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The News & Observer
In light of HB2 free speech threats, ethics probe seems warrantedprobe seems warranted It is shocking that leading companies against HB2 are co
In light of HB2 free speech threats, ethics probe seems warranted
The News & Observer / Posted 2 days ago
probe seems warranted It is shocking that leading companies against HB2 are concerned that lawmakers may target them for retaliation Legislators who have threatened to punish free speech have violated the oath they took to uphold the federal... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
U.S. attorney general defends lawsuit against North Carolina's bathroom lawU.S. Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch visited North Carolina on Tuesday and vigorously
U.S. attorney general defends lawsuit against North Carolina's bathroom law
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
U.S. Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch visited North Carolina on Tuesday and vigorously defended her decision to sue her home state over its so-called bathroom law, saying the statute amounted to state-sanctioned discrimination against a vulnerable group of... Read more
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NBC News
Federal Court Hears Challenge to Texas Voter ID LawAustin and was denied a state ID because his birth certificate lists his mother
Federal Court Hears Challenge to Texas Voter ID Law
NBC News / Posted 4 days ago
Austin and was denied a state ID because his birth certificate lists his mother's name. An elderly woman who couldn't afford the $42 to get a birth certificate from her native Mississippi and without which she couldn't get ID. An estimated... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Letters to the Editor, May 25directed by these two equally disgraceful elected power-hungry bodies to “Deny!
Letters to the Editor, May 25
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 4 days ago
directed by these two equally disgraceful elected power-hungry bodies to “Deny! Delay!” What a very sad and final chapter for we that proudly wore the "uniform" only to be remembered on the final Monday every May with efforts to boost a few... Read more
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The Jacksonville Daily News
Grassroots efforts strong history in Onslow County area Posted May. 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM Posted May. 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM When a smal
Grassroots efforts strong history in Onslow County area
The Jacksonville Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
Posted May. 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM Posted May. 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM When a small group of concerned citizens gathered nearly a year ago on the Swansboro waterfront, Meredith Meilleur hoped to... Read more
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Tribune Chronicle
Letters to the editorDEAR EDITOR: There seems to be a lot of concern that the president will apolog
Letters to the editor
Tribune Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
DEAR EDITOR: There seems to be a lot of concern that the president will apologize to the Japanese government for the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The apology should be to the American people. Not only from this administration but... Read more
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Philly.com
Soda tax will benefit lower-income peopleon sugar-sweetened drinks has come from the beverage industry. However, it's on
Soda tax will benefit lower-income people
Philly.com / Posted 8 days ago
on sugar-sweetened drinks has come from the beverage industry. However, it's only in the United States where a prominent progressive voice such as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has offered strident opposition. In other... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Maroon 5 Joins Growing Number of Bands Boycotting North Carolina Over Anti-Gay Bill"This was a difficult decision for us to make as a band." Maroon 5 announced o
Maroon 5 Joins Growing Number of Bands Boycotting North Carolina Over Anti-Gay Bill
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 8 days ago
"This was a difficult decision for us to make as a band." Maroon 5 announced on Friday the band was cancelling two upcoming shows in Charlotte and Raleigh to protest North Carolina's new anti-gay legislation. "This was a difficult decision for us... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
House Republicans seek repeat of bipartisan budget showing— The House's $22.2 billion budget adjustment bill received final approval Thur
House Republicans seek repeat of bipartisan budget showing
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 9 days ago
— The House's $22.2 billion budget adjustment bill received final approval Thursday by the same wide margin as the day before, its support buoyed by pay raises, a tax break and no deep spending cuts. Debate lasted barely 45 minutes before all... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
House Republicans seek repeat of bipartisan budget showingDebate lasted barely 45 minutes before all Republicans in attendance joined mos
House Republicans seek repeat of bipartisan budget showing
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 9 days ago
