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Uneven record of consolation by Trump for families of fallen
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash....

Thousands eligible for DACA renewals failed to apply in time
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 21,000-22,000 young immigrants, many brought to the country illegally as children, did not submit their status renewal applications in time....

Deported Mexican man drops lawsuit against US over removal
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- An immigrant who had been shielded from deportation but was sent back to Mexico has dropped his lawsuit against the Trump administration....

GOP to muscle budget through Senate as it eyes tax cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans controlling the Senate appear set to muscle their $4 trillion budget plan through the Senate late Thursday, turning back successive attempts by Democrats to derail GOP plans for a tax cut later this year....

US tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Chris Allen's phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana's Hotel Capri. Allen's friends and family had heard an eerily similar story from him before....

Obama pushing Democratic governor candidates in 2 states
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- People arrived early and were waiting in line for hours Thursday as former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia....

Bush condemns Trump-era America: 'Bigotry seems emboldened'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of "nativism," isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation's true identity....

CIA head: NKorea months from perfecting nuclear capabilities
WASHINGTON (AP) -- CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities....

Trump kicks issues to Congress, is erratic negotiator
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic negotiating partner as he punts policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants....

Kelly kept tragedy out of politics, but Trump brought it up
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's known as some of the saddest ground in America, a 14-acre plot of Arlington National Cemetery called Section 60 where many U.S. personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are interred. On Memorial Day this year, President Donald Trump and the man who would be his chief of staff visited Grave 9480, the final resting place of Robert Kelly, a Marine killed Nov. 9, 2010, in Afghanistan....