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HIGHLIGHTS-The Trump presidency on Feb 22 at 6:40 p.m. EST/2340 GMT

Feb 22 (Reuters) - Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday:


TRANSGENDER RIGHTS

Trump's administration is expected to revoke landmark guidelines issued to public schools in defense of transgender student rights, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.


IRAN

The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards says, as Tehran concludes war games.


IMMIGRATION

Mexico reacts with anger to what one official calls "hostile" new U.S. immigration guidelines as senior Trump administration envoys begin arriving in Mexico City for talks on the volatile issue.

The White House has pushed back the release of a new executive order to replace the directive suspending travel to the United States by citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries to "sometime next week," a White House official says.


PIPELINE PROTEST

A few dozen demonstrators opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline defy a deadline to leave a protest camp they have occupied for months to demand an end to construction of the project, saying they are prepared to be arrested.


GOVERNMENT

Trump says he plans to make the government leaner and more accountable ahead of a meeting with key administration officials to discuss the federal budget.


RUSSIA

Rank-and-file Republicans are more concerned about leaks to the media of conversations between Trump advisers and the Russian government than they are about the conversations themselves, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.


STOP AND FRISK

The American Civil Liberties Union sues to halt Milwaukee's stop-and-frisk policy, a nationally controversial policing practice that critics say unfairly targets people of color and that has been endorsed by Trump.


ANTI-SEMITISM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praises Trump for publicly condemning anti-Semitic acts after bomb threats to U.S. Jewish centers and vandalism in a Jewish cemetery.


JOBS

Trump, who has vowed to stop U.S. manufacturing from disappearing overseas, is seeking job-creation advice from at least six companies that are laying off thousands of workers as they shift production abroad.


EPA

Emails released by the Oklahoma attorney general's office show a cozy relationship between energy companies and Scott Pruitt, who was the state's top prosecutor before being sworn in last week as the new chief U.S. environmental regulator, a media watchdog group says.

(Compiled by Jonathan Oatis; Editing by Leslie Adler and Peter Cooney)