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Updated: Education Secretary Calls HB2 'Hateful'

Updated: 5/3 (Associated Press) Education Secretary John King says laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed. King spoke yesterday at the Education Writers Association national conference in Boston. Asked about laws in the two states, King said that gender identity should be protected. He says he hopes legislators will realize they've made a terrible mistake. He's calling for the state legislatures to repeal...
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When you enter Marissa McGee's classroom the first thing you notice is her connection with her students. They're delighted by her enthusiasm, they pick up on her sarcasm and they often double over with giggles when she makes a joke.

And this is kindergarten. So McGee's students — her audience — are 5-year-olds.

"They're easy to please," she says laughing. "I'm not that funny. I wouldn't even consider myself funny at all."

This rapport is how Marissa McGee works to shape these kindergartners into thoughtful, educated adults.

How many times must it be over before it's really over?

This time, the endless 2016 presidential primary looks truly over, so long as you're a Republican.

The Republican Party will not name its nominee until July in Cleveland, but the last suspense went out of the contest Tuesday night in Indiana with Donald J. Trump's latest romp over his last serious competitor.

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Tiny homes, which can be as little as 50 to 300 square feet, are growing in popularity as a solution for the homeless. In Chicago, advocates want to build tiny houses to serve a specific marginalized group – homeless youth, especially those who identify as LGBTQ.

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