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Trump gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis authority to decide the matter of openly transgender individuals already serving, and he said that until the Pentagon chief makes that decision, "no action may be taken against" them. Photo courtesy Flickr/U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith

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