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Trump administration ends Obama-era protection program for Central American minors

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Wednesday formally terminated an Obama-era program that granted Central American minors temporary legal residence in the United States, shutting the door on 2,714 people who had won conditional approval to enter the country....


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Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection car

Manure Assault-Border Patrol

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man who says his livelihood in agriculture has been nearly ruined by people who entered the country illegally to work on local farms is facing charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration...


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Virginia clashes bring attention to anti-fascist movement

Confederate Monument Protest Rallies Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — The deadly white nationalist demonstration in Virginia has brought new attention to an anti-fascist movement whose black-clad, bandanna-wearing members have been a regular presence at protests around the country in the last year. Members of the “antifa” movement were among those...


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Sessions makes sweeping attack on Chicago's sanctuary city policy

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lambasted Chicago and its political leaders Wednesday, tying local policies on undocumented immigrants to soaring crime rates and threatening to withhold federal police grants if the city does not change. In a speech in Miami, Sessions...


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Republican Jewish Coalition breaks with Trump on Charlottesville, asks for 'greater moral

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A major Jewish political coalition that has long supported President Donald Trump and stood by him through other controversies broke with him on Wednesday over his response to events last weekend in Charlottesville, imploring him to more forcefully reject Nazis and...


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Following Charlottesville, dueling visions for Confederate statues in Va. governor's race

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The debate over Confederate monuments in Virginia erupted Wednesday in the governor’s race, the same day as the memorial for the woman killed during the weekend’s violent rally in Charlottesville. The Democratic nominee for governor, Ralph Northam, called for taking...


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How the alt-right got kicked offline after Charlottesville - from Uber to Google

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The alt-right grew up on the internet. Now, after Charlottesville, some of the far-right movement’s most infamous personalities are getting kicked off. Off Uber, Google and PayPal - in one case, kicked off the Web entirely - as tech companies rush to condemn last...


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Ben Carson calls criticism of Trump's Charlottesville response 'little squabbles' being

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson this week played down the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, calling the controversy over President Donald Trump’s response “little squabbles” that are “being blown out of proportion” and echoing the president’s...


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The brief life and messy end of Trump's manufacturing council

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Until this week, the task force to “get Americans back to work again” received little attention. It was born one week after the inauguration and, according to a White House announcement, was supposed to play a regular role in Trump’s presidency. “The President will be...


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AP FACT CHECK: Viral photo doesn't show 'antifa' beating cop

A widely spread photo that appears to show an anti-fascist activist beating a police officer is a doctored image. The image showing a man wielding a club and wearing an “antifa” jacket while standing over a downed officer was widely shared after the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in...


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