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Little If Any Progress as Partial Government Shutdown Looms

Little If Any Progress as Partial Government Shutdown Looms

LEGAL | By Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly, and Catherine Lucey | Dec 18
The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds has deepened, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington.

Charlotte Funds Go to Improving Image After 'Bathroom Bill'

Charlotte Funds Go to Improving Image After 'Bathroom Bill'

NATIONAL | Dec 18
More than 1 ½ years since North Carolina's "bathroom bill" was repealed, Charlotte is spending millions to try to attract the visitors turned off by the measure seen as allowing discrimination against LGBTQ residents.

Assistant Principal Accused of Harassing Transgender Student

Assistant Principal Accused of Harassing Transgender Student

NATIONAL | By John Raby | Dec 18
A West Virginia high school's assistant principal should be disciplined after questioning a transgender male student over his choice of bathrooms and saying, "you freak me out," the American Civil Liberties Union said.

GM Says It Has 2,700 Jobs for Workers Slated to Be Laid Off

GM Says It Has 2,700 Jobs for Workers Slated to Be Laid Off

CORPORATE | By Tom Krisher | Dec 18
Blue-collar workers will still lose jobs at four U.S. plants slated for closure next year, but most will be able to find employment at other GM factories where jobs are being added. Some would have to relocate.

California Is First State to Mandate Zero-Emission Bus Fleet

California Is First State to Mandate Zero-Emission Bus Fleet

PERSONAL TECH | Dec 18
California moved Friday to eliminate climate-changing fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road.

GOP Power Play in Michigan Must Go Through Pragmatic Snyder

By David Eggert | Dec 18
Michigan Republicans determined to dilute the authority of newly elected Democrats could see the power play thwarted by a moderate GOP governor, who is not certain to go along with the Legislature.

GOP Power Play in Michigan Must Go Through Pragmatic Snyder

GOP Power Play in Michigan Must Go Through Pragmatic Snyder

LEGAL | By David Eggert | Dec 18
Michigan Republicans determined to dilute the authority of newly elected Democrats could see the power play thwarted by a moderate GOP governor, who is not certain to go along with the Legislature.

'Zero-Tolerance' Immigration Policy Hits Snag in California

'Zero-Tolerance' Immigration Policy Hits Snag in California

LEGAL | By Elliot Spagat | Dec 18
"The government, in many respects, was duplicitous," Gallo said on a recent Friday, referring to the decision to deport defendants before they could return to court for resolution of their cases.

Exodus from Venezuela Leaves Families Divided Across Borders

Exodus from Venezuela Leaves Families Divided Across Borders

FINANCE | By Christine Amario and Scott Smith | Dec 18
Heads of households are fleeing first, with hopes — sometimes frustrated — that their families can soon join them. The result is a profound alteration of families, with sometimes devastating consequences.

Missouri Poacher Ordered to Repeatedly Watch 'Bambi'

Missouri Poacher Ordered to Repeatedly Watch 'Bambi'

LEGAL | Dec 18
A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie "Bambi" as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer.

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