Debate lasted barely 45 minutes before all Republicans in attendance joined most Democrats in voting 103-12 for the measure, which alters the second year of the two-year budget approved last September. The bill got initial approval Wednesday evening... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Look backs for the week of May 17-24Justin Hill took on nine roles with the Kinston Indians in their game against t
Look backs for the week of May 17-24
Kinston Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
Justin Hill took on nine roles with the Kinston Indians in their game against the Frederick Keys and then wrote about it for The Free Press. In the pregame, he scanned tickets at the gate; in the first inning, he operated the scoreboard and was... Read more
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Charleston City Paper
Justice Department announces North Charleston police reviewNorth Charleston will become the 11th city in the United States to undergo a po
Justice Department announces North Charleston police review
Charleston City Paper / Posted 11 days ago
North Charleston will become the 11th city in the United States to undergo a policing review by the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and Police Chief Eddie Driggers... Read more
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Breitbart
The Nuclear Option: Pee Free or Die! Transgender Movement Amplifies the Ridiculousof his reign, what does our great Prophet of Hope and Change give us? Bathroom
The Nuclear Option: Pee Free or Die! Transgender Movement Amplifies the Ridiculous
Breitbart / Posted 12 days ago
of his reign, what does our great Prophet of Hope and Change give us? Bathroom liberation. Pee free or die! Equality before the commode! President Obama and his crew of craven, lawless radicals have trivialized everything that is most sacred... Read more
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The Advocate
Writing a Different Story for Trans Rightsannouncing the Department of Justice’s lawsuit to strike down House Bill 2, the
Writing a Different Story for Trans Rights
The Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
announcing the Department of Justice’s lawsuit to strike down House Bill 2, the notorious anti-LGBT law enacted by the North Carolina legislature in March. Her remarks have been justly celebrated for their simple, compelling declaration that... Read more
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Western Advocate
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsthat combines music with therapy. The steady rhythm and varied intensity of the
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Western Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
that combines music with therapy. The steady rhythm and varied intensity of the drum beat is providing relief from trauma for students who have seen war in their home countries. In a nearby class,17-year-old Lai Duc Tuyen is deep into an... Read more
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The News & Observer
NC DEQ dodging legitimate coal-ash safety concerns16, 2016 5:33 PM As we await the announcement of DEQ’s final plans for closi
NC DEQ dodging legitimate coal-ash safety concerns
The News & Observer / Posted 12 days ago
16, 2016 5:33 PM As we await the announcement of DEQ’s final plans for closing coal ash ponds across the state, we recognize that there has been progress toward addressing this significant... Read more
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The News & Observer
Raleigh’s Chavis Park enters national historyNews & Observer May 16, 2016 6:00 PM Park served black families Recent eff
Raleigh’s Chavis Park enters national history
The News & Observer / Posted 13 days ago
News & Observer May 16, 2016 6:00 PM Park served black families Recent efforts will bolster it National honor is deserved Five-year-old Danicka Kennedy of Raleigh, N.C. enjoys a ride on the Allan... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 13 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 13 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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The Young Witness
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
The Young Witness / Posted 13 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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Western Advocate
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Western Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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The Age
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsthat combines music with therapy. The steady rhythm and varied intensity of the
The problem with how we measure success in schools
The Age / Posted 13 days ago
that combines music with therapy. The steady rhythm and varied intensity of the drum beat is providing relief from trauma for students who have seen war in their home countries. In a nearby class,17-year-old Lai Duc Tuyen is deep into an... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsthat combines music with therapy. The steady rhythm and varied intensity of the
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 14 days ago
that combines music with therapy. The steady rhythm and varied intensity of the drum beat is providing relief from trauma for students who have seen war in their home countries. In a nearby class,17-year-old Lai Duc Tuyen is deep into an... Read more
16 related stories
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
The CA at 175: Reporting our own storyKing Jr.'s baritone thundered through Mason Temple, exhorting striking sanitati
The CA at 175: Reporting our own story
