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School Official Withdraws After Protests Over LGBT Stance

School Official Withdraws After Protests Over LGBT Stance

By Kevin McGill | Jan 18
A New Orleans school board member withdrew from consideration for the board presidency Thursday night amid a flurry of criticism over her record of resistance to protections for LGBT students.

Eatery Fined for ID'ing Transgender Woman Over Bathroom

Eatery Fined for ID'ing Transgender Woman Over Bathroom

Jan 18
The Washington, D.C, attorney general says a restaurant will be fined $7,000 for stopping a transgender woman outside a bathroom and asking for her ID.

Trump, Pelosi Feud Heats Up Again

Trump, Pelosi Feud Heats Up Again

By Catherine Lucey, Matthew Lee, Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro | Jan 18
She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad.

McConnell's Maneuvers Take Backseat to Trump in Shutdown

McConnell's Maneuvers Take Backseat to Trump in Shutdown

By Lisa Mascaro and Adam Beam | Jan 18
One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's guiding principles is: "There's no education in the second kick of a mule."

Cohen Acknowledges Rigging Polls for Trump in 2014 and 2015

Cohen Acknowledges Rigging Polls for Trump in 2014 and 2015

Jan 17
President Donald Trump's estranged former lawyer is acknowledging that he paid a technology company to rig Trump's standing in two online polls.

Pelosi Says Trump 'Silent' on Postponing State of the Union

Pelosi Says Trump 'Silent' on Postponing State of the Union

By Catherine Lucey, Jill Colvin and Lisa Mascaro | Jan 17
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump has yet to respond to her request that he postpone his State of the Union address until the government is reopened so workers can be paid for providing security for the grand Washington tradition.

Reports: 'Conversion' App Kicked Off Apple, Amazon Lingers on Google Play

Reports: 'Conversion' App Kicked Off Apple, Amazon Lingers on Google Play

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 17
An app shilling so-called "conversion therapy" to LGTBQ youth was dropped by Apple and Amazon after outrage erupted, but that same app is still up at Google Play. Advocates for the targeted demographic want to know why.

Watch: 'I Never Said There was No Collusion,' Trump Lawyer Says

Watch: 'I Never Said There was No Collusion,' Trump Lawyer Says

Jan 17
President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani (joo-lee-AH'-nee) says he's "never said there was no collusion" between Russia and members of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

Battle Lines Forming Ahead of A Looming U.S. Privacy Law Fight

Battle Lines Forming Ahead of A Looming U.S. Privacy Law Fight

By Rachel Lerman and Tali Arbel | Jan 17
Consumer advocates and the data-hungry technology industry are drawing early battle lines in advance of an expected fight this year over what kind of federal privacy law the U.S. should have.

Gay Rights Group Takes Issue with Karen Pence's New Employer

Gay Rights Group Takes Issue with Karen Pence's New Employer

Jan 17
Karen Pence's return to teaching at a Virginia school that lists "homosexual or lesbian sexual activity" as among the disqualifying criteria for employees is drawing criticism from the nation's largest gay rights advocacy group.

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