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Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US

By ASTRID GALVAN and MORGAN LEE Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to "sanctuary cities" to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to ...

Kamala Harris is latest 2020 Dem contender to release taxes

By JUANA SUMMERS, ALAN SUDERMAN and STEPHEN BRAUN Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has released 15 years of tax returns, including her returns for 2018, and the California senator reports that she and her husband had a federal tax bill of ...

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after massive outage

By The Associated Press undefined Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down early Sunday. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were affected by the outage. Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, shows Facebook had been down since 6:30 ...

Bernie Sanders relaunches ‘Medicare for All’ amid 2020 glare

By ELANA SCHOR and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will unveil a new version of his "Medicare for All" plan on Wednesday, shaking up the 2020 presidential election by reopening the debate over his call to eliminate private health ...

Bodycam footage may be shown at Minneapolis officer’s trial

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors could introduce body camera video as early as Wednesday in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman. Mohamed Noor, who shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk Damond as she approached his ...

Barr to testify before the Senate as Mueller’s report looms

By ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is returning to Capitol Hill for a second time this week as lawmakers, the White House and the American public anxiously await his release of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report ...

Eying Supreme Court, abortion foes promote tough state bans

By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade. Mississippi and Kentucky have passed laws ...

Democrats prepare border bills

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure to show they have solutions, Democrats are honing proposals to address the surge of families entering the U.S. at the southern border, a problem they say President Donald Trump's restrictive immigration policies are ...

Smoking pot vs. tobacco: What science says about lighting up

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — As more states make it legal to smoke marijuana, some government officials, researchers and others worry what that might mean for one of the country's biggest public health successes: curbing cigarette smoking. Though there are notable ...

Chief of staff says Dems will ‘never’ see Trump tax returns

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will "never" see President Donald Trump's tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Mulvaney accused Democrats of ...