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  1. Trans Guidelines Allowed to Die, Protesters Rage Over French ‘Police Rape’ of Black Detainee and Trump the Diplomat

    Know This: Government lawyers have declined to challenge a federal court injunction against Obama administration school guidelines against transgender discrimination. Some 2,000 protesting the alleged rape of a Black detainee by police set fires near Paris. A woman grabbing for a falling hat fell to her death from an escalator at the New York World Trade Center’s new transportation hub.

    Moderate This: “There finally is an administration beginning to take shape around him … During the transition, no one had the nerve or expertise to contradict him.” — Obama China adviser Jeffrey Bader, on Trump’s recent normalization of foreign policy.

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