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Jan. 5, 2016

Good morning from Washington, where President Obama vows unilateral action to restrict gun ownership. Returning lawmakers pondering prison reform may be puzzled that murder is up as overall crime drops. Josh Siegel has that story. Under rules set by unelected state officials, Kelsey Harkness reports, businesses must allow transgender persons to use the restrooms of their choice. Commentaries look at how Obama's climate agenda hurts rural residents and how Puerto Rico's government gives the workers a smaller slice of pie.

News

What Rising Murder Rates in US Cities Mean for 2016

In the 10 largest U.S. cities, crime rates as of Dec. 23 were on track to decline by 2.5 percent from 2014 levels, while murder rates were expected to rise 11.3 percent.

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News

Washington Quietly Adopts New Transgender Bathroom, Locker Room Policies

The rules, enacted by the state Human Rights Commission, make it illegal for business owners to limit sex-specific facilities such as bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms to persons with the anatomical parts of one sex.

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GOP Lawmakers Take on Obama's Executive Gun Control Push

House Speaker Paul Ryan Ryan said none of Obama's proposals would have prevented the recent mass shootings in the U.S.

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Commentary

Obama's Climate Deal Leaves Blue-Collar, Rural Voters Out in the Cold

Blue-collar and rural constituents' concerns about the economy, energy prices, and jobs were front and center during the cap-and-trade debate, and they should be front and center again after the Paris climate agreement. But they're not.

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Commentary

Cronyism on Display in Puerto Rico

The island's government leans to the left and has done all it can to interfere with the free market in Puerto Rico.

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Commentary

New Obama Executive Action to Shred Immigration Caps

In a proposed federal rule published on New Year's Eve, the president decreed that hundreds of thousands of additional foreign workers will be licensed to replace American workers at lower pay, writes Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.

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