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Trump administration to lift transgender bathroom guidance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration will revoke federal guidelines that tell public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity, the White House said Wednesday....



Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- President Donald Trump is sending his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on a fence-mending mission made all the more challenging by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border....



Analysis: As China ups heat on NKorea, US faces questions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- China's surprising suspension of North Korean coal imports puts pressure not only on Pyongyang, but also on President Donald Trump. The question for him: Should the U.S. respond with new North Korea negotiations?...



Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into lotions in hopes of spreading protection....



Emails: EPA's Pruitt cozy with fossil fuel industry
WASHINGTON (AP) -- While serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated closely with fossil-fuel companies and special interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions, newly released emails show....



Pence condemns vandalism at Jewish cemetery
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence is visiting a suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery where more than 150 headstones were damaged earlier in the week. He says there is "no place in America for hatred or acts of prejudice or violence or anti-Semitism."...



Pentagon: Military child care cuts may have been mistakes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon said Tuesday that cuts to military child care programs at two Army bases may have been unnecessary....



Justices side with Michigan girl in dispute over service dog
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a 13-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who spent years battling school officials for the right to bring her service dog - a goldendoodle named Wonder - to class....



Supreme Court orders new hearing for black Texas inmate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a new court hearing for a black Texas prison inmate whose death sentence may have been tainted by disturbing references to race....



Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them
DENVER (AP) -- Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor....