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Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess. That sentiment was evident Tuesday on Capitol Hill...


Government

Trump calls Kim open, honorable as summit planning goes on

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been “very open” and “very honorable,” a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as “Little Rocket Man.” The United...


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Handshakes and kisses aside, some issues split Trump, Macron

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more. Hosting Macron for the...


Government

US Embassy move in Israel emblematic of broader policy shift

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Stars and Stripes is hoisted over the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem next month it will be a physical milestone in a broader, striking shift by the Trump administration away from a half-century of traditional U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians. For decades,...


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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Iran cash story oft-told, still bogus

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump likes to tell a story about the U.S. paying out billions of dollars to Iran as part of the multinational deal freezing its nuclear program and easing sanctions against it. What he doesn’t say is that most of that money was Iran’s to begin with. The rest...


Government

Judge rules against ending program to protect Dreamers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday against the Trump administration’s decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation, calling the Department of Homeland Security’s rationale against the program “arbitrary and capricious.” U.S. District Judge John D. Bates...


Police & Fire

5 Davis sheriff's deputies disciplined after sexual harassment of jail workers

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Davis County Jail employees demanded action against four sexual harassers and the two supervisors who failed to act on the violations, according to a county human resources department investigation.


Government

The Latest: Trump urges VA nominee to keep fighting

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs (all times local): 7:05 p.m. A White House official says President Donald Trump is urging his nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary, Dr. Ronny Jackson, to keep fighting to win...


Government

In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as 'very honorable'

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been “very open” and “very honorable,” a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as “Little Rocket Man.” The...


Government

Trump, Macron make a show as best buds but tussle over Iran

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship Tuesday, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more. Hosting Macron...


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