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Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before supporters Saturday, saying “we have to be very strong” as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time critic. Trump was in Las Vegas...


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Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A month after the second most powerful earthquake ever was recorded, the Alaska port community of Valdez remained in ruins. A hulking Alaska National Guard cargo plane’s mission April 25, 1964, was to deliver Gov. William Egan to oversee efforts to rebuild the town on a new...


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Protesters, Democrats want immigrant families reunited

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MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Demonstrators led rallies and protests Saturday to decry the separation of immigrant parents from their children by U.S. border authorities, while Democratic lawmakers said they aren’t convinced the Trump administration has any real plan to reunite them. Hundreds of people...


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Making the case for more drones

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BLACKSBURG, Va. - They considered how well everyone slept the night before. They considered the chances a military jet might scream by on a training mission. They considered the farmer in the field. Then they considered some more. After making it through their list of...


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Why a small-town restaurant owner asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave - and would do it

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LEXINGTON, Va. - Stephanie Wilkinson was at home Friday evening - nearly 200 miles from the White House - when the choice presented itself. Her phone rang about 8 p.m. It was the chef at the Red Hen, the tiny farm-to-table restaurant that she co-owned just off Main...


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Congress' record on immigration is repeated failures

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - In January 2007, soon after a “thumping” in the midterm elections, President George W. Bush met with the new congressional leadership to talk about the agenda for his final two years in office and his hopes for a breakthrough on immigration. He knew that...


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Vinnie Paul, hard-hitting drummer for heavy metal band Pantera, dies at 54

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Vinnie Paul, the hard-hitting drummer for Pantera, one of the most popular heavy metal groups of the 1990s, who saw his brother killed onstage by a fan in 2004, died June 22 in Las Vegas. He was 54. The death was announced on Pantera’s Facebook page and confirmed to...


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Democrats visit detention centers to attack 'zero tolerance' immigration policy

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Congressional Democrats joined protests of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy on Saturday, fanning out from detention centers to protests to party conventions and calling for an end to the practice of separating migrant families. McAllen,...


Government

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

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WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting. Sanders tweeted that she was told by the owner of the...


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For transgender groups, four words mean a lot

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Kayden Ortiz dwelled on the word. It appeared in a text message from a friend trying to comfort Ortiz, then a seventh-graderat Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax County. Until then, he’d struggled to find a precise word, the language, that captured why he felt he...


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