Trump approved of Georgia's plan to reopen before bashing it

US president spoke to state governor about controversial plan to reopen businesses and praised it, news report says. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly told Georgia Governor Brian Kemp they approved of his aggressive plan to allow…

Transgender children may face surgery ban, equalities minister hints

Transgender children may be banned from getting gender reassignment surgery, the equalities minister has signalled.  Liz Truss said she wanted to “protect” under 18s with gender dysphoria from making those “irreversible decisions”. Under the existing Gender Recognition Act, a trans…

McConnell says he favors state bankruptcy over more federal aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday opened the door to allowing U.S. states to file for bankruptcy to deal with economic losses stemming from the coronavirus outbreak that are punching big holes in their budgets.…