Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

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The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six...


Arizona wildfire forces thousands of people from their homes

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PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced thousands of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago. The fire is burning...


Republicans running for governor put in a tough position by Trump health cuts

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. In Virginia, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie is getting peppered with questions on the campaign trail about President Donald Trump’s efforts on health care, and he has declined to take a clear position. In Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan (R), who is up for...


Tougher immigration policies face first major legislative test in Trump era

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday highlighted what he called the dangers posed by illegal immigrants ahead of an important House vote on two bills aimed at cracking down on those who commit crimes and cities that refuse to help deport them. Appearing...


20 years later, new generation of Harry Potter fans

Harry Potter A Second Generation

NEW YORK (AP) — K’lyssa Moore wasn’t that much older than the elementary school students she now teaches when she first fell in love with Harry Potter soon after the books first started coming out. The 28-year-old reads at least part of the first book to her classes, and isn’t at all surprised when...


McConnell is trying to revise the Senate health-care bill by Friday

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is aiming to send a revised version of his health-care bill to the Congressional Budget Office as soon as Friday as he continues to push for a vote before Congress’s August recess. The effort reflects the tight...


Lawmakers press Trump not to deport foreign-born military recruits

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Three lawmakers are pressing President Donald Trump and the Pentagon to intervene on a proposal to cancel enlistment contracts for 1,000 immigrant military recruits in a bid to shield them from deportation. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., will propose an...


Versatile jazz pianist appeared with musical greats

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Geri Allen, a musically adventurous jazz pianist and bandleader who performed with the leading musicians of her time, from Ornette Coleman to Wayne Shorter, and who furthered the careers of other women in jazz, died June 27 at a hospital in Philadelphia. She was 60....


FedEx delivery unit hit by worldwide cyberattack

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A FedEx subsidiary had its delivery and communications disrupted by the wave of cyberattacks that have targeted dozens of businesses around the world. The multinational shipping company announced Wednesday that its subsidiary, TNT Express, was “significantly affected”...


National security adviser McMaster defends Trump's approach with allies as

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - National security adviser H.R. McMaster defended President Donald Trump’s strained relations with America’s European allies Wednesday as “tough love” that is making the NATO alliance “stronger.” McMaster, who is a lieutenant general, was speaking at a...


Office supplies chain Staples sold for $6.9 billion


NEW YORK (AP) — Private equity firm Sycamore Partners is buying office supplies chain Staples for $6.9 billion. The companies said Wednesday that shareholders of Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples will get $10.25 per share. Staples’ stock closed Wednesday up 77 cents, or 8.4 percent, to $9.93,...

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