Appeals court delivers setback to Obama’s immigration plan
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Appeals court delivers setback to Obama’s immigration plan

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled against President Barack Obama’s plan to protect an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally from deportation. In a 2-1 decision Monday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas-based federal judge’s injunction blocking the administration’s immigration initiative. Republicans had … Continue reading

Nonprofits seek Supreme Court review of contraceptives case
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Nonprofits seek Supreme Court review of contraceptives case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Religion, birth control and President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are about to collide at the Supreme Court yet again. Faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals that oppose some or all contraception as immoral are battling the administration over rules that allow them to opt out of covering the contraceptives for women that … Continue reading

GOP presidential hopeful Cruz to visit jailed Kentucky clerk
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GOP presidential hopeful Cruz to visit jailed Kentucky clerk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is heading to a Kentucky jail to support the county clerk imprisoned for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier says the Texas senator will meet with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis on Tuesday, September 8, afternoon. Another Republican presidential hopeful, former Arkansas … Continue reading

Plan targets health care bias against transgender people
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Plan targets health care bias against transgender people

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration proposed Thursday to ban discrimination against transgender people throughout the health care system, carrying out anti-bias provisions in the president’s health overhaul. The new protections are part of a much broader proposed regulation by the Department of Health and Human Services. In a first, the Affordable Care Act specified … Continue reading