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Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump searched Tuesday evening for a way to end the administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with their focus shifting to a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with...


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US housing starts jumped 5 pct. in May off Midwest building

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of construction in the Midwest drove U.S. housing starts up 5 percent in May from the prior month. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million, the strongest pace since July 2007. All of May’s...


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With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies. “You have to stand for something,” Trump declared Tuesday, as he...


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US prepares for return of war dead remains from North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American military command in South Korea is preparing for the North Koreans to turn over the remains of an unknown number of U.S. or allied service members who have been missing since the Korean War, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Officials say the timing of a ceremony is...


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The Latest: Trump taunts SC Rep. Sanford in GOP meeting

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 7:05 p.m. President Donald Trump worked in a verbal jab at Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican from South Carolina, as he spoke to House Republicans Tuesday evening on Capitol Hill. “I want to congratulate Mark on a great race,”...


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Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley,...


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

United States Human Rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations’ main human rights body (all times EDT): 6:35 p.m. The European Union says the Trump administration’s decision to pull the United States out of the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council “risks undermining the role of the U.S. as...


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US commander warns against leaving Afghanistan too rapidly

WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle-hardened Army commander nominated to take over U.S. military operations in Afghanistan warned senators Tuesday that if America leaves the fight too rapidly, there is a risk Islamic State militants could merge with al-Qaida and plan attacks against the U.S. or its allies....


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Sharpton, other leaders plan to visit children at border

Immigration Sharpton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling on the Trump administration to end its “insensitive policy,” the Rev. Al Sharpton and a coalition of social justice leaders announced Tuesday that they plan to visit immigrant children separated from their families at the U.S. border with Mexico. In a Capitol Hill news...


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Trump signs 10 millionth patent for Raytheon employee

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Raytheon Co. employee from California who found a new way to get real-time readings from large laser radars now holds the nation’s 10 millionth patent. The White House says President Donald Trump signed the patent Tuesday for Joseph Marron of Manhattan Beach. Large laser radars...


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