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  1. The Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to allow a ban on transgender people in the military to temporarily go into effect while court cases challenging the plan make their way through the legal system. U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco filed a brief Thursday night asking that if the Supreme Court doesn’t take up cases surrounding the ban during its current term, that it be allowed to immediately go into effect while the lower courts determine how to proceed. He asked the court to consider the brief by early January. “It is with great reluctance that we seek such emergency relief in this court,” Francisco wrote Thursday in regards to one of those court challenges, according to The Hill. “Unfortunately this case is part of a growing trend in which federal district courts, at the behest of particular plaintiffs, have issued nationwide injunctions, typically on a preliminary basis, against major policy initiatives.” The ban was initially proposed by President Donald Trump last July via Twitter, who said transgender people created “tremendous medical costs and disruption” in the armed services, a reversal after former President Barack Obama allowed them to serve openly. Four lower courts have blocked the rollout of the ban, issuing temporary injunctions amid challenges from civil rights organizations. Thousands of transgender troops have continued to serve as the cases make their way through the court system, according to the Washington Post. Francisco has argued that allowing transgender people to serve would be “too great a risk to military effectiveness and lethality.” The website SCOTUSblog notes that the solicitor general said without Supreme Court intervention it could be “at least another year and likely well into 2020″ before the ban could go into effect. ″[That’s] a period too long for the military to be forced to maintain a policy that it has determined, in its professional judgment, to be contrary to the national interest,” he wrote. In a federal appeals court earlier this month, the Trump administration also argued that it was “truly extraordinary” that judges had blocked the new policy. The Trump administration last month asked the Supreme Court to fast-track the case before appeals can make their way through the federal court system, saying it was “an issue of imperative public importance.” Supreme Court rules state that it will only take a case that has yet to go through the federal appeals court circuit if it has such a level of “imperative” importance “to justify deviation from normal appellate practice and to require immediate determination in this court,” The New York Times reports. The proposal to fast-track the court process was slammed by civil rights groups last month. “This highly unusual step is wildly premature and inappropriate,” Peter Renn, a lawyer with the group Lambda Legal, said in a statement. “Yet again, the Trump administration flouts established norms and procedures. There is no valid reason to jump the line now and seek U.S. Supreme Court review before the appellate courts have even ruled on the preliminary issues before them.” https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/transgender-military-ban-justice-department_us_5c133233e4b0f60cfa27aaad
  2. President Trump has agreed to shut down his embattled personal charity and to give away its remaining money amid allegations that he used the foundation for his personal and political benefit, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Tuesday. Underwood said that the Donald J. Trump Foundation is dissolving as her office pursues its lawsuit against the charity, Trump and his three eldest children. The suit, filed in June, alleged “persistently illegal conduct” at the foundation and sought to have it shut down. Underwood is continuing to seek more than $2.8 million in restitution and has asked a judge to ban the Trumps temporarily from serving on the boards of other New York nonprofit organizations. Underwood said Tuesday that her investigation found “a shocking pattern of illegality involving the Trump Foundation — including unlawful coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing, and much more.” “This is an important victory for the rule of law, making clear that there is one set of rules for everyone,” she added in a statement. The shuttering comes after The Washington Post documented apparent lapses at the foundation. Trump used the charity’s money to pay legal settlements for his private business, to purchase art for one of his clubs and to make a prohibited political donation. Trump denied that the organization had done anything wrong. In late 2016, he said he wanted to close the foundation, but the New York attorney general blocked that move while it investigated. The settlement with Underwood’s office represents a concession by Trump to a state investigation he decried as a partisan attack. The case is one of numerous legal investigations of Trump organizations that have proliferated during his presidency. https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiEA1hMJcOV3oN9VadbOm-YxoqGAgEKg8IACoHCAowjtSUCjC30XQwzqe5AQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen
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    Discussion

    ive been LIED to
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    Die Antwoord - Donker Mag ill do the next in an hour when im home
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    So here's one it goes: The person before you posts a picture. You guess what album cover its from. If you get it right, you edit an album cover (that want used within 5 rounds - one round starts when a picture is posted and ends when someone guesses right) and crop it to any section of the cover and let others guess what it is from. Lemme start
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    Volbeat
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    Kaleidoscope Eyes - P!ATD
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    a whaty what?
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    Still into You - Paramore
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    Discussion

    wouldnt the western normally be more focused on the Americas, right?
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    Discussion

    western and kpop? why no europe?
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    Album

    if its real im here for it if not fuck off
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    bsides not bonus tracks jj3 but idk i was given a b-sides album with more jj3
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    you might be missing some brides but id have to check it when I get home.
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    ill get to it when I get home
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    Rihanna Talk That Talk Talk That Talk We Found Love You Da One Where Have You Been Red Lipstick Birthday Cake Cockiness (I Love it) Roc Me Out Watch N Learn Do Ya Thang Drunk on Love Fool in Love We All Want Love Farewell Taylor Swift reputation ...Ready for It? Look What You Made Me Do I Did Something Bad Delicate This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things Don't Blame Me Dress Dancing with Our Hands Tied Getaway Car Gorgeous New Years Day So it Goes... King of My Heart Call it What You Want
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    I Don't Wanna Cry - Mariah Carey
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    Tinashe
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    Discussion

    omg im not the only one who wants it
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