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Oregon court upholds $135K ruling against Christian bakers who refused to bake cake for gay wedding

The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld a ruling against two bakery owners who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian wedding in 2013 because it would go against their Christian beliefs. The court did reverse one decision that said bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein violated state …

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Politico: Trump could nix Iran nuclear deal in January

President Donald Trump could nix the Iran nuclear deal in January, and analysts believe he might do it, according to Politico. Why is this happening? New legal deadlines coming up in January require the president to certify that Tehran is meeting its obligations under the agreement. …

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Alabama certifies Senate election results – here’s how Roy Moore responded

Despite Roy Moore’s last minute legal objections, Alabama election officials certified that Democrat Doug Jones won the campaign for the state’s U.S. Senate seat. Did Roy Moore concede after the certification of the election? No. In a statement released after the election was certified, Roy …

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Former guests allege that ‘Dr. Phil’ provided them with alcohol, enabled drug use while taping

Some former addict guests who appeared on Dr. Phil McGraw’s long-running talk show, “Dr. Phil,” have alleged that they were provided with alcohol and that show staff had enabled drug use prior to their televised interviews. In a report published Thursday on STAT, with information …

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Mexican gov’t: Trump deported fewer Mexican nationals in 2017 than Obama did in 2016

President Donald Trump deported 26 percent fewer Mexican nationals from January to November than former President Barack Obama did during the same period in 2016, according to data released by the Mexican government. The data is striking because Trump took a hardline stance on illegal …

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Transgender woman sues Sam’s Club for harassment, discrimination, and wrongful firing

A transgender woman has filed a lawsuit against Sam’s Club alleging she was harassed, discriminated against, and wrongfully fired from a store in North Carolina in 2015. What’s the story? The lawsuit, according to the Chicago Tribune, claims that co-workers called Charlene Bost a “faggot,” …

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Report: Crime rate decreases in New York City to lowest level since 1950s

New York City’s crime rate dropped this year to its lowest level since the 1950s, according to data released by the New York Police Department. What happened? According to the Wall Street Journal, the NYPD recorded 286 murders in 2017 as of Wednesday, which places …

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Federal judge says Arizona can’t ban Mexican-American studies classes in public schools

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the state of Arizona cannot prohibit local public schools from teaching courses in Mexican-American studies. The ruling, issued by district judge A. Wallace Tashima, invalidated a Arizona Revised Statutes § 15-112, which prohibited school districts in the state from teaching any …

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Las Vegas adds snipers for tighter security initiative in New Year’s Eve celebrations

With the deadly October Las Vegas shooting still fresh in the minds of Americans, Las Vegas officials are adding snipers and a strong National Guard presence to oversee New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sin City. What kind of changes are expected for this year’s celebrations? According …

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Lifelong friends suddenly discover they are biological brothers

Two Hawaii men who have been close friends for decades recently discovered that they are biological brothers after using an at-home ancestry test, according to KITV-TV. What happened? Walter Macfarlane, 74, and Alan Robinson, 72, told CNN they have been best friends since they were in the …

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