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Trump congratulates Hungarian leader who shares border views

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is congratulating Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary on his recent re-election. The White House says Trump spoke Saturday with the Hungarian leader known for his hardline views on immigration and criticism of investor and political activist George Soros....


Government

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort jailed ahead of trial

APTOPIX Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sent to jail after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The order Friday by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson adds to the...


Government

Figures show about 2,000 minors separated from families

Immigration Separating Families

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 minors have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained by The Associated Press. The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated...


Government

Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise

Trump Selling the Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his deal with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will save tens of millions of people from a potential nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic...


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Across US, wary businesses gird for a Trump trade war

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump wants to level the playing field for American companies in the global economy, but his combative stance has unsettled business plans from the Atlantic to the Pacific. From Washington cherry farms to Midwestern chemical plants to New England lobster-trap...


Government

White House: Trump supports GOP leaders' immigration bill

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, saying he wouldn’t sign a “moderate” package. The White House later walked back the comments, formally endorsing the measure and saying Trump...


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Summit does not deal with North Korea's hacking

North Korea Cyber

WASHINGTON (AP) — Among the subjects President Donald Trump apparently didn’t discuss with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore — the regime’s human rights abuses, its exports of missile technology and its mistreatment of U.S. prisoners — there’s one more: its long record of dangerous...


Government

Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort jailed ahead of trial

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been jailed after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The order by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson Friday adds to the already...


Government

Both Trump, critics find things to like in watchdog report

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington’s latest Rorschach test, with President Donald Trump and his critics each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting the probe into the White House....


Business

A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

Trump Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought the world’s two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports to take effect July 6. Beijing quickly responded that it would retaliate with penalties of the same scale...


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