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  • AP Exclusive: DHS weighed Nat Guard for immigration roundups

    The Trump administration considered a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:03 pm
  • Senate confirms Pruitt as EPA chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pru ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:48 pm
  • Michel, GOP leader skilled at deal-making, dies at age 93

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Bob Michel, an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the Republican ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 6:49 pm
  • Bobby Freeman, known for hit single ‘Do You Want to Dance,’ dies at 76

    Bobby Freeman, christened San Francisco’s first rock star and best known for his hit single “Do You ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:14 am
  • Microsoft: Shield civilians from government cyberattacks

    SEATTLE – Microsoft is calling for a digital Geneva Convention to outline protections for civilians ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:26 am
  • Gun industry seeks to ease gov't restrictions on silencers

    ATLANTA (AP) – They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buyi ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • On the road: Looking for safety in numbers

    WASHINGTON – As Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Anthony Griffin patrolled an area near Murfreesboro on ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 9:03 am
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