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In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 photo, young girls play together in Colorado City, Ariz. The community on the Utah-Arizona border has been home for more than a century to a polygamous sect that is an offshoot of mainstream Mormonism. The community is undergoing a series of changes as the sect's control of the town slips away amid government evictions and crackdowns. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
November 03, 2017 - 3:59 am
HILDALE, Utah (AP) — A polygamous group that has controlled a remote community on the Utah-Arizona border is slowly losing its grip on power. For more than a century, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has made its home among the red rocks in tiny Hildale, Utah. But...
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This undated photo provided by Yaquelin Barrueta via the New York Civil Liberties Union, shows Johan Barrios Ramos, a 41-year-old Cuban who was held in detention in the U.S. after arriving from Cuba where, he said, he was imprisoned for "anti-Cuba" activities that included his involvement with political opposition. (Yaquelin Barrueta/New York Civil Liberties Union via AP)
October 27, 2017 - 6:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hanad Abdi fled Somalia two summers ago after men killed his father and stole the family farm. His only hope for safety and freedom, he said, was to flee to America. But after smuggling himself to Ethiopia, then Brazil, then thousands of miles through South and Central America, he...
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Amy Mashberg gathered with other protesters outside of U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas to speak out against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the President's immigration priorities Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 in Austin, Texas. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday defended "sanctuary city" prohibitions while addressing a small group that included a Democratic sheriff who changed her jail policies last month under the threat of facing criminal charges herself. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
October 20, 2017 - 5:28 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday defended a ban on "sanctuary cities" at a meeting attended by a Texas sheriff who had announced on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration that her city would not honor some federal requests to hold immigrants in jail...
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October 19, 2017 - 11:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are criticizing the Trump White House for not allowing its senior cybersecurity adviser to testify before the Armed Services Committee. At a hearing Thursday, GOP committee chairman John McCain of Arizona said the White House cited executive privilege and longstanding...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 14, 2017 - 5:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care (all times local): 9:50 p.m. President Donald Trump's cut-off of federal payments to insurers is jolting the health care and political worlds. It's threatening to boost premiums for millions and rattle insurance markets. It also...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2016, file photo, supporters of then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hold signs during a campaign rally in Springfield, Ohio. Despite President Donald Trump’s campaign to “drain the swamp” of lobbyists and special interests, Washington’s influence industry is alive and well _ and growing. Former members of the Trump transition team, presidential campaign, administration and friends have set up shop as lobbyists and cashed in on connections, according to a new analysis by Public Citizen, a public interest group, and reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, file)
October 05, 2017 - 4:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The day after the presidential election, the Washington lobbying firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck touted its Republican team's "significant relationships ... with those who will steer the incoming Trump administration." It highlighted Marc Lampkin, managing partner of its...
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September 30, 2017 - 9:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Before he died in a wingsuit accident, Donald Zarda filed a lawsuit claiming he had been sacked from a skydiving instruction job for telling a client he was gay. Now, a federal appeals court in New York is trying to decide whether U.S. anti-discrimination law protects employees from...
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September 28, 2017 - 9:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's inaugural committee will donate money to hurricane relief efforts. A White House spokeswoman, Lindsay Walters, says the committee will contribute $3 million to hurricane recovery. The New York Times first reported on the plans — saying the money would go...
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September 26, 2017 - 4:11 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The overturning of another politician's corruption conviction has added intrigue to the bribery trial of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. On Tuesday, a New York federal appeals court invalidated the 2015 conviction of Republican former state Senate leader Dean...
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August 29, 2017 - 1:38 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana government leaders plan to create rules for when and how to preserve text messages after a news organization's public-records request exposed the lack of a policy to retain the messages that have become a regular communication method for state business. Gov. Steve...
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