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AP Explains: How the Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Keeps Faltering

AP Explains: How the Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Keeps Faltering

By Paul J. Weber | Aug 16
A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again sputtered out.

Trump Signs Order to Speed Infrastructure Construction

Trump Signs Order to Speed Infrastructure Construction

By Joan Lowy and Michael Biesecker | Aug 16
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has signed a new executive order intended to make more efficient the federal permitting process for construction of transportation, water and other infrastructure projects without harming the environment.

Charlottesville Prompts Pennsylvania Dems to Revisit State's Hate Crime Laws

Charlottesville Prompts Pennsylvania Dems to Revisit State's Hate Crime Laws

Aug 16
Pennsylvania is the only state in the Northeast that does not cover violence against LGBTQ people in its hate crime laws.

Social Media Harnessed to Expose White Nationalists at Rally

Social Media Harnessed to Expose White Nationalists at Rally

By Barbara Ortutay | Aug 16
One of the social media posts resembled a wanted poster or a missing-persons flyer: Photographs of men were arranged in rows, seeking their names and employers.

Kim Kardashian West Sorry for Defending Makeup Artist Jeffree Star

Kim Kardashian West Sorry for Defending Makeup Artist Jeffree Star

Aug 16
Kim Kardashian West is apologizing after feeling the ire of the internet for defending a makeup artist who used racial slurs several times on camera.

Oregon Governor Expands Abortion, Reproductive Coverage

Oregon Governor Expands Abortion, Reproductive Coverage

By Andrew Selsky | Aug 16
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill expanding coverage on abortions and other reproductive services to thousands of Oregonians.

'Bathroom Bill' Dies Again in Texas as Session Abruptly Ends

'Bathroom Bill' Dies Again in Texas as Session Abruptly Ends

By Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert | Aug 16
A Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people died again late Tuesday along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's summer demands.

Critics Throw Shade at Cuomo's Plan to Light NYC Bridges

Critics Throw Shade at Cuomo's Plan to Light NYC Bridges

By David Klepper | Aug 15
Critics are throwing shade at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pricey plan to install high-tech, color-changing lights on New York City's bridges, questioning whether the investment is the best use of public money.

Taylor Swift Hopes Verdict Inspires Assault Victims

Taylor Swift Hopes Verdict Inspires Assault Victims

By James Anderson and Tatiana Flowers | Aug 15
Taylor Swift had been groped by a radio said she hoped the verdict would inspire other victims of sexual assault.

Deadly Rally Accelerates Removal of Confederate Statues

Deadly Rally Accelerates Removal of Confederate Statues

By Jesse J. Holland | Aug 15
In Gainesville, Florida, workers hired by the Daughters of the Confederacy chipped away at a Confederate soldier's statue, loaded it quietly on a truck and drove away with little fanfare.

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