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'I Want To Serve': Air Force Applicant Takes On President Trump's Transgender Ban

Being ready to serve the military is "not about what you look like under that uniform," says Nicholas Talbott. He is suing to fight President Trump's virtual ban on transgender service members.

This Strange Effect The Shacks
Suite 2 RJD2
Malunguinho Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra

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Trump's 'Muslim Ban' Is Already Happening, Immigrant Rights Advocates Say

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Allan Monga, a Deering High School junior, won Poetry Out Loud contests at school and at the state level. He was initially denied entry to the national competition because he's an asylum seeker and not a U.S. citizen. Portland Press Herald/Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Asylum-Seeking Student Says Nothing Can Stand Between Him And Poetry

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Hideaway Karen O
D.R.A.M. Sings Special

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'I Want To Serve': Air Force Applicant Takes On President Trump's Transgender Ban

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Garuda Michael Brook
Red-Eye The Album Leaf
Lemon Tree Herb Alpert

Alex Wagner is a co-host of The Circus on Showtime and a contributing editor at The Atlantic. Above, she speaks at the 69th Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 19, 2017, in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images hide caption

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In 'The New Face Of America,' Journalist Alex Wagner Saw Herself

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You! Me! Dancing! Los Campesinos!
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(I've Got) Trouble in Mind The LimiƱanas

More than 20 military employees have shared concerns about Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who was on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with members and staff of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, said the panel's top Democrat, Jon Tester. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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VA Nominee Accused Of Drinking On Duty, Improper Prescriptions, Sen. Tester Says

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Tired of Fighting Menahan Street Band
Behave Yourself Booker T. & the MG's
Conjunction Junction Bob Dorough & Dave Frishberg
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Hail to the Chief Donn Legge
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Little Walter Rides Again Medeski, Martin & Wood & John Scofield
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Meet Naia Izumi, The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest Winner

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This song was part of the previous story Mitski Miyawaki
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