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President Donald Trump bans most transgender people from military service

U.S. President Donald Trump releases an order banning most transgender troops from serving in the US military, but this new ban comes with some exceptions. How different is this ban is from the one that was announced by Trump last year?

Trump is scaling back so instead of saying that nobody who is transgender can serve in the military he’s saying that some can, there are a few exceptions. But that others cannot, specifically those exceptions are currently serving members of the military who were diagnosed with gender dysphoria after June of 2016. That is when the Obama administration’s policy on transgender people serving in the military came into effect.

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Police accuse three over toppled Confederate statue in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill police accused three people of violations related to the toppling of a statue of a Confederate soldier on campus, a university police spokesman said on Friday.

About 300 demonstrators gathered on Monday evening for a protest and march at the base of Silent Sam, a memorial erected in 1913 to soldiers of the pro-slavery Confederacy killed during the Civil War. Protesters pulled the statue down with rope, cheering as it lay face down in the mud, its head and back covered in dirt.

Each of the three people faces misdemeanor charges of riot and defacing of a public monument, university police spokesman Randy Young said in an emailed statement.

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