Another 14,900 more e-mails and documents from Hillary Clinton’s term as Secretary of State have turned up as part of the FBI’s investigation of the Democratic presidential nominee’s use of a private e-mail server. Clinton’s lawyers originally released about 30,000 documents they considered “work-related.” The conservative group Judicial Watch, has filed a lawsuit in federal court to speed up the public release of the e-mails before the original mid-October date, according to the Washington Post.
TRANSGENDER BATHROOM RULES BLOCKED
On Sunday a federal judge blocked enforcement of new guidelines issued by the Obama Administration to allow greater access to restrooms for transgender students. The new rules, intended to apply to any school system which receives federal funding, were enjoined by Judge Reed O’Connor of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The suit had originally been brought by over a dozen states who objected to regulations which would allow transgender pupils to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice.
SPEEDO DUNKS SWIMMER RYAN LOCHTE
Speedo, a famous maker of competitive swimwear, announced Monday it would drop sponsorship of U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. It will donate part of Lochte’s $50,000 fee to the Save the Children charity. The swimmer was the public face of a scandal in which four American athletes claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro, when it fact they had vandalized a business and been stopped by a security guard.
MANY BOMBING VICTIMS WERE ‘CHILDREN’
Turkish officials are saying that 22 of the 54 people killed in a bomb attack at a Kurdish wedding celebration in southern Turkey on Sunday were 14 and under. Although no claim has been made, the Turkish government is alleging that the Islamic State – also known as ISIS or ISIL – was behind the bombing. The bomber himself is believed to be a young teen, age 12 to 14.
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