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Republican states challenge Biden's newly amended Title IX rules, which expand protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Gender-identity changes to Title IX get pushback from Republican states

Republican-controlled states are pushing back against newly modified Title IX rules. The Biden administration announced the expansion the week of April 15. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal money. It applies to schools and local and state educational agencies. Last week, the Department of…

Donald Trump has a long list of eligible VP candidates for the 2024 ticket, the only question is which one of them he’ll choose.

Who will Trump pick for vice presidential running mate?

Donald Trump is now clearly on track to run as the GOP candidate for president in the 2024 elections, regardless of how his various criminal trials proceed. What’s less clear is who else might run as his running mate for the position of vice president. Straight Arrow News contributor Matthew Continetti reviews a list of…

The 12-person jury will hear opening statements in former President Donald Trump's hush money trial in New York. The Morning Rundown™

Jury to hear opening statements in Trump’s first criminal trial

The 12-person jury is set to hear opening statements in former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial. Learn more about what is in the $95 billion foreign aid package passed by the House. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Monday, April 22, 2024. Jury to hear opening statements in Trump’s first criminal trial…

PEN America has cancelled its annual literary awards after writers’ boycott over Israel-Hamas war.

Reports say thousands of books ‘banned’ or ‘challenged.’ What does that mean?

Are the U.S. seeing a surge in book bans? That depends on where where people get data and what they qualify as a “ban.” The American Library Association (ALA) and PEN American both released reports offering different insights about the ongoing conflict taking place in schools and public libraries. In its annual list of the…

The Biden administration expanded rules for who needs to register as a firearms dealer and conduct background checks when selling a weapon.

Tillis says ‘partisan hacks’ went too far with Biden’s new gun dealer rule change

The Biden administration is implementing a new rule that will significantly increase the number of gun sales subject to background checks. The U.S. attorney general said it will help close what’s known as the “gun show loophole.” According to the Department of Justice, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022 expands the definition of engaging…

Donald Trump faced two legal defeats Thursday, April 4, as judges in Florida and Georgia dismissed his efforts to drop charges related to his attempts to overturn the 2020 election results and his retention of classified documents post-presidency. Amid his campaign against President Joe Biden for the Nov. 5 election, these are among the legal battles Trump confronts, including four criminal indictments.

Judges deny Trump’s bids to dismiss election interference and classified documents charges

Donald Trump faced two legal defeats Thursday, April 4, as judges in Florida and Georgia dismissed his efforts to drop charges related to his attempts to overturn the 2020 election results and his retention of classified documents post-presidency. Amid his campaign against President Joe Biden for the Nov. 5 election, these are among the legal battles…

A newspaper and its publisher in Marion, Kansas, are suing the city and several city officials for raids of its offices and publisher's home.

Kansas newspaper sues city for police raid; damages could exceed $10M

In a lawsuit filed on Monday, April 1, the Marion County Record — a weekly newspaper in Kansas — and its publisher, Eric Meyer, said that raids by the local police department at the newspaper’s offices and the publisher’s home subjected its staff to unreasonable searches and seizures. The lawsuit also alleges that the raid…

A recent 60 Minutes episode only touches the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our online disinformation crisis.

’60 Minutes’ tries but fails to tackle disinformation crisis

On March 24, “60 Minutes” published a segment examining the relationship between government authorities and private social media companies regarding the moderation of potentially dangerous content on popular social media platforms. The episode also examined how disinformation spreads, what makes social media users vulnerable to false information and how users can take steps to combat…

World Central Kitchen is suspending its aid operations in Gaza after several volunteers are killed. The Morning Rundown™

World Central Kitchen pauses aid operations in Gaza after 7 members killed

World Central Kitchen is suspending its aid operations in Gaza after several volunteers are killed. And, Florida’s Supreme Court makes a decision on the state’s abortion ban while giving voters a say in November. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Tuesday, April 2, 2024. World Central Kitchen pauses operations in Gaza after…