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Evacuees escaping the floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rest at the George R. Brown Convention Center that has been set up as a shelter in Houston, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
August 30, 2017 - 2:41 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 1:40 p.m. A 36-year-old inmate scheduled for execution in Texas next week has been granted a temporary reprieve because of Harvey. Bexar County prosecutors cited "extraordinary circumstances" in asking to move Juan Castillo's...
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August 30, 2017 - 2:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Philadelphia suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A Department of Justice spokesman says Philadelphia is doing a disservice to its residents "by protecting criminal aliens rather than law-abiding citizens." Spokesman Devin O'Malley's...
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A home is surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 2:09 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Residents along the Texas-Louisiana border are feeling Harvey's second punch as flash flooding inundates homes and overwhelms first responders trying to pluck people from the water. Police in Beaumont, Texas, have been...
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A home is surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 1:58 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 1 p.m. Downtown Houston business district officials say the city's center has survived Harvey in relatively good shape, though flooding has damaged several buildings, including City Hall and the city's main performing arts...
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A home is surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 1:58 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 1 p.m. Downtown Houston business district officials say the city's center has survived Harvey in relatively good shape, though flooding has damaged several buildings, including City Hall and the city's main performing arts...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill Washington. Congressional aides say President Donald Trump will meet House and Senate leaders at the White House next week, as lawmakers return from an August break and plunge into a daunting pile of work. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 30, 2017 - 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Disaster relief after Harvey-caused epic flooding in Texas tops an already crowded agenda when President Donald Trump meets next week with House and Senate leaders at the White House. Lawmakers return from the August break facing multiple legislative deadlines and a need to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill Washington. Congressional aides say President Donald Trump will meet House and Senate leaders at the White House next week, as lawmakers return from an August break and plunge into a daunting pile of work. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 30, 2017 - 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Disaster relief after Harvey-caused epic flooding in Texas tops an already crowded agenda when President Donald Trump meets next week with House and Senate leaders at the White House. Lawmakers return from the August break facing multiple legislative deadlines and a need to...
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A home is surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 12:47 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 11:45 a.m. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has assigned about 150 employees from around the country to help with disaster relief efforts in Houston. The agency said Wednesday that 139 agents and officers from...
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A home is surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 12:47 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 11:45 a.m. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has assigned about 150 employees from around the country to help with disaster relief efforts in Houston. The agency said Wednesday that 139 agents and officers from...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill Washington. Congressional aides say President Donald Trump will meet House and Senate leaders at the White House next week, as lawmakers return from an August break and plunge into a daunting pile of work. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 30, 2017 - 12:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Congress (all times local): 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Hurricane Harvey, but his Republican allies in the House are looking at cutting almost $1 billion from disaster accounts to help...
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