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MIAMI (AP) — A group of migrants who fled Cuba in a homemade boat and climbed onto a 136-year-old lighthouse off the Florida Keys should be allowed to stay in the U.S., according to a federal lawsuit filed on their behalf.
Eleven US states sued President Barack Obama's administration Wednesday to try to overturn federal guidelines demanding that public schools allow transgender students to access the bathroom of their choice. In a letter to public school districts and universities on May 13, the Justice and Education Departments laid out guidelines on creating a safe environment for transgender students, in accordance with existing laws on discrimination. In particular, the letter asks schools to allow transgender students access to bathrooms matching their gender identity -- rather than the sex on their birth certificate.