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Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother's womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in intensive care, his fate now here in a shabby courthouse that hosts a parade of human misery....

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dies suddenly at 65
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in San Francisco that brought with it sky-high housing prices despite his lifelong commitment to economic equality, died suddenly early Tuesday at age 65....

The Latest: Trump reiterates call for immigration overhaul
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the blast in the New York City subway system (all times local):...

Prosecutors say suspect taunted Trump before subway bombing
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Bangladeshi immigrant arrested in a New York subway bombing mocked President Donald Trump on social media while on his way to carry out the botched suicide mission, authorities said as they brought federal charges against him Tuesday....

Subway blast arrest leads to discussion of immigration rules
NEW YORK (AP) -- The arrest of a Bangladeshi immigrant accused of making a homemade pipe bomb and setting it off in the New York subway system has led to discussion of the nation's immigration system, with President Donald Trump repeating his refrain that it needs to be overhauled in favor of more restrictions....

Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue
BALTIMORE (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that an attack on the New York City subway system showed in the "starkest terms" that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue....

New Yorkers shrug off attack; crowds return to bombing site
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York subway riders shrugged off the city's latest attack Tuesday, a day after police say a would-be suicide attacker set off a pipe bomb....

After bitter campaign, Alabama Senate race goes to voters
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The bitter Senate race in deeply conservative Alabama went to the voters Tuesday as they chose between an embattled but well-known Republican accused of child molestation and a Democrat who hopes to break the GOP's lock on the state and uphold "decency."...

Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, including additional money for missile defense programs to respond to the growing nuclear weapons threat from North Korea....

Crews protect hillside homes as California fire grows
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The fifth largest wildfire in California history expanded, ripping through dry brush atop a coastal ridge while crews struggled to keep flames from roaring down into neighborhoods amid fears of renewed winds....

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