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President Donald Trump's move to crack down on immigrants living illegally in the U.S. has spread fear and anxiety
In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrants have signed powers of attorney authorizing relatives and friends to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents....

Drug addicts caught up in the nation's opioid-abuse crisis are worried about what will happen if the Trump administration makes good on its vow to repeal the Affordable Care Act
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) -- While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesaving, for some of those caught up in the nation's opioid-addiction crisis....

A federal judge has stopped Texas from cutting off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider....

Officials say a California criminal justice reform initiative played no role in the length of the prison sentence of a gang member who is accused of shooting two police officers, one of whom died
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California criminal justice reform initiative played no role in the length of the prison sentence of a gang member who is accused of shooting two police officers, one of whom died, officials said Tuesday....

Rising floodwaters sent at least 14,000 residents fleeing inundated homes in San Jose, California, and forced the shutdown of a major freeway Wednesday
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Rising floodwaters sent at least 14,000 residents fleeing inundated homes in San Jose, California, and forced the shutdown of a major freeway Wednesday....

Republicans who six years ago rode a wave of Tea Party discontent at town halls targeting congressional members are now skipping them to avoid giving Democrats the opportunity to strike back with the same tactic
DENVER (AP) -- Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor....

Police say a teenage girl turned her cellphone on and recorded a man saying "down the hill" before she and a friend were killed along a northern Indiana hiking trail last week
DELPHI, Ind. (AP) -- A teenage girl turned her cellphone on and recorded a man saying "down the hill" before she and a friend were killed along a northern Indiana hiking trail last week, authorities said Wednesday....

The firm that oversees registrations for the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security worldwide following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The firm that owns the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security worldwide following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years....

A former Michigan State University doctor who specialized in treating elite U.S. gymnasts is charged with sexually assaulting nine girls or teens, including some who were reluctant to report the alleged abuse years ago because he was considered a "god."
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A former Michigan State University doctor who specialized in treating elite U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including some who were reluctant to speak up about the alleged abuse years ago because he was considered a "god."...

Authorities say one person has been burned in fires set by protesters as a longstanding encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline is shut down in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):...

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The sister of an inmate who hanged himself in New Orleans' new jail last year says in a federal lawsuit that her mentally ill brother hanged himself in a jail shower that was "seemingly designed to facilitate suicides."

A federal lawsuit by Michael Brown's parents over the 2014 police shooting death of their son in Ferguson, Missouri, now won't happen until at least next year, though a judge is giving both sides time to resolve the matter out of court

The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin is accusing Milwaukee police of operating a stop-and-frisk program mostly targeting black and Latino residents

The Georgia State Patrol says a man fleeing a traffic stop was struck and killed by a west Georgia sheriff who wasn't part of any police pursuit

Authorities say one person has been burned in fires set by protesters as a longstanding encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline is shut down in North Dakota

President Donald Trump's move to crack down on immigrants living illegally in the U.S. has spread fear and anxiety

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