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March 20, 2017 - 4:39 am
SENATE-SUPREME COURT Senate hearings get underway on Trump Supreme Court pick WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate hearings begin this morning for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, the man President Donald Trump wants to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died more than a year ago. Gorsuch is a...
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In this photo taken March 16, 2017, Hussein Dabajeh, 30, a lifelong Dearborn, Mich. resident who owns a hookah shop and lounge, said his ancestors first came to the U.S. from what’s now Lebanon in 1911. Still, he usually looks for the “other” box when offered the option on official forms and fully supports the idea of a new category for those who trace their roots to the Middle East. (AP Photo/Jeff Karoub)
March 20, 2017 - 3:58 am
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Zahraa Ballout isn't "white," and she certainly isn't "some other race." If the government gives her the choice of checking a new "Middle East/North Africa" box on a census form, would she? Yes, she says, despite some reservations about what it would mean to stand out after...
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March 20, 2017 - 3:02 am
SENATE-SUPREME COURT NEW: Senate hearings get underway on Trump Supreme Court pick WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate hearings begin this morning for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, the man President Donald Trump wants to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died more than a year ago. Gorsuch is...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2014, file photo National Education Association staff members from Washington joining students, parents and educators at a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington on the 60th anniversary Brown v. Board of Education decision that struck down "separate but equal" laws that kept schools segregated. From the time Americans roll out of bed in the morning until they turn in, and even who they might be spending the night with, the court's rulings are woven into daily life in ways large and small. (AP Photo)
March 20, 2017 - 2:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhythms of daily life for ordinary Americans may seem far removed from the rarified world of the U.S. Supreme Court. But from the time people roll out of bed in the morning until they turn in at night, the court's rulings are woven into their lives in ways large and small. So...
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March 20, 2017 - 2:25 am
The GenForward poll of young adults is a survey by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. It was conducted by NORC Feb. 16-March 6. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,833 adults age 18-30 who are...
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March 20, 2017 - 12:57 am
TRUMP-RUSSIA UPDATE: Hearings to begin on alleged Russian election hacking WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee is set to begin hearings Monday into Russia's role in cybersecurity breaches at the Democratic National Committee. FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency...
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March 19, 2017 - 4:50 pm
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-LAWSUITS UPDATE: Judge rejects request to clarify travel order HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge has rejected the Justice Department's request for clarification on his temporary order blocking President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson said in...
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March 19, 2017 - 12:20 pm
HEALTH OVERHAUL Ryan: more help for older people needed in GOP health bill WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will seek changes to a divisive GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people hard hit by the plan. A Congressional Budget Office analysis last week concluded...
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March 19, 2017 - 10:36 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Canadian school teacher whose teaching philosophy underscores hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has become one of the most-coveted and high-profile awards for teaching excellence. Maggie MacDonnell...
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March 19, 2017 - 10:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will seek changes to a divisive GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people hard hit by the plan. A Congressional Budget Office analysis last week concluded that older people would likely pay higher premiums under the proposal to...
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