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In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2018. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1918, a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their families was rear-ended during an emergency stop by another train near Hammond,...


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Man charged in bike path killings speaks in court of 'Allah'

NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with murdering eight people on a New York City bike path and injuring many more spoke out in court Friday over a prosecutor’s objection, invoking “Allah” and defending the Islamic State. Sayfullo Saipov, 30, raised his hand to speak immediately after U.S. District...


Business

California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

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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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Nearly 400 people used California assisted death law in 2017

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials reported Friday that 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first full year after a law made the option legal. The California Department of Public Health said 577 people received aid-in-dying drugs last year, but...


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The four times Trump signed tax returns for his foundation that contained incorrect

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. For years, President Donald Trump personally signed the tax returns for his charitable foundation, scrawling his signature just below a stern warning from the IRS: Providing false information could lead to “penalties of perjury.” But a lawsuit filed last week by New...


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Trump's portrayal of his Sanford insult goes largely unchallenged by House Republicans

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - After President Donald Trump insulted one of their own as a “nasty guy,” many House Republicans dodged and weaved when questioned this week about the president’s takedown of Rep. Mark Sanford, S.C. “I wasn’t paying attention. It wasn’t a big deal,” said...


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Police make separate arrests in 1986 deaths of young girls

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man who police said was linked by DNA to the killing of a 12-year-old girl more than three decades ago was charged Friday with first-degree murder and first-degree rape. It is the second suspect that Tacoma, Washington, police have arrested in the past two months in cold...


Government

Trump declares NKorea still poses "extraordinary threat"

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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Dick Leitsch, whose 'Sip-In' was a milestone for the gay rights movement, dies at 83

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Dick Leitsch, who became a leading gay rights activist in 1960s New York, where he helped end police entrapment of gays and organized the first major act of civil disobedience by a gay rights group - a boozy sit-in known as the Sip-In - died June 22 at a hospice...


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For immigrants, still no word on when they will be reunited

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McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday cast about for jail space to detain them together, leaving hundreds of parents in the dark on when they would be reunited with their children....


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