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Rosenstein to stay at DOJ for ‘a little while longer’ despite initial plans to resign after William Barr’s appointment: report

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On Tuesday, Fox News reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who previously planned to resign in mid-March just after the appointment of President Donald Trump’s new Attorney General William Barr, has now reached an agreement with Barr to stay on for “a little while longer.”

Speculation is that Rosenstein wants to hang on at the Justice Department until the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election:

DOJ sources confirmed to Fox News that Rosenstein is still the primary liaison between department headquarters and Mueller’s office, even though the recently confirmed Barr has ultimate oversight over the Russia investigation.

When Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election is complete, he is expected to hand his findings to Barr. It is unclear what will happen after that.

Rosenstein’s change of heart is likely to delay Trump’s appointment of Jeffrey Rosen, a Transportation Department official, to replace him — a decision that caused worry due to the fact that Rosen has no experience running the DOJ and would serve in a role that is critical for the day to day operations of the federal justice system.

Rosenstein, who originally served under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, wrote the memo providing a dubious justification for Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey — something former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe has alleged Rosenstein did against his better judgment.

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He also assumed oversight of Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, due to Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from Russia-related matters — and Rosenstein’s refusal to shut down or interfere with Mueller’s work has been a constant source of fury for Trump, who has baselessly attacked the probe as a “witch hunt.”

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LGBTQ pride ‘forces’ people to accept ‘a perverted and non-biblical view of sexuality’: West Virginia Republican

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West Virginia state Sen. Mike Azinger penned an angry op-ed for the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, scorning the idea of LGBTQ acceptance and warning that it is a massive plot to indoctrinate people against Christian values.

"Tolerance, in the face of the violation of the commandments of God, is no virtue at all," said Azinger, a manager of a contracting firm with a master's degree in pastoral theology. He ripped into the local newspaper for covering an LGBTQ pride event the previous Saturday, thundering that, "Sexual deviancy is going mainstream."

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Christian university president quits after massive backlash over inviting Mike Pence

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Vice President Mike Pence's role in toxic administrations caused such a backlash that a Christian university is now searching for a new president.

"Taylor University President Paul Lowell Haines has resigned from the nondenominational Christian university a month after hosting Vice President Mike Pence as commencement speaker," Religious News Service reported Monday.

Students and alumni had protested the invitation.

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Florida library forced to cancel ‘Pride Prom’ after death threat sparks fear for teens’ safety

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A Jacksonville, Florida library worked to hold a prom for LGBTQ teens who feel uncomfortable about going to their high school prom as they are or with the person they truly want to bring. That's why they started the Pride Prom. But after fears for the safety for the teens, the library had to cancel.

According to WOKV, the prom was supposed to be this Friday, with a Storybook theme where attendees were encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook character. There would be music, dancing, a selfie station and more. All of that is over now, however.

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