The Trump administration just told the Supreme Court that it's legal to fire workers for being transgender

The Justice Department outlined, in a Fridaycourt filing, its reasons why transgender discrimination in the workplace is illegal under federal law. The filing is related to an upcoming Supreme Court case involving a transgender funeral worker Aimee Stephens, who was fired from her position after announcing her transition. Per the Justice Department’s brief, the word “sex” solely refers to the […]

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Muslims Raise Over $100,000 In Bail Funds To Free Detained Migrant Parents

American Muslims have raised over $100,000 this month to help migrant parents detained by the U.S. government post bail and reunite with their kids. The “Muslims for Migrants” campaign has already helped secure the release of six parents ― five fathers and one mother ― according to CelebrateMercy, the faith-based organization managing the campaign.  “By reuniting these families, we wish […]

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Eyeing Greenland, Trump Again Mixes Real Estate With Diplomacy

Go ahead and file this one under Stories You Probably Didn’t Expect to Read About the White House This Week: President Trump has been thinking about buying Greenland. Greenland says no, absolutely not. “If he is truly contemplating this, then this is final proof that he has gone mad,” Soren Espersen, the foreign affairs spokesman for the populist Danish People’s […]

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Winnipeg transit workers reject city’s offer, counter with ask for less money

Winnipeg’s transit workers have voted against the latest contract offer from the city, immediately countering with a potential deal the union says would see employees receive less money but improve working conditions. Transit workers overwhelmingly voted against the contract offer by just over 92 per cent. The most recent offer by the city included an eight percent wage increase over […]

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Republican Iowa senator says Trump EPA 'screwed us' with biofuel waivers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iowa’s Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency has “screwed” the U.S. ethanol industry and farmers by granting waivers to 31 small petroleum refineries, effectively exempting them from an obligation to use more ethanol in their products. The powerful senator, who represents the largest ethanol-producing state in the country, told Iowa Public Television […]

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Manitoba Green leader gets boost from federal counterpart in poverty action

The leader of the federal Green Party was in Winnipeg Friday to support her provincial counterpart. Elizabeth May backed up Manitoba Green Party leader James Beddome in a call for urgent action on poverty in the province, especially in Indigenous communities. “Poverty levels in Manitoba are unacceptable,” said May. “Winnipeg has the largest Indigenous population of any major city in […]

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Boris Johnson’s girlfriend Carrie Symonds blasts ‘sick, cowardly’ trophy hunting

Boris Johnson’s girlfriend tonight blasted “cruel, sick, cowardly” trophy hunting as she made her first public speech since entering No10. Environmental campaigner Carrie Symonds hit out at the callous practice which sees enthusiasts armed with high-powered rifles slaughter beautiful creatures like lions, zebras and elephants before collecting their carcasses as “prizes”. They then display their stuffed souvenirs, proud of their […]

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McConnell undergoes surgery to repair shoulder fracture

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell underwent successful surgery to repair a fracture in his shoulder — an injury he suffered when he fell at his Kentucky home earlier this month. The surgery occurred Thursday in his hometown of Louisville, a McConnell spokesman said Friday. “The surgery was performed without incident, and the Leader is grateful to […]

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