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Judge spares some asylum seekers from partial ban

Nov. 19, 2019 5:38 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a partial ban on asylum doesn’t apply to anyone who appeared at an official border crossing before July 16 to make a claim, a move that could spare thousands of people. The Trump administration said in July that it would deny asylum to anyone who...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump stretches in assailing witnesses

Nov. 19, 2019 5:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused witnesses at the House impeachment hearings of spreading word-of-mouth information about matters they have no knowledge of themselves. But the testimony of Lt. Col Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams did not come from a rumor mill. Both...

House Dems recommend Maloney to head Oversight Committee

Nov. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Democratic panel on Tuesday recommended that Rep. Carolyn Maloney lead the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, and if the party’s caucus goes along, the veteran New York lawmaker would have an influential role in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump....

The Latest: Witness recalls being told to ‘tell the lawyers’

Nov. 19, 2019 5:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A former White House national security official says his boss told him to “tell the lawyers” about two worrisome conversations in which a...

No clear champ as Johnson, Corbyn spar in UK election debate

Nov. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked each other’s policies on Brexit, health care and the economy Tuesday in a televised election debate that likely failed to answer the question troubling many British voters: Why should we trust you? The...

Report: Mississippi laws cause ‘extreme’ prison sentences

Nov. 19, 2019 3:59 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s habitual offender laws are causing “extreme” prison sentences that are disproportionally affecting African American men and are costing the state millions of dollars for decades of incarceration, according to a new report by a nonprofit advocacy...

She can’t vote, but 2020 Democrats want her support anyway

Nov. 19, 2019 3:35 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the most sought-after presidential endorsements in a key early voting state is from a woman who cannot vote. As Democrats jockey for support in Nevada, a meeting with Astrid Silva, a 31-year-old immigrant rights activist who has become a public face of the “Dreamers,”...

Republicans assail aide who reported Trump phone call

Nov. 19, 2019 3:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A career Army officer testified Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine was “improper,” as Republicans tried to undercut the national security official with pointed exchanges questioning his loyalty to the U.S. during a remarkable day in the...

Kobach’s brand still sells with GOP in Senate race in Kansas

Nov. 19, 2019 2:43 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach isn’t fazed that fellow Republicans worry he’s unpopular or too brash in pushing his hard-right views to keep Kansas’ open Senate seat in GOP hands next year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others are so concerned that they’ve spent...

For trans activists, recent setbacks temper long-term hopes

Nov. 19, 2019 1:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid their annual vigils for transgender homicide victims, trans rights activists in the U.S. are trying to maintain long-term optimism even as many hard-won protections are under threat. Just a few weeks ago, President Donald Trump’s administration argued before the Supreme Court...