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Trump transgender ban in military will focus on new enlistments

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| Gay and lesbian troops have been able to serve openly in the U.S. military since 2011; transgender service members were allowed to do the same in 2016.

U.S. State Department expands travel warnings for Mexico's beachside tourist meccas


The department has updated its warnings about the Mexican states that are home to Cancun and Los Cabos, citing rising homicide rates.

What you should know about the $700M Powerball jackpot


Lottery players across the U.S. are scooping up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $700 million jackpot as Wednesday night's drawing nears.

​Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents


A two-sentence statement said Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, had relieved Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin "due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command."

Heavy police presence, large crowds expected as Trump visits Phoenix


The president will hold a rally downtown Tuesday night after visiting a Marine Corps base in Yuma, Ariz., along the U.S.-Mexico border. It is the president's first trip out west since his election.

Combating his instinct, Trump commits US to Afghanistan again


After 16 years in Afghanistan, the U.S. can neither declare victory nor disengage. So the president calls for more troops, more time, more sacrifice — with no way of knowing how much might be enough.

Some sailors' remains found in 'sealed compartments' on USS John S. McCain


Adm. Scott H. Swift, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, says remains have been found in damaged areas of the destroyer that collided with a merchant tanker in waters off Singapore.

Trump says US can't afford quick Afghanistan withdrawal


Though his speech was billed as an announcement of his updated Afghanistan policy, Trump offered few specifics about what it would entail.

Suspected driver in Barcelona attack 'shot down' by police


Catalan police confirmed that the man they shot in the town of Subirats was Younes Abouyaaqoub, the alleged driver of a van that rammed people in Barcelona.