11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. The lawsuit announced Wednesday includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Louisiana,…

Who stabbed a Houston sixth-grader as he was walking home from school?

On May 17, Josue Flores stayed late at Marshall Middle School in central Houston. The studious sixth-grader wasn't the type to skip a science club meeting. "He wanted to be a doctor," his sister, Sofia Flores, told the Associated Press. "He wanted to help people." He would never have the chance. As he walked home that sunny afternoon, the

Baylor expects to announce actions by June 3

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Baylor University officials say regents are still reviewing an investigation into how the Texas school handled reports of rape and assault by football players and expect to announce any actions by June 3. Baylor issued the statement Tuesday after reports that President Ken Starr was fired. The school said it would not respond

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