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Schools change bathroom policy after transgender student fights back

<b>(CNN) —</b> A South Carolina school district is updating its policy to allow transgender students to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity.<p>The news comes one week after a transgender student threatened legal action against Horry County Schools for suspending him for using the "wrong" …

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Senate emails back up after 'network outage'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The "network outage" the U.S. Senate faced on Wednesday that brought down emails and websites was largely resolved by Thursday morning, according to the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms.<p>The roughly 12-hour outage came after a "network router experienced a hardware failure," the …

With time ticking on hostages, Japan wants to communicate with ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japanese officials want to talk to ISIS. But can they get in touch with the militant group? And if they do, can they do anything to save the lives of two Japanese men being held hostage?<p>Time is running out: ISIS put out a video Tuesday giving the Japanese government 72 hours to pay $200 …

Poll: Clinton clobbers potential GOP foes

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton isn't just the prospective Democratic frontrunner -- she's favored over every top potential Republican candidate, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Thursday.<p>Clinton beats out five potential Republican candidates in …

Dad calls out teens after racist video sent to daughter

A Minnesota father has taken to YouTube to show how his daughter was being bullied with racist messages via SnapChat.

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U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The coalition fighting ISIS has killed more than 6,000 fighters, including half of the top command of the terror group, U.S. diplomatic officials said Thursday.<p>The number of fighters killed has not been publicly discussed before but was disclosed by the U.S. ambassador to Iraq …

House passes abortion measure

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The GOP-controlled House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday banning all taxpayer money for abortions. But that bill was a backup, after another proposal to ban so-called "late -term" abortions was suddenly yanked the late Wednesday night because of blow back from …

“We’ve gone through everything we’ve gone through alone”: A human trafficking survivor speaks out

Research scientist and trafficking survivor Kate Price tells Salon about her path to becoming an activist<p>Kate Price was sold for sex when she was just a girl. Born to a poor family scarred by generations of violence, Price was first abused in the back of a family member's bar; she was too young to …

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'Start Here' podcast: Saudi women get behind the wheel<p>New images of lava gushing through Hawaii's big island and towards several homes<p>Women in Saudi …

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Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans overturned

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, …

Mike Huckabee: Abortion worse than Holocaust, U.S. will “pay the consequences” of gay marriage

<b>(AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>GOPer says fellow pastors have “blood on our hands” for not doing enough to stop abortion<p>Luke Brinker<p>November 25, 2014 7:57pm (UTC)<p>Former Arkansas governor and potential Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee suggested during a speech last week that abortion is worse than …

Syrian government airstrikes kill at least 95 in Raqqa, activists say

Activists have raised the death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria to at least 95.<p>The strikes targeted Raqqa on Tuesday. Some of the air raids struck a market near a museum and an industrial neighborhood in the city, …

Darren Wilson: Sorry but conscience is clear

Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson, in his first interview since he fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, said he's not tormented by that fateful encounter on a street in suburban St. Louis last summer.<p>"I don't think it's haunting," Wilson told ABC News on Tuesday. "It's always …

Same-sex marriage bans in Mississippi, Arkansas overturned

Arkansas and Mississippi on Tuesday became the latest states to have same-sex marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.<p>Like several other states, Arkansas and Mississippi had constitutional …

Faith schools ‘must teach gay rights’

NICKY MORGAN, the education secretary, is to take on Britain’s faith schools by ordering them to teach pupils to be tolerant of other religions and …

Car Plows Through Group of Ferguson Protestors

A Minneapolis woman was hurt today during a Ferguson rally when a driver apparently accelerated through an intersection full of protestors.<p>A <i>Star</i> …

Obama: ‘No Sympathy’ for Rioters in Ferguson

President Barack Obama Tuesday said people upset about the outcome of the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury findings have a choice between behaving constructively and destructively.<p>https://twitter.com/TheBlazeNOW/status/537382189139525632/<p>“Those who think what happened in Ferguson is an excuse for …

EXCLUSIVE: Photo gallery of Ferguson demonstrators in NYC

Photographer <b>Daniel Schaefer</b> captures the grief, anger, and resolve of demonstrators who took to the streets of Manhattan after the announcement that …

Honda admits under-reporting serious U.S. accidents since 2003

DETROIT/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co failed to notify U.S. safety regulators of 1,729 claims of injuries and deaths related to accidents in its vehicles since 2003, the automaker acknowledged on Monday.<p>A Honda dealership sign is shown at a car lot in Carlsbad, California November 5, 2014. …

Nationwide Protest over Ferguson

MPs poised to declare gender abortion illegal

MPs move to end uncertainty over prosecuting doctors for abortion on grounds of gender, branding it ‘the ultimate form of discrimination’<p>Abortion on grounds of gender is expected to be declared illegal by Parliament this week, as a cross-party alliance of MPs steps in hoping to end uncertainty over …

British banker arrested over double murder in Hong Kong

A 29-year-old British banker has been arrested on suspicion of murder, following the deaths of two women in Hong Kong.<p>Police found the women in a 40-storey apartment block in the Wan Chai district of the city in the early hours of Saturday yesterday morning. One of the women – aged between 25 and …

Court hears 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Menachem Zivotofsky's case was before the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer laid out why courts should stay out …

Accused cop killer Eric Frein's cuts came during capture, marshal says

For nearly seven weeks, the American public knew alleged police killer Matthew Eric Frein from a handful of images -- showing a seemingly clean-cut young man, sometimes dressed in a Cold War-era uniform and carrying a gun.<p>But this week, they got a different glimpse of Frein. The bridge of his nose …

When Hillary Clinton attacks

Hillary Clinton’s immersion into campaign politics this fall has come with a surprising twist: She’s talking carefully but wielding a big stick.<p>In more than a dozen appearances for Democrats in races around the country, Clinton has not just been talking up her candidate with anodyne stump speeches. …

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Why These Neuroscientists Are Prescribing Video Games

Video games as therapy? While most virtual reality falls under the category of mindless entertainment, a group of researchers believe the gaming world may offer some benefit to those on the autism spectrum.<p>A team comprised of cognitive neuroscientists and gaming technology experts created a game …