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Trump calls for reviving mental institutions

President Donald Trump on Monday advocated for more institutions to deal with mental health, adding that there is “no halfway” between jail and those who need help on the streets.<p>“We have to confront the issue and we have to discuss mental health and we have to do something about it,” the president …

Mental Health

First transgender recruit signs up to join US military

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Pentagon confirmed Monday that the first transgender person has signed a contract to join the US military, a development made possible after a federal judge ruled that the military must accept transgender recruits. The ruling came after President Donald Trump announced his …

LGBTQI

Supreme Court snubs Trump, keeps DACA immigration program in place for now

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court refused Monday to review a federal judge's order that the Trump administration continue a program protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.<p>The denial leaves in place the popular DACA program, which has protected some 690,000 …

Immigration

U.S. hate groups proliferate in Trump's first year, watchdog says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups expanded last year under President Donald Trump, fueled by his immigration stance and the perception that he sympathized with those espousing white supremacy, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday<p>There were 954 hate groups in the …

Rights & Freedoms

Seventh-grader who shot himself in school bathroom dies

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A seventh-grader who died a day after shooting himself inside a middle school restroom had fireworks and extra ammunition in his backpack, police said on Wednesday.<p>Investigators were reviewing cellphones and other electronics found at the boy's home, but it was too early to …

Middle School

Judge dismisses New York Columbia University student's claims over rape reports

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a Columbia University student's lawsuit accusing the school of acting with deliberate indifference after she was sexually assaulted twice as a freshman in her dormitory room.<p>U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan said Amelia …

Columbia University

Florida lawmakers refuse to debate assault rifles, but say porn is dangerous

<b>(CNN) —</b> What's more of a public health risk: assault weapons or porn?<p>After 17 students and teachers were gunned down at a Florida high school, the state Legislature voted 71-36 Tuesday against a measure to consider banning the sale of assault weapons.<p>But on the same day, it declared pornography to …

Guns

In the aftermath of Florida shooting, schools around the country examine their security

<b>(CNN) —</b> A closer look at school security began last week in the wake of a mass shooting in Florida.<p>Not even 24 hours after the massacre, threats began pouring into schools across the country, prompting schools to not only ensure parents their children were safe, but also to examine what measures …

Parkland Shooting
Economics

State Department report will trim language on women's rights, discrimination

State Department officials have been ordered to pare back passages in a soon-to-be-released annual report on global human rights that traditionally discuss women’s reproductive rights and discrimination, according to five former and current department officials.<p>The directive calls for stripping …

Rights & Freedoms

Convicted Sikh extremist reportedly invited to Trudeau’s events in India

The prime minister's office has rescinded an invitation to a reception in Delhi to a man who was convicted of trying to assassinate an Indian cabinet minister in 1986.<p>A senior official from Justin Trudeau's office says an invitation to Jaspal Atwal issued by the High Commission to India for …

Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York said Wednesday that "many" people who commit mass murder turn out to be Democrats.<p>U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney made the remarks on Talk 1300 Radio during a discussion about calls for stricter gun control since last week's deadly …

Guns

Liberal group proposing plan for health coverage for all

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.<p>Called "Medicare Extra for All," the proposal to be released Thursday by the Center for American Progress gives politically energized …

Health Care

Poorer People Set To Struggle For At Least Another Three Years Thanks To Welfare Cuts, Think Tank Says

They 'bear the brunt of £14 billion of welfare cuts'.<p>“Just about managing” families on the lower end of the pay spectrum are set for three years of …

Virginia Beach

As an Arkansas judge, he dismissed sentences for sexual photos. Now he's going to prison.

For seven years, scores of young men in Arkansas saw their traffic citations and misdemeanor criminal charges dismissed — as long as they agreed to perform “community service.”<p>The judge overseeing these cases, Joseph Boeckmann, district judge for the First Judicial Circuit of Arkansas, would call …

Crime

FBI investigates hanging of black man from tree in Mississippi

<b>FOREST, Miss. --</b> Federal and state agents are investigating the death of an African-American man found hanging from a tree in Mississippi. Scott …

Kentucky Teen Charged With Murder And Assault After January School Shooting

A Kentucky teenager faces two counts of murder and 14 counts of first-degree assault in charges stemming from a January 23 shooting at Marshall County High School, in Benton, Ky.<p>Gabriel Ross Parker, a 15-year-old sophmore, will be tried as an adult. His identity had been widely circulated, but it …

Kentucky

Cape Town prepares for ‘Day Zero’

South Africa’s most popular tourist city is running out of water. The drought that’s plagued the Western Cape Province has dragged on for three years now. Most dams in the region are down to just about 20% capacity. If dam levels continue to decline, the Cape Town’s taps will run dry by …

Rauner wants lawmakers' help to cut state workers' health insurance by $470 million

For the fourth time in as many years, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has pointed to state workers’ health care as a way to save money, but this time he’s asking lawmakers to help him get it done.<p>The governor’s budget proposal unveiled Wednesday calls for cutting $470 million spent on public worker …

Obama tried to close a big pollution loophole. Trump wants to keep it.

The EPA is using a shady study to carve out a massive pollution exemption for dirty glider trucks.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to protect a loophole that allows vastly more pollution than is typically permitted from heavy-duty commercial vehicles — all in the name of helping out a …

Scott Pruitt

This group trains women to run for office. Here’s how one outraged, post-Trump class fared.

<b>The morning of Nov. 9, 2016,</b> found Kate Ranta sobbing under her quilt. She had taken to bed in her modest Alexandria, Va., apartment the night before, when it became clear which way the presidential election was going. Now, furious and heartbroken, she could not bring herself to get up.<p>Across the …

Government

First case of domestic slavery discovered in Northern Ireland

<b>The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) are currently investigating their first case of domestic slavery.</b><p>It is one of 13 cases of modern …

Knightdale father and daughter charged with incest

A North Carolina man and his biological daughter have been charged with incest after his estranged wife told police the two were having a baby, …

Crime

Telangana To Shut 5 Sub-Jails Due To Insufficient Number Of Prisoners

Telangana is all set to shut five sub-jails due to insufficient number of prisoners.<p>Director General (Prisons and Correctional Services) V K Singh …

Operation Almond: Jury discharged in farmhouse rape case

<b>The jury in the trial of a 72-year-old man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in the early 1980s has been discharged.</b><p>David Thomas, from Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, denies the attack at a farmhouse in north Wales.<p>He was arrested in 2013, as part of Operation Almond - an investigation into …

Crime

Police chief stands by calls to fine drivers going 1mph over limit: 'The limit is the limit for a reason'

Britain's roads policing chief has stood by his comments that drivers should be punished for going just 1mph over the speed limit.<p>Chief constable …

Sociology

Why Homeschool Law is Inadequate and Doesn’t Keep Kids in Mind

When homeschool legislation is brought up in state congress, the only people to speak for or against it are homeschooling parents. That's a problem.<p>By<p>…

Female murderers have motives different from those of men who kill

Are the reasons given by women for killing someone different from those used by men to justify murders they commit?<p>In a word, yes.<p>According to the …

Violent 'psychopath' stalker re-kindled 'covert' relationship with his victim day after he was freed from jail

Brian Edwards was jailed for three years in February 2016 for a catalogue of abuse that included him choking Kirsty Knowlson until she fell …