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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., confers with aides off the Senate floor during a series of procedural votes on a bipartisan immigration deal, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 16, 2018 - 6:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has left hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants in limbo, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation's border security. Senators dealt President Donald Trump an especially galling defeat as more than a quarter...
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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., confers with aides off the Senate floor during a series of procedural votes on a bipartisan immigration deal, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 15, 2018 - 10:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation in Congress (all times local): 10 p.m. The White House says Thursday's failed immigration votes in the Senate demonstrate that Democrats "are not serious" about finding a path to legal status for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants...
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Oregon Rep. Julie Fahey, D-Eugene, poses for a photo above the floor of the House of Representatives in the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. A bill Fahey sponsored that was unanimously endorsed by the House would make it easier for homeowners to delete racist exclusionary language from their property deeds. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
February 15, 2018 - 7:24 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon lawmaker Julie Fahey and her husband bought a house, the deed said that only whites could live there unless the person was a domestic servant. Across America, many home owners and buyers of older properties like Fahey are shocked to see racist exclusions remaining on...
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February 14, 2018 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokeswoman says Education Secretary DeVos will donate her nearly $200,000 salary to four charities focusing on education and special needs. Department spokeswoman Liz Hill said in a statement Wednesday that DeVos' one-year salary of $199,700 will be divided evenly among the...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the National African American History Month reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 14, 2018 - 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sent a message Wednesday to the Senate on immigration: Pass a bill based on his priorities. The president thanked GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa for introducing legislation similar to the immigration framework pushed by the White House. The measure would...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the troops at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Several private Russian military contractors were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, Russian media reported Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 in a development that could further inflame Russia-U.S. tensions if officially confirmed. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 14, 2018 - 6:43 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A senior lawmaker says the Russian parliament is working on a bill to regulate private military companies, amid reports about an unknown number of Russian military contractors killed in a U.S. strike in Syria. Retired Gen. Vladimir Shamanov, head of the defense committee in the lower...
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February 11, 2018 - 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the immigration debate in Congress (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Republican lawmakers say they will introduce President Donald Trump's immigration plan as the Senate begins its debate Monday on the contentious issue. The proposal has no chance of winning approval by...
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Photographers take a picture of the Ohio Clock shortly after midnight early Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, outside the Senate chamber at the Capitol, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 7:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Again? Yup. While you were sleeping, Congress was shutting down the government in a new but familiar display of dysfunction. It's the second time this year lawmakers have let funding lapse while they staged standoffs intended to draw attention to their causes. The first was a...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to the Senate chamber, at the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 1:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The Senate has passed a massive, bipartisan budget agreement and spending bill to reopen the shuttered federal government. The bill now moves to the House. Senators voted 71-28 to approve the deal, easily...
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With a sign hanging above that says "DACA Si, Trump No," Capitol Police hold their posts as people participate in civil disobedience in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in the Russell Rotunda, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 07, 2018 - 10:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 10 p.m. Senate leaders have brokered a long-sought budget agreement that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. Senators hope to approve the measure...
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