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US, Mexico square off on immigration as top officials meet
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders Thursday that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors....

End of transgender bathroom rule gets conservative praise
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to decide. Transgender rights advocates, meanwhile, are vowing to overcome a major setback....

Dunford: Counter-IS plan will have global scope
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Pentagon-led review of strategy to defeat the Islamic State group will present President Donald Trump with options not just to speed up action against IS but also to counter al-Qaida and other extremist groups beyond Iraq and Syria, the nation's top military officer said Thursday....

The Latest: Evancho wants to 'enlighten' Trump on policies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Trump administration's decision on public school bathrooms and transgender students. (all times local):...

Praise, criticism follow transgender bathroom decision
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Comments about the Trump administration decision to rescind federal guidelines allowing transgender students to use public school bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity:...

Conservatives learn dealing with Trump can be complicated
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House....

The Latest: Cruz predicts another Supreme Court vacancy soon
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- The Latest on the Conservative Political Action Conference (all times local):...

Justice Ginsburg praises media and the role of a free press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is praising the media at a time when the Trump administration has accused reporters of being dishonest and delivering "fake news."...

INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interested
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade lawmakers across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road....

With electricity out, new EPA chief reached out to lobbyist
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When a summer thunderstorm knocked out power to Scott Pruitt's home three years ago, the then-attorney general of Oklahoma reached out to a lobbyist for American Electric Power....

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