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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...


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

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...


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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

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....


National

Trump, stumping in Nevada, makes immigration a central midterms issue for GOP

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LAS VEGAS - President Donald Trump embraced hardline immigration policies as a centerpiece of the Republican Party’s midterm campaign strategy here Saturday, a risky move as he stumped for an endangered GOP senator in this rapidly-diversifying swing state. Defending...


Government

Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before West Coast supporters Saturday, saying “we have to be very strong” as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time critic. Trump was...


National

Congress' record on immigration is repeated failures

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - In January 2007, soon after a “thumping” in the midterm elections, President George W. Bush met with the new congressional leadership to talk about the agenda for his final two years in office and his hopes for a breakthrough on immigration. He knew that...


Business

BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

Derailment Evacuation

DOON, Iowa (AP) — An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south of Doon in Lyon County...


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