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  • Report: Lt. Gov. bought condo from lobbyist below value

    ATLANTA (AP) — A leading Republican candidate for Georgia governor reportedly bought a downtown Atlanta condominium from a lobbyist at what appeared to be a discount. The New York Times , citing real estate records, says Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle bought the one-bedroom condo 10 years ago at 24 percent less than its appraised value. […]
  • Key findings of Justice watchdog report on Clinton probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s watchdog has finally weighed in on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation and nobody comes out looking good. The report paints a deeply unflattering portrait of former FBI Director James Comey and other senior bureau officials. And it is unlikely to satisfy either Republicans looking for […]
  • Scalise back for congressional game a year after shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats put aside the sectarian hostilities that have increasingly defined this town and came together on the baseball diamond Thursday, a year after bullets from a would-be mass assassin shook Congress to its core. Democrats prevailed 21-5 in the 57th Congressional Baseball Game for Charity at Nationals Park. But the […]
  • Highlights of a proposed GOP immigration compromise

    Highlights of a proposed immigration compromise distributed to Republican lawmakers Thursday by House GOP leaders: ___ PROTECTING IMMIGRANTS FROM DEPORTATION — Young immigrants brought to U.S. illegally as children could apply for renewable permission to stay legally for six years. — Program would cover 1.8 million people protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]
  • House GOP unveils bill for young immigrants, $25B for border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a “discussion draft” of a sweeping immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for young immigrants, $25 billion in border security — including advance funds for President Donald Trump’s wall with Mexico — and a provision aimed at addressing the crisis of family separations at the border. Presented […]
  • Missouri denies legal bills for lawyers of ex-Gov. Greitens

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The private attorneys who represented former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ office against potential impeachment proceedings won’t be paid by the state for more than $180,000 of legal bills, a top official decided Thursday. Office of Administration Commissioner Sarah Steelman said it appears the primary beneficiary of the lawyers’ work was […]
  • UAE: US rejects military aid request in Yemen port assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has rejected three separate requests from the United Arab Emirates for military assistance in the Saudi-led coalition attack on the Yemeni port of Hodeida, a senior UAE official said Thursday. The official said that the Trump administration denied the requests within the past 24 hours as a UAE operation to […]
  • White House: Trump salute to NK general ‘a common courtesy’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to return a military salute to a North Korean three-star general. “It’s a common courtesy when a military official from another government salutes, that you return that,” presidential spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters two days after Trump returned from his summit […]
  • Sessions cites Bible to defend separating immigrant families

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible on Thursday in his defense of his border policy that is resulting in hundreds of immigrant children being separated from their parents after they enter the U.S. illegally. Sessions, speaking in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on immigration, pushed back against criticism he had received over the […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: GOP now blames court for family separation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is refusing to take ownership of an immigration policy that is separating children from parents who are arrested for illegally crossing the border. His supporters in Congress are helping him with that evasion. Trump has repeatedly tried to pin blame on Democrats, saying they passed a law that is […]
  • Supreme Court addresses question of foreign law in US courts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nyet. Non. Nein. No. That’s the answer the Supreme Court gave Thursday to the question of whether federal courts in the United States must accept statements from foreign governments about their own laws as binding. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for a unanimous court that a “federal court should accord respectful consideration […]
  • Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Trump has long vowed to […]
  • US renews call for Cuba to probe cause of health ‘attacks’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday renewed calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of health “attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people. Cuba again denied any involvement or knowledge of any such attacks. At a senior-level meeting with Cuban officials in Washington, the State […]
  • The Latest: San Francisco mayor-elect visits her old school

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on San Francisco’s new mayor-elect (all times local): London Breed formally declared victory as San Francisco’s mayor-elect at the elementary school where she got into her first fight and made life-long friends. Her speech was part love letter to the community and part outline of what she promised to […]
  • Pence to visit Brazil, Ecuador and Guatemala

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday he will visit Brazil, Ecuador and Guatemala during the last week of June. He will start the tour June 26 in Brasilia, where he will meet Brazilian president Michel Temer. The following day Pence will be in Manaus, capital of the Brazilian northern state that borders […]
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