Government and politics

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 21, 2018 - 7:54 am
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and...
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President Donald Trump arrives at Duluth International Airport, in Duluth Minn., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Trump is in Duluth to speak at a rally for Pete Stauber, a Republican congressional candidate running in a traditionally Democratic district. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 21, 2018 - 7:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that. The president's abrupt about-face laid bare the administration's capricious...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks following a closed-door conference with fellow Republicans at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. A sweeping House GOP immigration overhaul teetered on the brink of collapse Thursday as lawmakers struggled to move past an issue that has become politically fraught amid the dire images of families being separated at the border. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 21, 2018 - 4:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sweeping House GOP immigration overhaul teetered on the brink of collapse Thursday as lawmakers struggled to move past an issue that has become politically fraught amid the dire images of families being separated at the border. President Donald Trump's sudden executive action...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2018 file photo, a container is loaded onto a cargo ship at a port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. China has accused the United States on Thursday, June 21, 2018, of using pressure tactics and blackmail in threatening to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese imports. (Chinatopix via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 3:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday accused the United States of using bullying tactics and blackmail in threatening to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese imports, ramping up criticism that the measures levied in the name of balancing trade would harm both countries'...
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President Donald Trump, center, listens to Vice President Mike Pence, right, address members of the media before signing an executive order to end family separations at the border, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Looking on is Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 21, 2018 - 2:56 am
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don't go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion on protecting American workers in Duluth, Minn., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 21, 2018 - 12:57 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Donald Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform. Niurka Lopez of Michigan said Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy made...
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June 21, 2018 - 12:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As the White House struggles to move past another self-imposed crisis, Democrats are fighting to ensure this one isn't quickly forgotten. Democratic leaders have met President Trump's order to stop dividing immigrant families with skepticism, promising waves of protests, border...
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In this June 20, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump gives the pen he used to sign the executive order to end family separations at the border to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, as Vice President Mike Pence, right, watches in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Nielsen has one hard-earned presidential signing pen, receiving hers after Trump used it to sign the executive order. By the time Trump reversed his policy Wednesday, Nielsen had been both yelled at and praised by Trump and pilloried for repeating his falsehoods. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 21, 2018 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirstjen Nielsen has one hard-earned presidential signing pen. President Donald Trump used the black marker Wednesday to sign an executive order halting family separations at the U.S. border — then handed it to Nielsen, his Homeland Security secretary. Such pens are typically...
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President Donald Trump arrives at Duluth International Airport, in Duluth Minn., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Trump is in Duluth to speak at a rally for Pete Stauber, a Republican congressional candidate running in a traditionally Democratic district. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 21, 2018 - 12:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that. The president's abrupt about-face laid bare the administration's capricious...
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Ivanka Trump, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, center, watches as he father addresses members of the media after he signed an executive order to end family separations at the border, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 21, 2018 - 12:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump has broken her dayslong silence about the forced separations of migrant families, tweeting thanks to President Donald Trump for "taking critical action" to end the separations at the border. In her tweet Wednesday, Ivanka Trump also...
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