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Cubans now face same deportation risk as other immigrants

MIAMI (AP) – Tens of thousands of Cubans living in the U.S. are adapting to a harsh new reality: After enjoying decades of favored status dating back to the Cold War, many of them now face the same deportation risks as any other immigrants. They feel betrayed by former President ...

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Gov't report: Health care deductibles higher under GOP bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump promised to make health care more affordable but a government report finds that out-of-pocket costs – deductibles and copayments – would average 61 percent higher under the House Republican bill. And even though the sticker price for premiums would be lower than under the ...

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Activists sue NYPD over 'neither confirm nor deny' statement

NEW YORK (AP) – An activist group in New York is suing the NYPD to stop their usage of an ambiguous non-answer to questions about secret surveillance programs. Court papers show the New York Civil Liberties Union has sued the NYPD to ask the courts to set guidelines on the ...

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Law would make new Australians pledge to share values

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Aspiring Australian citizens will have to make a pledge to share Australian values under laws being introduced to Parliament. Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton said on Thursday that citizenship laws had to be reinforced to maintain public support for immigration and the value of ...

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Cuba policies of Obama may be rolled back under Trump

President Trump is expected to announce a rollback of his predecessor’s detente with Cuba during a visit Friday to Miami, likely to include a reimposition of U.S. travel restrictions to the communist island as well as a limiting of business interactions between American companies and entities controlled by the Cuban ...

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Capitol Police guns saved lives at ballpark

The rifle shots came from the fence over the third base line, shattering the June morning, wounding one congressman and several staffers, and terrifying the two dozen lawmakers and staffers who were also on the field. Then came gunshots from the other side of the field. Three U.S. Capitol Police ...

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Trump being investigated on possible obstruction of justice, reports say

The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening that the firing of FBI Director James Comey has expanded the scope of the special counsel probe of Russian involvement in the election — and that President Trump is now himself a target. Investigators under special counsel Robert S. Mueller III now are also ...

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Senate sanctions bill targets Russia, presidential powers

Senators voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to write stiff sanctions against Russia into law and to give Congress a say should President Trump try to lift them, making a bipartisan strike against the government of President Vladimir Putin. The sanctions were intended to be a punishment for Russia’s meddling in Ukraine as ...

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Steve Scalise, Zachary Barth, two Capitol Hill Police officers wounded in shooti…

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was fielding ground balls near second base on the baseball diamond Wednesday, making him one of the first targets for the gunman who attempted a murderous rampage Wednesday. Shot in the hip, Mr. Scalise lay bleeding on the field as a gunbattle raged around him, ...

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Corey Stewart says Democrats have 'blood on their hands'

A day after falling just shy of winning his party’s gubernatorial nomination in Virginia, Corey Stewart blamed Wednesday’s shooting that left a member of Congress and others wounded on Democrats and liberal activists — accusing them of creating an environment that led to the attack by encouraging supporters to take ...

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