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Judge disputes California aimed to hinder border enforcement

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California has sued the Trump administration more than half a dozen times over its immigration policies, so the state will find itself in an unusual position when it's forced to defend its own immigration moves in court. More>>

Guatemalan man recalls fear, agony of separation from child

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A Guatemalan man who fled his country to seek asylum after he was kidnapped and extorted says he lived through anguish when was separated from his then 2-year-old daughter for seven days at the U.S.-Mexico border last Thanksgiving. More>>

Nielsen's career forever linked to family border separations

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Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is now the face of family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

The Latest: Justice Dept. calls executive order 'stopgap'

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says the United States is wrong to separate migrant children from their parents, but has rejected calls to cancel President Donald Trump's visit to Britain next month. More>>

Ivanka Trump stayed silent for days as border crisis mounted

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Ivanka Trump, self-styled "force for good" in the administration, out of sight amid immigration crisis. More>>

House struggles to unite behind bills to stem border crisis

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Speaker Paul Ryan says he's going ahead with votes on rival House GOP immigration to end family separations at border. More>>

ABC News apologizes for mistaken graphic on Manafort

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ABC News apologized for a graphic that aired on Wednesday, mistakenly saying that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort had pled guilty to manslaughter charges. More>>

GOP senator defends EPA chief, calls ethics allegations lies

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A senior Republican senator is defending the embattled Environmental Protection Agency administrator, calling the ethics allegations against Scott Pruitt "outrageous" and "lies.". More>>

Report finds industrial chemicals more toxic than thought

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A government report shows that a family of industrial chemicals turning up in public water supplies around the country is even more toxic than previously thought, threatening human health at concentrations seven to 10 times lower than previously realized. More>>

ACLU asks Vermont Gov. Scott to stop blocking online critics

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The American Civil Liberty Union's Vermont chapter has asked Republican Gov. Phil Scott to stop deleting critical posts and blocking constituents on Facebook, but his office says it is simply trying to encourage civil dialogue. More>>

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct DHS to keep families apprehended at the border together during detention and ask the Department of Defense to help house them. More>>

Kim leaves China as S. Korea urges 'concrete' plan on nukes

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North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his support in last week's groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump. More>>

Too hot to handle: Politics of warming part of culture wars

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Three decades after early warnings about global warming, the issue has become entrenched in the nation's culture wars. More>>

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force' Video included

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The White House is establishing a new policy for reducing satellite clutter in space. More>>

Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national security

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Lawmakers from both parties are criticizing tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security. More>>

Ex-CIA employee pleads not guilty to hacking tool leak

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A former CIA employee has pleaded not guilty to charges he was behind a damaging leak about the agency's hacking operations. More>>

Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

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Trump administration prepares to announce a new insurance option for small firms and self-employed people. More>>

Trump meets with lawmakers about ZTE deal opposed in Senate

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President Donald Trump has met with lawmakers after the Senate moved to block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. More>>

Lewandowski doubles down after comment about disabled child

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Corey Lewandowski doubles down on 'wah wah' comment on girl with Down's Syndrome. More>>

No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

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Trump administration officials have no clear plan on how to reunite some of the 2,300 minors separated from their families at the border as a result of a zero-tolerance policy of criminally prosecuting anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally. More>>

APNewsBreak: Kobach sought pardon for VP of corporate donor

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APNewsBreak: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach unsuccessfully sought a governor's pardon for an executive of a company that donated to Kobach. More>>

Senate blocks Trump plan to cut $15B in unused spending

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The Senate has blocked a White House plan to cut almost $15 billion in unused government money slated for children's health insurance and other programs. More>>

Another test of loyalty looms over Trump's Minnesota visit

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President Donald Trump is heading to Minnesota to stump for a congressional candidate, but another test of GOP loyalty to the president looms large over his visit. More>>

Veteran Republican strategist Steve Schmidt renounces GOP

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Veteran Republican strategist Steve Schmidt says he is renouncing the GOP, alleging failure by party's leaders in Congress to call out what he describes as President Donald Trump's corruption. More>>

Trump postpones Thursday's annual congressional picnic

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President Donald Trump says he's postponing this week's picnic for members of Congress, saying the timing "doesn't feel right.". More>>

Senate changes rules following sexual misconduct scandal

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The Rhode Island Senate will require members to receive annual training after a senator was charged with extorting sex from a page earlier in the session. More>>

Clarification: Commerce Secretary-Russian Company story

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross denies that transactions of stock in shipping company involved insider trading. More>>

AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

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AP Explains: US has split up families and detained children throughout its history. More>>

