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State Dept. summons Turkish ambassador over DC brawl

The Turkish ambassador, Serdar Kilic, "met Wednesday with Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon - a day after the embassy violence", according to the VOA report. Nine people were sent to the hospital after the fighting. The melee followed an otherwise uneventful Oval Office meeting between President Trump and Erdogan at which the two agreed to fight terrorism, Erdogan's definition of "terrorists" sadly including just about anyone who disagrees with him.



Texas Senate approves 'religious refusal' adoption measure

Texas Republicans pushed the state closer to a law that allows publicly-funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections. "It's about increasing capacity, it's about providing homes for kids", Lucio said. The text does not specify certain kinds of "sincerely held religious beliefs" that are protected over others (as Mississippi's "religious freedom" law famously did).



Texas senate votes to allow discrimination against gay foster parents

Paddie told the Associated Press that the amendment was made to strengthen "child safety." On Sunday night, the Texas House approved 91-50 an amendment that would prohibit transgender students at public and charter schools to use the restroom or locker room that matches their gender identity, overriding any local school district accommodations.



Donald Trump hails 'unbreakable bond' with Israel ahead of peace talks

US President Donald Trump has arrived in Israel as he continues his first foreign trip. "Right-wing politicians are disappointed that the Trump administration appears to be adhering to longstanding American policy regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and they are agitating for Mr.



AP Source says Flynn will invoke Fifth Amendment

Flynn's response is expected to note that he is invoking his constitutional rights and it is not an admission of guilt. Flynn was sacked in February after misleading Vice President Mike Pence and other senior White House officials about his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States.


Trump's first foreign trip: What's on agenda?

Trump's first foreign trip: What's on agenda?

Donald Trump is on his first foreign trip since becoming U.S. president in January. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged the flight in remarks on Trump's arrival. Meanwhile, official IRNA news agency said the foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, strongly condemned the promotion of Iran-phobia by the U.S.