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Merkel: German Govt is Solid Despite Fight over Migration

Merkel: German Govt is Solid Despite Fight over Migration

By Geir Moulson | Jul 20
Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged Friday that a bitter fight over migrant policy hurt Germans' confidence in her government, but said she never thought of quitting and insisted that her administration is doing solid work.

Michelle Obama Joins Nationwide Voter Registration Effort

Michelle Obama Joins Nationwide Voter Registration Effort

By Darlene Superville | Jul 20
Michelle Obama is lending her star power to a new nationwide effort to register voters for the November midterm elections.

U.S. Deporting Crime Victims While They Wait for Special Visa

U.S. Deporting Crime Victims While They Wait for Special Visa

By Alexandra Villarreal | Jul 20
For victims of crime on U.S. soil who are living here illegally, a special visa program encourages them to help solve their cases and catch criminals, and often provides their only clear path to citizenship.

EPA Proposal to Limit Science Studies Draws Opposition

EPA Proposal to Limit Science Studies Draws Opposition

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Jul 20
Democratic lawmakers joined scores of scientists, health providers, environmental officials and activists Tuesday in denouncing an industry-backed proposal that could limit dramatically the scientific studies the Environmental Protection Agency considers.

State Governors Delve into Foreign Diplomacy on Trade War

State Governors Delve into Foreign Diplomacy on Trade War

By Morgan Lee | Jul 20
State governors discussed ways Thursday to court foreign investment in the wake of President Donald Trump's trade disputes with countries including China, Canada and Mexico.

Republicans Block Bid to Extend Election Security Grants

Republicans Block Bid to Extend Election Security Grants

By Matthew Daly | Jul 19
The GOP-controlled House on Thursday eliminated new funding for states to strengthen election security, drawing protests from Democrats who said Republicans are not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling.

Attorney General: Oklahoma Board Went Too Far with Pot Rules

Attorney General: Oklahoma Board Went Too Far with Pot Rules

By Sean Murphy | Jul 19
Oklahoma's Board of Health overstepped its authority with several of the emergency rules on medical marijuana it adopted last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter wrote Wednesday in a letter to the head of the agency.

U.S. Health Official Reveals Fentanyl Almost Killed His Son

U.S. Health Official Reveals Fentanyl Almost Killed His Son

By Mike Stobbe | Jul 19
The head of the nation's top public health agency says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and he revealed a personal reason for it: His son almost died from taking cocaine contaminated with the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

Immigrant Children Describe Treatment in Detention Centers

Immigrant Children Describe Treatment in Detention Centers

By Amy Taxin | Jul 19
The children's descriptions of various facilities are part of a voluminous and at times scathing report filed in federal court this week in Los Angeles in a case over whether the Trump administration is meeting its obligations.

ACLU Attack on Kobach Roils Kansas GOP Governor Primary

ACLU Attack on Kobach Roils Kansas GOP Governor Primary

By Roxana Hegeman | Jul 19
The American Civil Liberties Union has taken the unusual step of plunging into a nasty Republican primary for Kansas governor with a flyer attacking Kris Kobach, but his main rival doesn't want the support of the group.

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