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Trump calls for border legislation using ‘nuclear option’
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Trump calls for border legislation using ‘nuclear option’

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump continued to rage over immigration Monday, calling on Congress to pass border legislation using the “Nuclear Option if necessary.” Trump tweeted that the U.S. must build a border wall, but argued that “Democrats want No Borders, hence drugs and crime!” He also...

Harper Lee letters offer candid takes on religion, family
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Harper Lee letters offer candid takes on religion, family

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Around the same time “To Kill a Mockingbird” made Harper Lee a best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, she was still fighting for creative control. “I must say it’s increasingly difficult for magazine articles to be written any other way than a magazine editor standing over...

Proposed industrial park, community to receive $6 million
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Proposed industrial park, community to receive $6 million

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A proposed high-tech industrial park and residential community near Barber Motorsports in Alabama could receive $6 million in federal grants. The funds could help push forward development of the project that could create more than 1,200 jobs, Al.com reported . The Alabama Department of Labor says the project could generate an...

Alabama women suing for equal pay lack state protection
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Alabama women suing for equal pay lack state protection

By MALLORY MOENCH, The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Amy Heatherly believes she would have been paid at least $50,000 more to do her job over the past five years if she had been a man. As the only female human resources director overseeing compensation at the University of Alabama’s main campus, Heatherly said she...

China raises tariffs on US pork, fruit in trade dispute
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China raises tariffs on US pork, fruit in trade dispute

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China raised import duties on a $3 billion list of U.S. pork, apples and other products Monday in an escalating dispute with Washington over trade and industrial policy. The government of President Xi Jinping said it was responding to a U.S. tariff hike on steel and aluminum....

Trump on deal to protect ‘Dreamer’ immigrants: ‘NO MORE’
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Trump on deal to protect ‘Dreamer’ immigrants: ‘NO MORE’

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday declared “NO MORE” to a deal to help “Dreamer” immigrants and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the U.S. He claimed they’re coming to take advantage...

In private, Trump has mused about Syria pullout for weeks
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In private, Trump has mused about Syria pullout for weeks

By MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s unscripted remark this week about pulling out of Syria “very soon,” while at odds with his own policy, was not a one-off: For weeks, top advisers have been fretting about an overly hasty withdrawal as the president has increasingly told them privately...

EPA chief paid $50 a night for DC condo linked to lobbyist
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EPA chief paid $50 a night for DC condo linked to lobbyist

By MICHAEL BIESECKER and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency paid just $50 a night to stay in a Capitol Hill condominium linked to a prominent Washington lobbyist whose firm represents a roster of fossil fuel companies. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt paid for a single bedroom in the...

Trump loses a trusted aide, White House anxiety lingers
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Trump loses a trusted aide, White House anxiety lingers

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With a handshake and a presidential kiss on the cheek, Hope Hicks bid farewell to the White House, the press-shy communications director taking a rare moment in the spotlight on her final day in Donald Trump’s administration. The Thursday exit of the president’s most trusted...

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Final passage for bill to close drunk driving loophole

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Stricter regulations will be imposed on drunk drivers in Alabama — a bill to close a loophole in state law passed a final vote in the House on the last legislative day. Thursday’s vote was 78-14 for the bill aimed at reducing road deaths. The legislation sponsored by Republican state Sen....