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Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary

Posted: 5:50 AM - Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police Friday outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported.

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Appeals court orders expedited review in voter ID case

Posted: 04/28/2016 - A federal appeals court wants to examine swiftly a trial judge's ruling this week upholding North Carolina's voting law changes, which include a photo identification mandate to cast a ballot in person.

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Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh'

Updated: 04/28/2016 - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that former House Speaker John Boehner let his "inner Trump come out" when he called Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" during a talk to students at Stanford University.

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Senate majority leader expects talk about HB 2 referendum idea

Posted: 04/27/2016 - The majority leader in the North Carolina Senate says the chamber's Republicans will soon discuss the possibility of holding a referendum on a new law addressing bathroom use by transgender people and limits on LGBT anti-discrimination rules.

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Trump, Clinton Rack Up Wins in East Coast Primaries

Updated: 04/27/2016 - NBC News projects Donald Trump winning all five Republican primary contests held Tuesday, Hillary Clinton winning four of the Democratic primaries, and Bernie Sanders takes home one win.

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GOP state senator's 'straight' comment draws ire

Posted: 04/26/2016 - State Sen. Buck Newton made the remarks at a rally Monday in support of a state law that limits protections for the LGBT community. Newton shepherded the legislation known as "House Bill 2" through his chamber.

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NC Voter ID law upheld by federal judge

Updated: 04/25/2016 - Federal judge dismisses lawsuits challenging a North Carolina election law that requires voters show photo identification when casting ballots.

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HB 2 protestors released from jail

Updated: 04/26/2016 - Dozens of protesters arrested late Monday at North Carolina's Legislative Building have been released after a day of demonstrations for and against a law limiting protections for LGBT people.

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Trump alleges rival Cruz is bribing delegates

Updated: 04/25/2016 - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of bribing delegates to the national convention to build support for Cruz's candidacy.

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Protesters hold sit-in outside lawmaker offices

Updated: 04/25/2016 - Protesters are taking turns sitting outside the offices of the North Carolina General Assembly's top leaders to demand the repeal of a new law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people.

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LGBT leader sworn into North Carolina House

Posted: 04/24/2016 - The head of North Carolina's leading gay-rights group is being sworn in as a member of the North Carolina House on the eve of this year's regular work session.

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Obama to use Germany visit to push trans-Atlantic trade deal

Posted: 04/24/2016 - President Barack Obama hopes to build momentum during a two-day visit to Germany to help push a trans-Atlantic trade deal between the U.S. and Europe over the finish line. He knows a tough sell awaits him, particularly in Germany where the opposition is fierce.

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Everyone's talking about bathroom law -- except state lawmakers

Posted: 04/22/2016 - While the whole country is talking about the North Carolina law that limits protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, a new survey shows one group that largely refuses to discuss it: the lawmakers who passed it.

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TRUMP: North Carolina leaders wrong to pass bathroom bill

Updated: 04/21/2016 - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday that transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose, voicing opposition to part of a far-reaching North Carolina law that critics says is discriminatory.

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NC Senate Leader: HB2 will stay in place

Updated: 04/20/2016 - The leader of North Carolina's state senate says he doesn't see the need to amend a law that limits protections for the LGBT community during the upcoming session.

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LGBT law puts McCrory in precarious position

Updated: 04/20/2016 - When Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a far-reaching LGBT law that critics called discriminatory, he said it wouldn't hurt the state's ability to attract jobs. It did.

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