Nation/World

Romney reports $2M raised ahead of US. Senate primary

Senate Utah Romney

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney raised nearly $2 million for his campaign in the past two months,...

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

Violence claims more lives in Nicaragua as unrest continues

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A fresh wave of violence and repression claimed at least seven lives in Nicaragua as international criticism mounted against the government of President Daniel Ortega over its response to protests. The attacks began Friday evening, hours after the Inter-American Commission...


National

Democrats visit detention centers to attack 'zero tolerance' immigration policy

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Congressional Democrats joined protests of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy on Saturday, fanning out from detention centers to protests to party conventions and calling for an end to the practice of separating migrant families. McAllen,...


Government , National

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Trump Press Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting. Sanders tweeted that she was told by the owner of the...


National

For transgender groups, four words mean a lot

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Kayden Ortiz dwelled on the word. It appeared in a text message from a friend trying to comfort Ortiz, then a seventh-graderat Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax County. Until then, he’d struggled to find a precise word, the language, that captured why he felt he...


Lifestyle , National

Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake

Alaska Earthquake Crash Memorial-1

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A month after the second most powerful earthquake ever was recorded, the Alaska port community of Valdez remained in ruins. A hulking Alaska National Guard cargo plane’s mission April 25, 1964, was to deliver Gov. William Egan to oversee efforts to rebuild the town on a new...


National

The Latest: Congressman says kids at center get good care

Immigration Texas Separating Families

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump’s order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall is returning from a visit to the Texas border saying that several...


National

Romney makes final pitch to voters ahead of Senate primary

Utah Primary Romney

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah’s mountains and suburbs this week, making his final pitch after being forced into a Republican Senate primary Tuesday against a conservative state lawmaker. His opponent has painted him as an...


World

Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration

Mexico Soccer World Cup

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soccer fans converged at Mexico’s Angel of Independence monument to celebrate the national team’s second win in the World Cup, mingling with an annual gay pride parade in a country that has been reprimanded for anti-gay slurs during soccer matches. Revelers cheered the Mexican...


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....


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