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Texas revives transgender 'bathroom bill' for public schools

A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas — though it may only apply to public schools.

New rule gradually bringing corporate tax breaks to light

Want to know how much money governments give away in corporate tax breaks? Good luck.

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

A bill headed for passage in the Texas Legislature could force schools to reveal the identities of some transgender students.

On Legislature's final day, big budget bills still unresolved

Despite working late into the night Sunday, half a dozen big spending bills remain unfinished as the clock ticks down to a midnight adjournment.

Cafe worker fired over anti-police insults on cop's receipt

A New Jersey restaurant worker who wrote insults on a police officer's receipt has been fired.

Capitol Police say 23 arrested in protests over reform bills

Pennsylvania state Capitol police say 23 people have been arrested as protesters seek to push forward a ban on gifts to lawmakers.

NY senators: Withhold Penn Station funds because of delays

Some New York state lawmakers want to withhold millions of dollars of funding from Penn Station until Amtrak resolves chronic commuter train delays.


Mail call: Transit advocates will deliver pro-transit postcards to Gov. Dayton
The Drive

Transportation advocates plan to deliver thousands of post cards to the governor, each with a message decrying proposed cuts to transit service and raising objections to possible fare increases.

Sen. Klobuchar vows Judiciary Committee will closely vet Comey's replacement
Hot Dish Politics

As President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey continues to rock the Capitol, Sen. Amy Klobuchar anticipates the Senate Judiciary Committee will play an important role in the aftermath.


Catholics challenge St. Louis' 'abortion sanctuary' law

A group of St. Louis Catholics filed a lawsuit against the city Monday over a local ordinance that prohibits discrimination based on "reproductive health decisions," saying the law could force employers or landlords to go against their religious beliefs.


Death threats may prompt NBA's Kanter to become US citizen

Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter said Monday he routinely received death threats for criticizing the government of his native Turkey, and he may seek an…


Senators warn of fiscal fallout after Erdogan visit violence

The senators who oversee the U.S. foreign aid budget have warned the Turkish government there could be fiscal repercussions if Ankara fails to punish the bodyguards responsible for a violent incident in Washington.


Pope says he won't 'make a judgment' on Trump before meeting Wednesday

– When Pope Francis and President Donald Trump, arguably the most influential voices in the West, meet on Wednesday, two men with…


Rep: Sorry for using 'lynch' over Confederate statue removal

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments.


'Alt-right' leader loses gym membership after confrontation

A leading figure in the "alt-right" movement had his gym membership revoked after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him…


Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits.


Supreme Court rules N.C. GOP unlawfully used race in redistricting

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature unlawfully relied on race when drawing two of the state's congressional districts.The decision…


Can Michael Flynn refuse to turn over documents to Congress?

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn's reticence to testify before Congress about his behavior before and after the inauguration of Donald Trump was always obvious.…


Trump admin to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

A humanitarian program that has allowed roughly 58,000 Haitians to live in the United States will be extended until at least January, a U.S. government official said Monday.