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June 21, 2018 - 4:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three environmental groups have announced a federal lawsuit saying the government has failed to comply with environmental law governing drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Florida says federal wildlife agencies have not completed a timely, formal...
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Immigrants in handcuffs and ankle chains arrive at the Federal Courthouse for hearings, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to end family separations at the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 21, 2018 - 3:28 pm
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The federal government wrestled with the fallout Thursday over President Donald Trump's move to stop separating immigrant families, with no clear plan to reunite the more than 2,300 children already taken from their parents and Congress again failing to take action on...
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FILE- In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, packages travel on a conveyor belt for sorting at the main post office in Omaha, Neb. States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday, June 21, 2018, that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big win for states. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
June 21, 2018 - 2:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Shares in online retailers dropped, and large chains with more stores traded higher following the Supreme Court sales tax ruling. Under the old rules,...
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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., center, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, flanked by Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, talk before a series of votes in the House, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Yesterday, Rep. Meadows and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., faced off in the chamber as lawmakers struggled to move on immigration amid the political fallout of migrant families being separated at the border. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 21, 2018 - 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House killed a hard-right immigration bill Thursday, and Republican leaders delayed a planned vote on a compromise GOP package with the party's lawmakers fiercely divided over an issue that has long confounded them. The conservative measure was defeated 231-193, with 41...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision June 21, 2018, that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big win for states. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 21, 2018 - 12:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — States will be able to force more shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states. Consumers can expect to see sales tax being charged on more...
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June 21, 2018 - 10:55 am
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...
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President Donald Trump arrives at Duluth International Airport, in Duluth Minn., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Trump is in Duluth to speak at a rally for Pete Stauber, a Republican congressional candidate running in a traditionally Democratic district. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 21, 2018 - 7:56 am
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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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican members of Congress on immigration in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. From left, Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., Trump, and Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 21, 2018 - 5:08 am
While President Donald Trump boasts about signing an executive order that he says fixes the problem he created by forcibly separating more than 2,300 children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, House GOP leaders were working to get reluctant party members on board to resolve broader...
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Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould speaks during a press conference as Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor, right, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health Bill Blair, left, look on during a press conference on Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The Canadian government said it will soon announce the date of when cannabis will become legal — but warns it will remain illegal until then. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 2:09 am
TORONTO (AP) — Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. The Senate gave final passage to the bill to legalize cannabis on Tuesday,...
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, watched by Treasurer Scott Morrison, right, addresses the media at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Turnbull achieved an important political victory when the Senate passed personal income tax cuts worth 144 billion Australian dollars ($106 billion) over a decade. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
June 21, 2018 - 12:30 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister achieved an important political victory on Thursday when the Senate passed personal income tax cuts worth 144 billion Australian dollars ($106 billion) over a decade. The tax cuts for most of Australia's workforce were a centerpiece of Prime...
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