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House Republicans turn up the heat in standoff with DOJ

Watchdog Report Clinton Email

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans escalated their monthslong standoff with the Justice Department, saying the FBI hasn’t adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in contempt — or even impeach them. The stepped-up criticism followed the...


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US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

UN Haley

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It’s the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley said Tuesday the U.S. had...


Government

Trump stands firm on immigration policy, sees it as a winner

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies. “You have to stand for something,” Trump declared Tuesday, as he...


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House GOP gets little direction from Trump on immigration

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told House Republicans he is “1,000 percent” behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border. And it’s uncertain...


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DC voters nominate mayor for another term, approve tips law

DC Primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office. Voters on Tuesday also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters, bartenders and other tipped employees in bars and...


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BC-USDA-Kingsport Catl Actn

NV—LS140 Nashville, TN Tue Jun 19, 2018 USDA-TN Dept of Ag Market News Athens Stockyard, Athens, TN Weighted Average Report for Tuesday Jun 19, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 862 Last week: 1055 Last year: not reported Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers weighing less than 550 lbs. mostly...


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Business up at New Jersey track, casino with sports bets

Sports Betting

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Arthur Rosen puzzled over the photocopied sheet of paper listing all sorts of exotic bets on baseball games, including one in which the number of runs scored and hits made in Tuesday night’s New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners game had to exceed 29. “I lived in Vegas 20 years...


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Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino (ex-Revel) seeks license

Ocean Resort Casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eight days before it plans to open, Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino will go before state gambling regulators to seek a casino license. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission will begin hearing Ocean Resort’s licensing case Wednesday afternoon, and has set aside time...


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The Latest: Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas OK contract

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the ratification of a contract covering unionized workers of MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Housekeepers, bartenders, cooks, bellmen and other unionized workers of casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas...


Government

Trump takes swipe at South Carolina's Sanford in GOP meeting

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took a sarcastic dig at Rep. Mark Sanford, a South Carolina Republican who has been critical of the president, during a meeting on immigration with House Republicans Tuesday night. Sanford fired back later, telling The Associated Press that he found it...


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