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GOP Drops U.S.-Mexico Wall Demands as Spending Talks Advance

GOP Drops U.S.-Mexico Wall Demands as Spending Talks Advance

By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram | Apr 27
Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump's request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border.

Oklahoman Author, Texas Dispute Ownership of 'Lunar Bibles'

Oklahoman Author, Texas Dispute Ownership of 'Lunar Bibles'

By Justin Juozapavicius | Apr 26
Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space sit landlocked today inside an Oklahoma courthouse while a legal battle rages in two states over who is the rightful owner of the celestial keepsakes.

Doctor's Arrest Brings Attention to U.S. Female Circumcisions

Doctor's Arrest Brings Attention to U.S. Female Circumcisions

By Jeff Karoub | Apr 26
Zehra Patwa learned only a few years ago that during a family trip to India at age 7, she was circumcised, which is common for girls in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Doctor's Arrest Brings Attention to U.S. Female Circumcisions

Doctor's Arrest Brings Attention to U.S. Female Circumcisions

By Jeff Karoub | Apr 25
Zehra Patwa learned only a few years ago that during a family trip to India at age 7, she was circumcised, which is common for girls in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

France's Rejected Mainstream Unites for Macron Over Le Pen

France's Rejected Mainstream Unites for Macron Over Le Pen

By Sylvie Corbet and Elaine Ganley | Apr 24
France's political mainstream, shut out of the presidency by an angry electorate, united on Monday to call on voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron and reject Marine Le Pen's populist nationalism.

With Supreme Court Seat Filled, GOP Looks to Lower Courts

With Supreme Court Seat Filled, GOP Looks to Lower Courts

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Apr 23
Republicans have put President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they're now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships - and reshape some of the nation's highest courts.

Club Skirts and Tito's Vodka Launch $10,000 Fundraising Campaign for NCLR

Club Skirts and Tito's Vodka Launch $10,000 Fundraising Campaign for NCLR

Apr 20
Club Skirts and Tito's Vodka joined forces at this year's Dinah by donating a $10,000 matching grant to the National Center For Lesbian Rights (NCLR).

ACLU Sues Dignity Health for Discrimination Against Transgender Patient

ACLU Sues Dignity Health for Discrimination Against Transgender Patient

Apr 20
The ACLU of Northern California, the ACLU of Southern California, the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, and the law firm Covington & Burling LLP filed a lawsuit against Dignity Health for denying care to a transgender patient.

AP Explains: Behind the Visa Program Targeted by Trump

AP Explains: Behind the Visa Program Targeted by Trump

By Anick Jesdanun | Apr 20
President Donald Trump is targeting a visa program cherished by tech companies for bringing in programmers and other specialized workers from other countries.

New Zealand Toughens Requirements for Skilled Immigrants

New Zealand Toughens Requirements for Skilled Immigrants

By Nick Perry | Apr 20
New Zealand announced Wednesday that it is introducing tougher requirements for skilled overseas workers as it tries to control immigration numbers that have reached an all-time high.

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