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 14 days ago
King Jr.'s baritone thundered through Mason Temple, exhorting striking sanitation workers to persevere in their quest for justice and assuring them, in a stirring finale to the most famous speech ever delivered in Memphis, that he had been "to... Read more
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The Courier
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
The Courier / Posted 14 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 14 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
16 related stories
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The Young Witness
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
The Young Witness / Posted 14 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
16 related stories
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Western Advocate
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Western Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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Kiama Independent
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Kiama Independent / Posted 14 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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Manning River Times
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Manning River Times / Posted 14 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 14 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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The North West Star
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
The North West Star / Posted 14 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
The CA at 175: Reporting our own storyKing Jr.'s baritone thundered through Mason Temple, exhorting striking sanitati
The CA at 175: Reporting our own story
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 14 days ago
King Jr.'s baritone thundered through Mason Temple, exhorting striking sanitation workers to persevere in their quest for justice and assuring them, in a stirring finale to the most famous speech ever delivered in Memphis, that he had been "to... Read more
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Daily Liberal
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Daily Liberal / Posted 14 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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The Border Mail
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
The Border Mail / Posted 14 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
Crews place first piling in new Bonner Bridge replacementpilings range in length from 110 feet to 130 feet and are made of concrete. Lai
Crews place first piling in new Bonner Bridge replacement
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 15 days ago
pilings range in length from 110 feet to 130 feet and are made of concrete. Laid end to end, they would stretch for a total of 16.5 miles — a little longer than the distance between Oregon Inlet Fishing Center and Rodanthe. Two different... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Show-Me-Your-Voter-ID State?vote on how they vote. Thursday evening, the Missouri State House voted to sen
The Show-Me-Your-Voter-ID State?
The Atlantic / Posted 15 days ago
vote on how they vote. Thursday evening, the Missouri State House voted to send a referendum to the ballot that will ask citizens to amend the state constitution to require voters to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot. That... Read more
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Canberra Times
LGBTI fight in the US shifts to a new front – the toiletWhen North Carolina passed the now-notorious law forcing transgender people to
LGBTI fight in the US shifts to a new front – the toilet
Canberra Times / Posted 16 days ago
When North Carolina passed the now-notorious law forcing transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender listed on their birth certificate, it left Charlie Comero and many others in an impossible position. "Do I continue using the men's room... Read more
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Slate
Never Goldwater: How the Fight to Defeat the Arizona Senator Gave Birth to the Modern GOPat home, all eyes were on him in the hall. Rockefeller, who would famously giv
Never Goldwater: How the Fight to Defeat the Arizona Senator Gave Birth to the Modern GOP
Slate / Posted 16 days ago
at home, all eyes were on him in the hall. Rockefeller, who would famously give a protester his middle finger as Gerald Ford’s vice president in 1976, might as well have been doing the same to this audience. His jaw was clenched as the jeers... Read more
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Boston Globe
Analysis: Loretta Lynch’s speech just made her a hero to transgender activistsa few — and only a few — moments in US political speech-making that LGBT rights
Analysis: Loretta Lynch’s speech just made her a hero to transgender activists
Boston Globe / Posted 17 days ago
a few — and only a few — moments in US political speech-making that LGBT rights activists recall as particularly seminal for their cause. For some, though, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch’s speech Monday denouncing North Carolina’s bathroom... Read more
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The News & Observer
North Carolina’s ‘moderation’ a myth? | News & Observer May 11, 2016 7:33 PM Was state’s self-image wrong? Now
North Carolina’s ‘moderation’ a myth?
