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Pence promotes policies...Caitlin Jenner's message to president...Duterte critic jailed

By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 23, 2017 at 7:55 p.m.



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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — He's made lots of previous appearances at the Conservative Political Action Committee Conference, but not as vice president. Mike Pence told the group that the administration will repeal and replace the health care law. But speaking at a health care conference in Orlando today, former House Speaker John Boehner said that's "not going to happen." He said most of the framework of the law will remain in place.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner is taking President Donald Trump to task for his administration's reversal of a directive on transgender student access to public school bathrooms. In a video posted tonight on Twitter, Jenner said "From one Republican to another, this is a disaster." Addressing Trump, the former Olympic champion says: "You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me." Jenner came out as a transgender woman in 2015.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine opposition senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug crackdown has been arrested on drug charges. But Sen. Leila de Lima says she's innocent and won't be intimidated by Duterte, who she calls a "serial killer." Duterte's crackdown has left more than 7,000 drug suspects dead.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Civic and community leaders in Anaheim, California, are calling for calm. There have been angry protests since an off-duty policeman scuffled in his front yard with a boy, drew a weapon and fired a shot into the ground after another teen pushed him over a hedge and others surrounded him. Mayor Tom Tait says he's "deeply disturbed" and angered by what he saw on video of the incident. But Tait also denounced violence and damage caused by demonstrators.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California substance-abuse counselor who hit a man with her car and drove two miles with his body embedded in her windshield has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Sherri Lynn Wilkins had pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and two drunken driving counts. Wilkins had been found guilty at a 2014 trial on similar charges but an appeals court last year threw out the conviction because her entire criminal history had been admitted at trial and could have prejudiced the jury.

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