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Asian American sheriff in California vows to protect immigrants from Trump policies Asian American sheriff in California vows to protect immigrants from Trump policies
SAN FRANCISCO – The first Asian American sheriff of a large California county walks over to a closet inside his City Hall office to stow some equipment, then takes a seat behind a large desk. He extends his arms, fingers interlaced. “So,” Sheriff Paul Miyamoto says casually as if to imply that he isn’t sure what all the fuss is about. “What would you like to know?” On the one hand, as the so...
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Mandatory vasectomy at age 50? Alabama lawmaker proposes response to abortion ban Mandatory vasectomy at age 50? Alabama lawmaker proposes response to abortion ban
A proposed Alabama law would require that all men get a vasectomy after they turn 50 or after the birth of their third child, whichever comes first. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Rolanda Hollis, said the measure gives perspective to reproductive health laws, including the state's contested abortion ban. “It always takes two to tango," she told AL.com. “We can’t put all the responsibility on wom...
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US Senate votes to curb Trump's war powers on Iran US Senate votes to curb Trump's war powers on Iran
US President Donald Trump's ability to wage war on Iran without congressional approval has been limited in a Senate bill passed by his fellow Republicans. The Iran war powers resolution was approved by a vote of 55-45 - hours after Mr Trump warned that it would make America less safe from Iran. The House passed a version of the bill in January, after Mr Trump ordered the killing of a top Ira...
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New Hampshire primary fallout, coronavirus, heavy rain swamps South: 5 things to know Wednesday New Hampshire primary fallout, coronavirus, heavy rain swamps South: 5 things to know Wednesday
Election 2020: Democratic field unsettled after New Hampshire primary Democratic presidential hopefuls will hit the campaign trail Wednesday following a tight finish in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary. Late Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders edged former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg in a closer-than-expected finish. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar came in a surprising third, a fin...
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Sacred Native American site in Arizona blasted for border wall construction Sacred Native American site in Arizona blasted for border wall construction
TUCSON, Ariz. – The contractor that is building President Donald Trump's border wall in southwestern Arizona began blasting this week through a site that the Native American O'odham people consider sacred to make way for newer, taller barriers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed the contractor started blasting through the site called Monument Hill at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monumen...
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In California: After weeks of mourning, a final farewell to Kobe In California: After weeks of mourning, a final farewell to Kobe
The date and location are reportedly finalized for a public memorial in Los Angeles honoring Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and eight others. Plus: An inspection as part of a Camp Fire lawsuit has uncovered rusty PG&E equipment. And what's Chanel doing fighting recreational marijuana? This is Wendy, filling in for Arlene, bringing you the news for Thursday. On Wednesday, we posed questions about ...
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Minnesota priest calls Muslim immigrants a threat, drawing rebuke from Catholic Church Minnesota priest calls Muslim immigrants a threat, drawing rebuke from Catholic Church
A Minnesota Catholic leader on Wednesday rejected remarks made by a priest who called Islam the "greatest threat in the world" to the United States and Christianity. The Fr. Nick VanDenBroeke, pastor of a church in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, also urged parishioners to oppose Muslim immigration in a sermon earlier this month, but faced criticism after the newspaper City Page...
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Cincinnati passes law to help renters pay security deposits Cincinnati passes law to help renters pay security deposits
CINCINNATI – In Cincinnati, renters won't necessarily need a cash security deposit anymore under a new law passed by the Cincinnati City Council. Proposed by Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld to help alleviate barriers to renting an apartment, the law, passed last week, says landlords must give renters options other than a traditional cash security deposit. It takes effect in 90 days. One of ...
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US steps up scrutiny of pregnant visa applicants US steps up scrutiny of pregnant visa applicants
The US Department of State has unveiled new rules to deter pregnant women from travelling to the US to give birth. The policy takes effect on Friday and is intended as a crackdown on what is known as "birth tourism". Under the rule, pregnant women applying for US visitor visas may need to prove they have a specific reason for travel other than giving birth on US soil. Nearly all children ...
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In California: Making it on $8.40 an hour in a blazing housing market In California: Making it on $8.40 an hour in a blazing housing market
Was Congressman Devin Nunes of Tulare intimately involved in getting a foreign government — Ukraine — to dig up dirt on President Trump's political opponents? Does it matter to supporters even if he was? As the Central Valley Republican's role in the matters at the heart of the impeachment inquiry continues to be investigated, the answer to that second question appears to be a resounding no. ...
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