Teen in 'Making a Murderer' asks high court to take his case

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The Supreme Court is being asked to take the case of a teenager who appeared in the Netflix series 'Making a Murderer'. More>>

Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson's

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Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. More>>

Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

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The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of iPhone apps. More>>

Methodists, prosecutors scold Sessions over border policy

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More than 600 members of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' church are denouncing him over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy. More>>

Trump stands firm on immigration policy, sees it as a winner

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Trump sees his immigration policy as a winner with voters ahead of midterm elections in spite of controversy over separating children and parents. More>>

Border separations ripple through midterm campaigns

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Searing images of children detained at the southern border are roiling politics ahead of midterm elections. More>>

Birthplace of singer, activist Nina Simone to be preserved

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The dilapidated wooden cottage in North Carolina that was the birthplace of singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone now has the protection of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. More>>

Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'

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A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic "Wah wah.". More>>

Bolton: NK has 'dramatic choice,' talks will move quickly

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President Trump's national Security adviser says North Korea is facing a "decisive and dramatic choice" on whether to give up its nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and ballistic missiles. More>>

US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

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U.S. leaving the U.N. Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley calls an organization "not worthy of its name". More>>

'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

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An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials stoked the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. More>>

Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

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The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution. More>>

Sharpton, other leaders plan to visit children at border

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The Rev. Al Sharpton says a coalition of social justice leaders is planning "waves of visits" to immigrant children separated from their families at the U.S. border. More>>

Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

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A new 10 percent tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports is being threatened by Trump in the latest move toward what could become a trade war. More>>

Halting S.Korea-US drills risks weakening N.Korea deterrence

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Halting South Korea-US drills risks weakening allies' deterrence against North Korea. More>>

Trump takes swipe at South Carolina's Sanford in GOP meeting

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President Donald Trump worked in a verbal jab at Rep. Mark Sanford during a meeting with House Republicans on Tuesday night. More>>

The Latest: Trump renews trade criticisms of Mexico, Canada

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The Latest: Escalating trade fight could soon slow US growth, economists say. More>>

House Republicans turn up the heat in standoff with DOJ

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House Republicans say the FBI hasn't adequately addressed the issue of bias within the agency, complain they haven't received some of the documents they've demanded. More>>

With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight

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President Donald Trump is stressing his hard-line immigration stance as he readies for a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies. More>>

DC voters nominate mayor for another term, approve tips law

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Voters in Washington, D.C., nominate mayor for a second term, approve new system for paying tipped employees in bars and restaurants. More>>

The Latest: AMA calls for an end to border separations

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Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia says lawmakers "need to do everything we can" to make sure children can stay with parents who cross the border illegally. More>>

One-time rivals talk unity in race for California governor

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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are putting their rivalry behind them. More>>

California advances biggest US change to police use of force

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California would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that has cleared its first hurdle. More>>

House GOP steps up FBI criticism in wake of internal report

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House Republicans are escalating their monthslong standoff with the Justice Department, saying the FBI hasn't adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in contempt _ or even impeach them. More>>

US prepares for return of war dead remains from North Korea

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U.S. officials: American military command in South Korea prepares for North Korea to turn over remains of an unknown number of U.S. or allied service members missing since the Korean War. More>>

After query, Ross shorted stock in Kremlin-tied firm: report

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. More>>

DC Mayor Bowser wins; voters OK pay shift for tipped workers

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Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has secured the Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office. More>>

China hopes for implementation of NKorea-US summit outcome Video included

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Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day state visit starting Tuesday. More>>

Spanish royal couple visit White House to finish up US trip

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are welcoming Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to the White House. More>>

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

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The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems. More>>

Trump speaking at super PAC fundraiser at his DC hotel

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Trump headlines first fundraiser for his biggest super PAC, keynoting the event at his hotel in Washington. More>>

The Latest: EU says it's committed to Human Rights Council

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Ambassador Nikki Haley says the United States is withdrawing from the U.N. Human Rights Council. More>>

Cruz's flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP

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Ted Cruz initially defended the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policies, but has since staged an about-face and proposed his own bill ending immigrant family separation. More>>

The Latest: Trump's campaign manager wants Sessions fired

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President Donald Trump's campaign manager is calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be dismissed. More>>

US commander warns against leaving Afghanistan too rapidly

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US Army commander nominated to take over U.S. operations in Afghanistan warns Congress that if America leaves the fight too rapidly, there is a risk Islamic State militants could merge with al-Qaida. More>>

New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border _ but with parents Video included

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Calls mount for Trump to end family separations ahead of meeting with House Republicans. More>>

