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This Texas Bill Could Keep Trans Kids Out of Sports

According to CNN , Texas's House of Representatives could vote on Hall's bill as soon as Wednesday. It's pretty freakin suspicious that a bill about steroid use pops up only a handful of months after Beggs' state championship win. The proposal by Representative Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton) would have prohibited city and school district policies that protect groups from discrimination if state or federal law doesn't already protect them.

GOP Invites Female Senator to Health Care Working Group

GOP efforts to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law have shifted to the Senate, five days after Republicans pushed a version of the legislation through the House. They might also point out that the Republican's plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will invariably affect women. "They're more than half the population", he said.

Abe, Moon discuss North Korea, 'comfort women' issue

Moon told Abe that he held a similar view about the issues they face regarding North Korea. But until Thursday, South Korea had not been invited. Tension has been high for weeks over North Korea's nuclear and missile development and fears it will conduct a sixth nuclear test or test-launch another ballistic missile in defiance of U.N.

UK Conservatives Make Local Gains Before General Election

As of Friday afternoon, May's Conservatives gained more than 560 seats total and control of 11 new councils. She has accused European Union officials of seeking to sway the outcome of the June 8 election by issuing threats over Brexit. There is always a danger of extrapolating how a general election will turn out on the basis of local government polls with a low turnout. Jeremy Corbyn's office are keen to find out just how much of this had been carried out in areas where council results ...

President Trump: James Comey Was a 'Showboat' and 'Grandstander'

United States intelligence agencies concluded in a January report that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered an effort to disrupt the 2016 election that included hacking into Democratic Party emails and leaking them, with the aim of helping Trump.

Liberals hang on to win BC's first minority government in 65 years

Results do not include several types of votes such as absentee ballots, and the BC Liberals may yet win a fifth straight majority if the riding of Courtenay Comox flips to them. When W.A.C. Bennett defeated the Liberal-Conservative coalition government in 1952, his minority lasted less than a year before opponents brought the government down.

Syrian forces clash with rebels in new Russian 'de-escalation' zone

Rebel commander Jamil al-Saleh, in northern Hama, said that almost an hour after the deal went into effect, battles raged with government forces. Rebels rejected the deal and said they would not recognise Iran as a guarantor of any ceasefire plan.

Former Real Madrid defender: Zidane already a great coach

By then Atletico were 2-0 ahead after Saul Niguez headed the home side ahead from a Koke corner in the 11th minute, before Antoine Griezmann doubled Atletico's lead six minutes later after Rafael Varene had fouled Fernando Torres in the Real Madrid penalty area.

North Korea wants South's spy chief extradited over alleged Kim plot

The United States warned China on Friday that North Korea's attendance at a weekend summit on China's new Silk Road could affect the participation of other countries, casting a shadow over what is Beijing's biggest diplomatic event of 2017.

Erdogan says Turkey retaliating against 'serious' mortar fire on Syria border

Ankara sent reinforcements to the area, journalist Baxtiyar Goran tweeted, without saying whether the move came in response to the United States latest deployment or not. Sadly, there is a stark contrast between our democratic, egalitarian and progressive society and that of our neighbor, where Erdogan is consolidating power and turning Turkey into a totalitarian state.

Backed Syrian forces expect Raqqa assault soon, await weapons

In the statement Thursday, the worldwide coalition said that with the capture of Tabqa , the Syrian Democratic Forces has further isolated Raqqa and "will continue to pursue the military defeat" of the Islamic State throughout Syria. Yildirim said "there is still an opportunity for the United States to take Turkey's sensitivities into consideration". In Ankara, the deception vis-a-vis the USA decision which came as high ranking Turkish officials such as the chief of the intelligence ...

Chinese Market Opens To US Credit Cards And Beef Imports

In one of the actions laid out under the agreement , by July 16, China agreed to issue guidelines that would allow USA -owned card payment services "to begin the licensing process". "Beef producers in North Dakota and the nation are thankful to the Trump administration for making restoration of US beef market access in China a priority".

Trump admits Russian Federation probe played into Comey's firing

Comey not only undermines the Department of Justice's investigation into Russia's efforts to influence the recent USA elections in possible coordination with the Trump campaign, but also threatens to erode confidence in the Department as a bedrock of independence and integrity within our system of government", the letter reads .

Towards Engagement with North Korea: Implications of the South Korean Presidential Election

Chinese President Xi Jinping also called to congratulate the new South Korean leader on Thursday, the pres-idential office said , adding it was the first time a Chinese leader had ever done so. Trump, who spoke with Moon on Wednesday, this month opened the door to meeting North Korea's Kim Jong Un, saying he would be "honored" to meet Kim - but only under the right circumstances.

Turkish military says kills 14 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Turkish warplanes carried out air strikes against Kurdish militants in northeastern Syria and Iraq's Sinjar region on Tuesday in an unprecedented bombardment of groups linked to the PKK, which is fighting an insurgency against Ankara in Turkey's southeast.

United States adds sanctions on North Korea

While the Trump administration has stressed numerous times that "all options are on the table" in dealing with Pyongyang, including military action, the idea of dialogue on the condition of the North's denuclearization appears to be gaining traction.

Trump in new TV ad declares 100 days as President a success

Nevertheless, he put on a courageous face in discussing the early days of his presidency. Sixty-eight percent of respondents answered "true" when asked recently if Mr. According to Federal Election Committee disclosures last month , in the first three months of his presidency, Donald J. Trump for President Inc. raised over $7 million for reelection, while a joint fundraising committee between Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee raised over $9 million.

