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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Trump

President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2018. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1918, a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their families was rear-ended during an emergency stop by another train near Hammond,...


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Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

APTOPIX US Immigration Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and...


Business

APNewsBreak: Meadowlands plans sports betting near NYC

Sports Betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Racetrack plans to bring legal sports betting to New York City’s doorstep next month. Jeff Gural, who manages the northern New Jersey track, tells The Associated Press that he plans to begin offering sports betting on July 15. That’s significantly earlier...


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Charles Krauthammer, conservative columnist and pundit, dies

Obit Krauthammer

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from “Great Society” Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald Trump, has died. He was 68. His Thursday death...


Business

What's that extra in my online cart? Soon, maybe a sales tax

Supreme Court Sales Tax

NEW YORK (AP) — Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart. The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can require online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases that come from states where they don’t have any shops, offices or warehouses. Before...


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Muted reaction by 'pro-family' groups to family separations

Immigration Family Values

Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as “pro-family” declined to join in the criticism. Two of the most...


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Colorado's independent voters get voice in party primaries

Colorado Primary Unaffiliated Voters

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is joining a growing list of states that allow unaffiliated voters — the state’s largest voting bloc — to participate in the major party primaries, thanks to a voter-passed initiative that coincided with disenchantment with the polarization of the 2016 election. The 2016...


Government

Pentagon agrees to provide space for 20,000 migrant children

Immigration Family Separation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, says a spokesman. The request for temporary shelter — amid a growing political battle over detained migrants —...


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Trapped campers, swimming bears in Montana as floods hit US

Montana Flooding

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Helicopters rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days, as severe storms swept the Rockies and the Midwest. Campers attending the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible near the...


Government

Another US worker confirmed hurt by mystery Cuba incidents

Health Mystery Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, the State Department said, bringing the total number to 25. The new “medically confirmed” worker is one of two who were recently evacuated from Cuba after...


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