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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 ...

Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to ...

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. The meeting between Stone and a ...

New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's charitable foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York's attorney general said Wednesday as she sued the charity, Trump and three of his ...

‘Fun, Fun, Fun:’ Beach Boys team up with Royal Philharmonic

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Summer is coming and the season in Britain is being marked by a return to the airwaves of the Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun" with a new version featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The raucous teenage classic has been reborn with a ...

Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota’s voter clothing law

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Minnesota law that barred voters in the state from wearing a wide range of political hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls. Minnesota had defended its law as a reasonable restriction that keeps ...

Poll finds most parents and kids agree on Trump, economy

By LAURIE KELLMAN and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought Tammy Kennedy and her daughter, Sue Ann, together on politics. They don't agree on every issue— Tammy supports abortion rights, for example, while Sue Ann opposes them. ...