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Military's stance on transgenderism a baseless policy

Military's stance on transgenderism a baseless policy

Excluding transgender people from military service is nothing more than discrimination.

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Bill to overhaul VA predicted to pass Congress

Bill to overhaul VA predicted to pass Congress

WASHINGTON — A sweeping proposal to revamp the Department of Veterans Affairs and the nation’s medical care for military veterans should have enough support to pass the House and Senate this week before lawmakers leave town for a summer recess, lead negotiators said Monday.

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Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

WASHINGTON — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s midterm elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United Sta…

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Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

FILE - This July 18, 2014, file photo shows demonstrators with signs on an overpass in Indianapolis, to protest against people who immigrate illegally. Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s mid-term elec…

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Report says government surveillance is hampering journalists

NEW YORK — Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.

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Wolf habitat may expand, but north of I-40

Wolf habitat may expand, but north of I-40

Proposal is to extend the territory for releasing wolves.

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Ukraine official: Black box shows missile shrapnel downed Malaysian airliner

Ukraine official: Black box shows missile shrapnel downed Malaysian airliner

Self-proclamed Donetsk People’s Republic policemen watch refugees leaving Shakhtersk, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, on Monday. “Mom, hang in there,” exclaimed one weeping woman fleeing with her mother. 

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Rights group: Torture in Brazil still a problem

SAO PAULO (AP) — Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite government efforts to curb it, a leading human rights group said Monday.

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House bill would let airlines advertise pre-tax fares

House bill would let airlines advertise pre-tax fares

WASHINGTON — In a victory for airlines and their workers’ unions, the House rejected consumers’ complaints and easily passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.

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Study: Minorities not well-represented in environmental groups

WASHINGTON — Minorities and people of color have not managed to break the “green ceiling” inside environmental organizations, and remain underrepresented on their staffs, according to a report released Monday.

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Islamic State unleashes radical vision on Mosul

Islamic State unleashes radical vision on Mosul

BAGHDAD — Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans l…

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In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

The tilting al-Hadba minaret in Mosul, Iraq. City residents recently resisted an Islamic State attempt to level the centuries-old landmark, but they fear the group will try again. 

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US: Religious beliefs displace millions

US: Religious beliefs displace millions

WASHINGTON — Millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year, the U.S. government said Monday, citing the devastating impact of conflicts in Syria, Iraq and the Central African Republic.

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1 million kids face starvation in South Sudan

1 million kids face starvation in South Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya — Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made. The question now being considered is the big one: Is it a famine?

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Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data

Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data

A child with suspected malnutrition is examined at a nutrition program clinic in Malakal, South Sudan. Health experts are deciding whether to declare a famine.

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Boeing CEO sorry for 'cowering' workers remark

Boeing CEO sorry for 'cowering' workers remark

One union official called the original remark "a new low."

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Fast-Food Wage Fight Intensifies at Convention

Fast-Food Wage Fight Intensifies at Convention

ADDISON, Ill. — As labor gatherings go, this one was highly unusual — 68 workers arrived on charter buses from St. Louis, 100 from New York City and 180 from Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas. Fifty flew in from Los Angeles and two dozen from Seattle.

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Chicanos Por La Causa awarded family literacy grant

Chicanos Por La Causa awarded family literacy grant

The $480,000 grant will fund a 2-year family literacy program. 

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Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

WASHINGTON — A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.

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