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Opponents say the proposed law would allow faith-based agencies to discriminate against potential parents who are gay, single or of a religion that members of the adoption agency find objectionable. The bill by Republican Rep. James Frank of Wichita Falls and several conservative co-sponsors would codify the practice in state law. "HB 3859 would allow child welfare service providers that contract with the state to use taxpayer money to discriminate against LGBT individuals and families in ...
  • Penn State students react after 18 frat members charged with student's death

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    The frat itself faces charges including 50 counts of hazing, 48 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and one count of involuntary manslaughter. Eight face involuntary manslaughter charges. At another point, one fraternity brother tackled another, landing on top of Piazza. Other fraternities and sororities at Penn State are restricted from recruiting new members until 2018 as well as limited as to the number of social events they can hold and how much and what kind of alcohol they may ...
  • Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record

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    That famous selfie of Ellen DeGeneres from the 2014 Oscars has been dethroned as the most retweeted Tweet of all time . Last month when the count for Wilkerson was nearing 3 million retweets , DeGeneres spoke about the threat on her Emmy-winning daytime talker.
  • Austin Stabbing Suspect Reportedly Suffered From Mental Health Issues

    Austin Stabbing Suspect Reportedly Suffered From Mental Health Issues

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    White , a biology major from Killeen, Texas. Chis Crawford, a senior in White's college said that he worked with White at Real Role Models, an organization where students provide service & mentorship. Arredondo said he emerged from the building where he was hiding to see a police officer tending to one man being given CPR. The officer confronted the man, Carter said, drawing his weapon and ordering the man to the ground.
  • Passenger arrested after brawl on Southwest flight caught on video

    Passenger arrested after brawl on Southwest flight caught on video

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    Recently on April 9, a passenger on a United Airlines flight was forcibly removed from his seat and dragged off an overbooked flight after he refused to voluntarily surrender his place on the plane. "Our employees are our everyday heroes and are trained to de-escalate conflict while delivering heartfelt hospitality on almost 4,000 flights to almost the half-million customers who fly Southwest every day", the statement said.
  • Severe storms kill at least 14 people in US

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    A vehicle dealership in Texas was swept away Saturday night during a tornado , reported the NBC affiliate television station in Dallas-Fort Worth. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency had confirmed two deaths, one of them a child who was killed by electric shock in floodwater. The extreme weather has claimed the lives of several children, including a 7-year-old boy who was electrocuted in MS after he unplugged an electric golf cart and dropped the cable into a puddle.
  • Trump will make decision on Paris climate pact after G7 summit

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    Hundreds of protesters gathered Tuesday in front of the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., with alarm clocks to "wake up" President Donald Trump to the climate crisis, as the Trump administration is expected to decide soon whether to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement .
  • Will end support of Syrian Kurdish YPG, Deputy PM says

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    According to BBC the date of supply isn't yet known. Now the Kurdish forces are fighting ISIS for control of Tabqa, a city 50km from Raqqa. A top Syrian Kurdish official hailed the USA decision to step up military aid, saying it would "legitimize" the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, which includes Arab fighters.
  • GOP health bill spurs fears for people with pre-existing conditions

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    Andrew Cuomo would never do such a thing. Mick Mulvaney, Trump's budget director, said the House bill is unlikely to be the version that ultimately clears the Senate and ends up in front of the president. But Price insisted Sunday, "There are no cuts to the Medicaid program", adding that resources were being apportioned "in a way that allows states greater flexibility".
  • Paul Ryan Expects Senate to Pass Obamacare Repeal Within 1-2 Months

    Paul Ryan Expects Senate to Pass Obamacare Repeal Within 1-2 Months

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    Republicans can only afford two defections in their ranks. Medicaid is blowing up the federal and state budgets at the same time. Medicaid expansion has been a lifeline for constituents who suffer from mental illness or addiction and have been able to access treatment through the expansion.