Government and politics

June 19, 2018 - 8:08 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho couple has sued the U.S. government, saying their teenage son still suffers headaches after a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed near their home doused him with cyanide. Mark and Theresa Mansfield of Pocatello filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S...
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Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, is congratulated by Pastor Les Simmons after her bill to limit police use of deadly force was approved by the Senate Public Safety Committee, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. California senators are advancing a first-in-the-nation bill to significantly change the standards for when police can open fire, acting after an emotion-charged debate over killings that have recently roiled the country. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 19, 2018 - 8:06 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that cleared its first hurdle Tuesday after an emotionally charged debate over deadly shootings that have roiled the country. It's time to change...
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June 19, 2018 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is speaking at a fundraiser held by his biggest super PAC. Trump is the keynote speaker at the first America First Action Leadership Summit, which is being held at his hotel in Washington. It's the first official fundraiser for America First Action, the...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2018, file photo, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to supporters as he campaigns for re-election at the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 offices in Edinburg, Texas. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP, File)
June 19, 2018 - 7:14 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz has staged a dramatic about-face on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policies, laying bare how politically damaging the issue of separating children from parents accused of crossing the border illegally is becoming for Republicans facing voters...
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June 19, 2018 - 7:05 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — East Coast governors from both parties are turning down requests for National Guard resources in protest of a federal immigration policy that is separating children from their families. None of the states has more than a handful of resources committed. The move is significant...
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FILE - This is a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2008 file photo, showing a general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomats say the United States is about to quit the United Nation’s main human rights body, primarily over Washington’s claim that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel. The move would be the Trump administration’s latest snub of the international community. The U.S. State Department said Friday, June 15, 2018 no decision has been made to leave. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)
June 19, 2018 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations' main human rights body (all times EDT): 6:35 p.m. The European Union says the Trump administration's decision to pull the United States out of the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council "risks undermining the role of the U.S. as...
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June 19, 2018 - 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle-hardened Army commander nominated to take over U.S. military operations in Afghanistan warned senators Tuesday that if America leaves the fight too rapidly, there is a risk Islamic State militants could merge with al-Qaida and plan attacks against the U.S. or its allies...
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Rep. Darren Sota, D-Fla., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill with Rev. Al Sharpton and social justice leaders to call on the Trump administration in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney General Session to stop separating children from their families at the U.S. border, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Beatrice Jin)
June 19, 2018 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling on the Trump administration to end its "insensitive policy," the Rev. Al Sharpton and a coalition of social justice leaders announced Tuesday that they plan to visit immigrant children separated from their families at the U.S. border with Mexico. In a Capitol Hill news...
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June 19, 2018 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House aide who led the planning for President Donald Trump's meeting last week with North Korea's Kim Jong Un has decided to leave the Trump administration to return to the private sector. Joe Hagin, the White House deputy chief of staff for operations, has served in...
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June 19, 2018 - 4:54 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are forging ahead with plans to execute the state's longest-serving death-row inmate without disclosing where they obtained lethal injection drugs, despite a judge's order this week to identify their supplier. The Nebraska attorney general appealed the judge'...
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