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Funeral set for WWII pilot missing since 1944 crash
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Funeral set for WWII pilot missing since 1944 crash

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Second Lt. Robert R. Keown was piloting his P-38 aircraft to an airfield after a mission in 1944 when it crashed into a mountain in Papua New Guinea. World War II ended without Keown’s family knowing what had happened to him, and the military later declared him...

House GOP unveils bill for young immigrants, $25B for border
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House GOP unveils bill for young immigrants, $25B for border

House Republicans unveiled a draft of a sweeping immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for young immigrants, $25 billion in border security — including advance funds for President Donald Trump's wall with Mexico — and a provision aimed at addressing the crisis of family separations at the border.

Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs
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Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.

Watchdog: Comey, other FBI officials acted inappropriately
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Watchdog: Comey, other FBI officials acted inappropriately

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stinging rebuke, the Justice Department watchdog declared Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey was “insubordinate” in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation in the explosive final months of the 2016 presidential campaign. But it also found there was no evidence...

Alabama-built U.S. Navy ship rescues Mediterranean migrants
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Alabama-built U.S. Navy ship rescues Mediterranean migrants

Catania, Sicily (AP) — The U.S. Navy has confirmed that one of its ships was involved in a rescue operation in the Mediterranean. The U.S. Sixth Fleet, which is based in Naples, Italy, said in a brief statement to The Associated Press that the USNS Trentonon Tuesday “rendered assistance to mariners in distress that it encountered...

Maddox wants to debate Ivey in governor’s race
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Maddox wants to debate Ivey in governor’s race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox wants to debate incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey ahead of the November election. Maddox told The Associated Press after winning the Democratic nomination that he wants to debate Ivey and that Alabama voters deserve to hear from the candidates. Maddox said people are interested in comparing...

Lawsuits: Congressional maps dilute black voters in 3 states
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Lawsuits: Congressional maps dilute black voters in 3 states

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Democratic political group has launched a legal campaign to create additional majority-minority congressional districts in three Southern states, claiming the current maps discriminate against black voters. Attorneys filed separate federal lawsuits in Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana on Wednesday, challenging congressional maps that lawmakers in each state approved in 2011....