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Religious colleges seek waivers on transgender students

Nearly three dozen religious colleges and universities in 20 U.S. states have received federal waivers allowing them not to accommodate transgender students in admissions, housing and other areas of campus life, according to a report by the nation’s largest LGBT ...

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NYSBA’s top priority for ’16: Fund the courts

Adequate funding for the courts at both the state and federal levels is one of the New York State Bar Association’ top legislative priorities for 2016. Also topping the list at the state level are access to justice for the ...

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Why 9/11 case grinds on so slowly at Guantanamo

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Five men accused of directing and financing the Sept. 11 plot were back in their high-security cellblock at the Guantanamo Bay detention center after a pretrial hearing when the general in charge of prosecuting ...

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Lawmakers seek details on vetting for those bound for US

WASHINGTON — The U.S. has checked social media in some capacity in refugee cases and has found, in a small sampling thus far, the information can be ambiguous in screening value and frequently inaccessible to reviewers, a Homeland Security official ...

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Lawyers: Process to contest no-fly list is still inadequate

PORTLAND, Ore. — The federal government has not sufficiently improved the process for people barred from flying over the U.S. to challenge their placement on the no-fly list, lawyers for six people on the list told a federal judge Wednesday. ...

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Lawmakers want social media companies to report terrorists

WASHINGTON — Responding to the San Bernadino shootings, lawmakers introduced legislation this week to require social media companies to report any online terrorist activity they become aware of to law enforcement. The bill by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. ...

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Justices weigh meaning of ‘one person, one vote’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is treading gingerly on a question of immense importance to the nation’s growing Latino population: whether states must count all residents, or only eligible voters, in drawing electoral districts. The justices on Tuesday displayed ...

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Senators demand transparency in military justice system

WASHINGTON — Responding to an Associated Press investigation, three U.S. senators on Tuesday urged Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to lift what they called the military justice system’s “cloak of secrecy” and make records from sex crimes cases readily accessible. In ...

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Assistance for health care enrollment

The Central Library Downtown, and select Rochester branch libraries and R-Centers will host events offering information and individualized help with the online Health Insurance Marketplace, which helps the uninsured enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. “Everyone deserves ...

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