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In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 24, the 175th day of 2018. There are 190 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 24, 1968, “Resurrection City,” a shantytown constructed as part of the Poor People’s March on Washington, D.C., was closed down by authorities. On this date:...


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Former US poet laureate Donald Hall dies in New Hampshire

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candor about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, has died at age 89. Hall’s daughter, Philippa Smith, confirmed Sunday that her father died Saturday at his...


Government

The Latest: Trump wants those who 'invade' sent right back

Trump

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...


Business

US imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year

Seafood Deficit

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The United States imported more seafood last year than at any point in its history, and the nation’s trade deficit in the sector is growing, federal data show. The U.S. imported more than 6 billion pounds of seafood valued at more than $21.5 billion in 2017, according to data...


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Marijuana addiction is real, and rising

Special To The Washington Post. SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - For as long as most residents can remember, smoking marijuana has been a part of life here. The fact that California legalized the practice in January went practically unnoticed in this quiet town a half-hour’s drive north of San Francisco, where...


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Democrats hoping to flip House not just trash-talking Trump

Flipping the House

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...


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Trump to test his powers in South Carolina runoff

South Carolina Governor Pence

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...


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'A party in transition': Maryland Democratic field includes many potential firsts

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The two straight white guys are near the bottom of the polls. That’s one way to capture the unusual diversity of the Democrats competing in Tuesday’s primary for a chance to unseat Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan - another straight white guy. Former NAACP...


Government

Trump tweets, hard-right voters hamper GOP immigration push

Congress Immigration

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...


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Trump administration says it knows location of all children

Texas Immigration

Trump administration officials say the U.S. government knows the location of all children in its custody after separating them from their families at the border and is working to reunite them. A fact sheet on “zero-tolerance prosecution and family reunification” released Saturday night by the...


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