Lawyer: Agent booted off Mueller team escorted from FBI HQ

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An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team because of anti-Donald Trump text messages has been escorted out of the FBI building. More>>

Sens. McCain, Coons urge Trump to withdraw migration nominee

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Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons are calling on the Trump administration to withdraw its nominee to for a key position over his "lack of empathy" for immigrants. More>>

White House deputy chief of staff to leave in July

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The White House aide who led the planning for President Donald Trump's meeting last week with North Korea's Kim Jong Un has decided to leave the Trump administration to return to the private sector. More>>

Lawsuit claims Kansas official exposed private voter data

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A civil rights group has filed a federal lawsuit against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach challenging a multi-state voter registration database it claims exposed sensitive data of thousands of Kansas voters. More>>

California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

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California lawmakers are trying to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring in the movie industry through the state's film tax credit program. More>>

Land deal ties Interior secretary's family, Halliburton boss

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's family is involved in a land deal with the head of an energy services giant that has business with the Interior Department. More>>

Trump defiant despite rising outrage over border separations Video included

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Trump defends without apology his administration's border policies despite rising outrage over separation of migrant children and parents. More>>

Candidate criticized for poster of Wonder Woman lassoing cop

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The Kansas Democratic Party is calling for its lone candidate for state attorney general to drop out of the race because of a poster in her law office showing the superhero Wonder Woman pulling a lasso around a police officer's neck. More>>

AP sources: Trump Jr cancels appearance at Bush fundraiser

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AP sources: Trump Jr. cancels appearance at fundraiser for younger Bush. More>>

S. Korea: Joint US drills suspended to aid talks with North

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South Korea says a joint military exercise scheduled with the U.S. has been suspended to support ongoing talks both countries have with North Korea. More>>

The Latest: China 'underestimated' Trump, a key adviser says

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The Latest: US financial markets plunge on worsening fears of trade fight. More>>

High court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering

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The Supreme Court's decision to avoid a definitive ruling about partisan gerrymandering shifts the focus to other states, most notably North Carolina. More>>

Romania: human rights group slams secret phone tapping deal

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A human rights group has criticized an agreement between Romania's intelligence agency and the high court, saying it raised questions about protecting ordinary citizens from potential abuse. More>>

Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in several states

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Voters in a number of states will be deciding this year whether to change the redistricting process for congressional and state legislative seats, to make the process less partisan. More>>

The Latest: Attorneys general demand family separation stop

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Trump defends without apology his administration's border policies despite rising outrage over separation of migrant children and parents. More>>

The Latest: China calls new Trump tariff threat 'blackmail'

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President Donald Trump is directing the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports. More>>

North Korea's hacking fails to make summit talking points

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North Korea's cyberattacks against US and its allies fails to make Singapore summit talking points 3 years after crippling Sony attack. More>>

Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report Video included

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The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has a "serious credibility problem.". More>>

US urges Russia to release political and religious prisoners

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The Trump administration says it's "deeply concerned" by a growing number of political and religious prisoners held by Russia. More>>

Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea

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The Pentagon says it has formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump's nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

Acting drug enforcement chief set to retire at end of month

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A spokeswoman for the Drug Enforcement Administration says the agency's acting administrator will be retiring at the end of June. More>>

Recording of crying children at border adds to outrage Video included

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Politicians and advocates are flocking to the U.S.-Mexico border to visit immigration detention centers and turn up the pressure on the White House amid a growing uproar Monday over its policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. More>>

Democratic ad slams Hawley over allegations against donor

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A Democratic political action committee is targeting Republican Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley over allegations of play to play that involve a past top donor. More>>

All 5 first ladies speak out on family separations at border

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All 5 first ladies speak out on family separations at border in an unusual united political front expressing horror at children taken from parents. More>>

Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

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The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. More>>

States' redistricting plans facing challenges in court

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Gerrymandering has led to court fights in a number of states. More>>

Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage Video included

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The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans as Democrats turned up the pressure. More>>

Senate backs bill blocking deal with Chinese telecom firm

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The Senate is set to pass a defense policy bill that would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the U.S. More>>

Judge: Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote

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A federal judge has ruled Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, a setback for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in a case with national implications for voting rights. More>>

Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is engaging in "predatory economics 101" and an unprecedented level of larceny" of intellectual property. More>>

Origins of family separation issue stretch back many years

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How did US come to separate thousands of migrant children from their parents?. More>>

Trump to finalize small business health insurance option

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Trump administration to finalize health insurance option for small businesses and self-employed. More>>

EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

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The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, in a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought. More>>

The Latest: Cruz promises bill to deal with border crisis

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says officials will not apologize for enforcing immigration laws that result in the separation of children from their parents. More>>

