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President Trump fixes gaze on Puerto Rico, will visit Caribbean islands next week

WASHINGTON >> Suddenly, just about all President Donald Trump can talk about is Puerto Rico. After not mentioning the hurricane-devastated island for days, Trump on Tuesday pushed back aggressively and repeatedly against criticism that he ...

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    Ivanka Trump’s business ties shrouded in secrecy in China

    SHANGHAI — It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump’s merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found. In the months since she took her White House role, public information about the companies importing Ivanka Trump goods to the U.S. has become harder to find. Information that once routinely appeared in private trade tracking...

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  • Health care reform

    Republican health care reform bill all but dead as Sen. Susan Collins joins opponents

    WASHINGTON >> The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama’s health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the push. The Maine moderate said in a statement that the legislation would make “devastating” cuts in the Medicaid program for poor and disabled people, drive up premiums for millions and weaken protections Obama’s law gives people with...

    By Alan Fram The Associated Press|

  • Environment

    After 20 years, California’s whale tail license plates remain one of state’s most successful environmental programs ever

    What started as a simple picture of a whale’s tail emblazoned on a specialized California license plate decades ago has morphed into one of the most successful environmental programs in the state. The Whale Tail license plate — celebrating its 20th anniversary — continues to be popular among motorists. Since 1997, 243,000 plates were sold and the program has raised $95 million, according to the California Coastal Commission, the state agency that doles out cash...

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  • Politics

    First year of community college could soon be free in California

    New community college students in California may soon see a surprising number on their tuition balance: $0. Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), who proposed Assembly Bill 19, thinks it will prompt as many as 19,000 students who might not have seen college as a possibility to pursue higher education. “What we’re truly talking about is creating a college-going culture in our community,” Santiago said during a phone interview Monday. But the bill...

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  • Football

    Trump’s criticisms spark more protests at NFL games

    President Donald Trump’s comments about owners firing players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 150 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during early games. A week ago, just six players protested . As he prepared to board Air Force One to return to Washington from New Jersey on Sunday, Trump said the players protesting the anthem were “very disrespectful...

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  • Legislation

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    State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said the 2017 session of the California Legislature was “the most productive and progressive legislative session in memory.” Hundreds of bills are on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, and he has until Oct. 15 to sign, not sign or veto. Here’s a look at some of the major bills on his desk. Read more by clicking...

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  • Politics

    Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new restrictions expected

    WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expires Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect. The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president sign off on new, more targeted restrictions on foreign nationals from countries it says refuse to share information with the U.S. or haven’t taken necessary security...

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  • Immigration

    Home ownership will have to wait for this DACA recipient

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  • Politics

    US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

    WASHINGTON >>In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea’s “reckless behavior.” “This mission is a demonstration of U.S. resolve and a clear message that the...

    By ROBERT BURNS and MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press|

  • Immigration

    DACA debate: Don’t call them ‘Dreamers,’ or pawns

    Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi smiled as she stood at a podium in San Francisco last week and described young, undocumented immigrants as “our VIPs.” But the House Democratic leader wasn’t even finished speaking when dozens of very loud young people walked in. They shouted demands and took over the press conference. Her smile gone, Pelosi appeared shaken. “For a long time, we’ve been fighting the fight for the Dreamers,” she tried to...

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