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Obama campus assault guidance gets scrapped under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints. DeVos has said that Obama’s policy had been unfairly skewed against those accused of assault and had ...

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Trump nominates 4 for TVA board

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump will nominate people from four states to serve on the nine-member board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the White House said Thursday. Trump will name Kenneth E. Allen of Kentucky and James R. Thompson III of Alabama for terms that expire ...

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Houston ‘open for business’ in spite of recent hurricane disaster

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s mayor insists that America’s fourth-largest city is “open for business,” but with areas under water, people not yet in their homes, and billions in damage to repair, major disasters that Harvey created are by no means resolved. Mayor Sylvester Turner said much of the city was ...

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DeVos planning to scrap Obama rules on campus sexual assault

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos declared on Thursday that “the era of ‘rule by letter’ is over” as she announced plans to change the way colleges and universities handle allegations of sexual assault on campus. DeVos vowed to replace a set of rules enacted by the Obama ...

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15 states, DC sue Trump administration over ending DACA

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen states and the District of Columbia sued Wednesday to block President Donald Trump’s plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation — an act Washington state’s attorney general called “a dark time for our country.” The lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District ...

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Trump removes DACA program protecting young immigrants

By JILL COLVIN and SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday began dismantling the government program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children. Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared the Obama administration’s program “an unconstitutional exercise of ...

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