Government and politics

President Donald Trump, accompanied by House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, to rally Republicans around a GOP immigration bill. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 19, 2018 - 9:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing no clear path as party leaders searched for a way defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border. And it's uncertain if...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Hall of Columns as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, to rally Republicans around a GOP immigration bill. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 19, 2018 - 9:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies. "You have to stand for something," Trump declared Tuesday, as he...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 18, 2018, file photo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks at a National Space Council meeting in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. Ross reported on a government form released Monday, as required by federal ethics rules, that he shorted stock in Navigator Holdings in October. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 19, 2018 - 9:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. Ross reported on a government...
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June 19, 2018 - 8:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has secured the Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office. Bowser campaigned on her record of leading the District through an economic turnaround. However, her administration has struggled in recent months to contain...
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President Donald Trump, left, gestures as he walks with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., right, while leaving the U.S. Capitol in Washington after meeting with GOP leadership, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Walking behind them is Stephen Miller, center, White House senior adviser. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 19, 2018 - 8:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took a dig at Rep. Mark Sanford, a South Carolina Republican who has been critical of the president, during a meeting with House Republicans on Tuesday night. Trump told the lawmakers in a closed-door Capitol Hill meeting that he wanted to "congratulate Mark...
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June 19, 2018 - 8:08 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho couple has sued the U.S. government, saying their teenage son still suffers headaches after a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed near their home doused him with cyanide. Mark and Theresa Mansfield of Pocatello filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S...
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Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, is congratulated by Pastor Les Simmons after her bill to limit police use of deadly force was approved by the Senate Public Safety Committee, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. California senators are advancing a first-in-the-nation bill to significantly change the standards for when police can open fire, acting after an emotion-charged debate over killings that have recently roiled the country. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 19, 2018 - 8:06 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that cleared its first hurdle Tuesday after an emotionally charged debate over deadly shootings that have roiled the country. It's time to change...
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June 19, 2018 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is speaking at a fundraiser held by his biggest super PAC. Trump is the keynote speaker at the first America First Action Leadership Summit, which is being held at his hotel in Washington. It's the first official fundraiser for America First Action, the...
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June 19, 2018 - 7:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American military command in South Korea is preparing for the North Koreans to turn over the remains of an unknown number of U.S. or allied service members who have been missing since the Korean War, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Officials say the timing of a ceremony is...
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President Donald Trump, left, walks with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., right, as he leaves the U.S. Capitol in Washington after meeting with Republican leadership, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Walking behind them is White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 19, 2018 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 7:05 p.m. President Donald Trump worked in a verbal jab at Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican from South Carolina, as he spoke to House Republicans Tuesday evening on Capitol Hill. "I want to congratulate Mark on a great race,"...
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