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    Indonesian couple take refuge in candidate’s church

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Christian Indonesian couple who fear they’ll be deported if they follow orders to report to U.S. immigration officials have taken refuge in a church run by a candidate in New Jersey’s governor’s race. The Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale, the Green Party candidate, offered sanctuary in the Reformed Church of Highland Park […]
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    Firm behind Trump-Russia dossier balks at House subpoena

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A political research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump’s connections to Russia is balking at subpoenas from the House intelligence committee, with a lawyer for the firm questioning the legitimacy of the panel’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Joshua Levy, a lawyer for Fusion GPS, […]
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    California governor vetoes candidate tax disclosure bill

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown late Sunday vetoed legislation that would have forced presidential candidates to publicly share their tax returns in order to appear on the state’s ballot. The bill was aimed at forcing President Donald Trump to release his tax returns if he runs for the White House again in […]
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    GOP Sen. Thad Cochran grappling with illness

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is continuing to grapple with a urinary tract infection that has delayed a planned return to Washington, his office announced on Monday. The GOP veteran, 79, has been absent from Washington for a month. Cochran’s chief of staff Brad White made the announcement in a statement issued by […]
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    Supreme Court backs push to remove Ten Commandments monument

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a lower court that ordered a New Mexico city to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the lawn outside City Hall. Civil liberties advocates behind the case called the decision involving the city of Bloomfield a victory for the separation of church and state. […]
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    Supreme Court won’t take case of alleged USS Cole mastermind

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that the alleged mastermind of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors should face a trial by a military commission. The court on Monday declined to take up the case of Saudi national Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri (ahbd […]
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    Supreme Court to consider American Express fee dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal by 11 states that argue American Express violated antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use other credit cards that charge lower fees. The justices said Monday they would review a ruling by the federal appeals court in New York that sided […]
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    The Latest: White House condemns Somalia bombing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 7:20 p.m. The White House is condemning the truck bombing in Somalia that left more than 300 people dead and hundreds more injured. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Monday evening that the U.S. “strongly condemns the senseless mass murder […]
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    Trump in Asia will call for increased pressure on NKorea

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will ask U.S. allies to pressure North Korea on its nuclear program in an upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific region. He’ll also meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Trump has praised Duterte for his deadly war on drugs that has left thousands dead, according to a leaked transcript of […]
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    Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump waded back into Southern politics Monday, showering praise on one of his earliest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. At a closed-door campaign fundraiser, Trump praised McMaster as his “friend” and “compatriot” and predicted McMaster would be the state’s governor for “many years,” according to video of the […]
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    White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said Monday, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more a year. This stunning 5 percent increase was met with skepticism from tax experts and Democratic lawmakers who said the math was flawed. Spread across every U.S. household, the White House analysis […]
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    EU backs Iran deal, urges US Congress to protect it

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Monday backed the Iran nuclear agreement, saying the accord is working and is a key part of non-proliferation efforts despite U.S. President Donald Trump withdrawing his support for it. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, whose team has been a key player in drawing up the deal […]
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    Trump, McConnell: No matter what people say, we’re friends

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell reaffirmed their alliance of necessity Monday in a raucous Rose Garden news conference that also underscored their sharp differences. The garrulous president claimed they were longtime friends now closer than ever; the reserved Senate Republican leader allowed that they share goals and speak often. It was a […]
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    AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s tax plan is far from the biggest ever

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump presented a distorted picture of his tax plan this past week and claimed he was trying to keep the Obama health law’s insurance markets afloat even as he took steps that could well sink them. A look at his statements on a grab-bag of hot topics spanning the economy, […]
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    Tillerson: US prefers diplomacy with NKorea, but has options

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the North Korean crisis “will continue until the first bomb drops.” That statement comes despite President Donald Trump’s tweets a couple of weeks ago that his chief envoy was “wasting his time” trying to negotiate with “Little Rocket Man,” a mocking […]
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