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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, walks past the press following a photo opportunity with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Kavanaugh is on Capitol Hill to meet with Republican leaders as the battle begins over his nomination to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 10, 2018 - 7:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh plunged into his confirmation battle Tuesday, meeting face-to-face with Senate leaders in what promises to be an intense debate over abortion rights, presidential power and other legal disputes that could reshape the court and...
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Ever Reyes Mejia, of Honduras, carries his son to a vehicle after being reunited and released by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Two boys and a girl who had been in temporary foster care in Grand Rapids were reunited with their Honduran fathers after they were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border about three months ago. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
July 10, 2018 - 7:51 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lugging little backpacks, smiling immigrant children were scooped up into their parents' arms Tuesday as the Trump administration scrambled to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite dozens of youngsters forcibly separated from their families at the border. In Grand Rapids,...
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President Donald Trump announces Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 10, 2018 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In calls from the Oval Office, from Air Force One, and from his New Jersey golf club, President Donald Trump returned over and over to the same question as he mulled his next Supreme Court nomination: "Who's the best here?" His final answer was hardly a surprise: Trump landed on...
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President Donald Trump applauds Judge Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 10, 2018 - 5:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh is no Neil Gorsuch — at least as a television draw for their first night on the national political stage. The Nielsen company said that 25.6 million people watched President Trump's prime-time announcement Monday that Kavanaugh was his nominee for a seat on the U.S...
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A demonstrator sign as protesters gather in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, July 9, 2018, after President Donald Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
July 10, 2018 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News' Shannon Bream said the network had to move a planned live broadcast indoors after she and her crew felt threatened by demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday following President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. People shouted obscenities at...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2016, file photo, rancher Dwight Hammond Jr. greets protesters outside his home in Burns, Ore. President Donald Trump has pardoned Dwight and Steven Hammond, two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. The Hammonds were convicted in 2012 of intentionally and maliciously setting fires on public lands. (Les Zaitz/The Oregonian via AP, File)
July 10, 2018 - 4:40 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two imprisoned ranchers who were convicted in 2012 of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon will be freed after President Donald Trump pardoned them on Tuesday. The move by Trump raised concerns that others would be encouraged to actively oppose federal control of...
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A worker sits behind the window entrance of a privately licensed home appliance store, decorated with an Ernesto "Che" Guevara drawing, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The Cuban government will allow new restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts and transportation businesses by the end of the year 2018, reopening the most vibrant sectors of the private economy after freezing growth for more than a year. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
July 10, 2018 - 2:44 pm
HAVANA (AP) — A 16-month freeze on new private restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts will end in December when Cuba's communist government implements new regulations meant to prevent tax evasion and the accumulation of wealth, state media said Tuesday. Cuban officials who announced the change said...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, listens as Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, left, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Kavanaugh is on Capitol Hill to meet with Republican leaders as the battle begins over his nomination to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 10, 2018 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley says speed isn't the goal when it comes to Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. The Iowa Republican says the...
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July 10, 2018 - 8:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has a solution to the federal government missing a court-imposed deadline to reunite migrant children with their families: "Tell people not to come to our country illegally." On Monday, Trump's administration acknowledged it would not meet a Tuesday...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 7, 2018, file photo, whiskeys distilled and bottled in the U.S. are displayed for sale in a grocery store in Beijing. China’s options to retaliate in an escalating trade dispute with Washington go beyond matching U.S. tariff hikes to targeting American companies and government debt. Its state-dominated economy gives regulators tools to hamper sales of engineering, shipping and other services _ an area in which the United States runs a trade surplus _ and to disrupt operations for automakers, restaurant chains and other American businesses in China. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
July 10, 2018 - 1:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — In his trade war with China, President Donald Trump wields one seeming advantage: The United States could ultimately slap tariffs on more than $500 billion in imported Chinese goods. Beijing has much less to tax: It imported just $130 billion in U.S. goods last year. Yet that hardly...
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