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The Latest: Trump renews trade criticisms of Mexico, Canada

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 1:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is taking on Mexico and Canada at a time when the United States is engaged in talks with them on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump says in a speech before a small...


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Pearl Harbor survivor says goodbye before leaving Hawaii

Pearl Harbor Sailor's Goodbye

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Nearly eight decades ago, Ray Emory, then a young sailor, watched in disbelief as Japanese torpedoes tore into American ships in Pearl Harbor. Emory survived the devastating attack but didn’t forget his fellow sailors and Marines who died and were buried there without...


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Trump speaking at super PAC fundraiser at his DC hotel

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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Parkland siblings detail #NeverAgain inception in new book

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The polarizing survivor of the Parkland mass shooting has been falsely labeled a crisis actor, vilified by the NRA and called names by TV hosts. And David Hogg isn’t avoiding self-criticism in his new book. In fact, he calls himself “arrogant,” ‘‘skinny” and details his...


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Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump searched Tuesday evening for a way to end the administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with their focus shifting to a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with...


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Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas voting to ratify contract

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International, including Bellagio, Aria and Mandalay Bay, were casting ballots Tuesday to decide whether to approve a new five-year contract. The contract includes wage increases, new paid...


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US housing starts jumped 5 pct. in May off Midwest building

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of construction in the Midwest drove U.S. housing starts up 5 percent in May from the prior month. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million, the strongest pace since July 2007. All of May’s...


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With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies. “You have to stand for something,” Trump declared Tuesday, as he...


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US prepares for return of war dead remains from North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American military command in South Korea is preparing for the North Koreans to turn over the remains of an unknown number of U.S. or allied service members who have been missing since the Korean War, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Officials say the timing of a ceremony is...


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The Latest: Trump taunts SC Rep. Sanford in GOP meeting

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 7:05 p.m. President Donald Trump worked in a verbal jab at Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican from South Carolina, as he spoke to House Republicans Tuesday evening on Capitol Hill. “I want to congratulate Mark on a great race,”...


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