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The Daily Signal

Dec. 21, 2015

Good morning from Washington. President Obama and Congress have left town, but there's plenty of news following Friday's passage of a massive government spending bill. Melissa Quinn reports on the pet projects included in the $1.1 trillion bill, and Philip Wegmann has the story about one senator's rebuke of Speaker Paul Ryan. We have a new report from foreign correspondent Nolan Peterson in Ukraine. And Kelsey Harkness leads off with an exclusive about the Illinois high school grappling with a transgender student who wants to use the girls' locker room.

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Why These High School Girls Don't Want a Transgender Student in Their Locker Room

The situation at the Illinois high school drew national attention last month when the U.S. Department of Education intervened on behalf of a transgender student. The Daily Signal spoke with girls who attend the same high school to get their perspective.

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Despite Earmark Ban, Lawmakers Find a Way to Include Pet Projects in Spending Bill

Four years after the House passed a ban on earmarks, lawmakers have found a way to skirt the prohibition and incorporate their own pet projects into massive pieces of legislation. The $1.1 trillion omnibus, which passed Friday, is no different.

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Why This Senator Accuses Paul Ryan of 'Blithely Dismissing' Americans on Immigration

Speaker Paul Ryan's honeymoon with fellow conservatives has been tested in the House over the contentious omnibus spending bill, and it's come to a jolting halt for one member of the Senate.

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Ukraine War Freezes Over as State Department Updates Travel Warning

The U.S. State Department updated its travel warning for Ukraine, urging all U.S. citizens in the eastern Donbas region and in Russian-occupied Crimea to get out.

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Could Law Enforcement Use Civil Forfeiture to Seize Rap Album From Pharma 'Bad Boy'?

Fans of Wu-Tang Clan and haters of Martin Shkreli, the ex-CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, are wondering if law enforcement could use a little-known legal tool to take the album from the disgraced executive.

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Obama Grants Clemency to 97 Federal Prisoners, Most Convicted for Drug Crimes

Most of Friday's commutations went to nonviolent drug offenders who have been imprisoned for more than a decade and would have been sentenced to less time under current rules.

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