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Trump considering naming an ‘immigration czar’

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he threatens to shut down the southern border, President Donald Trump is considering bringing on a “border” or “immigration czar” to coordinate immigration policy across various federal agencies, according to four…
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After shocking NY arrest, Avenatti faces court in California

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A week after Michael Avenatti’s shocking arrest in New York, the attorney famous for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in legal battles against President Donald Trump will be back in…
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Mexico braces for new caravan of Central American migrants

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is bracing for the possible arrival of the “mother of all caravans,” even as doubts arise over whether the group of Central American migrants will be all that big. Interior…
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Federal legalization of hemp creates quandary for US police

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBDs, a compound in hemp that many see…
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Backlash, questions follow dismissal of Jussie Smollett case

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors still insist Jussie Smollett faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in the hopes that the attention would advance his acting career. The “Empire” star still says he was assaulted by…
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Pentagon to defend projects targeted by Trump border project

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top defense leaders are expected to get a barrage of questions when they face worried lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Pentagon spelled out the military construction projects…
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Mueller finds no Trump collusion, leaves obstruction open

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice. That…
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Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage, pushing the total costs from the devastating Midwest flooding to…
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The bump stock ban is just days away. What will owners do?

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — David Lunsford is an avid gun owner with a firing range on his Texas spread. With bump stocks about to be banned by the U.S. government, he grudgingly decided to sell…
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Supreme Court Rules Against Immigrants in Detention Case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the government can arrest and detain non-citizens with past criminal convictions that could lead to deportation indefinitely, dealing a blow to immigrant rights advocates and upholding the Trump administration's…
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