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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not permit transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption,” an action condemned by critics as “raw prejudice” and a political stunt. It was not the first time Trump had targeted transgender people since taking office in January.
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The Republican-controlled Texas Senate gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to a bill that restricts bathroom access for transgender people, endorsing a piece of legislation denounced by civil liberties advocates as discriminatory. Final Senate adoption of the bill was possible later on Tuesday or Wednesday. The measure would then be sent to
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DETROIT (Reuters) – A federal judge in Michigan on Monday halted the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals detained during immigration sweeps across the United States last month, the latest legal victory for the detainees in a closely watched case. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith granted a preliminary injunction requested by lawyers from the American
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to “do the right thing” and fulfill seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. The Senate will vote on Tuesday on whether to open debate on an overhaul of the
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