Military Transgender Ban Ending, Indiana Abortion Restriction Blocked, Possible House Gun Bill Coming: P.M. Links


  • Military
    Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton/UPI/Newscom

    The Department of Defense officially announced today it was ending its blanket ban on transgender people serving openly in the military.

  • Iowa's Supreme Court ruled that ex-offenders convicted of felonies in that state can be permanently stripped of their right to vote.
  • Fears of an active shooter situation at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland turned out to be somebody being fooled by an active shooter drill.
  • Japan's Supreme Court has upheld the mass surveillance of Muslims living in the country.
  • A federal judge has blocked a law in Indiana that forbid women from seeking abortions on the basis of a fetus's genetic abnormalities.
  • Republicans may allow a House vote on a bill to try to keep suspected terrorists from buying guns, but it will likely offer much more due process than what Democrats want.

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