Pentagon Says No Immediate Change to Military Transgender Policy

Transgender people will continue to be allowed to serve openly in the military until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives an official directive from President Trump, and the Pentagon devises a plan to implement the ban. Mattis was on vacation Wednesday when Trump tweeted out that the U.S. government will not “accept or allow” transgender people in the military. Read the story from The AP.

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Trump Announces $10 Billion Foxconn Plant in Wisconsin

The Taiwan-based electronics giant, known for assembling the Apple iPhone in China, will build a massive factory in the congressional district of House Speaker Paul Ryan. The plant is expected to create 3,000 jobs. Read the story from The AP.


Fact-Check Site Snopes at Risk Due to Legal Battle

In the era of “fake news,” the future of one of the nation’s first fact-checking websites, Snopes, is in doubt due to a sharply contested legal battle over ownership of the site. Read the story from NPR.


Senate Republicans Debate Health Care (Again)

After rejecting a replacement plan and a repeal-only proposal in two separate votes since Tuesday, Senate Republicans resume debate on Thursday over the so-called “skinny repeal,” which would eliminate key provisions from Obamacare, while leaving the rest intact — for now. Read the story from NPR.