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Kelly: Some of Trump's campaign pledges on immigration, border wall 'uninformed'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that the United States will never construct a physical wall along the entire stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border and that some of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises on...


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Customer complain that gas station swapped diesel, gasoline

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Some Maine drivers say their vehicles were damaged when they purchased fuel at a gas station where the diesel and gasoline were in the wrong pumps. The Kennebec Journal reports the drivers filled their tanks at a Mobil station in Waterville last week. The owner of the gas...


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Navy courts-martial are possible for fatal ship collisions; history shows results are

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Navy’s decision to move forward with possible criminal charges against officers who oversaw two destroyers involved in catastrophic collisions last year sets up a potential spectacle that has not occurred in a generation: The court-martial of a ship’s captain in...


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Lawmaker seeks home school oversight after 13 found captive

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — City officials couldn’t find any records that the fire marshal conducted required annual inspections at a California home that doubled as a private school where authorities say 13 malnourished siblings were kept captive in filthy conditions by their parents. On Wednesday, a state...


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Supreme Court critical of lawyer's decision to concede guilt of client who claimed

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court seemed reluctant Wednesday to validate a lawyer’s decision to concede his client’s guilt against the client’s wishes, even if the attorney thought it was the best way to save the man from the death penalty. Justices liberal and...


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Hogan announces deal with unions on modest raises for Md. state employees

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Maryland state employees will receive a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment under a new contract agreement reached with the Hogan administration. Gov. Larry Hogan’s office announced Wednesday that the administration and the four major unions that represent state...


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Trump's disruption of government could aid top federal employees, survey says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. With President Donald Trump’s first presidential anniversary days away, hundreds of political positions in the federal government still lack nominees. Perhaps some folks don’t want to work for someone they think may be a white supremacist, but that’s another column....


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US stock rally lifts Dow to first close above 26,000 points

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A broad rally on Wall Street propelled the Dow Jones industrial average to close above 26,000 points for the first time Wednesday. The sharp gains also delivered record highs for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and the Nasdaq composite, wiping out the market’s modest losses from a day earlier....


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Kelly calls some of President Trump's campaign pledges on immigration, wall 'uninformed,'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that the United States will never construct a physical wall along the entire stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border and that some of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises on immigration were...


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Markets Right Now: Dow has first close above 26,000 points

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000 points. The Dow had traded above that level on Tuesday but wound up closing lower that day. The Dow’s surge on...


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