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Trump Expands Fast-Track Deportation Authority Across U.S.

Trump Expands Fast-Track Deportation Authority Across U.S.

By Elliot Spagat | Jul 23
The Trump administration announced Monday that it will vastly extend the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days.

Usually Talkative Trump Silent on Asylum Changes

Usually Talkative Trump Silent on Asylum Changes

By Jill Colvin | Jul 23
Under proposed new rules, Trump would close the door to tens of thousands of individuals and families fleeing violence and economic duress in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Panel of National Leaders Aims for Bipartisan Justice Reform

Panel of National Leaders Aims for Bipartisan Justice Reform

By Don Thompson and Adam Beam | Jul 23
A new criminal justice reform group launching Tuesday brings together Democratic and Republican governors, a Black Lives Matter organizer and a Koch Industries vice president in an unlikely collaboration.

Kamala Harris Proposes Bill to Invest in Safe Drinking Water

Kamala Harris Proposes Bill to Invest in Safe Drinking Water

By Juana Summers | Jul 22
Sen. Kamala Harris is introducing legislation designed to ensure all Americans, particularly those in at-risk communities, have access to safe, affordable drinking water, the latest response to burgeoning water crises across the country.

In Key Senate Races, Democrats Buck Leftward Tilt on Issues

In Key Senate Races, Democrats Buck Leftward Tilt on Issues

By Paul J. Weber | Jul 22
MJ Hegar, the leading U.S. Senate challenger in Texas, rides a Harley-Davidson in viral videos and has called herself "an ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding Texas Democrat." And: She is not a Democrat who promotes "Medicare for All."

Report: At Least 14 Alaska Cities Have Officers with Records

Report: At Least 14 Alaska Cities Have Officers with Records

Jul 22
At least 14 cities in Alaska have employed police officers whose criminal records should have prevented them from being hired under state law, the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica reported Saturday.

Aide: Trump's Slams of America Different than Critiques by 'The Squad'

Aide: Trump's Slams of America Different than Critiques by 'The Squad'

By Darlene Superville | Jul 22
A top White House adviser on Sunday claimed there was a "huge difference" between Donald Trump's criticisms of America during the 2016 presidential campaign and the critiques by four Democratic congresswomen of color.

Europe Ministers Meet in Paris on Divisive Migrant Issue

Europe Ministers Meet in Paris on Divisive Migrant Issue

Jul 22
European ministers are meeting in Paris in a new step to find an accord on the divisive issue of how to deal with migrants crossing the Mediterranean but, shut out by Italy and unwanted elsewhere, caught in political standoffs.

Proposed New Zealand Law Says Owning Guns is Not A Right

Proposed New Zealand Law Says Owning Guns is Not A Right

By Nick Perry | Jul 22
New Zealand's government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership in a law proposed Monday that emphasizes owning guns is a privilege and not a right.

AP Fact Check: Trump and Dems on An Incendiary Week

AP Fact Check: Trump and Dems on An Incendiary Week

By Hope Yen, Amanda Seitz, and Calvin Woodward | Jul 22
President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America.

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