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Judge: Women would lose birth control coverage under rules

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " A "substantial number" of women would lose free birth control coverage under new rules by the Trump administration that allow more employers to opt out of providing the benefit, a U.S. judge said at a hearing on Friday.Judge Haywood Gilliam appeared inclined to grant a request...

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Trump says changes coming in US handling of high-tech visas

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump on Friday promised changes in the way the U.S. handles temporary visas that allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S.In a tweet, Trump said those who hold the temporary H1-B visas can "rest assured" because changes...

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The Latest: Trump not ready to declare emergency over wall

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local):3:05 p.m.President Donald Trump says it would be easy for him just to declare a national emergency and find federal money to build a barrier along the southern border, but he's not going to...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump says changes are coming in the way that the U.S. handles temporary H1-B visas, which allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S. from abroad.Trump tweeted Friday that those who hold the temporary H1-B visas can "rest...

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " A U.S. judge will hear arguments Friday over California's attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.Judge Haywood Gilliam previously blocked an interim version of those rules " a...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.Some...

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CAIRO (AP) " U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the Trump administration's anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states on Friday as he continued a nine-nation tour of the Middle East aimed at reassuring America's partners that withdrawing troops from Syria does not mean Washington is abandoning...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, agreeing to testify publicly before Congress (all times local):10 p.m.President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could serve...

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Trump administration eyes disaster money to fund border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency...

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Former FEMA boss says border situation is not an emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) " The former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday that what's happening on the U.S. southern border is no emergency.Craig Fugate, who ran the national disaster agency for nearly eight years under President Barack Obama and was head of Florida's disaster...

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Democrats question Treasury chief on Russian oligarch

WASHINGTON (AP) " Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers in a classified briefing Thursday that the Trump administration will keep strict U.S. sanctions on Oleg Deripaska and any companies he owns, but Democrats say they still have concerns that the government is being too soft on the...

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