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'Great job,' says Trump: Nielsen back in good graces for now

Trump Nielsen

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirstjen Nielsen has one hard-earned presidential signing pen. President Donald Trump used the black marker Wednesday to sign an executive order halting family separations at the U.S. border — then handed it to Nielsen, his Homeland Security secretary. Such pens are typically...


National

House GOP immigration compromise teeters ahead of votes

Congress Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sweeping House GOP immigration overhaul teetered on the brink of collapse Thursday as lawmakers struggled to move past an issue that has become politically fraught amid the dire images of families being separated at the border. President Donald Trump’s sudden executive action...


National

Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse

Immigration Abuse Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile...


National

Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse

Immigration Abuse Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile...


Government

Silent no more, Ivanka Trump thanks father for border action

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump, the presidential adviser who has billed herself as a “force for good” in the administration, remained silent for days as the firestorm over forced separations of migrant families consumed the White House. In a closed-door meeting with Republicans late Tuesday,...


Business

Xiaomi: A Chinese startup out to challenge Google, Amazon

China Xiaomi IPO

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Xiaomi, a Chinese startup that helped pioneer the trend toward ultra-low-priced smartphones, is preparing for what would be the biggest initial public offering since e-commerce giant Alibaba’s in 2014. The 8-year-old is a star among the Chinese unicorns, a term that refers...


Business

Face scans for international travelers at Florida airport

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there. The expected announcement Thursday at Orlando International Airport...


Auto

Former employee sued by Tesla says he was a whistleblower

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Tesla sued a former employee Wednesday, accusing the man of hacking the automaker’s computer systems and stealing company secrets, shedding light on what chief Elon Musk had suggested was the work of a secretive internal saboteur. But the employee, Martin Tripp, told...


Business

Walker signs bonding bill that has already prompted lawsuit

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker has signed into law a bonding bill that has already drawn a legal challenge. The bill proposes establishing a new state corporation that would be empowered to sell up to $1 billion in bonds to pay off the state’s remaining oil tax credit obligations. The...


Business

Ethics spotlight is back on Wilbur Ross

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - As a wealthy and experienced investor, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was expected to bring polish and sagacity to his job in the Trump cabinet. But a Forbes magazine report this week has suggested Ross has brought tarnish and imprudence. The magazine...


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