The Latest: Senate backs bill blocking deal with firm ZTE

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Senate approves defense policy bill that would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the U.S. More>>

Supreme Court sides with Florida man in free speech case

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The Supreme Court is siding with a man who sued the Florida city where he lives after being arrested for his speech during a public comment portion of a city council meeting. More>>

Romania: Criminal justice revisions worsen graft worries

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Romanian lawmakers approved criminal justice changes that critics called a setback for prosecuting corruption, votes that came after an American diplomat urged Romania to keep fighting corruption to prevent "hostile powers" from undermining the country. More>>

Supreme Court to hear appeal from Alaska hovercraft owner

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Alaska resident John Sturgeon is getting a second crack at the Supreme Court in his fight to get his hovercraft back on the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. More>>

Trump to visit swing state Nevada to stump for Sen. Heller

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President Donald Trump will headline the Nevada Republican Party's convention on Saturday and also appear at a fundraiser with Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller. More>>

Records: Trump Tower failed to follow fish protection rules

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The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago is among the largest users of water from the Chicago River, but records show it has never followed state rules governing the protection of the river's fish. More>>

The Latest: Inspector general: FBI employees aren't perfect

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The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee disagrees with a report from the Justice Department's inspector general that said the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe was not politically motivated. More>>

Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe

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Giuliani says Trump might pardon former campaign chairman, others ensnared in Russia investigation once special counsel's work ends. More>>

Gun by her side, GOP US Senate candidate talks of threats

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With a holstered handgun next to her on a kitchen table, Republican U.S. Senate Leah Vukmir promises in her first television ad of the campaign released Monday to stand with President Donald Trump just as she did against death threats in Wisconsin. More>>

First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated

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First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border, hopes country is one that 'governs with heart'. More>>

After Trump summit, Pompeo may return soon to North Korea

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he may return to North Korea to continue nuclear discussions "before terribly long.". More>>

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

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Special counsel examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who claimed to have dirty information on Hillary Clinton. More>>

Airport authorities detain 2 rights advocates in Yemen

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Yemeni rights advocates are reporting that two of the country's most prominent activists have been detained and taken to an undisclosed location at an airport in western Yemen. More>>

Justice Department deputy wins Supreme Court case

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The Supreme Court has ruled for the Trump administration in a case about prison terms that was argued by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. More>>

In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

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The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington D.C.'s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys. More>>

Supreme Court rejects appeal from gay inmate in South Dakota

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The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a gay death row inmate in South Dakota who says jurors were biased against him because of his sexual orientation. More>>

DC's public schools go from success story to cautionary tale

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A series of public scandals, including one about rigged graduation rates, has damaged the reputation of the school system in the nation's capital, and it was just a year ago that the system's turnaround was held up as a point of pride. More>>

Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration Video included

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The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans, and it's fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November. More>>

Maryland Democratic primary has 2 black candidates leading

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With two leading candidates who have a shot at becoming Maryland's first black governor, the crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary reflects the state's changing demographics and the party's efforts to harness diverse electorate around the country. More>>

The Latest: Laura Bush says immigration policy 'cruel' Video included

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First lady Melania Trump wades into emotional controversy over migrant children being separated from their parents, says US should govern 'with heart'. More>>

FBI agent removed from Russia probe is willing to testify

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An FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team after sending anti-Trump text messages says he's willing to testify before Congress. More>>

Import now to beat tariffs on goods from China? It will cost

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Companies might pay a premium to import certain goods from China before new tariffs kick. More>>

Trump to nominate OMB official to lead consumer watchdog

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Trump intends to nominate OMB associate director Kathy Kraninger to lead government's consumer watchdog agency. More>>

A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

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President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods. More>>

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

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Special counsel examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton. More>>

Trump adviser says 'nobody likes' family separation policy

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A White House adviser is distancing the Trump administration from responsibility for a jump in the number of migrant children being separated from their parents by authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated

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First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border, hopes country is one that 'governs with heart'. More>>

Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

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Rudy Giuliani says President Donald Trump has no plans to issue pardons now in the Russia investigation but could choose to do so once the special counsel's work is finished. More>>

Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise

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President Donald Trump credits his accord with North Korea's Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions of people from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. More>>

Conservative wins Colombia's presidency in divisive election

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Voters in Colombia head to the polls Sunday to choose a leftist former guerrilla or a young conservative lawmaker to lead the nation as it implements a still fragile peace accord. More>>

Pelosi criticizes Trump pick to head consumer agency

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is questioning President Donald Trump's pick to head the government's consumer watchdog agency. More>>