North Korea demands handover of suspects in assassination plot

North Korea is believed to be preparing for a sixth nuclear test and is working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States, presenting President Donald Trump with perhaps his most pressing security issue. North Korea is subject to global sanctions over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, which Pyongyang sees as a deterrent against a potential invasion by its adversaries.

Exit polls in South Korea forecast win for liberal Moon

But challenging Washington on THAAD would be hard for Moon, despite widespread opposition to it in South Korea - especially after Trump suggested South Korea should pay the roughly $1 billion bill for it - and loud protests from China, which claims the system is a security threat.

Will seek Kejriwal's ouster if charges are proved: Hazare

Kapil Mishra today began his hunger strike, demanding that AAP politicians, who swept into power in the city government with a landmark 67 seats out of the total 70 in the Delhi assembly, disclose the details of funding for their foreign tours.

My Take: Pakistan continues to refuse consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

He expected the worldwide court to either hold its first hearing on Monday, or announce the day when this would begin. We needed immediate relief. He further said: "Earlier, all issues used to be solved bilaterally because we always believed that issues involving India and Pakistan are a bilateral issue".

Nicola Sturgeon hails 'fantastic' result in Glasgow despite failing to win power

Across Scotland, we also know people are looking for somebody to stand up to the SNP. The SNP could "have a fight on their hands" to hold on to key north-east constituencies at next month's General Election, a leading politics expert has warned.

Pro-europe Emmanuel Macron talks of frexit

According to polls released in the past 24 hours, Le Pen continues to trail by about 20 points. Six officers were injured during riots in protest against far right Marine Le Pen's success in the first round of the French presidential election.

Trump, top Russian Federation envoy to meet at White House

That said , the official also slammed critics who called the meeting with Kislyak inappropriate because it came just one day after Trump fired the person overseeing the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 election.

New WannaCry ransomware cripples global computer networks

It is believed to have exploited a vulnerability purportedly identified for use by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and later leaked to the internet. When asked to confirm that Wana Decryptor has struck in the USA, and at what scale, Acting Deputy Press Secretary Scott McConnell did not provide specifics.

Trump hosts Russian foreign minister, envoy at White House

In a letter firing Comey Tuesday, Trump said that Comey told him "on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation". Lavrov's meeting with the president was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. The White House called reporters into the Oval Office around the time of the meeting, but Lavrov and Kislyak had already left. During his appearance with Tillerson, Lavrov feigned surprise when asked whether Comey's firing as Federal Bureau of Investigation director cast a shadow over the U.S.

UK's Jeremy Corbyn 'to suspend Syria airstrikes' if elected

He said that Mrs May would win the election. Speaking to the BBC on Tuesday night, Lord Mandelson said Labour is not "differentiating their position and their policy sufficiently from the government" on Brexit and has had an "equivocal and fence-sitting approach" so far.

Duterte may not accept Trump invitation

Although less polarizing internationally, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha took control in a 2014 coup, consolidated military power and repeatedly postponed elections. Duterte's term has been marked with accusations of human rights violations. Both have embraced China. Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, defended the call on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday when he said the USA needs to deal with Duterte, despite his human rights records, in order to help calm escalating tensions ...

'Hizb behind 'dastardly' killing of young Army officer in Kashmir'

PTI had reported on Thursday that six militants from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen were involved in the abduction and killing of Fayaz. The brutal killing of young Lt Ummer Fayaz exposes the dastardly nature of terrorism, as he was not even posted in Kashmir, nor had participated in any anti-terrorism operation against terrorists there.

North Korea endures missile test failure day after military parade

North Korea has started a massive parade in Pyongyang to mark the 105th birthday of its founding father, Kim Il Sung, and trumpet the leadership of third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un. The U.S. military said the missile "blew up nearly immediately". However, North Korea has yet to test them. The United States has recently stated several times that they are considering all possible options for action in relation to the DPRK .

Horgan holds hope he will be BC premier

Recounts and absentee ballots could still sway the final tally, such as with the Courtenay-Comox riding swinging to the NDP by a mere nine votes. After the initial results were in Tuesday, Horgan said the outcome shows British Columbians want a change in government after 16 years under the Liberals.

PM Modi speaks to new South Korean President

North Korea has unveiled what it claims are satellite images of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence ( THAAD ) system which was deployed by the United States military in South Korea, Seoul officials said on Thursday. Moon met leaders of opposition parties before his simple swearing-in ceremony at parliament, where his party lacks a majority, and promised to coordinate with them on national security.

China pressures South Korea about missile system

Mr Moon assumed presidential duties early in the morning after the national election commission finished counting Tuesday's votes and declared him victor of the special election necessitated by the ousting of conservative Park Geun-hye. Washington wants to increase pressure on Pyongyang through further isolation and sanctions, in contrast to Moon's advocacy for greater engagement with the reclusive North.

No probe interference tolerated, acting Federal Bureau of Investigation head pledges

In the letter Trump sent to Comey's office, he said this was not about Comey's Russian Federation investigation in the letter firing Comey for the Russian Federation investigation which, Colbert said, "is like carving your alibi in the murder weapon".

Putin Discusses Crisis on Korean Peninsula With New S Korea's President

The move caused anger and most schools refused them. As soon as Moon's victory became clear, allies and their respective neighboring countries sent their congratulatory messages to the country's newly elected president Moon Jae-in. Many North Koreans work in Russia's timber industry under strong supervision of the Pyongyang government. "Since the beginning of a year ago the North - which says it needs atomic weapons to defend itself against invasion - has mounted two nuclear tests and a ...