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WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT advocates are denouncing while conservatives are praising the Trump administration's decision to lift Obama-era federal guidelines concerning transgender students. The guidelines allowed students to use school bathrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their gender identities. It will now be up to states and school districts to decide the issue of bathroom access.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's secretary of state and homeland security chief are in Mexico on a fence-mending mission complicated by the actual fence the president wants to build along the southern border. Relations between the countries have soured since Trump took office a month ago, punctuated by his insistence that Mexico pay for a border wall.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of people were arrested early today after clashing with Southern California police. The confrontation took place outside a home in Anaheim where a Los Angeles policeman fired a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy. A police spokesman tells The Orange County Register the incident occurred over ongoing issues with children walking across the officer's property.
PARIS (AP) — Paris teenagers have blockaded 16 city high schools with burning garbage cans and makeshift barricades. They're protesting the alleged rape of a young black man with a police baton and other police abuse. A crowd of students also marched in a square in eastern Paris. Images on social networks showed some carrying a banner reading "Vengeance for Theo," the name of the alleged victim.
NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative activist James O'Keefe has announced plans to release recordings this morning that he says were made secretly inside CNN. O'Keefe tells the cable network the media is a "huge target" of his and that he's targeting CNN specifically because it "has a very important role as an arbiter of news." The network has drawn the ire of President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly labeled it "fake news."
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