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CNN conservative flops when challenged to explain where Obama’s trans bathroom rule has hurt kids

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Bakari Sellers challenged a Republican strategist to name one example of a transgender student posing a threat to classmates in a school restroom — but she admitted she couldn’t think of any.

Alice Stewart, a CNN contributor and former communications director for Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign, appeared Thursday morning on “CNN Newsroom,” where she defended President Donald Trump’s reversal of his predecessor’s guidelines to public schools allowing transgender students to use the restroom of their choice.

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“This helps parents protect their children and, look, since those comments that Donald Trump said early on the campaign, he has been quite clear that his view on this is to make it a state’s rights issue, which is what this decision has become,” Stewart said.

Sellers, the vice chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party and a former state legislator, disagreed with Stewart’s premise.

“This is not a state’s rights issue, this is a civil rights issue,” Sellers said. “The American government has the duty to protect all citizens no matter their race, color, creed or sexual orientation.”

Sellers was mystified why Attorney General Jeff Sessions had targeted transgender students right away, rather than focus on counterterrorism or criminal justice reform — and he challenged Stewart to explain why Obama’s policy should be reversed.

“Since Barack Obama put this guidance in place, can you name me one instance where there’s been a case where a child was put in any type of danger because they now have the ability to go to a restroom that (corresponds) with the gender that they choose?” Sellers asked.

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Stewart conceded that she wasn’t aware of any situations that Trump’s reversal was intended to address.

“With regard to schools? No, I can’t,” Stewart said. “I can honestly say I can’t — but I certainly don’t want to wait for something to happen before we take action.”

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WATCH: New Zealand prime minister unfazed as quake hits during an interview

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A moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand's North Island early Monday but failed to crack Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's trademark composure as she conducted a live television interview.

The quake struck just off the coast before 8:00 am local time (2000 Sunday GMT) at a depth of about 52 kilometres (32 miles) near Levin, about 90 kilometres north of Wellington, the US Geological Survey said.

St John Ambulance and New Zealand Police both said there were no initial reports of injuries or damage. There was no tsunami warning.

But there was sustained shaking in Wellington, where Ardern was being interviewed on breakfast television from parliament's Beehive building, which is designed to absorb seismic forces by swaying slightly on its foundations.

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US farmers are starting to worry as crop prices dip during COVID-19 crisis: ‘It’s kind of glum’

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Dave Burrier steered his tractor through a field, following a GPS map as he tried to plant as much corn as possible amid the yellow and green rye covering the ground.

Striving to get a massive yield out of his crops in rural Maryland is how Burrier hopes to make it through yet another uncertain year, beset by market disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and renewed trade tensions between the United States and China.

"We've had so much price erosion that we're basically at below the cost of production. We've got to figure out how to manage and turn a profit," Burrier told AFP.

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‘It’s the first time I’ve played golf in almost 3 months’: Trump makes excuses for golfing during coronavirus pandemic

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President Donald Trump was blasted on Sunday for playing golf during the coronavirus pandemic, a dramatic economic recession and after proclaiming churches "essential."

Instead of joining his voters sitting in the pews, Trump went for the links, which drew criticisms for the hypocrisy.

"Sleepy Joe’s representatives have just put out an ad saying that I went to play golf (exercise) today. They think I should stay in the White House at all times. What they didn’t say is that it’s the first time I’ve played golf in almost 3 months, that Biden was constantly vacationing, relaxing & making shady deals with other countries, & that Barack was always playing golf, doing much of his traveling in a fume spewing 747 to play golf in Hawaii - Once even teeing off immediately after announcing the gruesome death of a great young man by ISIS!" tweeted Trump.

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