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WASHINGTON — Two members of President Donald Trump's cabinet appeared to retreat on Sunday from one of Trump's signature campaign promises: to "immediately terminate" an Obama administration executive order meant to protect the legal status of … more
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his top aides applied new pressure Sunday on lawmakers to include money for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border in a must-pass government funding bill, raising the possibility of a federal government … more
WASHINGTON — House leaders told GOP lawmakers Saturday that they plan to devote their energy this week to keeping the federal government open, conspicuously avoiding an immediate commitment to take up health care despite pledges to do so by … more
WASHINGTON — The leader of a bipartisan good-government group, Zach Wamp, headed to the White House last week to ask whether President Donald Trump's "drain the swamp" slogan would ever be more than a throwaway campaign slogan. One of the … more
The attorney for a Detroit-area doctor accused of mutilating the genitals of young girls acknowledges that her client performed the procedure, but she says it was part of a religious practice.The revelation came during a detention hearing on Monday, … more
BERKELEY, Calif. — The word "CANCELED" is printed across a poster of Ann Coulter's face at the University of California, Berkeley. But that appears to be wishful thinking.The campus is bracing for trouble next week, when the conservative … more
WASHINGTON — On Saturday, Mona Hanna-Attisha, the Michigan pediatrician who sounded the alarm on lead in Flint's drinking water, will march on the Capitol. Many thousands of people — other scientists, yes, but droves of science … more
The poet Jane Hirshfield has never thought of herself as an agitator. A self-described "genuine introvert," Hirshfield likes to spend her days gardening, hiking and writing verses about nature, impermanence and interconnectedness.But a couple of … more
Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch cast his first consequential vote Thursday night, siding with the court's other four conservatives in denying a stay request from Arkansas death-row inmates facing execution.Hours later, the state executed one … more
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, sending letters Friday to nine jurisdictions warning it would withhold … more
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