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Trump seeks federal government overhaul, merger of agencies

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The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, June 25, the 176th day of 2018. There are 189 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 25, 1868, Congress passed an Omnibus Act allowing for the readmission of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina to the Union....


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Mattis seeks less contentious visit with Chinese

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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea....


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In Texas, Trump's steel tariff stirs uncertainty and concern

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BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Joel Johnson examines the shipping labels on 35-ton coils of American-made steel that will be unspooled, bent and welded into rounded sections of pipe. One’s from Nucor, a mill in Arkansas. Another’s from Steel Dynamics in Mississippi. But much harder to spot in the sprawling...


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In Texas, Trump's steel tariff stirs uncertainty and concern

Trump Steel Tariffs

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Joel Johnson is fighting an uphill battle to keep his pipe factory in this refinery suburb east of Houston from becoming a casualty in President Donald Trump’s bitter trade dispute with America’s allies and adversaries. He’s the CEO of Borusan Mannesmann Pipe US, a company...


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The Latest: Meek Mill debuts 'Stay Woke' song at BET Awards

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2018 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Rapper Meek Mill has performed a new song, “Stay Woke,” on the BET Awards with a striking performance that touched on police violence against black youth and...


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Mattis focusing on strategic security issues in China talks

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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea....


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Donations, volunteering surge at border asylum-seeker center

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MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — One by one, around Father’s Day, the surge of Amazon boxes containing shirts, pants, underwear and many other items began arriving at an asylum-seeker rest center in the border town of McAllen, Texas. Included in the packages were notes of support. One read: “As someone who...


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GOP immigration push hampered by Trump, hard-right voters

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump’s next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters are undermining GOP leaders’ election-year struggle to shove an immigration bill through the House this week, leaving prospects dubious. Party leaders are trying to finally...


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US prosecutors cancel Stormy Daniels meeting in Cohen probe

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Porn actress Stormy Daniels was scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in New York on Monday as part of their investigation into President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, but the meeting was abruptly cancelled late Sunday after it was reported by news organizations, her attorney said....


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Trump lends support to McMaster in South Carolina runoff

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s effort to bend the Republican Party to his will faces its next test Tuesday, when South Carolina voters choose between two GOP gubernatorial candidates who both claim to be Trump acolytes. The president has already made his pick: incumbent Gov. Henry...


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