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Trapped campers, swimming bears in Montana as floods hit US

Montana Flooding

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Helicopters rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days, as severe storms swept the Rockies and the Midwest. Campers attending the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible near the...


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Michigan State board rejects effort to oust president

Doctor Sexual Assault Michigan State-1

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University’s governing board rejected an effort to oust the school’s interim president Friday as trustees met to discuss how to pay for a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who said they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry...


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The Cybersecurity 202: GOP lawmakers want US businesses to get out of business with

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Lawmakers don’t just want to muscle Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE out of doing business with the federal government. They’re also ratcheting up pressure on private organizations to sever ties with the companies, which they say help Beijing spy on Americans. In...


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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Border confusion after Trump about-face

APTOPIX Immigration Separated Children

A class-action lawsuit over the treatment of teenage migrants detained in Virginia is adding more pressure for immigration reform. Under the microscope after reports of immigrant children separated from their parents at the border , lawmakers are at odds as to how to address the issue. The...


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AP-NORC Poll: Americans say no to presidential self-pardons

NEW YORK (AP) — Even in an era of deep political division, Democrats and Republicans agree presidents should not pardon themselves. And if the nation’s chief executive ever does so, majorities of Americans in both parties believe Congress should impeach that president. Those are the findings of a...


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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, says a spokesman. The request for temporary shelter — amid a growing political battle over detained migrants —...


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Kentucky governor downplays effect of EU tariffs on bourbon

Whiskey Tariffs Kentucky Governor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In comments at odds with his home state’s whiskey distillers, Kentucky’s Republican governor is downplaying fears that the European Union’s retaliatory tariffs could disrupt the booming market for the Bluegrass state’s iconic bourbon industry. “There’s always the potential...


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The Latest: Groups sue Boston schools, allege info sharing

Immigration Separating Families

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump’s order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 8:40 a.m. A coalition of civil rights and student advocacy groups has sued the Boston Public Schools to...


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Social media _ not famous face _ is key to protest marches

Changing Face Of Protests

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marching arm-in-arm with other civil rights activists. Cesar Chavez hoisting a picket sign in a farm workers’ strike. Gloria Steinem rallying other feminists for equal rights. During the 1960s and into the 1970s, amid the turbulence of protests for...


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Trump tells GOP to 'stop wasting their time' on immigration

Congress Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday told his fellow Republicans in Congress to “stop wasting their time” on immigration legislation until after November, dismissing his party’s struggle to surmount internal divisions. Trump’s tweets come just days after he insisted Congress needed to...


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