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Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can’t cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Transgender bathroom bill advances to Texas Senate floor

A bill that would make Texas the second state to regulate intimate public facilities on the basis of biological sex advanced to the state’s Senate floor Wednesday on the heels of a Trump administration order saying the matter should be left to states.

Jeff Sessions pressures Obama-era U.S. attorneys to resign

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked dozens of U.S. attorneys to submit resignation letters in order to make way for the appointment of prosecutors nominated by President Trump.

‘A Day Without a Woman’ ignites backlash over left-wing agenda, school closures

It’s being billed as “A Day Without a Woman,” but apparently only pro-union, pro-choice, anti-Israel women who can afford to skip work need apply.

Deportation agency ignored 1.6 million visa overstays under Obama

The government flagged more than 1.6 million foreign visitors for overstaying their visas from 2013 to 2015, but deportation agents said they fell too low on President Obama’s list of priorities to bother targeting for removal, according to a watchdog report released Monday.

Scott Pruitt’s email court case in Oklahoma used by environmentalists to raise money

Oklahoma officials will head to the state supreme court Tuesday in an effort to keep secret more of EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s emails — and the issue quickly has become a rallying point and fundraising tool for environmentalists.

Supreme Court weighs Mexico border killing, 4th Amendment

The Supreme Court struggled Tuesday to define limits to the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment in a tragic case in which a U.S. Border Patrol agent fired his weapon and killed a 15-year-old boy on the Mexican side of the line.

For an aging person, is it worth it to start using a geriatrician?

They are ‘experts in complexity,’ which can be useful for an older person.

Clayton Yeutter, chief U.S. trade negotiator and agriculture secretary, dies at 86

He also chaired the Republican National Committee and was a presidential adviser on domestic policy.

'Dreamer' targeted for deportation for speaking out on immigration, attorneys say

Attorneys for Daniela Vargas, a "Dreamer” facing deportation, argue she was targeted by authorities because she spoke out publicly about the effect of immigration raids on her family.

'Take a deep breath': State Department holds first briefing since January and covers a lot of key issues

The State Department held its first news briefing since Donald Trump entered the White House.

Iraqis relieved to be left off Trump's new travel ban

Iraqis expressed relief at being removed from President Trump's travel ban. One said it was a needed "back door" to escape retribution from Islamic State.

'A Day Without a Woman' for many means a day without school

Wednesday is International Women's Day, and activists are urging women to stay away from work on a Day Without a Woman. What will that look like at some public schools?

Oroville Dam flood danger recedes; state criticized for spending on rail, illegals

The flood danger from the Oroville Dam receded Monday, but California was hit by a wave of criticism for failing to heed warnings about risks to the spillway at a time when the state spent generously on illegal immigrants and high-speed rail.

Colorado warms to marijuana clubs despite federal uncertainty

At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed marijuana clubs. But the details of how these clubs will operate are as hazy as the underground clubs operating already.

Boeing workers reject move to unionize in South Carolina

Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant have voted not to join the Machinists, maintaining southern reluctance toward unionization.

Dakota Access pipeline executive compares lawless protesters to terrorists

A Dakota Access pipeline executive lashed out Wednesday at protesters who have wreaked havoc for months in their campaign to halt the project, comparing those who shut down pipeline operations to terrorists.

Oroville Dam disaster declaration approved by Donald Trump

President Trump approved Tuesday disaster relief for California, putting an end to speculation that the bad blood between the White House and Gov. Jerry Brown would jeopardize the state’s plea for emergency aid.

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