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The Justice Department has sent a letter to the governor of North Carolina notifying him that the state’s transgender law violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act, according to a Justice Department official.

HB 2, enacted in March, requires people to use bathrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificate rather than their gender identity. It has drawn a torrent of critics who call the bill “anti-LGBT” and a growing group of business leaders is warning that it’s bad for the state’s economy.

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“White House To Create First Monument To Gay Rights”


HUFFINGTON POST

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 30: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks to the media in front of The Stonewall Inn announcing a new National Park Service initiative intended to identify places and events associated with the civil rights struggle of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans on May 30, 2014 in New York City. The initiative is part of the Obama Administration's effort for the National Park Service to join other agencies in helping to better explain the complex story of the people and events responsible for building this nation. The Stonewall Inn, an iconic bar in the New York's gay rights movement, is the site of a symbolic riot in 1969 that is widely recognized as a catalyst for the modern civil rights movement in the gay rights community. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 30: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks to the media in front of The Stonewall Inn announcing a new National Park Service initiative intended to identify places and events associated with the civil rights struggle of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans on May 30, 2014 in New York City. The initiative is part of the Obama Administration’s effort for the National Park Service to join other agencies in helping to better explain the complex story of the people and events responsible for building this nation. The Stonewall Inn, an iconic bar in the New York’s gay rights movement, is the site of a symbolic riot in 1969 that is widely recognized as a catalyst for the modern civil rights movement in the gay rights community. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

“Dexter Gordon- Georgia On My Mind”


DONALD TRUMP FREQUENTLY CALLS HIS OPPONENTS “NASTY.”


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“Hillary Clinton Needs Just 128 Words To Annihilate Donald Trump”


POLITICUS USA

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in West Palm Beach, Florida March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in West Palm Beach, Florida March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

“A School Board’s Defense Of Its Anti-LGBT Bathroom Rules Could Backfire Hilariously”


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“Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US”


SALON

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported on Wednesday. MORE

“Prince died amid frantic plans for drug addiction treatment”


STAR TRIBUNE

ELIZABETH FLORES Thanks to the return of warm weather, crowds continued to make the pilgrimage to Paisley Park on Monday.
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Thanks to the return of warm weather, crowds continued to make the pilgrimage to Paisley Park on Monday.

“Clinton plots swing-state ambush for Trump”


POLITICO

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