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Daniel Trotta

New York City creates gender-neutral 'X' option for birth certificates

Oct 10 2018

NEW YORK People who were born in New York City and do not identify as male or female can now opt for a third gender category of X on their birth certificates.

New York City creates gender-neutral 'X' option for birth certificates

Oct 09 2018

NEW YORK People who were born in New York City and do not identify as male or female can now opt for a third gender category of X on their birth certificates. | Video

Local gun groups flex muscle in state politics, sidestepping the NRA

Oct 08 2018

When Missouri Senate Bill 656 was introduced in 2016, it was relatively modest legislation that proposed capping the amount county sheriffs could charge for a concealed handgun permit. | Video

Kaepernick ads spark boycott calls, but Nike is seen as winning in the end

Sep 04 2018

Protesters burned their Nike shoes, investors sold shares and some consumers demanded a boycott after the footwear and apparel maker launched an advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who sparked a national controversy by kneeling during the national anthem. | Video

In first, transgender woman wins Democratic nomination for Vermont governor

Aug 15 2018

Vermont Democrats made Christine Hallquist the first openly transgender person to win a major party nomination for statewide office in U.S. history as she clinched Tuesday's primary election for governor. | Video

In first, transgender woman wins Democratic nomination for Vermont governor

Aug 14 2018

Aug 14 Vermont Democrats made Christine Hallquist the first openly transgender person to win a major party nomination for statewide office in U.S. history as she clinched Tuesday's primary election for governor.

Transgender candidates could make history in upcoming races

Aug 10 2018

Transgender candidates, running for political office in unprecedented numbers in the United States this year, could make history in upcoming primary elections by securing Democratic Party nominations in races in three states.

Unlikely pair could usher gun rights case to U.S. Supreme Court

Aug 08 2018

George Young is a Vietnam War veteran who sued the state of Hawaii three times on his own without a lawyer for the right to carry a handgun, and lost each time.

Hardline U.S. 'gundamentalists' pressure NRA from within

Aug 05 2018

About 100 protesters, many wearing T-shirts emblazoned with "NRA = Not Real Activists," marched through the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Dallas in May to slam the powerful gun lobby as too conciliatory on gun rights and rally for their candidate for the board. | Video

Bowing to Trump, NFL will require players to stand for anthem

May 23 2018

NEW YORK The National Football League will fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, the league said on Wednesday in a victory for U.S. President Donald Trump, who loudly demanded an end to such protests last year. | Video

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