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3 Stories You Should Read 4/2/2019: William Barr, Jamal Khashoggi, Judge Malcolm Howard

3 Stories You Should Read 4/2/2019: William Barr, Jamal Khashoggi, Judge Malcolm Howard
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In the category of:  Generational change.

Girls at a North Carolina school sued for their right to wear pants — and won

“In 2019, girls should have the choice to wear pants,” one parent said.

The judge ultimately sided with the students. “The plaintiffs in this case,” Judge Malcolm Howard wrote in his decision, “have shown that the girls are subject to a specific clothing requirement that renders them unable to play as freely during recess, requires them to sit in an uncomfortable manner in the classroom, causes them to be overly focused on how they are sitting, distracts them from learning, and subjects them to cold temperatures on their legs and/or uncomfortable layers of leggings under their knee-length skirts in order to stay warm, especially moving outside between classrooms at the school. Defendants have offered no evidence of any comparable burden on boys.”

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In the category of:  Responsibility in the form of compensation.

Saudi Arabia gave Jamal Khashoggi’s children homes, money: Report

Washington Post says Saudi Arabia gave Khashoggi’s children houses and monthly payments as compensation for killing.

Saudi Arabia has given the four children of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi “million-dollar houses” and “monthly five-figure payments” as compensation for the killing of their father, the Washington Post reported.

The kingdom is trying to come to a long-term understanding with the Khashoggi family members to encourage them to continue to refrain from criticism in relation to their father’s killing by Saudi agents, the paper reported on Monday.

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In the category of:  NOW.

Democrats demand Barr testify ‘not in a month … but now’

They want the attorney general to explain his decision to release a summary of Robert Mueller’s conclusions without also unveiling the full report.

House Democratic leaders are calling for Attorney General William Barr to immediately appear for a hearing to explain his decision last month to release a top-line summary of Robert Mueller’s investigation without unveiling the full report.

It’s a move that has given President Donald Trump a potent — and at times misleading — talking point about the conclusions of the nearly two-year Russia probe and left Democrats frustrated with Barr.

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