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Supreme Court rejects administration appeal over immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting the Trump administration’s highly unusual bid to get the justices to intervene in the controversy over protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The justices on Monday refused to take up the administration’s appeal of a lower court order that requires the administration to continue accepting…

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Ivanka Trump believes father’s denials of sexual misconduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump says she believes her father’s denials of sexual misconduct, arguing that questions to her on the topic are “pretty inappropriate.” Trump serves as a senior adviser in President Donald Trump’s administration and just led the U.S. delegation at the closing ceremony for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. She made the comments…

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The Latest: DM: Putin orders daily pauses in Syria’s Ghouta

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says President Vladimir Putin has ordered daily “humanitarian pauses” in the besieged rebel-held eastern Ghouta in Syria. Shoigu said in a statement on Monday that the cease-fire will be arranged for the suburb of the…

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AP Exclusive: Transport safety rules sidelined under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a clear, dry June evening in 2015, cars and trucks rolled slowly in a herky-jerky backup ahead of an Interstate 75 construction zone in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Barreling toward them: an 18-ton tractor-trailer going about 80 mph. Despite multiple signs warning of slow traffic, the driver, with little or no braking, bashed…

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Billy Graham had pride and regret on civil rights issues

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham was single-minded when he preached about God, prefacing sermon points with the phrase “The Bible says …” Yet he had a complicated role in race relations, particularly when confronting segregation in his native South. In Alabama for one of his evangelistic crusades in 1965, just months after…

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California Democratic Party won’t endorse Dianne Feinstein

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term, another sign that the party is divided over how best to battle Republicans in Washington. Democratic activists were more eager to back her primary challenger, state Senate leader Kevin de…

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A fertility doctor’s secret, a special kinship decades later

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Matt White remembers that day in September 2016 when a mystery began to unravel that would change his life. It started when White read a news report that Dr. Donald Cline, a retired Indianapolis fertility specialist, faced charges for lying when he denied he’d inseminated unwitting patients with his own sperm…

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Oodles of oohs and ughs in the Pyeongchang Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Wind, snow, ice or shine, the Winter Games had its share of golden moments that will forever be etched in Olympic lore. The American men’s so-called Miracurl on Ice. Alina Zagitova. Ester Ledecka. Chloe Kim. The U.S. women’s hockey team. There were also several not-so-spectacular performances in South Korea —…