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  • Mattis seeks less contentious visit with Chinese

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea. Speaking to reporters on […]
  • Pentagon says 2 bases to house immigrants

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — The Pentagon is preparing to build temporary camps for immigrants at two military bases, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday. He did not name the two bases, but said the details are being worked out, including how much capacity is needed. The Pentagon had initially talked about four […]
  • First lady: kindness and compassion are important in life

    TYSONS, Va. (AP) — Melania Trump said Sunday that kindness, compassion and positivity are important traits in life. The first lady helped SADD — Students Against Destructive Decisions — open its annual national conference at a hotel just outside Washington. The appearance followed her trip last week to the U.S.-Mexico border to see the effect […]
  • Trump lobs new threats against countries trading with the US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lobbing new threats against U.S. trade partners. Trump says Sunday on Twitter that the U.S. is “insisting” that countries remove “artificial” trade barriers and tariffs on U.S. imports to their countries “or be met with more than Reciprocity by the U.S.A.” He says “Trade must be fair and […]
  • Trump wants those who ‘invade’ sent right back

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday compared people entering the U.S. from Mexico to invaders and said they should be immediately sent back without appearing before a judge. The American Civil Liberties Union said in response that such a step would be illegal and violate the Constitution that Trump swore to uphold, “We […]
  • Crash: US House candidate who beat Sanford undergoes surgery

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who’s running for Congress underwent two major surgeries Sunday after being seriously injured in a recent road accident and they went “extremely well” with a full recovery expected, her spokesman said. Spokesman Michael Mule said state Rep. Katie Arrington’s second surgery for a spinal fracture was the […]
  • ‘Ready, fire, aim’ – critics see pattern to Trump’s approach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe it’s not so easy after all. President Donald Trump’s struggles to push immigration legislation through Congress and his about-face on breaking up immigrant families are putting a spotlight on his competence in carrying out his policies. The fallout from Trump’s handling of the separation of immigrant children from their families, which […]
  • Democrat who wins Hawaii primary likely to take House seat

    HONOLULU (AP) — Coming off a high-profile challenge of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, it seemed that Hawaii Lt. Gov. Doug Chin would parlay that name recognition into a U.S. House seat. U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is not running for re-election, and Chin — the state’s former attorney general — appeared to be the front-runner […]
  • San Francisco restaurants open kitchens to refugee chefs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At San Francisco’s Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family. Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a program that […]
  • Democrats hoping to flip House not just trash-talking Trump

    BOSTON (AP) — Democrats hoping to flip enough seats to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives say they aren’t putting all their eggs in the anti-Trump basket. Those candidates include Lauren Underwood, a 31-year-old registered nurse from Illinois and part of the Democrats’ master plan to regain control of the House. While Underwood […]
  • Trump to test his powers in South Carolina runoff

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s effort to bend the Republican Party to his will faces its next test Tuesday, when South Carolina voters choose between two GOP gubernatorial candidates who both claim to be Trump acolytes. The president has already made his pick: incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster, a longtime Trump supporter who failed […]
  • The Latest: GOP leaders hampered in immigration legislation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says people who “invade” the U.S. must immediately be sent back to their countries and not be given a court hearing. Trump tweets Sunday that the U.S. immigration system is “laughed at all over the world” and is […]
  • Trump tweets, hard-right voters hamper GOP immigration push

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump’s next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters are undermining GOP leaders’ election-year struggle to shove an immigration bill through the House this week, leaving their prospects dubious. Party leaders are trying to finally secure the votes they need for their wide-ranging bill with tweaks they […]
  • Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, setting off a fierce debate about whether politics should play a role in how administration officals are treated in public. Sanders was the latest to experience a brusque reception in such a […]
  • Reunification prospects unclear for freed immigrant parents

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas charitable organization says 32 immigrant parents separated from their children after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border were freed into its care Sunday, but they don’t know where their kids are or when they might see them again despite government assurances that family reunification would be well organized. The release […]
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