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Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

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.

Military officials blame Trump hiring freeze for cuts in child care services

Even as President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to impose a hiring freeze on the federal government as a way to save taxpayer dollars, that move was being directly blamed by some military officials for a reduction in child care services at two Army bases, but a Pentagon spokesman said those service cuts may have been mistaken and unnecessary.
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Georgia House OKs ban on state funds to 'sanctuary' campuses

Private colleges that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities would lose state funding for scholarships and research under a bill approved by the Georgia House on Wednesday.
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McCain makes secret trip to Syria to meet with US troops

Sen. John McCain, one of President Donald Trump's harshest critics, made a secret trip to northern Syria to visit U.

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Downstream communities brace for flooding as dams overflow

San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order

The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first notice by seeing firefighters in boats in the neighborhood.
Hearing in Roman Polanski's long-running case delayed

Hearing in Roman Polanski's long-running case delayed

A hearing to unseal testimony in Roman Polanski's long-running underage sex case has been delayed. The Los Angeles Superior Court sent out a notice Wednesday stating that a hearing scheduled for Friday has been delayed a new date has not yet formally been set.

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White House delays issuing new travel order until next week

The Trump Administration has again pushed back plans to release an updated version of an executive order that temporarily blocked all refugee admissions along with visits to the United States by residents of seven different Muslim-majority countries, as the White House again signaled it would keep fighting for the original order in court, even while releasing a new one.
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Military officials blame Trump hiring freeze for cuts in child care services

Even as President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to impose a hiring freeze on the federal government as a way to save taxpayer dollars, that move was being directly blamed by some military officials for a reduction in child care services at two Army bases, drawing complaints from veterans groups and Democrats in the Congress.

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Claims for US jobless benefits tick up, level still healthy

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained at a low level consistent with a healthy job market.
GM pushing self-driving car rules that undercut competitors

INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interested

With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade legislators across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road.

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Conservative activist James O'Keefe to release CNN tapes

Conservative activist James O'Keefe to release CNN tapes

Conservative activist James O'Keefe has announced plans to release recordings Thursday morning that he says were made secretly inside CNN.

Woman wearing anti-Trump sign barred from Lincoln Center

A woman is claiming she was barred from attending a performance at New York City's Lincoln Center because she wouldn't remove an anti-Trump sign affixed to the back of her jacket.

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