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Reversing Trump, US Restores Transgender Health Protections

The Biden administration says the government will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care. This is a  reversal of a Trump-era policy that sought to narrow the scope of legal rights in sensitive situations involving medical care. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Monday …

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Twitter Bans Account Posting Trump Blog Statements

Twitter on Thursday suspended a new account created to share statements from former President Donald Trump, saying it violated the social media company’s policy on banned users. The new account, @DJTDesk, appeared on Twitter this week, apparently as a way to get around the permanent ban on Trump in the wake …

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FEC Wants Congress To Ban Pre-checked Donation Boxes

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The Federal Election Commission wants Congress to ban political campaigns from automatically collecting funds through pre-checked boxes on their website. The Commission voted unanimously to recommend that Congress bar political campaigns from guiding donors by default into recurring contributions through prechecked boxes. “The Commission’s experience strongly suggests that many contributions …

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DOJ Appeals Federal Judge’s Eviction Moratorium Ruling

The Biden administration is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that strikes down the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s moratorium on evictions. On Wednesday, Judge Dabney Friedrich of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the CDC had exceeded its authority when it extended the …

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