US states launch action over transgender directive
Thu, 26 May 2016 08:12:29 GMT
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton 'We are willing to fight this all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to' Officials from 11 US states are suing the Obama administration to overturn a directive telling schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity, decrying the policy as "a massive social experiment." Ramping up the simmering battles over contentious cultural issues in America, the states, led by Texas and most with Republican governors, accused the federal government of rewriting laws by "administrative fiat."
National News, International Spotlight
Thu, 26 May 2016 08:12:05 GMT
The inspector general of the U.S. State Department released a report Wednesday that sharply criticized current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State. The report says that Clinton would not have received approval to handle her emails the way she did, even if she had sought prior approval.
3rd person charged in investigation of coal exec's death
Thu, 26 May 2016 08:11:54 GMT
Elsmere, Kentucky, Police Chief Timothy Thames said Wednesday that 18-year-old Brandon Lee Fitzpatrick of Louisa, Kentucky, was charged by West Virginia authorities with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Fitzpatrick was being held in the Kenton County jail pending extradition proceedings.
11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive
Thu, 26 May 2016 08:04:38 GMT
Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton walks away after announcing Texas' lawsuit to challenge President Obama's transgender bathroom order during a news conference in Austin, Texas, Wednesday May 25, 2016.
USDA: Number Of Farm Workers Increasing
Thu, 26 May 2016 07:58:08 GMT
USDA: NUMBER OF FARM WORKERS INCREASING May 26, 2016 Source: USDA news release There were 703,000 workers hired directly by farm operators on the Nation's farms and ranches during the week of April 10-16, 2016, up 2 percent from the April 2015 reference week. Workers hired directly by farm operators numbered 582,000 during the week of January 10-16, 2016, up 6 percent from the January 2015 reference week.
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