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U.S. companies decry Trump action on transgender student rights

NEW YORK U.S. companies led by tech firms Yahoo Inc , Apple Inc and Microsoft Corp criticized the Trump administration's decision to revoke Obama administration guidance that allowed transgender public school students to use the bathroom of their choice.

Trump administration proposes stricter Obamacare rules

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed changes to the Obamacare individual insurance market that insurers welcomed as a good start but that raised the possibility of higher out-of-pocket cost for consumers.

Mexican ‘DREAMer’ nabbed in immigrant crackdown

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23-year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and given a work permit during the Obama administration, according to a lawsuit challenging the detention in Seattle federal court.

Many U.S. Democrats skeptical on chances to reset Netanyahu ties

WASHINGTON Benjamin Netanyahu's first Trump-era Washington visit offers a chance to repair ties to Democrats that frayed during years of chilly relations under the Obama administration, but many party members said they do not expect much improvement given the Israeli prime minister's close alignment with Republicans.

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State Department to resume briefings in March after six-week hiatus

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department will resume news briefings the week of March 6, a spokesman said on Friday, breaking a silence under Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that had caused consternation among American diplomats and contributed to confusion abroad about U.S. positions on key issues.