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Trump revokes Obama guidelines on transgender bathrooms


President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama. | Video

A girl named Ehlena and a dog named Wonder win at U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a disabled Michigan girl whose school refused to let her bring her service dog to class, making it easier for students like her to seek redress for discrimination in federal court.

Feb 22 2017

Protecting Trump Tower cost NY City $24 million from election to inauguration

NEW YORK It cost New York City about $24 million to provide security at Trump Tower, President Donald Trump's skyscraper home in Manhattan, from Election Day to Inauguration Day, or $308,000 per day, New York's police commissioner said on Wednesday.

Feb 22 2017

White House delays revamped immigration order to next week: official

WASHINGTON The White House has pushed back the release of a new executive order to replace its directive suspending travel to the United States by citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries, a White House official said on Wednesday.

Politics, Election 2016, Feb 22 2017

Small earthquake shakes northwest Washington state

An 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck northwest Washington state on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Environment 2:05am EST

Dakota pipeline protest camp nearly empty as holdouts face removal

CANNON BALL, N.D. All but a few dozen of the last holdouts from a months-long mass protest against a proposed oil pipeline in North Dakota peacefully vacated their riverside camp as an eviction deadline passed on Wednesday.

Environment, 12:03am EST

College Board tightens SAT exam security, but key risk remains

BOSTON/LONDON The owner of the SAT college-entrance exam, which has been plagued by a raft of cheating incidents overseas, outlined new security measures but stopped short of remedying the test’s biggest vulnerability.

China, Feb 22 2017

Republicans more concerned by leaks than Trump team Russian ties: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK Rank-and-file Republicans are more concerned about leaks to the media of conversations between Trump advisers and the Russian government than they are about the conversations themselves, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released Wednesday.

Politics, Election 2016, Russia, Feb 22 2017

Muslims raise over $91,000 for vandalized Jewish cemetery in Missouri

NEW YORK Muslim Americans have helped raise more than $91,000 to repair vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, according to an online fundraising page, amid attacks and threats against Jewish institutions. | Video

Feb 22 2017

U.S. Homeland Secretary Kelly warns Guatemalans to stay home

GUATEMALA CITY U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Wednesday told Guatemalans not to waste their money trying to get to the United States illegally, detailing how his department was cracking down on undocumented immigrants and would speed up deportations.

Politics, Election 2016, Feb 22 2017

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