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Trump stands firm on immigration policy, sees it as a winner

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

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.



Governors pull National Guard over immigration policy

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

The governors of multiple East Coast states have announced that they will not deploy National Guard resources near the U.S.-Mexico border, a largely symbolic but politically significant rejection of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has resulted in children being separated from their families.



No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally is criminally prosecuted.



US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name."



Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space -- though he may have limited power to develop a new military command.



Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world's two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington and crimp global growth.



Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.



Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.



Trump defiant despite rising outrage over border separations

Posted yesterday in National

An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents.



Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Posted yesterday in National

Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor.



Builder optimism fades with potential trade war looming

Posted yesterday in National

The threat of a trade war with Canada has taken a toll on the confidence of U.S. homebuilders, according to index released Monday.



Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

Posted yesterday in National

Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century.



Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

Posted yesterday in National

Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing.



Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

Posted 6/18/2018 in National

The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure.



First lady Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated

Posted 6/18/2018 in National

First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border and hopes "both sides of the aisle" can reform the nation's immigration laws, according to a statement from her office.



Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

Posted 6/18/2018 in National

Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller's work wraps up, if he believed they were treated "unfairly."



Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

Posted 6/18/2018 in National

Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton.



Justice report provides ammo for both Trump and his critics

Posted 6/16/2018 in National

A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test, with President Donald Trump and his critics each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting the probe into the White House.



Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise

Posted 6/16/2018 in National

President Donald Trump says his deal with North Korea's Kim Jong Un will save tens of millions of people from a potential nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board.



China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish

Posted 6/16/2018 in National

China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey.



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