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In this May 17, 2016 file photo, a new sticker is placed on the door at the ceremonial opening of a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle.

Bathroom Guidelines for Transgender Students Nixed

The Trump Administration took what LGBT-rights groups view as a big step back from protecting transgender students when it rolled back Obama-era guidelines that advised schools to allow transgender bathroom access


Somebody Won a $435 Million Powerball Jackpot

The seventh-largest jackpot in Powerball history, an estimated $435 million, has been won. The victor drew the winning numbers of 10-13-28-52-61 and Powerball 2 on Wednesday, according to the lottery's official website

Protesters march in front of the federal courthouse, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Seattle, where a hearing was held for Daniel Ramirez Medina, a Seattle-area man who was arrested by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Immigrants Change Routines to Avoid Deportation

President Donald Trump's efforts to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living illegally in the U.S. have spread fear and anxiety, causing some to change up their daily routines in hopes of not getting caught

Operation to liberate Iraqs Mosul from Daesh

Iraqi Forces Fight to Take Mosul Airport From ISIS

Iraq's special forces say they have begun an assault against the Islamic State on a sprawling military base south of Mosul that's adjacent to the city's airport. Forces are also pushing on toward the airport

Man using a ATM

Big Banks Cash in From ATM and Overdraft Fees

ATM and overdraft fees cost Americans dearly in 2016. The nation's three largest banks — JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo — collected more than $6.4 billion in such charges last year, according to a new analysis

An artist’s impression of three of the seven planets orbiting Trappist-1. One planet is in the foreground; the other is a small silhouette as it transits the red dwarf star; the third is a tiny crescent off to the right.

NASA: Single Star Is Home to At Least 7 Earthlike Planets

NASA has announced that a single star relatively close to Earth is home to no fewer than seven Earthlike planets. If you're looking for extraterrestrial life, there may be no place better, according to the new findings published in Nature

Mary Knowlton, 73, was accidentally shot dead by a police officer during a citizen police academy course at the Punta Gorda, Fla., police station in August 2016.

Cop Charged in Fatal Shooting of 73-Year-Old

A Florida police chief has been charged with negligence and one of his officers was charged with manslaughter six months after a 73-year-old woman was accidentally shot dead during a civilian police academy course

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GOP Politicians Face Anger at Town Halls

GOP members of Congress returning home for town halls found protesters angry with President Trump, probing lawmakers to see if they will veer from his more controversial stands

Police Gunshot Video

Purported Police Gunfire Video Sparks Protest

Hundreds protested in Anaheim, Ca., late Wednesday, outraged by a viral video clip that purportedly shows an off-duty officer firing his gun near a group of young people during what could be a confrontation

The robotic arm is one the most essential parts of the International Space Station and is used for every capture and berthing of supply spacecraft.

SpaceX Delivery Arrives at Space Station

SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day. The Dragon spacecraft will remain at the space station for a month