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White House Bars Major News Outlets from Media Gaggle

White House Bars Major News Outlets from Media Gaggle

Feb 24
News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining a White House media gaggle, according to news reports.

'No Anonymous Sources,' Trump Scolds - After WH Uses Them

'No Anonymous Sources,' Trump Scolds - After WH Uses Them

By Julie Bykowicz | Feb 24
President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the news media Friday, taking direct aim this time at the use of anonymous sources.

Release Sought for Immigrant Who Asked for Protection Order

Release Sought for Immigrant Who Asked for Protection Order

By Astrid Galvan | Feb 24
The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of a transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend has led to questions about what lengths authorities will go to apprehend people under newly stepped-up immigration policies.

Judge Bars Several Accusers From Testifying at Cosby's Trial

Judge Bars Several Accusers From Testifying at Cosby's Trial

By Maryclaire Dale | Feb 24
In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian's multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago.

Ellen, Wal-Mart Give Scholarships to School's Senior Class

Ellen, Wal-Mart Give Scholarships to School's Senior Class

Feb 24
Ellen DeGeneres has handed out college scholarships to the entire senior class of a New York City charter school.

Lawyers Want to Apply 'Stand Your Ground' Law to Theater Shooting Case

Lawyers Want to Apply 'Stand Your Ground' Law to Theater Shooting Case

Feb 24
Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law is at the center of a critical court hearing to determine whether a trial will take place. Curtis Reeves, a retired police captain, is accused of shooting and killing Chad Oulson in a movie theater in 2014.

Officials in Legal Pot State Vow to Fight Federal Crackdown

Officials in Legal Pot State Vow to Fight Federal Crackdown

By Sadie Gurman | Feb 24
Officials in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, vow to fight any federal crackdown on the nascent industry after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said they should expect to see stepped-up enforcement of anti-pot laws.

Key Dates for Transgender Rights in the US

Key Dates for Transgender Rights in the US

Feb 24
Some important events in the history of transgender rights in the United States.

Bills Targeting Transgender Bathroom Access are Floundering

Bills Targeting Transgender Bathroom Access are Floundering

By David Crary | Feb 24
Bills to curtail transgender people's access to public restrooms are pending in about a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered opposition.

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Calls Trump Transgender Decision a 'Disaster'

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Calls Trump Transgender Decision a 'Disaster'

Feb 24
Caitlyn Jenner is taking President Donald Trump to task for his administration's reversal of a directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms.

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