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Georgia school district reverses transgender-friendly bathroom policy after death threats

Georgia school district reverses transgender-friendly bathroom policy after death threats

A Georgia school district has reversed its transgender-friendly bathroom policy after board members, staff and students were threatened, the school board said in a news release. Pickens County School Board changed its policy this week, citing “death threats, student harassment and vandalism of school property” in the news release. The policy had allowed transgender students…MORE

Asia markets get Hong Kong and Huawei boost

Asia markets get Hong Kong and Huawei boost

Asian markets were mostly quiet Thursday, but Hong Kong stocks climbed after the financial hub gave its real estate sector reason to cheer. China’s Shanghai Composite Index traded flat, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 inched up 0.1% and South Korea’s Kospi edged lower. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index advanced as much as 1.1% in the morning…MORE

California to launch nation’s first statewide earthquake warning system

California to launch nation’s first statewide earthquake warning system

California will launch the nation’s first statewide earthquake early warning system Thursday morning, according to a news release from the governor’s office. Ground motion sensors all over the state will be used to detect earthquakes before people can feel them, and then a notification will go out so Californians can be prepared, according to the…MORE

Trump’s fury rises with key impeachment inquiry testimony on the horizon

Trump’s fury rises with key impeachment inquiry testimony on the horizon

President Donald Trump’s frustration with the Democratic impeachment probe is boiling over, with investigators set Thursday to peel back yet another layer of what is being revealed as a broad, and possibly unlawful, behind-the-scenes scheme to pressure Ukraine for political gain. Trump blew up Wednesday at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who made the fateful decision…MORE

Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings sit at the center of the deepening Trump-Ukraine scandal. Here’s the latest.

Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings sit at the center of the deepening Trump-Ukraine scandal. Here’s the latest.

For months, investigators looking into Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings in Ukraine have dug into everything from possible financial entanglements with alleged corrupt Ukrainian figures to counterintelligence concerns raised by some of those business ties, according to people briefed on the matter. The counterintelligence part of the investigation indicates that FBI and criminal prosecutors in Manhattan…MORE

Wall Street Journal: Rick Perry spoke with Rudy Giuliani at Trump’s direction about Ukraine

Wall Street Journal: Rick Perry spoke with Rudy Giuliani at Trump’s direction about Ukraine

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said he spoke with President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani at the President’s direction this spring about alleged Ukrainian corruption, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. In his first interview about the escalating Ukraine scandal, Perry told the Journal that, at Trump’s direction, he called Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, seeking…MORE

US orders Chinese diplomats to report meetings with state and local officials

US orders Chinese diplomats to report meetings with state and local officials

Chinese diplomats in the United States will now have to report meetings with state and local officials, as well as visits to educational and research institutions, under new rules introduced by the State Department. The restrictions come amid growing concern about Chinese influence in the US and elsewhere, and were introduced in response to similar…MORE

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