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The compromise reached yesterday had the usual effect of not entirely pleasing anyone, but it did perform the explicit task of repealing the specific bathroom access policy that prompted the boycotts. "It means a great deal to us if an obstacle to what we do is removed". Local non-discrimination ordinances passed before HB 2 are still void. HB2 caused the NCAA to cancel championships in the state this year and has discouraged some companies from relocating to or expanding in the state.
  • Trump Signals Steve Bannon Could Be On His Way Out

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    They would speak several more times during the primary, with Trump calling him "Steve" on the air in interviews that lasted up to 20 minutes apiece. This report comes in the wake of Bannon's eviction from the NSC principals committee, and amid growing murmurs that the Breitbart mastermind might soon be returning to the private sector.
  • Trump Couldn't Repeal Obamacare, So He's Threatening To Sabotage It

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    Trump confirmed his stance in an interview with The Wall Street Journal , telling the publication that "Obamacare is dead next month if it doesn't get that money". Nancy Pelosi was a bit harsher: "Refusing to make the Cost Sharing Reduction payments has no objective but to hurt millions of people, and manufacture a crisis".
  • How 'Veep' And Sean Spicer's Hitler Comments Relate

    How 'Veep' And Sean Spicer's Hitler Comments Relate

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    Frankly, I mistakenly made an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which there is no comparison. There is no other way to say it. "I've let the president down", Spicer told MSNBC's Greta Van Susteren during a forum at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum . He refused to comment on other White House conversations he had about the blunder.
  • Tillerson Says US and Russia Remain Divided on Syria

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    Then-candidate Donald Trump repeatedly praised Vladimir Putin during the campaign, and he suggested a rapprochement with Russian Federation was both desirable and possible. He also rejected American claims of certain evidence that Assad ordered the chemical attack. Still, Tillerson sought to stress the positives from his meetings.
  • Trump Campaign Manager Manafort to Register as Foreign Agent

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    Trump, including one that partners with a Ukrainian-born billionaire and another led by a Trump economic adviser". He is expected to take the action to identify him as an agent of Ukraine as an "appropriate step" in response to "guidance" from government officials.
  • Trump Downplays Bannon's Influence

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    It wasn't though until several months later though - at a tony fundraiser in the Hamptons - that Bannon became formally part of the Donald Trump for President infrastructure. That view cuts to the core of why Bannon might be on the outs at the White House. Indeed, the campaign was a succession of moments intermingled with the racist white supremacist movement.
  • Korea Nuclear Test Could Come Saturday or Sooner, Sources Say

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    Spicer is correct in as much as there remains considerable doubt about North Korea's ability to take semi-successful underground nuclear tests and turn them into deliverable warheads, though even as a conventional force North Korea retain substantial retaliatory capabilities should the United States attacked.
  • 8 men confirmed by Senate didn't fill Supreme Court seats

    8 men confirmed by Senate didn't fill Supreme Court seats

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    Three Democrats joined the Republicans in voting for Gorsuch. "Gorsuch is an excellent choice to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Justice Scalia". Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the constitutional oath to Mr Gorsuch in a private ceremony in the justices' conference room. Vice President Pence presided over the vote in his role of president of the Senate.
  • Alabama GOP left to regroup after Gov. Bentley debacle

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    Bentley has denied having a physical relationship with Mason, who is married, and had repeatedly vowed not to resign, saying he had done nothing illegal. She was the first Republican woman elected lieutenant governor of Alabama, was also the first Republican to hold that office for two straight terms. Ivey was sworn in as the new governor Monday night.
  • US Attorney General promises to "get tough" on immigration in border visit

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    In March, Sessions said that the Justice Department will expand an existing program aimed at holding deportation hearings for immigrants while they are still in federal prison known as the Institutional Hearing Program. Marijuana seizures have also dropped by about 28 per cent from 1 million pounds in 2012 to 728,000 previous year. On Tuesday, during a speech at the Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, the attorney general expressed disbelief that the country doesn't share his outdated and ...
  • Russia Knew of Assad's Chemical Attack in Advance

    Russia Knew of Assad's Chemical Attack in Advance

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    Nikki Haley's comments in an interview airing Sunday came as part of an apparent shift in U.S. policy towards Assad's government after the alleged chemical attack last week on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun that killed 87 people, including many children.