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Courting Putin, Trump jolts the West with a nationalist bent

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump presses ahead with plans for a summer summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, the U.S. president is jolting relationships with some of America’s longest and strongest allies. Amid concerns over Trump’s apparent desire to be cozy with the Russian leader, he is pursuing...


Government

NK pledges to destroy missile test engine site

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president’s latest comments about resolving the nuclear standoff have raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made. President...


Government

The Latest: House immigration overhaul hanging by a thread

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The House Republican immigration overhaul is dangling precariously, imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions. It hasn’t been helped by President Donald Trump’s running...


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The Latest: First lady calls for immigration legislation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Melania Trump’s visit to a Texas facility housing migrant children (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Melania Trump says her visit with migrant children has “impacted me greatly.” The first lady commented in a written statement Thursday after she returned from touring the...


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GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican immigration overhaul dangled precariously Thursday, imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions — and by President Donald Trump’s running commentary about a bill he only half-heartedly supported and then suggested would never...


Politics

North Ogden library reopens Saturday, $6 million upgrade complete

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A range of welcoming activities are planned to mark the reopening, coming more than a year after the North Branch library closed so the work could be done.


Business

GOP-led House narrowly passes farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill Thursday that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients. The bill passed by a vote of 213-211. Democrats unanimously opposed the measure, saying it would toss too many people off government food...


Government

Leaders delay vote on compromise GOP immigration bill until next week and plan changes in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders delay vote on compromise GOP immigration bill until next week and plan changes in hopes of salvaging measure.


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Governor orders probe of abuse claims by immigrant children

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia’s governor ordered state officials Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility who said they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. Gov....


Business

Latest: Trump calls sales tax ruling 'victory for fairness'

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax (all times local): 5:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is commenting on a Supreme Court decision that may result in shoppers getting charged sales tax on more online purchases. The high...


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