapatthar in Nepal. An American climber has died near the summit of Mount Everest and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the mountain following a successful ascent, expedition organizers said Sunday. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File)
US doctor killed on Everest was climbing tallest peaksAn American physician killed while climbing Mount Everest was a global adventurer when he wasn't practicing medicine in small-town Alabama
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St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson speaks at a news conference Monday, May 22, 2017, announcing a federal lawsuit to stop a St. Louis ordinance that prohibits discrimination based on "reproductive health decisions." The suit says the law enacted in February infringes on freedom of religion rights of those who oppose abortion. Behind Carlson are attorney Sarah Pitlyk, left, of the Thomas More Society, a non-profit law firm that filed the suit, and Peggy Forrest, executive director of Our Lady's Inn, which provides services for pregnant women who are homeless and is a plaintiff in the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)
Catholics challenge St. Louis' 'abortion sanctuary' lawSome St. Louis Catholics are suing the city over an ordinance that protects women against workplace discrimination based on whether they've had an abortion, used contraceptives or are pregnant
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
Cafe worker fired over anti-police insults on cop's receiptA New Jersey restaurant worker who wrote insults on a police officer's receipt has been fired
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Stray bullet travels through window killing boy eating snackPolice in Kentucky say a stray bullet fired during a fight outdoors traveled through the window of a nearby home, killing a 7-year-old boy who was eating a bedtime snack at his kitchen table
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Judge Janet Sanders presides as jury selection begins for Commonwealth vs. Michael McCarthy in Suffolk Superior Court, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Boston. McCarthy is charged with the murder of 2-year-old Bella Bond, whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island.. Sitting in, but not presiding, is Judge Anthony Campo, new to the Superior Court.   (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
Jury selection begins for man accused of killing Baby DoeJury selection has begun in the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
Rep: Sorry for using 'lynch' over Confederate statue removalA Mississippi lawmaker is saying Louisiana leaders should be "lynched" for removing Confederate monuments
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Detective won't face charges in fatal July 4th shootingA Washington, D.C., transit police detective won't face charges in the fatal shooting of a man who fired into a crowd and at the detective on the Fourth of July last year
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
Woman trying to buy birthday card trapped inside CVSA woman trying to buy a birthday card called police when she was accidentally barricaded inside a central Florida CVS store
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