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METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Angry demonstrators jeered, waved signs and turned their backs on Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana during a raucous town hall outside of New Orleans. GOP lawmakers across the country have received similar receptions during the current congressional recess. They've been confronted by constituents angry with President Donald Trump and concerned over issues such as environmental protection, education and the Affordable Care Act.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender rights advocates are a promising a fight after the Trump administration rolled back public school bathroom requirements for transgender students. Conservatives, on the other hand, are praising the move. They say it corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration on a matter that should be left for states to decide.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Some residents of San Jose, California, who were abruptly evacuated have returned home to find waterlogged furniture and belongings. A surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of homes. With water levels from Coyote Creek receding late yesterday, officials said some of the 14,000 evacuated residents would be allowed to return.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two high-ranking members of the Trump administration will be meeting today with top Mexican officials, including President Enrique Pena Nieto. The White House is predicting a "great discussion," and calls the U.S.-Mexican relationship "phenomenal." But Mexico has already made it clear it's unhappy with President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown.
BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi military spokesman says Iraqi special forces have entered a sprawling military base next to Mosul's airport on the southern edge of the city. The push came shortly after Iraqi federal police forces entered the airport grounds, taking control of the runway and exchanging fire with Islamic State militants hunkered down inside the airport buildings.
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