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NAACP Calls for Boycott of North Carolina over Voting, Bathroom Laws

NAACP Calls for Boycott of North Carolina over Voting, Bathroom Laws

"If we demonstrate the power of the purse, then we will demonstrate the power of democracy," said NAACP President Cornell Brooks.

Chicago Schools Rescind $18 Million Cut, Pushing Budget Gap to $129 Million

Chicago Schools Rescind $18 Million Cut, Pushing Budget Gap to $129 Million

High-poverty schools will receive $15 million of the previously cut money and $3 million will be returned to charter schools, according to the district.

Family of Mexican Immigrant to U.S. Settles Lawsuit over Videotaped Abuse

Family of Mexican Immigrant Settles Lawsuit over Videotaped Abuse

Lawsuit disputes authorities' assertions that Anastacio Rojas Hernandez became combative, saying instead he was the victim of abuse.

Kansas Man Charged with Killing Indian in Possible Hate Crime

Kansas Man Charged with Killing Indian in Possible Hate Crime

At least one bystander reported that the gunman shouted "get out of my country" before shooting two Indian victims, killing one and wounding the other.

U.S. Education Secretary Calls Obama Transgender Guidelines ‘Overreach’

U.S. Education Secretary Calls Obama Transgender Guidelines ‘Overreach’

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called the transgender school bathrooms issue one that is "best dealt with and solved at a personal level and a local level."

Emails Show Ties Between New EPA Head, Energy Firms: Watchdog

Emails Show Ties Between New EPA Head, Energy Firms: Watchdog

Scott Pruitt previously sued the EPA — which he now heads — more than a dozen times.

U.S. Appeals Court Revives Texas Immigrant-Harboring Law

U.S. Appeals Court Revives Texas Immigrant-Harboring Law

Both sides portrayed Thursday's decision as a victory.

Arkansas Supreme Court Blocks Local LGBT Nondiscrimination Measures

Arkansas Supreme Court Blocks Local LGBT Nondiscrimination

Local governments do not have the authority to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the court ruled.

Rejecting ‘Noxious’ Prejudice, U.S. Top Court Backs Black Death Row Inmate

Rejecting ‘Noxious’ Prejudice, Top Court Backs Black Death Row Inmate

Chief Justice John Roberts denounced "noxious strain of racial prejudice" testimony that man was more likely to commit future crimes because he is Black.

A Girl and her dog: Top U.S. Court Mulls Discrimination Claim

A Girl Named Ehlena and a Dog Named Wonder Win at U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday in favor of Ehlena Fry, 13, a disabled Michigan girl whose school refused to let her bring her service dog to class.

Michigan City to Allow Mosque, Settle Lawsuits Alleging Bias

Michigan City to Allow Mosque, Settle Lawsuits Alleging Bias

Mayor Mike Taylor said on Wednesday that one mosque opponent accused council members of working with "terrorists."

South Carolina Church Shooting Suspect Found Competent to Stand Trial

Dylann Roof Stopped at Second Church After 2015 Massacre: Prosecutors

Prosecutors said Dylann Roof admitted he researched various targets before choosing Emanuel AME Church for the shooting.

Showdown Looms for Protesters Near Site of Dakota Access Pipeline

Showdown Looms for Protesters Near Site of Dakota Access Pipeline

A judge denied a request earlier this month by two tribes seeking to halt construction, which resumed.

Texas Moves to Cut Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood

U.S. Judge Blocks Texas Plan to Cut Planned Parenthood Medicaid Funds

The threatened funding cut could affect nearly 11,000 patients across Texas.

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access is seen in bathroom stalls at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016. REUTERS

White House Signals Reversal in Transgender Bathroom Policy

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the president believes the matter is an issue for the states to decide.

Suppressing Free Speech is ‘how dictators get started’: Sen. McCain

Suppressing Free Speech is ‘how dictators get started’: Sen. McCain

"When you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press," Sen. McCain said.

Trump Administration to Expand Groups of Immigrants to be Deported: Documents

Trump Administration to Expand Groups of Immigrants to be Deported: Documents

Immigrants will not be afforded rights under U.S. privacy laws, according to one memo.

Chicago Police Push for Community Assistance After Deaths of Three Children

Chicago Police Push for Community Assistance After Deaths of Three Children

Discriminatory policing practices have "eroded CPD's ability to effectively prevent crime," according to a Justice Department report.