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Mexico reacted with anger on Wednesday to what one official called "hostile" new U.S. immigration guidelines hours before senior Trump administration envoys began arriving in Mexico City for talks on
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LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb blast in an upscale shopping center in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore killed at least eight people and wounded 20 on Thursday, officials said, the latest in a su
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President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of for
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The explosion took place in the Defence Housing Authority suburb of the city, replete with upscale boutiques and cafes.
India explained its rationale to China on the listing of Azhar under UN 1267 sanctions committee
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Transgender legal advocates have criticized the "states' rights" argument, saying federal law and civil rights are matters for the federal government to enforce, not the states.
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