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White House says Trump supports both House immigration bills, after all

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump supported both Republican immigration bills being considered in the House of

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Trump's personal lawyer Cohen loses bid for quick Avenatti gag order

By Brendan O'Brien and Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, on Friday lost his bid for an emergency gag order to stop Michael Avenatti, a

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EPA's Pruitt faces new ethics query; Trump praises his work

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faced fresh ethics questions on Friday, this time about how he got tickets to this year’s Rose Bowl

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Attorney General Sessions hits out at Philadelphia over 'sanctuary' status

By David DeKok SCRANTON, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a speech at a local college on Friday, criticized Philadelphia and its mayor over the city's 'sanctuary' status, one

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Call me any time: Trump says he gave North Korea's Kim direct number

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had given Kim Jong Un a direct phone number and suggested he might call the North Korean leader on Sunday, following their summit

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Trump attacks report on FBI, saying in fact there was 'total bias'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday a Justice Department inspector general's report that concluded there was no bias in how the FBI handled its investigation of Hillary

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White House plans merging of education and labor departments: OMB report

The White House on Thursday released its plan to merge the Departments of Education and Labor into a single Cabinet agency, moving ahead on President Trump’s “drain the swamp agenda” as his administration looks to do away with a long list of overlapping regulations and department functions.

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Supreme Court to tackle immigration, voting rights, unions: A look at major cases on justices' agenda

It’s decision time for the U.S. Supreme Court -- which has a full plate of issues: immigration and religious freedom, sports betting and voter rights.

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First lady Melania Trump visits child detention center in Texas

First lady Melania Trump on Thursday visited a child detention center in Texas that houses minors who entered the country illegally -- in the wake of her husband’s executive order that ended the practice of separating families.

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Trump reportedly tossed Starburst at Merkel during G-7 summit: 'Don't say I never give you anything'

President Trump isn't known for his sweet talk -- but his sweet toss is now world-famous.

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'Was that a man or a woman?': Trump mocks man-bunned protester in Minnesota

President Trump mocked a protester over his man-bun as he was booted from a rowdy rally in Duluth on Wednesday night.

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Nikki Haley blasts UN report on poverty in America as 'misleading and politically motivated'

A United Nations report criticizing the U.S. government on poverty in America is “misleading and politically motivated,” according to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley.

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Feds seek removal of 20-day limit on immigrant family holds

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Department of Justice on Thursday asked a federal judge to change the rules regarding the detention of immigrant families who enter the country illegally, seeking permission to detain them for longer than 20 days in an effort to keep children with their parents.

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#NeverTrump to #OKTrump: Romney's evolution mirrors party

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney did not ride a donkey. But the one-time presidential nominee and now candidate for Senate did cheer enthusiastically at a donkey basketball game, campaigning on the ground in Utah like a homegrown hero — even though he grew up somewhere else.

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Michigan State president apologizes for 'kickback' comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's interim president apologized Thursday for emails in which he said a victim of former campus sports doctor Larry Nassar probably received a "kickback" from her plaintiff's lawyer.

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The Latest: Va. governor orders probe into juvenile facility

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has ordered state officials to investigate claims made by immigrant teens of severe physical abuse at a juvenile detention facility.

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The Latest: House GOP postpones key immigration vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local): 2:15 p.m. House Republican leaders abruptly postponed voting on a compromise immigration measure amid ongoing infighting between conservative and moderates.

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First lady visits migrant children at Texas detention center

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday, talking with children and staff as she got a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there by the U.S.

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Crowd Chants 'Lock Her Up' at Trump Rally

Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally in Duluth, Minn., Wednesday night to defend his hardline immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and those investigating him....

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Peter Fonda: My Barron Trump Tweet 'Went Way Too Far'

Peter Fonda apologized Wednesday for a late-night Twitter rant in which he suggested 12-year-old Barron Trump should be ripped from "his mother's arms and put in a cage with pedophiles." The all-capitals tweet in the wee hours went on to call President Trump an expletive. The actor later deleted the...

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Trump's Border Separation Move Could Pose Legal Issue

After weeks of outcry, President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to end the controversial practice of separating migrant children from their parents at the US border. The order declares that it is the administration's policy to "maintain family unity," including by detaining entire families together "where appropriate and...

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Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Slammed for 'Surreal Moment'

Corey Lewandowski has weighed in on the controversial border separations mandated by President Trump, and the reaction hasn't been a warm one. The former Trump campaign manager appeared on Fox News' evening broadcast Tuesday, where he squared off against former senior DNC adviser Zac Petkanas, Time reports. Petkanas started to...

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Maddow Apologizes for Losing It Over Migrant Kids

"Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border to at least three 'tender age' shelters in South Texas," reads the first line of an AP story that proved too much for Rachel Maddow on Tuesday. "I apologize for...

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Homeland Security Chief Heckled in Mexican Restaurant

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, one of the main defenders of the administration's harsh border policies , decided to dine at a Mexican restaurant Tuesday night. It did not go well. Protesters entered the MXDC restaurant in Washington and confronted Nielsen and her dinner companion about the family separation policy, the...

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