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  • Pew: Hispanics before Trump inauguration split on issues

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pew Research Center survey says more than half of Hispanic immigrants who were neither U.S. citizens nor legal permanent residents said they were concerned about their place in the United States. The survey showed that 55 ...

  • Trio of military men gain growing influence with Trump

    3 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a White House laden with competing power centers, a trio of military men has emerged as a force to be reckoned with. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Joint Chiefs Chairman Joseph ...

  • Sessions: US to continue use of privately run prisons

    4 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled his support for the federal government's use of private prisons, rescinding a memo meant to phase out their use. Sessions issued a new memo Thursday replacing one issued last August by ...

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions signals support for private prisons, rescinds memo meant to phase out their use

    4 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signals support for private prisons, rescinds memo meant to phase out their use.

  • Environmental and fishing groups sue to save salmon

    5 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental and fishing groups sued the federal government on Thursday as they seek cooler water for salmon in the Columbia River system. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Seattle against the U.S. Environmental Protection ...

  • Giffords urges lawmakers: 'Have some courage,' meet voters

    6 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords — who survived an assassination attempt — is urging members of Congress to "have some courage" and face their constituents. Her comments Thursday are in response to a Texas congressman — Republican Louie ...

  • Texas Republican criticizes explicit signs at women's march

    6 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas Republican is criticizing women who carried explicit signs at the Women's March in Washington last month. Rep. Mike Conaway said women were carrying signs and wearing costumes "in the foulest, nastiest, crudest, crassest manner possible, ...

  • Justice Ginsburg praises media and the role of a free press

    7 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is praising the media at a time when the Trump administration has accused reporters of being dishonest and delivering "fake news." Ginsburg tells the BBC's "Newsnight" program in an interview Thursday ...

  • Senator asks DeVos to clarify remarks about Ed Dept staff

    7 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator is expressing concern about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her comments about employees. In an interview last week, DeVos said some Education Department workers could "try to subvert" its mission and promised to act ...

  • Dunford: Counter-IS plan will have global scope

    8 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military officer says a Pentagon-led review of strategy for defeating the Islamic State group will present President Donald Trump with options not just to speed up the fight against IS but also to combat ...

  • DC's interim police chief gets job permanently

    9 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A nearly 30-year veteran of the District of Columbia police department has been named the city's new police chief. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the appointment of Peter Newsham (NOO-shum) on Thursday. Newsham had been serving as ...

  • The Latest: Evancho wants to 'enlighten' Trump on policies

    12 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's decision on public school bathrooms and transgender students. (all times local): 7:30 a.m. The singer who performed at President Donald Trump's inauguration says she wants to meet with the president to ...

  • Administration lifts transgender student bathroom guidance

    17 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that allowed them to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities. The Justice and Education departments said in a letter being sent ...

  • Conservatives hail end of bathroom rule for transgender kids

    17 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to decide. Transgender rights advocates, ...

  • Praise, criticism follow transgender bathroom decision

    1 day ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Comments about the Trump administration decision to rescind federal guidelines allowing transgender students to use public school bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity: "As President Trump has clearly stated, he believes policy regarding transgender bathrooms should be ...

  • Trump administration lifts transgender student bathroom protections, citing legal confusion

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration lifts transgender student bathroom protections, citing legal confusion.

  • Conservatives welcome Trump with delight _ and wariness

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House. This year, they're learning reality can be complicated. With Donald Trump's presidential ...

  • Revised Trump immigration order delayed until next week

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is pushing back the release of President Donald Trump's revamped refugee and immigration executive order until next week. Trump had said his administration would unveil the new order this week, but a White House ...

  • McCain makes secret trip to Syria to meet with US troops

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain says he traveled to northern Syria last week to discuss with the U.S. forces stationed there plans for defeating the Islamic State extremist group and pushing the militants out of their ...

  • In hot water: Climate change harms hot spots of ocean life

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds that the six ocean hot spots that teem with the biggest mix of species are also among those getting hit hardest by global warming and industrial fishing. An international team looked at more ...

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