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Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution
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Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

President Donald Trump on Tuesday told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border.

Ivey says import tariffs could hurt Alabama industry
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Ivey says import tariffs could hurt Alabama industry

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Republican governor is separating herself from President Donald Trump on the issue of trade, saying import tariffs like those supported by the administration would hurt the state. Gov. Kay Ivey released a statement Monday saying import tariffs could cause retaliatory tariffs that would drive up the cost of items made...

States’ redistricting plans facing challenges in court
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States’ redistricting plans facing challenges in court

By DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to block the use of legislative districts in Wisconsin and Maryland in separate cases that had alleged unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. Instead, the high court allowed lower courts to continue considering the claims. The cases are among several that have been winding their way...

Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage
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Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

By ZEKE MILLER and KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S. “will not be a migrant camp”...

Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports
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Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

By ZEKE MILLER and JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at a 10 percent rate, would be the...

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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create ‘Space Force’

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, KEN THOMAS and MARCIA DUNN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space Force” as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space — though he may have limited power to develop a new military command....