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Teens kept at Virginia center say they were cuffed, beaten

Immigration Abuse Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile...


Government

Supreme Court sides with 'Buckets of Money' financier

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday wiped away a $300,000 fine and other sanctions against a financial adviser known for his “Buckets of Money” retirement strategy. The court said the administrative law judge who ruled against Raymond Lucia of California was not properly appointed to...


Government

White House proposes merging education, labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday that calls for merging the education and labor departments, moving the federal food stamp program to the Department of Health and Human Services and renaming that agency. Mick...


Government

New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

Alzheimers Viruses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer’s, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease. The findings don’t prove viruses cause Alzheimer’s, nor...


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Trump to welcome Jordan's king to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will host Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the White House next week. The White House said Thursday that Abdullah and Queen Rania would visit on Monday. The statement said the allies will discuss “terrorism, the threat from Iran and the crisis in Syria, and...


Business

Supreme Court: States can force online shoppers to pay sales tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court: States can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.


Government

AP-NORC Poll: Majority approve of Trump's North Korea effort

AP Poll North Korea-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans now approve of President Donald Trump’s handling of U.S. relations with North Korea, a change that comes after his historic summit with that country’s leader, Kim Jong Un. But most don’t believe Kim is serious about addressing the international concerns...


Government

AP-NORC Poll: Americans not hopeful about ties with allies

AP Poll American Outlook

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans feel U.S. relations have a better chance at improving in the year ahead with traditionally hostile nations such as North Korea and Russia than they do with allies such as Britain and Canada, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...


Government

Trump's migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that. The president’s abrupt about-face laid bare the administration’s capricious...


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AP-NORC poll: 55 percent of Americas approve of Trump North Korea diplomacy; best rating

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP-NORC poll: 55 percent of Americas approve of Trump North Korea diplomacy; best rating on an issue since taking office.


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