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Activists rally at New York facility housing immigrant kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians and religious leaders vowed to ensure immigrant families separated at the U.S. border are reunited swiftly, as a crowd rallied Saturday outside a facility housing children bused from Texas to New York. State Sen. Brian Benjamin’s East Harlem district includes the Cayuga...


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A hungry congressman didn't get the breakfast he ordered. So he shot the waiter.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Philemon Herbert sauntered into the Willard Hotel in search of breakfast. Then things got weird. It was a little after 11 a.m. on May 8, 1856, when the famished congressman, a first-term Democrat from California, strolled into the hotel’s dining room. After ordering...


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Vinnie Paul, hard-hitting drummer for heavy metal band Pantera, dies at 54

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Vinnie Paul, the hard-hitting drummer for Pantera, one of the most popular heavy metal groups of the 1990s, who saw his brother killed onstage by a fan in 2004, died June 22 in Las Vegas. He was 54. The death was announced on Pantera’s Facebook page and confirmed to...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 23, the 174th day of 2018. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 23, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for his “Type-Writer,” featuring a QWERTY keyboard; it was the first commercially successful...


Business

BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

Derailment Evacuation

DOON, Iowa (AP) — An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south of Doon in Lyon County...


World

Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

Immigration-Family Detention

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States....


Government

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the...


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The Latest: Trump promotes tax cuts, reduced regulations

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Nevada (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is promoting his administration’s business policies, particularly tax cuts, during a roundtable on tax reform in Las Vegas. The “USA Open for Business” event follows Trump’s...


Government

Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before supporters Saturday, saying “we have to be very strong” as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time critic. Trump was in Las Vegas...


Lifestyle

Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A month after the second most powerful earthquake ever was recorded, the Alaska port community of Valdez remained in ruins. A hulking Alaska National Guard cargo plane’s mission April 25, 1964, was to deliver Gov. William Egan to oversee efforts to rebuild the town on a new...


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