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NBA rejects North Carolina's revised transgender bathroom law

Friday, July 1, 2016 12:43am

The 'We Are Not This' slogan is seen posted at the entrance to a pub in Durham, North CarolinaProposed changes to a controversial North Carolina law requiring residents to use public restrooms corresponding to their gender at birth don't go far enough, the National Basketball Association said. The US professional basketball league has threatened to relocate the NBA All-Star weekend, which is scheduled to take place next year in Charlotte, North Carolina, unless the bill that has been slammed by rights groups as discriminatory is revoked. North Carolina legislators circulated a draft bill this week showing some minor changes in the law, but keeping the controversial bathroom provisions intact.


Canadian teen golf star Henderson grabs LPGA lead

Thursday, June 30, 2016 8:49pm

Brooke Henderson of Canada hits her drive on the 11th hole during the first round of the Cambia Portland Classic on June 30, 2016Defending champion and world number two Brooke Henderson fired a seven-under par 65 to seize a two-stroke lead after the first round of the LPGA Portland Classic. The 18-year-old Canadian, who won last year's event by eight strokes to become the third-youngest winner in tour history, made a solid start toward repeating as champion with nine birdies against two bogeys at the 6,476-yard Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Oregon. Henderson sits two strokes in front of Angela Stanford, Demi Runas and Colombia's Mariajo Uribe.


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