School District Pays Transgender Student $800,000 After Banning Him From The Boys Bathroom

The lawsuit ended in the settlement when the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that KUSD illegally singled Whitaker out for discrimination because he is transgender. KUSD appealed the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court but agreed to withdraw its appeal as a condition of the $800,000 settlement on Monday. The settlement still remains subject […]

Acting U.S. attorney general directed Justice Dept. not to defend Trump travel ban

Following a vote by the committee the nomination goes to the full Senate for consideration. Although Senate Democrats don’t have the votes to block the nomination, they can use procedural maneuvers to draw the process out. The final vote by the full Senate on the Sessions nomination could come at the end of this week […]

Greece bans Britons from going on holiday in the country when it reopens its borders on June 15 due to high level of UK coronavirus cases

Spain’s decision to open the holiday mecca in just over a month’s time comes a day after the UK government urged Britons not to book their holidays as they will be forced to quarantine for 14 days on their return. 

China signals a complete ban on the eating of dog meat ahead of notorious Yulin festival with new rules to classify dogs as ‘companion animals’

Two Chinese cities, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, have banned the eating of dogs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but no national law has been released to ban the act. Pictured, caged cats and dogs for sale at a live animal meat market in Guangzhou, China, in April 2003 

El Dorado County Rescinds Tahoe Travel Ban, State Still Restricting Nonessential Travel

Dr. Williams said traveling outside of one’s community is still a major factor in the spread of coronavirus. She originally issued the local travel ban on April 3 in an effort to protect the Lake Tahoe community, which did not have the capacity to handle a surge of the virus.

Extension of temporary ban on international flights to Thailand until 30 June

Meanwhile, Spokesperson of the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that no new infections of COVID-19 were reported in Thailand on 16 May 2020 and no new deaths. This is the second time that Thailand has reported no new daily cases since the pandemic began to spread in the country in […]

US President Donald Trump makes 2 important clarifications on immigration ban

US President Donald Trump has said that his immigration ban will be for only 60 days and indicated that workers on temporary visas like H1-B for professionals could continue to come in. “This order will apply only to individuals seeking a permanent residency, in other words, those receiving green cards; big factor, will not apply […]

Citing swine fever, China bans pork imports from India

On the boundary situation, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday both sides were in communication on resolving the on-going stand-off along the Line of Actual Control. “China’s position on the boundary issue is consistent and clear,” spokesperson Zhao Lijian said. “We have been earnestly implementing the important consensus reached by the leaders of […]

Texas Radio Station Bans ‘Un-American’ Madonna After White House Comments at Women’s March

For her part, Madonna tried to quell the growing storm around her bombing remarks. In an Instagram post Sunday, the singer clarified: “I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it’s important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context.”

Guilford Reinstates Plastic Bag Ban

Now, Hoey said that “due to the widespread installation and use of Plexiglas barriers and enhanced surface sanitation” in grocery stores, his temporary suspension of the prohibition of the use of plastic bags “is no longer needed to protect the public health from COVID-19.”