Nation/World

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...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 23, the 174th day of 2018. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 23, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for his “Type-Writer,” featuring a QWERTY keyboard; it was the first commercially successful...


World

Report: US to send caskets to NKorea to return war remains

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean media say the U.S. military plans to send 215 caskets to North Korea through a border village so that the North could begin the process of returning the remains of U.S. soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War. Officials from the United...


World , National

Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

Immigration-Family Detention

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States....


World

AP Top International News at 2:12 a.m. EDT

Trump pushes back against border separation uproar Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention Ex-S. Korean premier Kim Jong-pil, spy agency founder, dies Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politicians US officials...


World

Racist tropes in Ramadan TV satires anger black Arabs

Mideast Racism In Ramadan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In an attempt to capitalize on what’s become a ratings bonanza for Arabic satellite channels during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, two comedies struck the wrong chord with audiences when their lead actors appeared in blackface, a form of makeup that darkens the...


Business

Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6.1 billion in Hong Kong IPO

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Xiaomi Corp. plans to raise up to $6.1 billion in one of the biggest global stock market debuts as it tries to become a worldwide brand alongside Apple, Google and Amazon. The initial public offering in Hong Kong would value the Beijing-based company at as much as $70.3...


World

Ex-S. Korean premier Kim Jong-pil, spy agency founder, dies

South Korea Obit Ex Prime Minister

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong-pil, the founder of South Korea’s spy agency whose political skills helped him also serve twice as prime minister, first under his dictator boss and later under a man his agency kidnapped, has died. He was 92. Kim was declared dead on arrival at Seoul’s...


Government , National

Trump tries to change focus of border debate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to cast doubt on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border. He’s dismissing “phony stories of sadness and grief” while asserting the real victims of the nation’s immigration crisis are Americans killed by those...


Government , National

Trump advises GOP: Quit wasting time on immigration.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump’s backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet saying they should quit wasting their time on it. The Friday tweet is hardly the first time the president has abandoned his allies in a...


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Trump Jr. rallies Republicans to defeat Montana Sen. Tester

Montana Senate

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. urged Montana Republicans to rally against U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in the fall election and said Friday that the two-term Democrat had fallen out of step with the state’s voters on issues ranging from immigration to gun control. Tester came into the crosshairs...


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