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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

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President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space...

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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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Trump throws new roadblock in front of GOP immigration efforts

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump may have killed whatever chance House Republicans had of passing immigration legislation next week by telling them to stop “wasting their time” on the issue until after the November elections. Trump, who just days ago told Republican lawmakers he was...


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Dems seek info about Virginia facility after abuse claims

Immigration Abuse Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia’s two Democratic senators asked the Trump administration Friday for answers about operations at a juvenile detention facility in the state where immigrant children said they were bound, beaten and isolated in solitary confinement. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine sent to...


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Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

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McALLEN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump’s order to stop separating migrant children from their parents spread confusion along the border, with officials still working on a plan to reunite families while sending conflicting signals about the state of the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy....


Business

The Latest: German auto lobby makes warning over Trump tweet

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on America’s disputes with its trading partners (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Germany’s powerful auto lobby group is warning against an escalation of the trade dispute with the United States after President Donald Trump’s latest threat to raise tariffs on imported cars....


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Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

Uber Autonomous Vehicle

PHOENIX (AP) — The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show “The Voice” and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by police in Tempe revealed...


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Oil prices and energy companies jump as US stocks rise

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Friday morning as energy companies climb along with the price of oil. Oil producers in OPEC agreed to produce more oil, a step investors have expected for the last few weeks. The European Union is following through on its promise to put import taxes on $3.4...


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Journalists tour center for migrant children in Florida

Immigration Florida

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — U.S. officials provided a glimpse Friday into a South Florida facility housing more than 1,000 teen-age migrants, seeking to dispel any suggestions that children are being mistreated. Private contractors who run the center for unaccompanied minors in Homestead, Fla., showed...


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Michigan State approves $500 million bond for settlement

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University’s governing board rejected an effort to oust the school’s interim president Friday as trustees met to discuss how to pay for a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who said they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry...


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New wave of protests depends on masses, not dynamic leader

Changing Face Of Protests

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marching arm-in-arm with other civil rights activists. Cesar Chavez hoisting a picket sign in a farm workers’ strike. Gloria Steinem rallying other feminists for equal rights. During the 1960s and into the 1970s, amid the turbulence of protests for...


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