1. Really?!: North Carolina plans to defy the federal government by not repealing its anti-LGBT law.On Thursday, House Speaker Tim Moore said legislators would not meet the federal government’s deadline. "We don’t ever want to lose any money, but we’re not going to get bullied by the Obama Administration to take action prior to Monday’s date. That’s not how this works," he said. (Los Angeles Times)
2. World News: Turkey's Prime Minister resigned after a political showdown with the country's president.
After losing a political struggle for control of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday that he would leave office this month, setting the stage for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to appoint a loyalist to spearhead his push to consolidate power in the presidential palace. (Wall Street Journal)