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Trump's travel ban likely to be upheld, justices indicate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed poised Wednesday to uphold President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the U.S. by visitors from several Muslim-majority countries, a move that would hand the president a major victory on a controversial signature policy. In the court’s first full-blown...


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CORRECTS: Democrats: Colleagues say VA pick Jackson recklessly prescribed drugs, crashed

WASHINGTON (AP) — CORRECTS: Democrats: Colleagues say VA pick Jackson recklessly prescribed drugs, crashed government vehicle while drunk. (Corrects APNewsAlert to show Jackson colleagues making allegations, not Democrats.)


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Embattled VA nominee Jackson denies report alleging drunken car crash: 'I never wrecked a

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled VA nominee Jackson denies report alleging drunken car crash: ‘I never wrecked a car‘


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White House condemns ruling on Trump's 'Dreamers' program

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The White House on Wednesday sharply criticized a federal judge’s ruling that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. While the government has 90 days to restate its arguments before the order...


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The Latest: White House says travel ban is working

Supreme Court Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on arguments at the Supreme Court over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. (all times local): 2:58 p.m. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is arguing that the Trump administration’s travel ban “is working” and...


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Scientists find lots of gorillas in census, also see decline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers say there are far more western Africa gorillas than conservationists previously thought. But maybe not for long: The same study found a 19 percent plunge in that gorilla population in eight years. Researchers spent a decade trudging through an area of forest looking...


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Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess. That sentiment was evident Tuesday on Capitol Hill...


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EPA security chief also worked for owner of tabloid company

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties to President Donald Trump. EPA special agent Pasquale “Nino” Perrotta performed regular work for National...


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Peak Health Plan Premiums Give Rise To Activism — And Unconventional Solutions

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — When Garnett and Dave Mellen sent their 19-year-old daughter, Gita, off to college an hour away at Virginia Commonwealth University last fall, they didn’t expect to follow her. But in November, the family received notice that its monthly health insurance premium in...


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California Lawmakers Seek Reparations For People Sterilized By The State

Rosie Zaballos liked to host playtime tea parties and was sweet to everyone she met. But her older brother worried that the 16-year-old, whom her family described as “a little slow,” might someday become pregnant. In his 30s and married, he had three kids of his own. And their mom was sick and...


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