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US Capitol Building
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November 28, 2018 - 6:44 am
With a partial government shutdown possible in just 10 days, President Donald Trump met with Republican leaders to hash out a spending plan that includes funding for Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico.
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U.S. Supreme Court
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November 27, 2018 - 11:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up the case of an Indiana man who says the Constitution should have barred local authorities from seizing his $40,000 Land Rover after his arrest for selling less than $400 in heroin to undercover officers. The court is hearing arguments Wednesday in...
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Migrants run from tear gas launched by U.S. agents, amid photojournalists covering the Mexico-U.S. border, after a group of migrants got past Mexican police at the Chaparral crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 27, 2018 - 4:56 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump is strongly defending the U.S. use of tear gas at the Mexico border to repel a crowd of migrants that included angry rock-throwers and barefoot, crying children. Critics denounced the action by border agents as overkill, but Trump kept to a hard line. "They...
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Beto O'Rourke
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November 27, 2018 - 6:24 am
Democrat Beto O'Rourke said Monday he isn't ruling out a potential 2020 presidential run, walking back earlier pronouncements that he wouldn't seek the White House regardless of the outcome of his Senate campaign in Texas.
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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador,
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November 26, 2018 - 7:04 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's incoming government denied a report Saturday that it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims move through U.S. immigration courts, one of several options the Trump administration has been pursuing in negotiations for months. The deal was...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2018, file photo, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams answers her phone before speaking at the National Association of Black Journalists in Detroit. Southern politics was a one-party affair for a long time. But now it’s a mixed bag with battlegrounds emerging in states with growing metro areas where white voters are more willing to back Democrats. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 25, 2018 - 11:36 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Solid South is no more. A century of rule by "Southern Democrats" followed by a generation of Republican domination is evolving into something more complex. This month's midterms revealed a South that is essentially splitting in two. In states like Georgia and Texas, population...
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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he has Thanksgiving Day dinner at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 23, 2018 - 8:33 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has returned to his West Palm Beach golf course on another sunny Florida day. Trump began his Friday on Twitter, saying Democrats and Republicans "MUST come together, finally, with a major Border Security package, which will include funding for...
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