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Activists and protesters with the National Center for Transgender Equality rally in front of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Washington, after the Department of Education and the Justice Department announce plans to overturn the school guidance on protecting transgender students. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 22, 2017 - 10:32 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION LIFTS TRANSGENDER BATHROOM GUIDANCE Now it will be up to states and school districts to determine whether students use restrooms in accordance with their expressed...
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Activists and protesters with the National Center for Transgender Equality rally in front of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Washington, after the Department of Education and the Justice Department announce plans to overturn the school guidance on protecting transgender students. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 22, 2017 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender students on Wednesday lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Trump administration stepped into a long-simmering national debate. The administration came down on the side of states'...
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February 22, 2017 - 12:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity. The decision would be a reversal of an Obama-era directive issued in May. It required...
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February 21, 2017 - 7:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday. The announcement alarmed LGBT groups across the country that have urged President Donald Trump to safeguard Obama-era guidelines...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 21, 2017 - 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is "saddened" by the unexpected death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, calling him "an accomplished diplomat." The president acknowledges in a statement Tuesday that Vitaly...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 21, 2017 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 3 p.m. President Donald Trump will meet with former primary rival and frequent critic John Kasich on Friday. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the Ohio governor reached out to request a meeting with Trump "on...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 21, 2017 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 2:25 p.m. The White House says the Trump administration is working on a new set of guidelines on the use of school bathrooms for transgender students. White House spokesman Sean Spencer told reporters Tuesday that the...
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