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South Dakota House fails to override veto of transgender bathroom bill

Mar 03 2016

The South Dakota House of Representatives failed on Thursday to override a veto by Governor Dennis Daugaard of a bill that would have made the state the first in the United States to dictate what bathrooms transgender students can use in public schools.

Exclusive: Poverty up, services diminished in Chicago's black neighborhoods - study

Mar 02 2016

CHICAGO Predominantly African-American neighborhoods in Chicago have seen poverty rise and services diminish even as the nation's third largest city has become less racially segregated, according to a study released on Wednesday.

Palestinian activist's U.S. immigration fraud conviction vacated

Feb 25 2016

CHICAGO A U.S. appellate court on Thursday vacated the conviction of a Palestinian activist charged with immigration fraud for failing to tell U.S. authorities she had been imprisoned in Israel for a 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two people.

Michigan Senate approves $30 million to help pay Flint water bills

Feb 23 2016

Residents of Flint, Michigan, one of the poorest cities in the United States, will get $30 million to help pay their water bills after a lead contamination crisis, under a bill unanimously approved by the Michigan Senate on Tuesday.

Michigan attacks may renew scrutiny of Uber vetting processes

Feb 23 2016

NEW YORK/CHICAGO The deaths of six people in Kalamazoo, Michigan, who authorities say were shot by a driver for Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], have revived scrutiny over how the ride service vets its drivers, an issue that has plagued it for years.

Michigan attacks may renew scrutiny of Uber vetting processes

Feb 22 2016

NEW YORK/CHICAGO The deaths of six people in Kalamazoo, Michigan, who authorities say were shot by a driver for Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], have revived scrutiny over how the ride service vets its drivers, an issue that has plagued it for years.

Michigan attacks may renew scrutiny of Uber vetting processes

Feb 22 2016

NEW YORK/CHICAGO, Feb 22 The deaths of six people in Kalamazoo, Michigan, who authorities say were shot by a driver for Uber Technologies Inc, have revived scrutiny over how the ride service vets its drivers, an issue that has plagued it for years.

Chicago buffeted as strong winds prompt highrise evacuations

Feb 19 2016

CHICAGO Gusts of up to 70 mph (113 kph) in the Windy City on Friday caused the closure of the second-tallest U.S. building's observation deck, power outages, flight cancellations and highrise evacuations.

Kansas faces ACLU lawsuit over voter ID law requiring citizenship proof

Feb 18 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union sued Kansas officials on Thursday over what it calls illegal demands for additional proof of citizenship for people trying to register to vote when they renewed or applied for drivers' licenses.

Kansas faces ACLU lawsuit over voter ID law requiring citizenship proof

Feb 18 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union sued Kansas officials on Thursday over what it calls illegal demands for additional proof of citizenship for people trying to register to vote when they renewed or applied for drivers' licenses.

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