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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that allowed them to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.

The Justice and Education departments said in a letter being sent to school districts nationwide that the Obama-era guidance caused a spike in lawsuits over how the guidance should be applied.

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For the second day in a row, protests followed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to a ticketed local chamber of commerce event.

As he spoke at a Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce event in Louisville, hundreds of protesters stood outside shouting chants like "No ban, no wall, Mitch McConnell take our call," according to Louisville television station WAVE.

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