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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new executive order signed Monday by President Joe Biden has reversed a Trump-era ban on transgender service in the military. Sgt. Sebastian Nemic joined the Minnesota National Guard in 2011, and realized he was transgender in 2013. “It was a big relief, even though for me I was grandfathered in under the old policy,” Nemic said. He deployed to Kuwait shortly after, and started the medical transition when he returned home. “This is now a new opportunity for future service members, future transgender people that want to serve our country, now they have the honor to do so and the privilege to do so,” Nemic said. He agrees with studies that show transgender people serve at a higher rate than the rest of the country. With less than 1% of the population serving in our volunteer army, Nemic believes anyone willing to raise their hand and...
    Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib aimed a succinct insult at Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, on Thursday after he criticized President Biden’s pledge to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. Immediately after entering the Oval Office for the first time as president, Biden signed an executive order that authorizes re-entry into the climate accord in a 30-day process. Cruz, an outspoken critic of U.S. participation in the agreement, said the order indicates Biden is "more interested in the views of the citizens of Paris than in the jobs of the citizens of Pittsburgh." In response to Cruz’s tweet, Tlaib called the Texas senator a "dumba--." Tlaib is often identified as a member of "the Squad," a group of young progressive members of Congress who became known for their outspoken criticism of the Trump administration. Former President Donald Trump rankled Democrats in 2017 when he withdrew U.S. support for the Paris agreement. Trump...
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments on Monday called on the European Commission to urgently draw up guidelines to coordinate the bloc's approach to travel restrictions on Britain. A number of countries closed their borders to Britain on Monday over fears of a highly infectious new coronavirus strain, causing travel chaos. Within the 27-member European Union, those measures range from a 24-hour travel ban in Belgium to one extending to Jan. 1 in the Netherlands and a ban on goods vehicles in France. Representatives from the EU member states convened for a video conference on Monday and supported the idea of a coordinated EU approach, an EU diplomat said. They subsequently asked the European Commission to come up with common guidelines. The EU members also stressed the importance of keeping borders open within the Schengen Area, the group of 26 countries who have abolished controls on borders with each other....
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission wants member states to reinforce external border controls and police cooperation to better protect the 27-nation bloc from extremist attacks. As part of its Counter-Terrorism Agenda unveiled Wednesday, the EU’s executive arm said an efficient detection of suspects at the bloc’s borders is crucial to guarantee European citizens’ security. Since the deadly Paris attacks five years ago in which fighters who had returned from Syria were involved, the EU has been repeatedly hit by extremist actions. In 2019, seven jihadist terrorist attacks were carried out in the EU, and twice that number of plots were thwarted by law enforcement. “Member states should urgently complete the modernization of our external border management within the agreed roadmaps, with the ambition of developing the world’s most modern border management system,” the commission said. Under the Schengen Information System regulations implemented two years ago, national authorities...
    Actor John Stamos’ upcoming Disney Plus series “Big Shot” paused production for a day after a crew member tested positive for coronavirus. Sources told Deadline that the decision to halt shooting was taken on Tuesday night after a positive COVID-19 test was produced as part of regular screening of the crew members. The Harder They Fall: Idris Elba, Regina King’s Netflix Film Production Halted as a Crew Member Tests COVID-19 Positive The outlet further said that the test ultimately proved to be a “false positive” and the shooting is expected to resume soon. “Big Shot” received a series order from Disney Plus in October 2019. The comedy drama hails from “Big Little Lies” creator David E Kelley, who is also serving as an executive producer. Jurassic World: Dominion Halts Production After Few Crew Members Test COVID-19 Positive on Sets (Read Tweet) Stamos will st ar as a temperamental...
              One or more anonymous people, apparently out of Knoxville, allegedly and recently mailed death threats to members of the Tennessee Republican Party’s State Executive Committee — at each of their home addresses. Tennessee GOP spokeswoman Delaney Dickey told The Tennessee Star in an email Monday that party officials have encouraged members to contact their local enforcement agencies. The Star did not see any of the threats, but three of the 66 State Executive Committee members on Monday described receiving the same type of letter, about six pages, postmarked out of Knoxville. “It was a crazy thing. It was like they had typed something and then had written over the top of it. It reminded me of those manifestos that these killers used to have. It was a weird thing, and it didn’t make sense,” said Executive Committee member Betty Fain. “All I could...
    Johnny Green Jr. Drew Hyman Johnny Green Jr. is the vice president of News Services at CBS News overseeing Newspath, the division's affiliate news service.   Green joined CBS News after spending five years at WBZ-TV in Boston. Most recently, Green was vice president and news director. He joined WBZ in 2015 as assistant news director.   His work has earned several Emmy Awards. Also, during his tenure at WBZ, the station won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence. In a career that spans more than 20 years, Green has led the coverage on several major news stories, including the deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia and the Merrimack Valley house explosions in Massachusetts.   Prior to working at WBZ, Green was an executive producer at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia. Before that, he was an executive producer at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh and earlier at WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach.  ...
