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The Note: CPAC kicks off

Trump’s first 100 days with ABC’s RICK KLEIN and SHUSHANNAH WALSHE

Day No. 35

The big story: Just less than a year ago, Donald Trump decided to skip CPAC – a decision the organization said he would come to regret, since it “se…

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Protests follow White House decision on transgender restroom use

After the Trump administration issued its decision Wednesday evening to rescind guidance allowing transgender students to use school restrooms that align with their gender identity, a protest against the action was held just outside the White House and a number of lawmakers and other high-profile Americans spoke out.

The decision says that the Obama administration guidance caused legal confusion and sparked lawsuits and said the matter should be determined by the states instead. But it did not affect other safeguards against harassment and bullying.

Gavin Grimm, a transgender teenager who sued the Gloucester County, Virginia school board in 2015 to use the male bathroom at his school — a case that will be heard by the Supreme Court in March — spoke to the gathering in Washington, saying his story “is the story of many young people around the nation.”

“I struggled to come to terms with who I am and who I’m meant to be,” said Grimm. But unlike many young people, my local school…

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