Government and politics

FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Immigrant children walk in a line outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children a former Job Corps site that now houses them in Homestead, Fla. A Senate subcommittee has found that federal officials for the second time lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children earlier this year after a government agency placed the minors in the custody of adult sponsors in communities nationwide. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
September 19, 2018 - 8:08 pm
Twice in less than a year, the federal government has lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children after placing them in the homes of sponsors across the country, federal officials have acknowledged. The Health and Human Services Department recently told Senate staffers that case managers could not...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2015, file photo, Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., checks his phone as he arrives for a bipartisan lunch in the Kennedy Caucus Room on Capitol Hill in Washington. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is proposing new legislation that would allow the Senate’s Sergeant at Arms to spend taxpayer money protecting senators’ private email accounts and personal devices amid persistent anxieties over the digital security of the American midterm vote. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 19, 2018 - 8:07 pm
Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate's security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says. Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in a Wednesday letter to Senate leaders that his office discovered that...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen speaks at a summit on the opioid crisis in Nashville, Tenn. Bredesen said Sept. 19 that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault “has a very credible story.” But he said the Judiciary Committee should consider proceeding with a vote if she does not testify under oath. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
September 19, 2018 - 8:03 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said Wednesday that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "has a very credible story." But he said the Judiciary Committee should consider proceeding with a vote if she does not testify under oath...
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President Donald Trump talks to media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Havelock, N.C. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 19, 2018 - 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday bluntly questioned the allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a fellow high school student over 30 years ago, and Republicans warned the accuser the window was closing to tell her story before a confirmation...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un raise their hands after watching the mass games performance of "The Glorious Country" at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump's high-stakes push to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the end of his first term in...
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President Donald Trump visits a neighborhood impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Conway, S.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 19, 2018 - 4:02 pm
NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence. With residents still recovering from torrential rains that left widespread...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2018, photo, Lisa Brown, the Democratic opponent to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., speaks during a candidates forum in Colfax, Wash. Some Democratic candidates are determined not to let Republican members of Congress distance themselves from the president’s trade policies. Their efforts play into voter concerns that Congress should be more of a check on Trump. Republicans hope that a strong economy carries them to victory. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
September 19, 2018 - 3:41 pm
SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. "We get him elected into office and he pulls us out of trade agreements," Dube said last week as local farmers gathered to hear Democratic House...
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President Donald Trump hands out prepackaged meals to people in cars at Temple Baptist Church in an area impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in New Bern, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 19, 2018 - 3:28 pm
HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local): 3:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has toured a South Carolina neighborhood that's bracing itself for more severe flooding due to Florence. Trump greeted people...
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President Donald Trump talks to media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Havelock, N.C. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 19, 2018 - 11:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's not concerned about what his former campaign chairman is telling investigators in the Russia probe. Trump says that if Paul Manafort tells the truth to special counsel Robert Mueller's team then he doesn't see a problem. Trump also batted away a...
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President Donald Trump listens to a reporter's question during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda, in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 19, 2018 - 9:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on Jeff Sessions, saying, "I don't have an attorney general." Trump says in a Hill.TV interview released Wednesday he's "so sad over Jeff Sessions," whom he has repeatedly denounced for recusing himself from the Russia investigation...
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