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Louisiana’s veto override clash is moving to the House. Republican state lawmakers hope to get a few Democrats in the House to rebuff Gov. John Bel Edwards and overturn his rejection of a bill prohibiting transgender athletes from competing on school sports teams with their identified gender. That appeared to be the only one of 28 bills spurned by Edwards that had a chance of becoming law in the historic veto session.

A government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity. 

The decision would be a reversal of an Obama-era directive issued in May. It required public schools to grant bathroom access even if student records differ or others are uncomfortable. The White House says President Donald Trump believes the issue is for the states to decide without federal involvement.