Trump Administration Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students – The New York Times

A sticker designating a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. A draft order would reverse directives put in place last year by the Obama administration to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice. Credit Elaine Thompson/Associated Press

In a joint letter, the top civil rights officials from the Justice Department and the Department of Education rejected the Obama administration’s position that nondiscrimination laws require schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice.

Source: Trump Administration Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students – The New York Times

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Mexican man has apparently taken his own life half an hour after being deported from US – BBC News

A Mexican man has apparently taken his own life just half an hour after being deported from the United States.

Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, 45, jumped from a bridge at the border after he was deported for the third time.

He was found unconscious next to a plastic bag with his belongings and died in hospital a short while later.

His death came as the Trump administration issued new guidelinesto widen the net for deporting illegal immigrants from the US.

Source: US & Canada – BBC News

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Hoverbikes are now real | Fox News

Okay, so maybe the 21st century under-delivered on the whole flying car thing, but it appears we’re a lot closer to another form of personal flight than you probably thought.

Hoversurf built the Scorpion 3 platform to be used in a number of different applications, and the hoverbike seen here is just one of those. In the future, the company plans to use the same basic design for heavy lifting cargo drones and even a flying car concept. The Scorpion platform is also used by the Chinese drone maker E-Hang, which is the same company currently working on a fleet of flying taxis for the city of Dubai.

Source: Hoverbikes are now real | Fox News

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Burger King parent company to buy Popeyes for $1.8B – The Denver Post

Sean Kilpatrick, The Canadian Press via AP This August 2014 file photo shows signs for Burger King and Tim Hortons locations in Ottawa, Ontario. Restaurant Brands International says it’s buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion, bringing the chicken chain under the same corporate umbrella as Burger King and Tim Hortons

Restaurant Brands International says it’ll pay $1.8 billion for Popeyes, bringing the fried chicken chain under the same corporate umbrella as Burger King and Tim Hortons.

Source: Burger King parent company to buy Popeyes for $1.8B – The Denver Post

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PennDOT, police remind drivers about new rules of road | WPXI

PennDOT, police remind drivers about new rules of road

  • The “Child Passenger Safety” law update, which went into effect in August 2016, states that children are required to be buckled into a rear-facing car seat until they are age 2 or meet the maximum weight or height requirements set by the manufacturer of the seat.

 

  • “Daniel’s Law” honors motorcyclist Daniel Gallatin, who died in 2013. It was signed in January 2017 and increases the penalty for texting while driving resulting in serious bodily injury or death.

 

  • The “Ignition Interlock Law” affects first-time or subsequent DUI offenders. It requires drivers to install an Ignition Interlock system in every car they operate or lease for more than a year. Each system costs $1,000. The law will go into effect in August 2017.

 

  • “Pedestrian Safety Laws at unsignalized intersections” state that a driver of a vehicle emerging from or entering an alley, building, private road, or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian approaching on any sidewalk extending across the alley, building entrance, road, or driveway. Failure to do so could lead to a fine and three points on the driver’s license.
  • It is illegal to overtake or pass a vehicle yielding to a pedestrian within a crosswalk. Pedestrians are also required to use the sidewalk and marked crosswalks where provided. When there is no sidewalk, pedestrians should walk along the shoulder or the road’s edge as far away from traffic as possible and in the opposite direction of traffic.

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