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WASHINGTON | Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump searched Tuesday evening for a way to end the administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with their focus shifting to a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents. GOP leaders and lawmakers, increasingly fearful … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

AUSTIN, Texas | Cruz’s flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz has staged a dramatic about-face on the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policies, laying bare how politically damaging the issue of separating children from parents accused of crossing the border illegally is becoming for Republicans facing voters this fall. The Texas senator, who has become a frequent ally of … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Cruz’s flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP

WASHINGTON  | Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

WASHINGTON  — Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation. Trump’s meeting late Tuesday afternoon with House Republicans comes at a time when lawmakers in both parties are up in arms over … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

WASHINGTON | Trump enough? Defeat of GOP congressman begs the question

WASHINGTON— Don’t cross President Donald Trump. That’s the lesson many Republicans are drawing from Rep. Mark Sanford’s surprise defeat Tuesday in his primary election in South Carolina. The victor, state Rep. Katie Arrington, repeatedly highlighted Sanford’s criticism of the president. The outcome is a cautionary tale for Republicans in Congress who try to work with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump enough? Defeat of GOP congressman begs the question

LAS VEGAS  | Legal pimp defeats Nevada lawmaker in GOP primary race

LAS VEGAS — Pimp Dennis Hof, the owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series “Cathouse,” won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospital executive James Oscarson. He’ll face Democrat Lesia Romanov in November, and will be … Continue reading LAS VEGAS  | Legal pimp defeats Nevada lawmaker in GOP primary race

The Latest: Businessman wins Maine GOP governor nomination

The Latest on primaries in five states (all times EDT): 12:32 a.m. Republican businessman Shawn Moody has won Tuesday’s ranked-choice voting primary in the race to succeed Maine’s firebrand Gov. Paul LePage, while no clear majority winner has emerged in the Democratic primary. The founder of a string of auto repair shops won a majority … Continue reading The Latest: Businessman wins Maine GOP governor nomination

NEW YORK | Memoir listed from congressman wounded during baseball game

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who was shot and nearly killed during a Congressional baseball practice, apparently has a memoir coming this fall. The 304-page book is called “Back in the Game,” according to listings on Amazon.com and the web site for the publisher Center Street. The release date is … Continue reading NEW YORK | Memoir listed from congressman wounded during baseball game

TOKYO  | Japan’s economy shrank in first quarter on weak spending

TOKYO  — Japan’s economy declined in the first quarter on weak consumer spending, revised data showed Friday. The Cabinet Office said the gross domestic product or GDP — the total value of a nation’s goods and services — shrank at an annualized rate of 0.6 percent in the January-March period. The data were unchanged from … Continue reading TOKYO  | Japan’s economy shrank in first quarter on weak spending