    A producer who worked on Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show during its very first season claims 'a culture of fear' has plagued the program's workplace from the  beginning - and says the star was complicit in the bad behavior.  Hedda Muskat joined 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' back in 2003, and was among a small number of staffers who helped shape the show as it went to air across the county.  But while the program was an immediate hit, Muskat claims there was already abusive behavior occurring behind the scenes.  'I had never seen this before, I had never been around a toxic host,' she told The Wrap in an interview published Monday.  Muskat is the latest employee to speak out about problems on the show's set - and her claims corroborate those made by dozens of other staffers who also assert that 'bullying' was rife.  Former Ellen DeGeneres...
    A member of the Marine squadron that transports the president via helicopter has tested positive for the coronavirus. Politico reported that the Marine is part of Marine Helicopter Squadron One. He was given a COVID-19 test on Tuesday and was told Thursday that he has the virus. The Marine was in Bedminster, New Jersey, where President Donald Trump is traveling this weekend, at the time of the test, according to The Hill. "Out of an abundance of caution, Marines who may have had contact with the infected Marine have been removed from the detachment," the Marine Corps told The Hill. "The infected Marine was never in direct contact with the presidents helicopter, Marine One. To ensure the cleanliness of all HMX-1 aircraft in Bedminster, HMX-1 is sanitizing each helicopter in accordance with the guidelines published by the Center for Disease Control." Also this week, cafeterias for White House staff in...
    COLUMBUS — Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors President Dan Leffingwell announced on Monday that Bob Goldring has been named interim Executive Director, effective immediately. Goldring has served as the OHSAA senior director of operations and is completing his 25th year as a member of the staff. Goldring is serving as interim executive director in place of Jerry Snodgrass, who assumed leadership duties in July 2018 when Dan Ross resigned after 14 years at the helm. Snodgrass is leaving after 12 total years with the OHSAA — following a 31-year career in education as a teacher, coach and administrator. While leading the administrative functions until a permanent executive director is selected, Goldring will also work closely with state government leaders and school district administrators in developing a plan for return to play in the fall. The OHSAA will conduct a nationwide search beginning immediately to fill the executive...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – As protests continue to erupt across the nation and locally in the Denver metro area, Black leaders are speaking out. The most recent incident happened in Aurora on Saturday after the Elijah McClain rally that ended with police deploying tear gas on unruly crowds. “I’m feeling very concerned, very concerned,” said Dr. Eric Nelson, Executive Committee Member of the NAACP Colorado Montana Wyoming State Conference. (credit: CBS) He’s also an Aurora native and actively involved community member. But as he told CBS4’s Mekialaya White, this concern is nothing new for him. “I grew up Black, I’m going to die Black. It doesn’t matter where you go in the world, as a Black man we live in a state of fear. Anytime we’re stopped or interact with a person of authority, the cards are not stacked in our favor.” For Nelson, the Elijah McClain case is especially...
    The Northern Virginia Technology Council named a new interim leader Wednesday as the tenure of current President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg comes to a close.  The Herndon-based technology trade association said it has selected Brad Schwartz as its acting president and CEO, following Kilberg’s retirement announced last fall and planned for June 30. He will serve in the role while NVTC officials continue to seek a permanent president and CEO. Schwartz currently serves on NVTC’s board of directors and its executive committee and was previously CEO of Reston-based analytics and cybersecurity firm Blue Canopy Group LLC, prior to its 2017 sale to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: J). Prior to that role, Schwartz served as group executive vice president and chief operating officer for BearingPoint, formerly known as KPMG Consulting, and a regional vice president at Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL). “I have full confidence in Brad Schwartz’s leadership, experience and ability...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The novel coronavirus pandemic and protests over the death of George Floyd are having a major impact across the world but also in cities across the Bay Area. Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new interactive newscast weekdays at 3 p.m. with live updates about what's happening where you live.On Tuesday, June 16, former member of the SF Police Commission Joe Alioto Veronese will be joining Kristen to talk about President Trump's new executive order on police reform.Check back here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. and to join the conversation on Facebook live and YouTube.LIVE UPDATES: Here's the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Bay Area, US.LIVE UPDATES: Get the latest on George Floyd protests in the Bay Area and across the countryWATCH PREVIOUS ABC7 UPDATES ON FACEBOOK HERE:Monday, June 15Friday, June 12 Thursday, June 11 Wednesday, June 10Tuesday, June 9Monday, June...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The novel coronavirus pandemic and protests over the death of George Floyd are having a major impact across the world but also in cities across the Bay Area. Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new interactive newscast weekdays at 3 p.m. with live updates about what's happening where you live.On Tuesday, June 16, former member of the SF Police Commission Joe Alioto Veronese will be joining Kristen to talk about President Trump's new executive order on police reform.Check back here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. and to join the conversation on Facebook live and YouTube.LIVE UPDATES: Here's the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Bay Area, US.LIVE UPDATES: Get the latest on George Floyd protests in the Bay Area and across the countryWATCH PREVIOUS ABC7 UPDATES ON FACEBOOK HERE:Monday, June 15Friday, June 12 Thursday, June 11 Wednesday, June 10Tuesday, June 9Monday, June...
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