The Trump administration lifted federal guidelines for bathroom use that allowed transgendered students to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity enacted during President Barack Obama's era on Wednesday, in a stark reversal of President Donald Trump's stance on the issue as a presidential candidate. Trump had supported use of facilities based on chosen gender identity as a candidate.
Protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline spent the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, preparing to leave their camp before an afternoon deadline to clear out. They prayed and set fire to a handful of wooden structures as part of a departure ceremony. A massive cleanup effort has been underway for weeks, first by protesters. Now the Army Corps of Engineers is moving in to remove debris left from several months of occupancy, citing the fear of upcoming floods.