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Leaders delay vote on compromise GOP immigration bill until next week and plan changes in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders delay vote on compromise GOP immigration bill until next week and plan changes in hopes of salvaging measure.


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Governor orders probe of abuse claims by immigrant children

Immigration Abuse Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia’s governor ordered state officials Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility who said they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. Gov....


Business

Latest: Trump calls sales tax ruling 'victory for fairness'

Supreme Court Sales Tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax (all times local): 5:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is commenting on a Supreme Court decision that may result in shoppers getting charged sales tax on more online purchases. The high...


Government

Trump seeks federal government overhaul, merger of agencies

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The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday that calls for merging the education and labor departments, moving the federal food stamp program to the Department of Health and Human Services and renaming that agency.


Government

Pentagon agrees to provide space for 20,000 migrant children

Immigration Family Separation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, a spokesman said Thursday. The request for temporary shelter — amid a growing political battle over detained...


Business

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

China US Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products. Now, the world is punching back. The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American...


National

Governor orders probe of abuse claims by immigrant children

Immigration Abuse Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia’s governor ordered state officials Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility who said they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. Gov....


National Business

US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.57 percent

Mortgage Rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, marking their third decline in the past four weeks after increasing last week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages was 4.57 percent, down from 4.62 percent last week. By contrast,...


Government

The Latest: Interior links reorganization plan to Obama

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s proposal to reorganize the federal government (All times local): 4:10 p.m. The Trump administration is citing an endorsement from unlikely source — former President Barack Obama — as it touts a plan to reorganize the federal government. One...


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1 more US worker confirmed hurt by mystery Cuba incidents

Health Mystery Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, the State Department said Thursday, bringing the total number to 25. The new “medically confirmed” worker is one of two who were recently evacuated from...


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