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Trump revokes Obama guidelines on transgender bathrooms

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:27:23 -0500

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance issued to public schools in defense of transgender student rights, reversing course on a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama.(image)



Trump seeks jobs advice from some firms that offshore U.S. work

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:57:10 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, who has vowed to stop U.S. manufacturing from disappearing overseas, is seeking job-creation advice from at least six companies that are laying off thousands of workers as they shift production abroad.(image)



Emails show ties between new EPA head, energy firms: watchdog

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:52:51 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Emails released by the Oklahoma attorney general's office show a cozy relationship between energy companies and Scott Pruitt, who was the state's top prosecutor before being sworn in last week as the new chief U.S. environmental regulator, a media watchdog group said on Wednesday.(image)



Republicans more concerned by leaks than Trump team Russian ties: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:45:51 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rank-and-file Republicans are more concerned about leaks to the media of conversations between Trump advisers and the Russian government than they are about the conversations themselves, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released Wednesday.(image)



U.S. Homeland Secretary Kelly warns Guatemalans to stay home

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:18:59 -0500

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Wednesday told Guatemalans not to waste their money trying to get to the United States illegally, detailing how his department was cracking down on undocumented immigrants and would speed up deportations.(image)



U.S. senators say Cuba's Castro keen to continue detente

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:09:07 -0500

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro made it clear to a visiting U.S. congressional delegation that his country was intent on pursuing market reform and detente with the United States, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy told a news conference on Wednesday.(image)



Republicans battle over taxes in Kansas, other states

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:36:42 -0500

(Reuters) - Legislation to raise taxes in Republican-controlled Kansas to help balance the budget was defeated on Wednesday after the state Senate failed to override the governor's veto.(image)



White House delays revamped immigration order to next week: official

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:43:08 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has pushed back the release of a new executive order to replace its directive suspending travel to the United States by citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries, a White House official said on Wednesday.(image)



Trump issues first public condemnation of anti-Semitic incidents

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:15:06 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump delivered his first public condemnation of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States on Tuesday after a new spate of bomb threats to Jewish community centers around the country and vandalism in a Jewish cemetery.(image)



U.S. to discuss immigration efforts with Mexico: White House

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:43:57 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will discuss the Trump administration's stepped-up efforts to combat illegal immigration in talks with Mexican officials later this week, the White House said on Wednesday.(image)