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Trump says transgender people should be barred from military
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U.S. military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption."...



Trump assails GOP senator who opposed health care bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump accused Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a fellow Republican, of disappointing the country by opposing the GOP effort to demolish the Obama health care law, after initial votes demonstrated the party will be hard pressed to make any sweeping changes in the statute....



Law drawing focus in Russia probe rarely ends in prosecution
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Criminal prosecutions are rare for people who fail to register as foreign agents, according to a top Justice Department official who testified Wednesday about an obscure law receiving new attention amid investigations into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia....



Muslim cleric: Protest to go on despite Israeli concession
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to a contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there, prolonging a crisis that Israel hoped it had resolved by making concessions at the site....



Scalise discharged from hospital, beginning rehabilitation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise - who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month - has been discharged from a Washington hospital....



Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan....



Parents of critically ill baby request own hospice care team
LONDON (AP) -- The parents of critically ill infant Charlie Gard conceded Wednesday that he will die in a hospice and not at home as they had previously wished....



Ohio puts child killer to death in 1st execution in 3 years
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio put a child killer to death Wednesday, carrying out the state's first execution after a 3½-year delay and signaling the possible resumption of capital punishment in the state....



Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested
HOLLIS, Maine (AP) -- A man accused of drunkenly strolling down a road in Maine wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to his amputated arm has been arrested....