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The Latest: Fort Worth protesters chant: 'No baby jails!'

Jun. 23, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 4:05 p.m. During a rally at Texas Democratic Party convention in Fort Worth, people carried signs that read...

The Latest: Sen. Warren says 'soul of our country' at stake

Jun. 23, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the Nevada Democratic Party's state convention in Reno (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Nevada Democrats the "soul of our country" is at stake in November's midterm elections. The Massachusetts Democrat told the state party convention in Reno on...

Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

Jun. 23, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump pressed his tough immigration stance at a Nevada political convention Saturday, telling hundreds "we have to be very strong" to keep people, including violent gang members, from entering the country illegally. Trump was in Las Vegas to boost the candidacy of Dean...

Pence stops in Pennsylvania to stump for Rothfus

Jun. 23, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence made a stop in Pennsylvania to support third-term Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus's congressional campaign. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Pence told about 100 supporters at a hotel in Moon Township near Pittsburgh that they must back Rothfus...

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

Jun. 23, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the...

Lawmakers, demonstrators want immigrant families reunited

Jun. 23, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Democratic lawmakers on Saturday said they aren't convinced the Trump administration had any real plan to reunite immigrant families caught along the southwest border, while demonstrators gathered to protest the separation of parents from their children by U.S. border authorities....

The Latest: Trump dubs Nevada Democrat 'Wacky Jacky'

Jun. 23, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Nevada (all times local): 1:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is helping Nevada Sen. Dean Heller raise money for his re-election battle and has come up with a new nickname for his Democratic challenger. Trump dubbed Democratic congresswoman...

US House candidate who beat Sanford seriously hurt in wreck

Jun. 23, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Friday and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, a spokesman said. State Rep. Katie Arrington underwent surgery for her injuries and was...

GOP Sen. Heller's seat key at Nevada Democratic convention

Jun. 23, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Democrat trying to unseat Republican Sen. Dean Heller kicked off her state party's convention Saturday with an attack on his wavering positions on immigration, health care and Planned Parenthood. Rep. Jacky Rosen told hundreds of sign-waving delegates at a Reno hotel-casino...

The Latest: Dead driver named in crash that hurt candidate

Jun. 23, 2018 2:43 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Politicians and friends from across the country are sending thoughts and prayers to Republican U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington after she was seriously injured in a car crash in South Carolina. President Donald Trump posted on Twitter he was thinking about Arrington. U.S. Rep....