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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

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President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2018. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1918, a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their families was rear-ended during an emergency stop by another train near Hammond,...


Business

Kentucky governor downplays effect of EU tariffs on bourbon

Whiskey Tariffs Kentucky Governor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In comments at odds with his home state’s whiskey distillers, Kentucky’s Republican governor is downplaying fears that the European Union’s retaliatory tariffs could disrupt the booming market for the Bluegrass state’s iconic bourbon industry. “There’s always the potential...


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The Latest: Groups sue Boston schools, allege info sharing

Immigration Separating Families

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump’s order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 8:40 a.m. A coalition of civil rights and student advocacy groups has sued the Boston Public Schools to...


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Trapped campers, swimming bears in Montana as floods hit US

Montana Flooding

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Helicopters rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days, as severe storms swept the Rockies and the Midwest. Campers attending the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible near the...


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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Border confusion after Trump about-face

APTOPIX Immigration Separated Children

A class-action lawsuit over the treatment of teenage migrants detained in Virginia is adding more pressure for immigration reform. Under the microscope after reports of immigrant children separated from their parents at the border , lawmakers are at odds as to how to address the issue. The...


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Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

APTOPIX US Immigration Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and...


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Social media _ not famous face _ is key to protest marches

Changing Face Of Protests

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marching arm-in-arm with other civil rights activists. Cesar Chavez hoisting a picket sign in a farm workers’ strike. Gloria Steinem rallying other feminists for equal rights. During the 1960s and into the 1970s, amid the turbulence of protests for...


Government

Trump tells GOP to 'stop wasting their time' on immigration

Congress Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday told his fellow Republicans in Congress to “stop wasting their time” on immigration legislation until after November, dismissing his party’s struggle to surmount internal divisions. Trump’s tweets come just days after he insisted Congress needed to...


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AP-NORC Poll: Americans say no to presidential self-pardons

NEW YORK (AP) — Even in an era of deep political division, Democrats and Republicans agree presidents should not pardon themselves. And if the nation’s chief executive ever does so, majorities of Americans in both parties believe Congress should impeach that president. Those are the findings of a...


Government

The Latest: Trump says GOP lawmakers 'wasting their time'

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Days after insisting that Congress act immediately, President Donald Trump is telling Republicans to “stop wasting their time” on immigration until after the November elections. In Friday morning tweets, Trump says...


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