Immigrants fleeing gangs prefer taking chance for US asylum

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New directive from attorney general takes aim at immigrants fleeing Central American gang violence. More>>

The Latest: Ex-rebels want to meet with new Colombia leader

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Colombia election results show Ivan Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former president, is poised to become the country's next president. More>>

Trump congratulates Hungarian leader who shares border views

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President Donald Trump is congratulating Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary on his recent re-election. More>>

Arizona Republicans brush off talk about McCain Senate seat

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Sen. John McCain's legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. More>>

Trump holds chaotic news conference on White House lawn

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President Donald Trump rarely gives wide-ranging news conferences, and when one came on Friday, it was sudden, unexpected and chaotic. More>>

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort jailed ahead of trial Video included

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Onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sent to jail after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. More>>

Both Trump, critics find things to like in watchdog report

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President Donald Trump and his critics are each cherry picking what they want to see from the findings of a Justice Department watchdog report. More>>

Figures show about 2,000 minors separated from families

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Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries. More>>

Ex-rebel looks to defy odds in Colombia presidential race

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Gustavo Petro began his ascent to the cusp of Colombia's presidency in this self-built barrio named after South American independence hero Simon Bolivar. More>>

White House: Trump supports GOP leaders' immigration bill

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The White House says President Donald Trump supports immigration legislation that he suggested earlier Friday he wouldn't sign. More>>

Texas governor's plan after school shooting meets pushback

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Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says gun rights are safe on his watch amid pushback to some of his safety proposals after a high school shooting that left 10 people dead. More>>

The Latest: China fires back at US, raises own tariffs

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China says it will retaliate against any move by the U.S. to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods. More>>

Trump raises hopes, says North Korea returning US remains

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President Donald Trump says North Korea has already started to return the remains of US soldiers missing from the Korean War. More>>

The Latest: White House says Trump backs immigration effort

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President Donald Trump says he won't sign a "moderate" immigration bill written by House Republicans. More>>

Summit does not deal with North Korea's hacking

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North Korea's cyberattacks against US and its allies fails to make Singapore summit talking points 3 years after crippling Sony attack. More>>

Top WH legislative aide Marc Short to exit this summer

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White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short has told staff that he'll be leaving the position this summer. More>>

FBI report: Anti-Trump texts 'cast a cloud' over email probe

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FBI report says anti-Trump texts "cast a cloud" over Clinton investigation, sullied FBI's reputation. More>>

Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort jailed ahead of trial Video included

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President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is going to jail. More>>

Black religious leaders criticize Sessions' use of scripture

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Revs. Jesse Jackson, William Barber and other black clergy condemn Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he uses biblical scripture to justify separating immigrant families. More>>

Democrats set earlier 2020 convention date

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Democrats have set their 2020 presidential nominating convention for the middle of July, but they have not decided where. More>>

Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial Video included

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President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is going to jail after new charges were filed against him and a federal judge revoked his house arrest. More>>

White House: Trump supports GOP leaders' immigration bill

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Congressional Republicans distance themselves from the Trump administration's aggressive policy of separating children from their parents at the border. More>>

DHS reports about 2,000 minors separated from families

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According to Homeland Security figures obtained by the AP, nearly two thousand children have been separated from their families at the border since a new policy cracking down on illegal entry. More>>

When, not if: US poised to quit UN's human rights council

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Diplomats say the United States is about to quit the United Nation's main human rights body, primarily over Washington's claim that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel. More>>

Justice report provides ammo for both Trump and his critics Video included

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A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test. President Donald Trump and his critics are each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting the pro. More>>

US renews call for Cuba to probe cause of health 'attacks'

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The United States is renewing calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of "attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people. More>>

Walmart heirs' groups deny role in Georgia governor's race

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Walmart heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after a leading candidate was secretly recorded saying that he backed favorable school choice laws in the state in order to get campaign money from the Walton family's non-profit foundation. More>>

The Latest: Sessions to deal with 'any problems' in FBI

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FBI report says anti-Trump texts "cast a cloud" over Clinton investigation, sullied FBI's reputation. More>>

The Latest: Ronaldo 3, Spain 3: Star's hat trick earns draw

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The head of the Palestinian Football Association faces FIFA punishment for urging fans to burn photos of Lionel Messi if Argentina played a World Cup warmup game in Jerusalem. More>>

Trump claims FBI 'plotting' though report found no bias

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An inspector general report condemning the FBI's actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation blasts former FBI Director James Comey but denies total vindication to the president who fired him. More>>

Justice report provides ammo for both Trump, critics Video included

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