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Naval Academy to ban transgender students starting next year

U.S. Naval Academy graduates.
U.S. Naval Academy graduates. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The U.S. Naval Academy confirmed to the Capital Gazette this week that it will prohibit transgender students from enrolling in the 2020-2021 school year and beyond, following a Trump administration policy that went into effect last week, banning transgender military personnel.

Details: The school, located in Annapolis, Maryland, currently accepts transgender students and has retained midshipmen who intended to transition over the course of their education. This has fallen under an Obama-era policy that allowed them to serve in the military openly and cover gender affirmation surgery expenses. President Trump rolled back the 2016 policy, forbidding new military recruits from transitioning and allowing the military to discharge those currently serving if they do not present as their birth gender.

Go deeper: Everything you need to know about the transgender military ban

Pentagon tasked with finding housing for 5,000 migrant children

A migrant child coloring along the US-Mexico border
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The Pentagon has approved a request to find and secure housing for about 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children through September 30, Reuters reports.

Details: Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan approved the request from the Department of Health and Human Services, but the petition doesn't require the Pentagon to actually house the children, per Reuters. The announcement comes 1 day after President Trump said his administration does not plan to separate families along the southern border, per the Texas Tribune.