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A wide-ranging bill more similar to North Carolina's that would have affected all public restrooms and preempted local anti-discrimination ordinances was passed by the Texas senate earlier this year but stalled in the state house of representatives, where the speaker, Joe Straus , was anxious that businesses and sports events could pull out of the state and damage the economy.
  • Men's tennis heads to NCAA Championship match

    Men's tennis heads to NCAA Championship match

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    Melissa Lord dominated her third set against Anna Sanford at No. 2 singles to knot things up at 2-2, while Emma Higuchi took care of court six for her 22nd win in a row to give Stanford a 3-2 edge. The final will be televised live on ESPNU. Torpegaard won 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (3) to add a point for Ohio State. Sophomore phenom Francesca Di Lorenzo gave the Buckeyes their second point of the night, defeating Stanford's Caroline Doyle 6-1, 6-0.
  • Year-old's plea to end violence goes viral

    Year-old's plea to end violence goes viral

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    The four-minute video of Jeffrey pouring his heart out about the gun violence that's grabbed hold of his hometown was posted to his mom's Facebook account on Monday. She also says she received a Facebook message from one man who said he was about to shoot someone in retaliation but made a decision to put down his gun after watching her son's entire message.
  • City of Manchester mobilises amid the chaos following last night's terror attack

    City of Manchester mobilises amid the chaos following last night's terror attack

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    At least 22 people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide bombing at a crowded pop concert in Manchester , the most deadly attack in Britain in a decade. "It was nearly like they waited for her to go". "What should have been a superb evening is now just disgusting". Campaign events ahead of the June 8 general election will now be put on hold as Britain comes to grips with the incident and its aftermath.
  • A look at the top moments from the Billboard Music Awards

    A look at the top moments from the Billboard Music Awards

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    Noah Cyrus joked that sister Miley was performing "with trousers on". As Cyrus neared the end of the song, singing, "And I wanna thank you with all of my heart / It's a brand new start / A dream come true / In Malibu ", tears started rolling the singer's face.
  • Israelis and Palestinians are ready 'to reach for peace'

    Israelis and Palestinians are ready 'to reach for peace'

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    Speaking about the prospect of a peace deal with the Palestinians , he said: "I've heard it's one of the toughest deals of all". Israel , meanwhile, has always been alarmed by Iranian calls for its destruction, Iran's development of long-range missiles capable of striking Israel and Iran's pursuit of a nuclear program.
  • Some facts of attack at Manchester concert in Britain

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    The feature was originally developed by the social network to let users inform friends and families they were safe following natural disasters. A woman who said she worked at the arena as staff but did not want to be named said: "All I know is it sounded like a bomb".
  • Branstad to Resign, Reynolds to Take Oath of Office Wednesday

    Branstad to Resign, Reynolds to Take Oath of Office Wednesday

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    Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Gov. Terry Branstad as the next USA ambassador to China. WASHINGTON, D.C.: The US Senate on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) confirmed Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next ambassador to Beijing, providing President Donald Trump with an envoy whose decades-long connection to China could smooth relations between the global powers.
  • Trump urges Muslim fightback on terror

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    This is a battle between good and evil". "America is prepared to stand with you in pursuit of shared interests and common security". These are strong messages, but they are also ones that resonate throughout the Islamic world, and for the reasons the president also stated in his speech , "The deadliest toll has been exacted on the innocent people of Arab, Muslim and Middle Eastern nations".
  • The US wants to ban electronics on Board the aircraft

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    The initial ban came after documents were discovered that suggested that Al Qaeda had figured out how to put an explosive in a lithium-ion battery similar to the one in a laptop. A broader ban would have a significant impact on US and European carriers, which are concerned about the challenges of checking large numbers of devices.