A judge has ruled that three transgender people — two students and one employee — at the University of North Carolina must be allowed to use the bathrooms corresponding to their gender identities.In his preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder blocked the university from enforcing the so-called H.B. 2 law passed in March which requires people to use the bathrooms matching the identities cited on their birth certificates. The law also prohibits local governments from...
The White House announced today that President Barack Obama will expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world’s largest marine protected area.The move quadruples the size of the monument from 50 miles to 200 miles. But its caused some controversy in Hawaii.Here & Nows Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Steve Gittings, a science coordinator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, about the significance of the expansion.GuestSteve...
All signs point to the fact that North Carolina has become a battleground in the race for the White House. New polls out this week indicate a tight race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and both campaigns are spending large sums of money on campaign advertisements. The Senate race between Richard Burr and Deborah Ross is also in a dead heat. Will North Carolina's voters help the Democrats take back the Senate? Host Frank Stasio talks with Ken Rudin, the political junkie, about the...
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