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Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'

Jun. 19, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic "Wah wah." Corey Lewandowski appeared Tuesday on Fox News Channel to discuss President Trump's hard-line immigration policy, which has led to the practice...

The Latest: Sanford says he's confused by Trump's jab at him

Jun. 19, 2018 11:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 11:10 p.m. Congressman Mark Sanford tells The Associated Press that he's confused by President Donald Trump's latest attack on him, but glad his colleagues showed displeasure at Trump's broadside. At a closed-door meeting Tuesday on...

Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

Jun. 19, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border. And it's...

DC Mayor Bowser wins; voters OK pay shift for tipped workers

Jun. 19, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination Tuesday night as she seeks a second term in office. Voters also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters, bartenders and other tipped employees in bars and...

The Latest: DC OKs change in minimum wage for tipped workers

Jun. 19, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primary elections in Washington, D.C. (all times EDT): 9:28 p.m. Washington, D.C., voters have approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the way restaurants and bars pay tipped employees. With 90 percent of the vote reported Tuesday night, Initiative 77 had secured...

Washington, D.C., passes ballot initiative that would eliminate 2-tiered minimum wage for tipped employees

Jun. 19, 2018 9:38 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., passes ballot initiative that would eliminate 2-tiered minimum wage for tipped employees.

With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight

Jun. 19, 2018 9:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies. "You have to stand for something," Trump declared Tuesday, as he defended...

AP FACT CHECK: Democratic voter drop historic? Maybe

Jun. 19, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republicans have taken over Kentucky's state government, electing majorities in the state House and Senate and a Republican governor for the first time ever. Now, Republicans say it is the first time in the state's history that Democratic voter registration has dropped below 50...

Coronation plans threaten poll delay in junta-ruled Thailand

Jun. 19, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister said Tuesday his military government will hold elections only after a coronation ceremony for the new Thai king, casting fresh doubt on promises the polls will be held by next February. The junta seized power from an elected government in May 2014 and has repeatedly...

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser wins Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office

Jun. 19, 2018 8:48 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser wins Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office.