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Trump backs efforts to bolster FBI gun checks
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump offered support Monday for an effort to strengthen the federal gun background check system as he hunkered down at his private Florida golf course just 40 miles from last week's deadly school shooting....

Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the U.S. government approved Ricardo Magpantay, his wife and young children to immigrate to America from the Philippines, it was 1991. By the time a visa was available, it was 2005, and his children could not come with him because they were now adults....

Nevada's Heller warming to Trump before primary
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- When Ivanka Trump assembled a group of Republican senators at her tony Washington home last fall, the guest list included one particularly notable name. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada had been publicly chided by President Donald Trump months earlier and had, at times, kept the president at arm's length....

Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees....

Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court as a pivotal, potentially devastating vote against organized labor....

What to wear at polls? High court will have a say on that
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A "Make America Great Again" hat. A tea party T-shirt. A button....

Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced
Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting....

Former AP photographer Max Desfor dies at 104
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday. He was 104....

The Latest: Teens press for gun control outside White House
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