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Trump's border-wall proposal faces many obstacles

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President Donald Trump plans to build a

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Texas trooper: 12 dead, 3 injured in church van-truck crash

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Twelve people were killed and three others were injured Wednesday when a van carrying 14 church members and a pickup truck collided on a two-lane Texas highway, authorities said. The group of senior adults from First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas, was returning from a...


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Hill Republicans trying to avert a shutdown need Democrats - and Trump

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans are working aggressively to craft an agreement intended to keep the government open past April 28, but their bid to avert a shutdown hinges on courting Democrats wary of President Donald Trump and skirting the wrath of both...


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Senate president: 'Maryland is not going to become a sanctuary state'

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A Maryland bill to limit police cooperation with federal immigration authorities is in danger of dying in the state Senate after the head of the chamber expressed concern about the measure with just 12 days left in the 2017 legislative session. “Maryland is not going...


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Price: Trump administration plans to undo parts of ACA

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - In his carefully calibrated testimony before House appropriators, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price made one thing clear Wednesday: The administration is still intent on dismantling parts of the Affordable Care Act even if Republicans lack the...


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An illegal immigrant hanged himself after three months in an ICE detention

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A Nicaraguan man in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement died Tuesday after succumbing to injuries sustained in a suicide attempt last week, authorities said. Osmar Epifanio Gonzalez-Gadba was discovered March 22 hanging in his cell at the Adelanto...


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Former Christie allies sentenced in 'Bridgegate' case

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison Wednesday for their roles in a conspiracy to shut down the nation’s busiest bridge - an act of political retribution dubbed “Bridgegate” that is thought to have seriously damaged Christie’s...


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US charges State Dept. employee with concealing contacts with Chinese agents

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Federal prosecutors accuse a veteran U.S. State Department employee of obstructing justice and lying about repeated contacts with foreign intelligence agents for China as she and people close to her accepted cash and gifts for years, according to charges unsealed...


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Votes to override Hogan vetoes expected before 90-day legislative session ends

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Maryland General Assembly on Wednesday sent more than two dozen pieces of legislation to Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk, including an education bill that the governor has promised to veto and another he plans to sign. The action ensures that at least one veto override...


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In Trump's view, Omarosa more than an apprentice

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Omarosa Manigault was incredulous. As she was leaving a gathering of African-American members of Congress in the Oval Office, a group of reporters cornered her. For months, the Trump administration had sent strong signals that it would increase support to...


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Bail-bond industry fights for strong bail stance in Maryland

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The posts on Facebook are ominous: A suspected domestic abuser, released without bond, is accused of killing his girlfriend while awaiting his court date. Criminal suspects, who once would have had to put up money before getting out of jail, are now walking free, with...


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