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Transgender activists and supporters protest near the White House in Washington, U.S. February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan

Trump revokes transgender student rights guidance

The Trump administration revoked landmark guidance issued to public schools on transgender students and bathroom access, reversing course on a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama.


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Asia stocks ease, dollar steadies after Fed-led losses

SINGAPORE Asian stocks pulled back from a 19-month high on Thursday, while the dollar tried to steady from losses suffered in the wake of the U.S. Federal Reserve minutes indicating a cautious approach to more interest rate increases.

Emails show ties between new EPA head, energy firms: watchdog

WASHINGTON Emails released by the Oklahoma attorney general's office show a cozy relationship between energy companies and Scott Pruitt, who was the state's top prosecutor before being sworn in last week as the new chief U.S. environmental regulator, a media watchdog group said on Wednesday.

Federal Reserve minutes point to rate hike 'fairly soon'

WASHINGTON Many Federal Reserve policymakers said it may be appropriate to raise interest rates again "fairly soon" should jobs and inflation data come in line with expectations, according to the minutes of the Fed's last policy meeting released on Wednesday.



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