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Texas and four other states, along with some religious medical organizations, filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a regulation issued by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on transgender health. The challengers say the regulation -- which bans the discrimination of transgender health treatment in federally-funded services -- amounts to numerous statutory and constitutional violations, including infringing on the religious liberty of doctors.

The Becket Fund -- a religious freedom legal advocacy group that successfully sued the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate -- is also involved with the case

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Vice President Joe Biden attempted to put the United States' NATO allies at ease Tuesday during a trip to Latvia, telling Baltic leaders to pay no attention to Donald Trump's July comments suggesting he would not automatically defend NATO members.

"I want to make it absolutely clear to all the people in Baltic states: we have pledged our sacred honor, the United States of America ... to the NATO treaty and Article Five," Biden said, according to Reuters.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Republican Party launched its first ever election campaign in Israel on Monday, trying to convince skeptical American-Israeli dual citizens to cast their votes for Donald Trump.

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