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Trump, state officials discuss efforts to help ex-inmates

Aug. 9, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump discussed prison reform with governors and state attorneys general at his New Jersey golf club Thursday. The White House said the officials represented states that have implemented changes similar to those backed by Trump. The mostly Republican group included...

Judge who overturned other Obama program hears DACA case

Aug. 8, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The state of Texas asked a federal judge Wednesday to rule against a program shielding 700,000 young immigrants from deportation, arguing they drain state resources and never should have received federal protection. Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA,...

Supreme Court accepts Texas voting maps in blow to Democrats

Jun. 25, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court kept Texas' voting maps largely intact Monday, dealing an election-year blow to Democrats by reversing earlier findings that intentional racial discrimination continues to stain several statehouse and congressional districts. The 5-4 decision comes nine months...