The News & Observer / Posted 17 days ago
| News & Observer May 11, 2016 7:33 PM Was state’s self-image wrong? Now rejoining the Deep South No more bragging rights Even as a youngster in a public elementary... Read more
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The Washington Times
CHARLES HURT: Obama, Loretta Lynch use distorted lens of racism to attack bathroom billof his reign, what does our great Prophet of Hope and Change give us? Bathroom
CHARLES HURT: Obama, Loretta Lynch use distorted lens of racism to attack bathroom bill
The Washington Times / Posted 18 days ago
of his reign, what does our great Prophet of Hope and Change give us? Bathroom liberation. Pee free or die! Equality before the commode! President Obama and his crew of craven, lawless radicals have trivialized everything that is most sacred... Read more
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Breitbart
Pop Group Animal Collective Raising Money to Fight ‘Bigotry’ of North Carolina’s Restroom Privacy LawAmerican pop music group Animal Collective is selling recordings of its live pe
Pop Group Animal Collective Raising Money to Fight ‘Bigotry’ of North Carolina’s Restroom Privacy Law
Breitbart / Posted 18 days ago
American pop music group Animal Collective is selling recordings of its live performances to raise money to support organized efforts against North Carolina’s Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, commonly known as HB2. “Recently, North Carolina... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
New coalition asks: Why are national parks so White?— A first-of-its kind coalition of more than 30 civil-rights, environmental-jus
New coalition asks: Why are national parks so White?
The Arizona Republic / Posted 18 days ago
— A first-of-its kind coalition of more than 30 civil-rights, environmental-justice and conservation groups is pushing for greater efforts to promote diversity in national parks and other public lands. The group calls itself the Centennial... Read more
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Billboard
Animal Collective Release Two Live Albums To Combat North Carolina's Anti-LGBT LawDifferent bands are taking different routes to combat North Carolina's controve
Animal Collective Release Two Live Albums To Combat North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law
Billboard / Posted 18 days ago
Different bands are taking different routes to combat North Carolina's controversial anti-LGBT "bathroom bill." For psychedelic warriors Animal Collective the route is by releasing live albums to raise money for an organization that is combating the... Read more
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The Atlantic
'State-Sponsored Discrimination': Loretta Lynch Takes on North Carolina's Bathroom BillThe Department of Justice has sued the state of North Carolina over HB2, the co
'State-Sponsored Discrimination': Loretta Lynch Takes on North Carolina's Bathroom Bill
The Atlantic / Posted 18 days ago
The Department of Justice has sued the state of North Carolina over HB2, the controversial “bathroom bill” enacted in March. In impassioned remarks Monday afternoon, Attorney General Loretta Lynch blasted the law as “state-sponsored discrimination,”... Read more
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Breitbart
Obama’s Attorney General: ‘Gender Identity’ More Important Than Sexual Privacy, Opponents Are Like Raciststhat people have a right to change their “gender identity.” This is about the
Obama’s Attorney General: ‘Gender Identity’ More Important Than Sexual Privacy, Opponents Are Like Racists
Breitbart / Posted 19 days ago
that people have a right to change their “gender identity.” This is about the dignity and respect we accord our fellow citizens and the laws that we, as a people and as a country, have enacted to protect them – indeed, to protect all of us. And... Read more
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The Age
LGBTI fight in the US shifts to a new front – the toiletWhen North Carolina passed the now-notorious law forcing transgender people to
LGBTI fight in the US shifts to a new front – the toilet
The Age / Posted 19 days ago
When North Carolina passed the now-notorious law forcing transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender listed on their birth certificate, it left Charlie Comero and many others in an impossible position. "Do I continue using the men's room... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
U.S. Justice Department files civil rights lawsuit against North CarolinaU.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch (Image: CNN) The United States and North C
U.S. Justice Department files civil rights lawsuit against North Carolina
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 19 days ago
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch (Image: CNN) The United States and North Carolina tangled over transgender rights on Monday, with the Justice Department filing a civil rights lawsuit over the state’s so-called bathroom bill and state officials... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Animal Collective Offer Live Albums to Help Fight North Carolina's HB2Animal Collective have offered up a pair of concerts from their current Paintin
Animal Collective Offer Live Albums to Help Fight North Carolina's HB2
Houston Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
Animal Collective have offered up a pair of concerts from their current Painting With tour to help raise money for a North Carolina-based organization fighting against the state's controversial HB2, also known as the "bathroom bill." The band posted... Read more
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