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Democrat who wins Hawaii primary likely to take House seat

Hawaii Congress

HONOLULU (AP) — Coming off a high-profile challenge of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, it seemed that Hawaii Lt. Gov. Doug Chin would parlay that name recognition into a U.S. House seat. U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is not running for re-election, and Chin — the state’s former attorney general —...


Government

'Ready, fire, aim' - critics see pattern to Trump's approach

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe it’s not so easy after all. President Donald Trump’s struggles to push immigration legislation through Congress and his about-face on breaking up immigrant families are putting a spotlight on his competence in carrying out his policies. The fallout from Trump’s handling of...


National

With more floods, fear flows, too

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. OLD FORT, N.C. - Brian Gentry was certain his 33,000-pound truck would be fine as he headed out into the heavy rains here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. But as he went to clear debris from a two-lane highway after more than a half-foot of rain, rocklike drops pounded...


National

The Latest: BCA: Gun recovered from police shooting scene

Police Shooting Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on a fatal police shooting in Minneapolis (all times local): 6:35 p.m. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says officials have recovered a black and silver handgun from the scene of a Minneapolis police shooting that left a man dead. The bureau, which is...


National

Desperate to get children back, migrants are willing to give up asylum claims, lawyers

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LOS FRESNOS, Texas - There didn’t appear to be any Central American parents reunited with their children Sunday at the remote Port Isabel detention center, despite a Trump administration statement Saturday that the process was getting underway. Advocates interviewed...


National

Illicit drone flights surge along US-Mexico border as smugglers hunt for soft spots

;Special To The Washington Post. Smugglers are using video cameras and small drones to spot vulnerabilities along the U.S.-Mexico border, and the Department of Homeland Security is struggling to stop them. Reports of unmanned aircraft flying along the Southwest border have spiked in recent months,...


National

'Gunshots and horror': San Diego shootout wounds 2 officers

Gunfight Officers Injured

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man opened fire on police and firefighters at a San Diego condominium, wounding two officers and sending bullets into nearby units before he was found dead, authorities said Sunday. Police Chief David Nisleit said the two male officers were expected to recover, with one in...


National

Trump advocates depriving undocumented immigrants of due-process rights

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Sunday explicitly advocated depriving undocumented immigrants of their due-process rights, arguing that people who cross the border into the United States illegally were invaders and must immediately be deported without trial or...


National

The Latest: Group: 'No magic bullet' to family reunification

Immigration Separating Families

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents (all times local): 4:50 p.m. An official of a West Texas organization that’s receiving around 30 immigrant parents who were separated from their children after entering the country illegally says “there’s no...


National

Woman threatens to call police on 8-year-old selling water for a trip to Disneyland

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Things got tight after Erin Austin lost her job, so she struck a deal with her 8-year-old daughter, who had been eagerly anticipating a trip to Disneyland: The family could still make the voyage to the Magic Kingdom if Jordan could help raise money, Austin told USA...


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