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Donald Trump backtracks on transgender bathroom issue

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday said which bathrooms transgender people use is a matter best decided by the states, less than 24 hours after indicating that transgender people should be free to use the facilities of their choice. Published April 22, 2016

FILE - In this June 23, 2015, file photo, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, left, and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, right, pose for a photo during a news conference to announce Charlotte, N.C., as the site of the 2017 NBA All-Star basketball game. Silver said Thursday, April 21, 2016,  he believes the league has made it "crystal clear" that a change in a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people is necessary to stage the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, though is resisting setting a deadline for a decision.  (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

NBA chief says North Carolina must repeal bathroom bill or lose All-Star Game

National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver on Thursday issued the most definitive statement to date that the 2017 All-Star Game will be moved from Charlotte, North Carolina, if a law barring people from using the public facilities of the opposite sex is not repealed. Published April 21, 2016

The State Farm commercial series "Meet the Hoopers" began airing in December and has been playing throughout the NBA season. It features Los Angeles Clippers star DeAndre Jordan as the "mom" of a fictional Hoopers family, comprised of fellow NBA players Kevin Garnett, Damian Lillard, Kevin Love and Chris Paul. (Meet the hoopers via youtube)

Transgender advocates compare NBA-themed commercials to blackface

The National Basketball Association may be threatening to relocate its 2017 All-Star Game over North Carolina's "bathroom bill," but that hasn't stopped the league from participating in television commercials that some in the transgender community compare to blackface. Published April 20, 2016

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory last month signed into law HB2, which prohibits people from using public facilities intended for the opposite sex. The law says public facilities such as bathrooms or showers should be segregated on the basis of biological sex, not gender identity. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Va. transgender bathroom bill ruling threatens N.C.'s controversial HB2

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tore a hole in North Carolina's bathroom bill Tuesday, ruling in a separate Virginia case that public school students have a right to use the facilities of their self-identified gender, not necessarily their biological sex. Published April 19, 2016

Supporters of fair immigration reform gather in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday as justices hear arguments in a case that could affect millions of people living in the country illegally. (Associated Press)

Immigration activists make some noise as Supreme Court hears Obama amnesty case

Immigration rights activists supplied plenty of thunder on an otherwise temperate Monday in the nation's capital, staging a lively and colorful demonstration as a landmark case challenging the constitutionality of President Obama's executive action deferring deportation for illegal immigrants was being argued before the Supreme Court. Published April 18, 2016

On the heels of his disappointing finish in Colorado, Donald Trump last week said the Republican National Committee "should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this kind of crap to happen." (Associated Press)

Donald Trump mocked for claiming race for GOP nomination is 'rigged'

Republican officials and rival campaigns mocked Donald Trump's continuing claims that the Republican presidential primary race has been rigged, saying Sunday that the tycoon's poor showings in Colorado and Wyoming had more to do with his incompetence than party corruption. Published April 17, 2016