Government and politics

In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, migrants on a rubber boat are being rescued by the ship operated by the German NGO Mission Lifeline in the Mediterranean Sea in front of the Libyan coast. Italy's interior minister says Malta should allow a Dutch-flagged rescue ship carrying 224 migrants to make port there because the ship is now in Maltese waters. Salvini said the rescue was in Libyan waters, which Lifeline denies. (Hermine Poschmann/Mission Lifeline via AP)
June 23, 2018 - 10:22 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration issues in Europe (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says his country will reintroduce controls on its border with Italy if Germany were to turn back migrants at its border to Austria. Kurz told daily German tabloid Bild on...
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President Donald Trump, left, arrives for an event on the White House complex in Washington, Friday, June 22, 2018, with people who have lost family members from crime committed by undocumented immigrants. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 23, 2018 - 6:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to cast doubt Friday on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border, dismissing "phony stories of sadness and grief" while asserting the real victims of the nation's immigration crisis are Americans killed by those...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event on the White House complex, Friday, June 22, 2018, with people who have lost family members from crime committed by undocumented immigrants. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 23, 2018 - 5:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump's backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet saying they should quit wasting their time on it. The Friday tweet is hardly the first time the president has abandoned his allies in a...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, a courtyard is seen at the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. The immigration detention facility has been retooled to house adults with children who have been apprehended at the border. The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along U.S.-Mexico border, a move descried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
June 23, 2018 - 4:35 am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States...
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Immigrants in ankle chains disembark from a bus at the Federal Courthouse for hearings on Friday, June 22, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 23, 2018 - 4:27 am
TOPEKA, Kansas (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): 6:30 p.m. Kansas' child welfare agency has concluded after an inspection that immigrant children housed...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017 file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. In a 5-4 decision Friday, The Supreme Court says police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 23, 2018 - 2:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age. The justices' 5-4 decision marks a big change in how police may obtain information that phone...
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June 22, 2018 - 9:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two federal reports released this month blast the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to have procedures to adequately protect children in subsidized housing against lead paint exposure. The reports, from the Government Accountability Office and HUD's Office of...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2017 file photo, State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco works at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Wiener pulled his support for a net neutrality bill he sponsored after Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, removed whole portions of the bill. It had been considered one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to revive net neutrality rules. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 22, 2018 - 9:22 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker's decision to alter a net neutrality bill considered one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to require an equal playing field on the internet has generated intensely personal online attacks aimed at his family as well as criticism from fellow...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, activists with Planned Parenthood demonstrate in support of a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion, outside of the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington. Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people. The lawsuits were filed Friday, June 22, 2018, in federal courts in New York City and Spokane, Washington, by four different Planned Parenthood affiliates covering New York City and the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska and Washington.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 22, 2018 - 8:31 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people. The lawsuits were filed in...
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June 22, 2018 - 7:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that North Korea still poses an "extraordinary threat" to the United States. In an executive order, the president extended for one year the so-called "national emergency" with respect to the nuclear-armed nation, re-authorizing economic...
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