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NEW ORLEANS | Michelle Obama says her memoir is a ‘re-humanization’ effort

NEW ORLEANS — Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday her upcoming memoir “Becoming” is a “re-humanization effort” that shares the “ordinariness of a very extraordinary story” that she hopes will give voice to people who feel voiceless. Obama made the remarks as she helped kick off the American Library Association’s annual conference in New … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Michelle Obama says her memoir is a ‘re-humanization’ effort

NEW YORK | Honduran girl in symbolic photo not separated from mother

NEW YORK (AP) — A crying Honduran girl depicted in a widely-seen photograph that became a symbol for many of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies was not actually separated from her mother, U.S. government officials said on Friday. Time magazine used an image of the girl, by Getty Images photographer John Moore, on its cover … Continue reading NEW YORK | Honduran girl in symbolic photo not separated from mother

WASHINGTON | House rejects hard-right immigration bill, baring GOP divide

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House killed a hard-right immigration bill Thursday, and Republican leaders delayed a planned vote on a compromise GOP package with the party’s lawmakers fiercely divided over an issue that has long confounded them. The conservative measure was defeated 231-193, with 41 Republicans — mostly moderates — joining Democrats in voting against … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House rejects hard-right immigration bill, baring GOP divide

WASHINGTON | White House to propose merging education, labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to propose merging the education and labor departments as part of a broader overhaul to be announced on Thursday that would make good on President Donald Trump’s pledges to streamline the federal government. The White House planned to announce the sweeping government reorganization plan at Trump’s Cabinet … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House to propose merging education, labor

Trump meets with lawmakers about ZTE deal opposed in Senate

WASHINGTON/June 21, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — President Donald Trump met Wednesday with Republican lawmakers after the Senate moved to block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. ZTE is accused of violating trade laws by selling sensitive technologies to North Korea and Iran. The administration … Continue reading Trump meets with lawmakers about ZTE deal opposed in Senate

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

NEW YORK | Immigration detention policy becomes major issue in media

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on immigration is blowing up into a major issue after simmering in the media for the past couple of weeks. You could see that in the travel plans of television networks. Gayle King of “CBS This Morning” traveled to southern Texas to report on the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Immigration detention policy becomes major issue in media

WASHINGTON | Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller’s work wraps up, if he believed they were treated “unfairly.” Until then, consideration of clemency is unnecessary, Giuliani said, as the White House presses … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe