Nation & World

Nation & World

Administration lifts transgender student bathroom guidance

The Trump administration has ended federal protection for transgender students that allowed them to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.

National

Is your online neighborhood group watchful — or racist?

A woman in Waldo photographed an innocent African-American man and posted on a Facebook neighborhood page to alert residents to the allegedly suspicious activity. Such “digilantism” — digital, online vigilantism — is often criticized as being a form of racial profiling, but many people are trying to prevent that while still providing useful information to neighbors.

National

Mexico to Trump: We won’t take your unwanted immigrants

Mexico is not happy – actually angry – about President Donald Trump expectation that it would hold U.S. asylum applicants while they fight their cases in U.S. courts. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray vowed Wednesday that Mexico will not accept the Trump’s administration “unilateral” directives and that President Enrique Peña Nieto would make that clear directly to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly when they meet on Thursday.

World

This billboard is causing outrage, but the people behind it are a secret

A sign on Interstate 40 Business west between Winston-Salem and Greensboro in North Carolina that reads “Real men provide, Real women appreciate it,” has garnered reactions from people who believe the message is misogynistic and outdated. Winston-Salem boutique owner and activist Molly Grace says the sign’s message is an attempt to silence women who want to be seen as equals to men.

Videos

Taking on Trump's travel ban

The judiciary is the new front line: A group of lawyers scramble to get their clients into the country, while preparing a legal challenge to Trump’s immigration ban.
The New York Times
Taking on Trump's travel ban 6:41

Taking on Trump's travel ban

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Bitcoin Believers

Pepper-sprayed inmates allege excessive force, and Sheriff's office faces several lawsuits 1:49

Pepper-sprayed inmates allege excessive force, and Sheriff's office faces several lawsuits

Search for Ghost Ship warehouse fire victims continues in Oakland 0:34

Search for Ghost Ship warehouse fire victims continues in Oakland