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The latest sign that the Donald Trump Foundation was operating outside the norms of typical non-profits comes in a new Washington Post report published Thursday pointing out that the charity solicited outside contributions without being properly registered to do so, under New York state law.

Tax returns from 2014 and earlier show that charity was registered as an "EPTL" under the state's Estates, Powers and Trusts Law. That wasn't a problem in the charity's early years, when Trump was the only donor. But starting in the mid-aughts, the foundation began receiving outside contributions, which under New York law, requires a "7A" registration. The certification puts the charity under a stricter regulatory regime and requires that it submit annual audits by outside auditors, the Post said.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral.

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Donald Trump on Thursday denied that he has ever done business in Cuba following a Newsweek report that that the Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts broke the Cuba embargo by paying a consulting firm to explore business opportunities there.

"No. I never did business in Cuba," Trump told New Hampshire television station NH1 when asked about the Newsweek report. "There’s this guy who has very bad reputation as a reporter. You see what his record is. He wrote something about me in Cuba. No I never did anything in Cuba. I never did a deal in Cuba. I heard about it last night for the first time."

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