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Partial shutdown heads into new year, divided Congress

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/31/18, 01:12 pm

The partial federal government shutdown is poised to continue into the new year and a divided Congress with all eyes on negotiations between President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders. There is no compromise in the works, as the president, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dig in their heels.

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White House pushes for biological definition of ‘sex’

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/22/18, 12:16 pm

A New York Times report Sunday cited a memo from the Trump administration that attempts to establish a legal definition of “sex” based on biology, not gender identity, under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. The Times article warned that the move by the Department of Health and Human Services would define transgender people “out of existence,” which sparked a firestorm of angry responses from LGBT activists.

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U.S. to terminate 1955 treaty with Iran

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/03/18, 12:33 pm

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters Wednesday that the United States is terminating a 1955 treaty with Iran that established economic relations and consular rights. The announcement followed a ruling by the UN International Court of Justice ordering the United States to lift sanctions on Iran affecting imports of humanitarian goods, a move Iran claimed violated the so-called Treaty of Amity.

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