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Trump says transgender policy seeks to 'protect the country'

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that transgender issues were in flux and he aims to protect the country after a report that his administration was considering defining gender as male or female based on genitalia at birth drew widespread condemnation. Learn More


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U.S. top court blocks questioning of Ross in census suit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked a judge's order forcing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to give a deposition in a lawsuit by 18 states challenging a planned question in the 2020 census that would ask respondents whether they are U.S. citizens. More »


Hundreds of migrant children held in U.S. tent city for months: filings

(Reuters) - U.S. authorities have held some immigrant children who entered the country illegally and without a parent in a temporary "tent city" in Texas for months, violating a 20-year-old court order on how long minors can be detained, according to court filings by civil rights lawyers and immigration advocates. More »


Judge bars New Hampshire proof of residency requirement for new voters

(Reuters) - A New Hampshire judge on Monday put on hold a law requiring some voters to present proof of residency when they register, saying it would lengthen lines at polling places and make it difficult for students, disabled voters and others to cast ballots. More »


State of Play: Democrats threaten Trump's grip on the Great Lakes

TOLEDO, Ohio (Reuters) - Two years ago, Ohio and other states in the former industrial heartlands of the Great Lakes region catapulted Donald Trump into the White House. More »


U.S. regulator orders halt to self-driving school bus test in Florida

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday said it had ordered Transdev North America to immediately stop transporting school children in Florida in a driverless shuttle as the testing could be putting them at "inappropriate" risk. More »


U.S. gets lottery fever as jackpots rise to $2.2 billion

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gregory Baron, 24, and Ben Nelson, 27, on Monday were eagerly purchasing $2 tickets for the Mega Millions jackpot in hopes of winning the record-setting $1.6 billion prize and becoming among the richest people in the world. More »


Guard shoots man trying to break into Washington TV station office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A security guard shot and wounded a man who kicked in the front doors of the offices of the Fox 5 channel in Washington on Monday afternoon, the television station and police said. More »


Actress Amber Heard says birth on U.S.-Mexico border sparked rights activism

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. actress Amber Heard, a star of the upcoming "Aquaman" superhero movie and a U.N. human rights champion, said on Monday her childhood in Texas near the Mexican border helped spark her activism. More »


U.S. Bible museum says five Dead Sea Scrolls fragments fake

(Reuters) - The Museum of the Bible in Washington on Monday said five of its artifacts thought to be part of the Dead Sea Scrolls were fake and would not be displayed anymore. More »


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