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Transgender People Can Enlist in the Military Next Month, Despite Trump Tweets

The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump’s opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue, and the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump’s demand to ban transgender individuals from the military. Two federal courts already have ruled against the ban. Potential transgender recruits will have to overcome a ... Full story

Judge rejects Trump's request to further delay transgender military enlistment

The Department of Defense sent a statement to NBC News late Monday afternoon confirming it will comply with recent court orders regarding transgender military recruits. "As required by recent federal district court orders, the Department of Defense recently announced it will begin processing transgender applicants for military service on January 1, 2018. This policy will be implemented while the Department of Justice appeals those court ... Full story

Suspected New York bomber being treated at hospital as police investigate

P.olice were investigating an apartment building in the Kensington neighbourhood Photograph: Adam Gabbatt for the Guardian. Akayed Ullah, the 27-year-old identified by police as the suspected New York bomber , was being treated at a local hospital for burns to his hands and abdomen on Monday after the crude pipe bomb that was strapped to his body exploded. Three other people sustained non-life threatening injuries in the attack, police said. ... Full story

Liberal NYC mayor’s program offers gift cards to defendants for taking courtroom friendliness survey

Bill de Blasio, the liberal mayor of New York City, has an $800,000 program in place that uses taxpayer money to pay defendants with gift cards in exchange for taking a survey about the friendliness and comfort of Manhattan's courtrooms. (Image source: YouTube screenshot) Follow. The liberal mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, has an $800,000 program in place that uses taxpayer money to pay defendants with gift cards in exchange for taking ... Full story

Murder trial underway for ex-officer accused of killing teen

DALLAS (AP) - An off-duty police officer chased two teenagers who were burglarizing his SUV and killed one of them after firing his gun more than a dozen times, prosecutors told a Dallas jury on Monday during the former officer's murder trial. Ken Johnson has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the death of 16-year-old Jose Cruz. Johnson resigned from the police force in the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch shortly after the March 2016 ... Full story

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump’s opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue, and the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump’s demand to ban transgender individuals from the military. Two federal courts already have ruled against the ban. Potential transgender recruits will ... Full story

Hold Trump to "same standard as Harvey Weinstein": Accusers demand Congress investigate

- Hold Trump to "same standard as Harvey Weinstein": Accusers demand Congress investigate | Shareblue Media Full story

Judge rules U.S. military must accept transgender recruits by Jan. 1

Transgender recruits will be able to join the U.S. military as of Jan. 1, a federal judge ruled on Monday, denying a request by President Donald Trump’s administration to enforce his ban on transgender troops while the government appeals an order blocking it. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in Washington refused to lift part of her Oct. 30 order stopping the ban from taking effect until the case is resolved, because it likely ... Full story

Federal judge denies Trump administration request on transgender troops

(CNN) A federal judge on Monday declined the US government's request to put on hold an order allowing transgender individuals to join the military beginning in January. The decision means transgender people will be free to enlist in the new year. "In sum, having carefully considered all of the evidence before it, the Court is not persuaded that Defendants will be irreparably injured by allowing the accession of transgender individuals into the ... Full story

Hogan orders Maryland flag at half-staff for deputy chief fire marshal fatally struck by car

Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff this week to honor Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander B. Cohen, who was fatally struck by a car on the shoulder of Interstate 270 in Montgomery County late Friday. Cohen, 33, had pulled over to help Supervisory Special Agent Carlos Wolff, 36, of the Central Investigative Division at FBI headquarters, who had crashed on the highway, when both men were hit and killed by a ... Full story

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