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Trump defends his hard-line immigration policies to cheers

By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally to defend his hard-line immigration policies ...

APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

By KANTELE FRANKO and COLLIN BINKLEY, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at Ohio State University said he acted as a team physician at other universities, most of which won't say if they are reviewing those ...

House GOP immigration compromise teeters ahead of votes

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — A sweeping House GOP immigration overhaul teetered on the brink of collapse Thursday as lawmakers struggled to move past an issue that has become politically fraught amid the dire images of families being separated at the ...

Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar

By ANGIE WANG and DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Donald Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform. Niurka ...

Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new "gaming disorder" classification from ...

Trump’s migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that. The president's abrupt about-face ...

Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure. Former first lady Laura Bush called the policy "cruel" and "immoral" while GOP Sen. ...

First lady Melania Trump “hates” to see families separated

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, said Sunday: "She believes we ...

James Hansen wishes he wasn’t so right about global warming

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn't. NASA's top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple ...

In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

By ASHRAF KHALIL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.'s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys. Incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to glide ...