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Professor fights pronoun mandate

Religious Liberty | University disciplines faculty member who refused to call a Mr. a ‘Miss’
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 11/13/18, 02:26 pm

A Shawnee State University philosophy professor filed a lawsuit against the Portsmouth, Ohio, school on Nov. 5 for disciplining him because he insisted on using the courtesy title that corresponded to a student’s biological sex.

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A few statewide elections could be decided in court

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/09/18, 12:09 pm

Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum took back his concession in the Florida governor’s race Thursday after the margin between him and Republican Ron DeSantis narrowed with additional ballots counted. As of Friday morning, DeSantis had a mere .44 point lead, low enough to trigger a recount. The Florida Senate candidates are in a similar predicament, with just .18 points separating incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

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Judge gives Keystone XL pipeline a raincheck

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/09/18, 09:46 am

The Keystone XL pipeline hit another obstacle Friday when a court blocked the Trump administration’s construction permit and ordered an environmental review. The $8 billion pipeline would begin in Alberta, Canada, and connect to an existing pipeline in Steele City, Neb., that goes all the way to the Gulf Coast. The Keystone XL could transport up to 830,000 barrels of crude oil per day. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled that the environmental impacts of the project had not been considered as federal law required.

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