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Travel ban revisions may add countries, alter court challenge. Travel ban revisions may add countries, alter court challenge.
WASHINGTON — The long and winding road to the Supreme Court for President Trump's travel ban may require yet another detour as the White House prepares to revise or replace it. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has completed an "extensive" and "methodical" review that may add additional countries to a list of six nations whose citizens' travel to the United States would be banned or rest...
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Michigan candidate tests whether Democrats can reclaim Midwest from Trump and GOP. Michigan candidate tests whether Democrats can reclaim Midwest from Trump and GOP.
DETROIT — Gretchen Whitmer, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, scaled the roof of the Local 58 electrical workers union to survey what she hopes is part of the jobs future of this onetime industrial boom town: 600 made-in-Michigan solar panels making the building energy self-sufficient. The 46-year-old former state Senate minority leader says she’s offering a progressive Democratic alternati...
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Exclusive: Less than 25% of Republicans in Congress endorse border wall funding in USA TODAY survey. Exclusive: Less than 25% of Republicans in Congress endorse border wall funding in USA TODAY survey.
President Trump has been adamant that he needs Congress to approve funding to start building his border wall, but Republicans on Capitol Hill are far less adamant about supporting it. When asked by the USA TODAY Network whether they support the president’s initial $1.6 billion budget request to begin construction, only 69 of the 292 Republicans on Capitol Hill said "yes." Among the rest, three Rep...
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Good news: Battered Florida could dodge worst of Hurricane Maria. Good news: Battered Florida could dodge worst of Hurricane Maria.
Florida, still in recovery mode from the carnage of Hurricane Irma, could be spared the wrath of Hurricane Maria, forecasters say. AccuWeather senior meteorologist Rob Miller told USA TODAY that Maria, a major hurricane that has been fluctuating between Category 4 and Category 5 status, appears poised to spin north before it can reach the U.S. East Coast. A National Hurricane Center forecast ma...
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Florida Keys to re-open after punishing Hurricane Irma. Florida Keys to re-open after punishing Hurricane Irma.
Anxious Florida Keys residents and business owners can return to their homes and stores along the low-lying island chain starting Sunday morning, a week after Hurricane Irma devastated the area off Florida’s south coast. Monroe County officials on Saturday are permitting evacuated residents, business owners and disaster-relief workers to Marathon Key, about halfway down the Keys. They’ll open u...
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After the hurricane, the dangers are still lurking — inside your home. After the hurricane, the dangers are still lurking — inside your home.
When homeowners survive a beast like Irma, they breathe easy after the brutal winds and gushing storm surge have moved on. But be wary, safety experts say: The post-hurricane period is laced with danger for returning and recovering residents — and the darkest menace may be inside your house. One person died Wednesday and three were hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator ...
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Most liberal appeals court headed for Supreme Court reversals? Most liberal appeals court headed for Supreme Court reversals?
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will wade into a political battle between President Trump and the nation's most liberal appeals court this fall by hearing four cases at the start of its upcoming term that the administration wants overturned. Tops on the list is Trump's temporary travel ban aimed at immigrants from six majority-Muslim nations and refugees. It was struck down by the 9th Circuit ap...
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White Christians decline in U.S., but still dominate Republican Party. White Christians decline in U.S., but still dominate Republican Party.
White Christians are no longer a majority in America, but they still make up nearly three-quarters of the Republican Party, according to a sweeping new study of faith in America being released Wednesday. White Christians accounted for 80% of the U.S. population when Jimmy Carter was president; that number had dropped to 54% by 2006, and white Christians now make up only 43% of the U.S. populati...
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As DACA deadline looms, these are legal paths to U.S. for immigrants. As DACA deadline looms, these are legal paths to U.S. for immigrants.
On Tuesday, the Trump administration confirmed it will wind down an immigration program for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, DACA, will end within six months, leaving Congress a window to continue it through legislation. The program initiated by President Obama in 2012 provides some protections for undocumented immigra...
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19 wildfires burn in California. 19 wildfires burn in California.
Firefighters in California were battling 19 large wildfires statewide, officials said Sunday, including a brush fire that was being called the largest ever in Los Angeles. In all, more than more than 12,000 pairs of boots were on the ground battling the fires, and temperatures on Sunday were up to 20 degrees hotter than usual. California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday issued an emergency proclam...
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