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  • The Trump presidency exists in a bubble
    President Donald Trump’s speech over the weekend along Florida’s Space Coast - effectively a campaign rally staged just one month into his term - serv...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Trump administration seeks to prevent ‘panic’ over new immigration enforcement policies
    The Trump administration sought to allay fears in immigrant communities Tuesday as it publicly released wide-ranging new guidelines that allow federal...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 01:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken Feb. 7, 2017, released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an arrest is made during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles. The Trump administration is wholesale rewriting the U.S. immigration enforcement priorities, broadly expanding the number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who are priorities for deportation, according to a pair of enforcement memos released Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.  (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP) U.S. to greatly expand the number of immigrants targeted for deportation
    Washington • Many more people living in the United States illegally could face rapid deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violat...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 photo, Shane Johnson displays some of his tattoos as he poses in his home in Tippecanoe, Ind. Johnson was born into extremism is in the process of covering some of his racist tattoos with new ones and wears long sleeves to hide remnants of his past he regrets. His father and many of his father’s relatives were part of the Klan, he said, so there was only one real way for him to go as a youth. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Former white supremacists help others leave hate groups
    Athens, Ga. • The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez’s leg gives away her past. A victim of sexual assault at age 14 and never quite able to meet...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 08:21 am   |     |   Share


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  • An aide of Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, right, holds a head scarf as he tries to convince French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, center, to wear it during her meeting with the Mufti but she refused, at Dar al-Fatwa the headquarters of the Sunni Mufti, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Le Pen refused to go into a meeting with Lebanon’s Grand mufti after his aides asked her to wear a head scarf. Le Pen said she met in the past with the Grand mufti of Egypt’s Al-Azhar, one of the world’s top Sunni clerics, without wearing a veil. Once she was told it is different here, Le Pen walked toward her car and left. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) Le Pen refuses headscarf, nixes talks with Lebanon cleric
    Beirut • France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon’s top Sunni Muslim cleric on Tu...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 08:24 am   |     |   Share
  • Trump visits the National Museum of African American History and Culture
    Washington • President Donald Trump paid a visit Tuesday to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, in a nod to a c...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 09:15 am   |     |   Share
  • Mom mails garbage to college student who didn’t empty trash
    New Wilmington, Pa. • A Pennsylvania college student got a reminder to take out the trash when his mother sent him some garbage in a care package. Eig...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 08:24 am   |     |   Share
  • White House denounces ‘hatred’ after Jewish center threats
    Washington • The White House is denouncing “hatred and hate-motivated violence” following a series of threats against Jewish community centers across ...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 08:18 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE – In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio. Legal arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio’s lethal injection process, and specifically the effectiveness of the sedative midazolam, are set to be heard by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Cincinnati, months before the state hopes to start carrying out executions again. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File) Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution process
    Columbus, Ohio • A federal appeals plans to consider arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio’s lethal injection process as the state tries to sta...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 08:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for shooting disarmed Palestinian attacker
    Tel Aviv • A military tribunal sentenced an Israeli soldier to 18 months in prison on Tuesday in the killing of a disarmed Palestinian attacker, notin...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 08:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Justices reject appeal of tea party groups over IRS review
    Washington • The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a nonprofit group that wanted to sue individual IRS officials for targeting tea party group...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 08:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Progress made on reducing Yellowstone bison herd
    Bozeman, Mont. • Wildlife managers estimate that more than 570 Yellowstone National Park bison have been killed so far this winter. The Bozeman Daily ...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 08:18 am   |     |   Share
  • (FILE - This Aug. 25, 2015, file photo, Karrie Galloway, CEO of Planned Parenthood Action Council, laughs as the roar of the crowd drowns out her speech at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City. Galloway says her doctors are trying to comply with the law, but there is no clear guidance in the law or from state officials on how to do so. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune)   via AP, File) ‘I guess I'm breaking the law’: Utah's fetal anesthesia abortion law is going unenforced
    Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions, starting at 20 w...
    Updated Feb 20 2017 10:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Indiana GOP sends ‘abortion reversal’ bill back to committee
    Indianapolis • An Indiana House panel will take another look at a measure it narrowly approved last week concerning a scientifically disputed process ...
    Updated Feb 20 2017 05:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, Russia’s Ambassador to the U.N. Vitaly Churkin addresses a Security Council meeting at the United Nations. Russian officials said their ambassador to United Nations, Churkin, has died in New York City on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Russia’s U.N. ambassador — adversary and friend
    New York • Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country’s interests who...
    Updated Feb 20 2017 09:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • Minnesota House votes to undo Sunday liquor sales ban
    St. Paul, Minn. • Minnesota lawmakers on Monday put a massive crack in the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales, overwhelmingly voting to repeal the Pro...
    Updated Feb 20 2017 04:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • President Donald Trump, center, is the first to stand up following an announcement at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, left, will be his new national security adviser. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, right, who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Trump picks military strategist as national security adviser
    Palm Beach, Fla. • President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his ...
    Updated Feb 20 2017 07:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • President Donald Trump talks to reporters on board Air Force One as he arrived to speak at his ’Make America Great Again Rally’ at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Trump’s weekends in Florida include work and golf
    West Palm Beach, Fla. • For the past three weekends, President Donald Trump has flown on Air Force One to his private Florida club, where in addition ...
    Updated Feb 20 2017 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Has the lack of comment become a weapon in Trump’s war on the news media?
    Washington • An eye-opening sentence has appeared in several important news stories about the Trump administration in recent days: The White House did...
    Updated Feb 20 2017 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ohio parents arrested after 8-year-old son overdosed on heroin, police say
    A man and a woman in Ohio have been charged with child endangerment after their 8-year-old son reportedly overdosed on heroin last month, according to...
    Updated Feb 20 2017 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • CPAC sticks with Yiannopoulos as critics highlight his comments about underage sex
    The organizers of this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference defended the booking of Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos on Monday, after the...
    Updated Feb 20 2017 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • United States Vice President Mike Pence, left, and EU Council President Donald Tusk pose for photographers as Pence arrives at the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Pence is currently on a one day trip to Brussels to meet with EU and NATO officials. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse) Europe counting on U.S. support, E.U. president tells Pence
    Brussels • Vice President Mike Pence on Monday vowed to stand with the European Union and the NATO military alliance, but was met with some skepticism...
    Updated Feb 20 2017 06:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp
    Cannon Ball, N.D. • State and federal authorities have told Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters at an encampment in North Dakota to leave. But many ...
    Updated Feb 20 2017 08:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Iran blames sandstorm on Iraq after protests over power cuts
    Tehran, Iran • Iranian authorities on Monday blamed neighboring Iraq for a sandstorm that knocked out power in an oil-rich southern province and spark...
    Updated Feb 20 2017 08:30 am   |     |   Share