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Eliminating threatened species protection under the Endangered Species Act paves the way for Montana , Idaho and Wyoming to take over responsibility for the big bear from federal managers outside the park. Grizzlies that leave the park or live outside in the Greater Yellowstone area - they will be managed by the states and tribes. "It's tragic that the Trump administration is stripping protections from these magnificent animals just to appease a tiny group of trophy hunters who ...
  • Trump announces he is being investigated over Russian meddling in election

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    And, as it turned out, the FBI had already launched its own obstruction investigation days after the firing - right after Trump went on NBC and himself linked Comey's firing to "this Russian Federation thing". The White House denies any collusion. But regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey. Mueller has been choosing his own staff, tapping top legal minds from inside and outside the Justice Department.
  • Trump Admin Issues New Title IX Guidance for Transgender Kids

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    Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. A student who can not use the bathroom that matches their gender identity is nearly certainly the victim of prohibited sex stereotyping or a hostile environment, the employee said.
  • One-time Niagara Falls survivor dies after apparent repeat stunt

    One-time Niagara Falls survivor dies after apparent repeat stunt

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    Hundreds of onlookers stood by in shock as the 36-year-old mother-of-three hung by her teeth , with the use of a mouth guard, and performed a number of poses including handstands and splits. Not many of Jones' friends believed he would actually go through with the brash attempt, but he proved them wrong. After appearing in court in December 2003, he said depression had led him to climb down an embankment and float feet first over the falls .
  • Qatar signs pact with U.S. to buy F-15 jets

    Qatar signs pact with U.S. to buy F-15 jets

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    Qatar hosts the regional headquarters for the US Central Command, which includes a state-of-the-art airbase that the US depends on to target the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The Pentagon said in a statement the deal "will give Qatar a state of the art capability and increase security cooperation and interoperability between the United States and Qatar".
  • White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

    White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

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    President Donald Trump interviewed Robert Mueller as a potential replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey the day before the former FBI director was named special counsel, a White House official said Tuesday. US Justice Department regulations outline that a special counsel can be fired by the US attorney general "for cause". The comments come amid increasing frustration at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation will overshadow the president's agenda ...
  • Trump friend: Mueller 'illegitimate as special counsel'

    Trump friend: Mueller 'illegitimate as special counsel'

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    Still, Gingrich said any special counsel with an agenda can "all of the sudden find something procedural and technical to latch onto". U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions has said that any suggestion of collusion between him and Russian Federation is "an appalling and detestable lie", as he appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee in Washington .
  • Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

    Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

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    While Oregon is the first state in the U.S.to recognize non-binary residents on IDs, this idea isn't new, according to Julie Rodriquez, communications manager of Basic Rights Oregon . OR has officially become the first state to add a gender-neutral option to driver's licenses. Several countries, including Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, Nepal and Bangladesh have acknowledged the need to recognize non-binary genders for years.
  • Tyson Foods executive among those shot at GOP baseball practice

    Tyson Foods executive among those shot at GOP baseball practice

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    Rep.) Dave Camp and eventually for (U.S. Rep. Tim) Walberg , he kind of said farewell to Lansing", he explained, recalling Mika moved to the nation's capital around 2005. " Matt Mika , one of the guys who helps us, is here at the hospital", Rep. Indeed, after obtaining a bachelor's from Adrian College and a master's from Western Michigan University, Mika worked on Palsrok's 2004 campign.
  • Iran blames United States for creation of Daesh, regional instability

    Iran blames United States for creation of Daesh, regional instability

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    On Tuesday, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif referred to those remarks by the Saudi officials and called them a "direct threat and very risky provocation" by Riyadh. " will find it necessary to abide by the deal ", as cited by Iran Front Page News. According to the Al Arabiya report , number 12 on the Saudi list of terrorists is a man responsible for the funding of terrorist organizations in Yemen.
  • Trump's withdrawal from climate accord was 'courageous': Murray Energy CEO

    Trump's withdrawal from climate accord was 'courageous': Murray Energy CEO

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    Joining other governors and state and local leaders from the mainland, Governor David Ige signed legislation on Tuesday that will implement the steps outlined in the Paris Agreement in Hawaii . In the absence of executive leadership in the United States, an unprecedented alliance is emerging among cities like ours to push progress forward.
  • Moscow protest location changed, raising fear of arrests

    Moscow protest location changed, raising fear of arrests

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    Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was detained today en route to a political protest in Moscow, his wife wrote on his Twitter account, posting a photo of him getting into a police auto. The General Prosecutor's Office warned that a protest there would be illegal and police would be forced to take "all necessary measures" to prevent disorder.
  • Puerto Rico gov upholds statehood in vote hit by boycott

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    While President Trump signaled during his presidential campaign that he is open to Puerto Rico officially becoming a state, in April he tweeted his opposition to any bailout of the territory. Results showed that 97.2 percent of those who voted wanted statehood, 1.5 percent supported independence and 1.3 percent backed no change. In the most recent vote, which was held in 2012 , the island opted for statehood, though many people argued the answers on the two-question ballot proved ...
  • We are not ready to surrender: Qatar Foreign Minister

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    He also affirmed that the deployment of the Qatari army in the country did not see any change and that no troops were re-deployed. Sheikh Mohammed said Qatar could nonetheless survive "forever", adding that it respected global agreements and would continue supplying liquefied natural gas to the UAE.
  • Moroccan fossils shake up understanding of human origins

    Moroccan fossils shake up understanding of human origins

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    An worldwide team of scientists unearthed teeth, bones and skulls belonging to three Homo sapiens adults, a teenager and a child among animal bones and stone tools. Homo sapiens is now the only human species, but 300,000 years ago it would have shared the planet with several now-extinct cousins in Eurasia - Neanderthals in the west and Denisovans in the east - and others in Africa.
  • Clinton: Trump unleashed 'dangerous' level of hate

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    Clinton says of her loss that "I'm fine as a person but I'm anxious as an American". Clinton's allies say her joint fundraising efforts helped improve the DNC's positioning. To back out, she said, would be "throwing out the economic opportunities that being part of the Paris agreement provide for the United States". Andrew Therriault, who served as the DNC's director of data science and now works for the City of Boston, took exception to Clinton's criticisms in tweets that have since ...
  • Saudi, UAE pledge $100 mln to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

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    Trump's first stop was a meeting in Jerusalem with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Drive them out! Drive them out of your places of worship! Urging countries to deny terrorists space to operate, Trump said , "The first task in this joint effort is for your nations to deny all territory to the foot soldiers of evil.Every country in the region has an absolute duty to ensure that terrorists find no sanctuary on their soil".