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N.C. GOP backpedals on trans bathroom ban to stop NBA from moving All-Star Game

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North Carolina lawmakers will work on scaling back portions of the state’s anti-trans legislation amid the risk of the National Basketball Association moving next year’s All-Star Game to another site, WBTV-TV reported.

Because the game is slated to be held in Charlotte, NBA officials have been meeting with Republican state legislators since the passage of House Bill 2, which barred trans residents from using restrooms according to their gender identity.

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“What the league is looking for is for anyone to be able to use, at any All Star venue, the bathroom associated with their gender identity,” said the station’s source, who was not identified.

According to WBTV, a new draft bill is being prepared that would add worker protections through “specific references to federal statutes” barring discrimination. The bill would also impose stiffer penalties on suspects “convicted of committing certain offenses in a multi-person bathroom or changing facility.”

The bill would also introduce a document called a certificate of sex reassignment, which would function as an equivalent to a birth certificate.

“The State Registrar shall issue a certificate of sex reassignment upon a written application from an individual accompanied by a notarized statement from the physician who performed the sex reassignment surgery or from a physician licensed to practice medicine who has examined the individual and can certify that the person has undergone sex reassignment surgery,” the draft bill reportedly stated.

The legislation would have to be passed before a statute passed by the Charlotte City Council defying HB2 takes effect.

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A closer look at Trump COVID contractors reveals inexperience, fraud accusations and a weapons dealer operating out of someone’s house

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A firm set up by a former telemarketer who once settled federal fraud charges for $2.7 million. A vodka distributor accused in a pending lawsuit of overstating its projected sales. An aspiring weapons dealer operating out of a single-family home.

These three privately held companies are part of the new medical supply chain, offered a total of almost $74 million by the federal government to find and rapidly deliver vital protective equipment and COVID-19 testing supplies across the U.S. While there’s no evidence that they obtained their deals through political connections, none of the three had to bid against competing firms. One has already lost its contract for lack of performance; it’s unclear if the other two can fulfill their orders on time, or at all.

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The View’s Meghan McCain calls for cops to be charged for ‘blatant murder’ of George Floyd

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"The View" co-host Meghan McCain called for charges against the Minneapolis police officers over the fatal arrest of George Floyd.

The four officers lost their jobs over the death, which prompted widespread protests that were met with tear gas and other violent tactics from police.

"There was huge amounts of protesters that took to the streets last night, and I think people are sitting in their homes and seeing what is blatantly a murder of a man on camera, and George Floyd, I watched the entire video," McCain said. "I know we didn't want to show the entire thing, but it's very graphic. It's very violent."

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Rudy Giuliani and his alleged mistress praise hydroxychloroquine on his ‘sad’ radio show ‘that no one listens to’

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This Monday, Rudy Giuliani interviewed a woman alleged to be his mistress where they praised the benefits of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a cure for coronavirus.

During the interview on Giuliani's Uncovering the Truth program, Giuliani repeatedly referred to Maria Ryan, the CEO of a small New Hampshire hospital, as "doctor." Ryan was accused by Giuliani’s third wife of having an affair throughout their marriage. Giuliani has denied the affair.

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