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US visa boss insists mission statement isn't anti-immigrant

Feb 24, 2018

The head of the federal agency that grants visas has a message for anyone who interprets his new mission statement as anti-immigrant: "A thousand times no."

Delay in Nevada gun buyer law draws protests at court debate

Feb 24, 2018

A Nevada judge made no immediate ruling whether to force state officials to enact a gun buyer screening law that has not been implemented despite voter approval in November 2016

Former NFL player detained by police after Instagram post

Feb 24, 2018

Former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin was questioned by Los Angeles police after a threatening Instagram post that mentioned two former teammates who had harassed him

The Latest: Texas to withhold Davis from competition

Feb 24, 2018

Texas is withholding junior guard Eric Davis Jr. from competition until further notice after his name appeared in documents part of a federal investigation into college basketball corruption

The Latest: State unable to tap vein in aborted execution

Feb 24, 2018

Lawyer: Execution team stuck inmate repeatedly in legs, ankle and groin before calling off lethal injection.

US lands agency makeover would diminish Washington's power

Feb 24, 2018

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has revamped a proposed overhaul of his department following criticism from Western governors, but he's not backing off his overarching goal to decentralize its bureaucracy

Corps: Agency worked to inform on Harvey flood risk

Feb 24, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it "worked diligently" with officials to inform the public on flooding risks from Houston reservoirs that ended up inundating thousands of homes during Hurricane Harvey

Brazil troops criticized for stops, checks of slum residents

Feb 24, 2018

The public defender's office for Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state is complaining that a military-led crackdown on crime there is violating constitutional rights

Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal as well as official

Feb 24, 2018

AGs of Maryland, DC expand emoluments lawsuit against Trump, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman

Utah bill would give teens fleeing polygamy more rights

Feb 24, 2018

Teenagers fleeing polygamous communities would get more legal protection from parents who could expose them to sexual abuse under a proposal approved by a panel of Utah lawmakers

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