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Trump defiant despite rising outrage over border separations

Posted yesterday in National

An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents.



Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Posted yesterday in National

Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor.



Builder optimism fades with potential trade war looming

Posted yesterday in National

The threat of a trade war with Canada has taken a toll on the confidence of U.S. homebuilders, according to index released Monday.



Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

Posted yesterday in National

Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century.



Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

Posted yesterday in National

Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing.



Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

Posted 6/18/2018 in National

The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure.



First lady Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated

Posted 6/18/2018 in National

First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border and hopes "both sides of the aisle" can reform the nation's immigration laws, according to a statement from her office.



Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

Posted 6/18/2018 in National

Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller's work wraps up, if he believed they were treated "unfairly."



Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

Posted 6/18/2018 in National

Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton.



Justice report provides ammo for both Trump and his critics

Posted 6/16/2018 in National

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.



Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise

Posted 6/16/2018 in National

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.



China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish

Posted 6/16/2018 in National

China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey.



Sessions cites Bible to defend separating immigrant families

Posted 6/15/2018 in National

Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible on Thursday in his defense of his border policy that is resulting in hundreds of immigrant children being separated from their parents after they enter the U.S. illegally.



Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

Posted 6/15/2018 in National

Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations.



Pence gives campaign-style speech to Southern Baptists

Posted 6/14/2018 in National

Vice President Mike Pence gave an often boastful campaign-style speech Wednesday to the closing session of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, winning several standing ovations even as some evangelicals criticized his appearance.



Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

Posted 6/14/2018 in National

Eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Efrain Perez felt a pain in his chest.



Coaches killed in Florida shooting to receive ESPY awards

Posted 6/14/2018 in National

The ESPYs are breaking tradition for this year's Best Coach Award, awarding it posthumously to three Florida high school coaches who died shielding their students from gunfire.



Study: Reduced criminal penalties contributed to more thefts

Posted 6/13/2018 in National

California voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers reported Tuesday.



House Republicans to offer 2 separate bills on immigration

Posted 6/13/2018 in National

House Republicans are considering next steps on two immigration bills after GOP leaders persuaded moderate Republicans to drop their renegade effort to force votes on legislation that would have protected young "Dreamer" immigrants with a path to citizenship.



Charitable giving in US tops $400B for first time

Posted 6/13/2018 in National

Fueled by a surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in 2017 topped the $400 billion mark for the first time, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns.



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