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Crowds gather for Trump rally in border state New Mexico

Sep. 16, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A counter-rally and protest greeted President Donald Trump Monday in the border state of New Mexico as he sought to bolster his re-election chances with a political rally amid a gaping ideological divide over immigration policy, abortion and other issues. Thousands of Trump...

The Latest: Trump arrives in New Mexico for rally

Sep. 16, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to New Mexico (all times local): 6:35 p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived in New Mexico and is on his way to a rally in a suburb of Albuquerque. Thousands of people were gathered at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, awaiting...

Judge tosses out lawsuit over law center's hate group labels

Sep. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit that accused leaders of the Southern Poverty Law Center of trying to financially destroy one of the organizations that it has labeled as a hate group. The Center for Immigration Studies' lawsuit is devoid of any allegation that the law...

Tent courtrooms open to process migrants waiting in Mexico

Sep. 16, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tent courtrooms opened Monday in two Texas border cities to help process thousands of migrants who are being forced by the Trump administration to wait in Mexico while their requests for asylum wind through clogged immigration courts. The court in Laredo opened with a judge who appeared...

Legal challenge filed to public charge rule

Sep. 16, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An organization advocating for low-wage immigrants has filed a legal challenge to a Trump administration rule that may deny green cards to immigrants who use public services. Georgetown Law school's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and CASA filed a legal challenge in...

Colorado report says naturalization backlog prevents voting

Sep. 16, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A report says Colorado has one of the nation's worst backlogs of unprocessed U.S. naturalization applications, which one of the report authors says is blocking voting rights. The Daily Camera reported Sunday that the Colorado State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil...

New Mexico governor to award city, county for migrant help

Sep. 16, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will recognize the city of Deming and Luna County for efforts to help asylum seekers over the past several months. Lujan Grisham is scheduled to present the 2019 Governor's Humanitarian Award during a ceremony Monday in Santa Fe. The first-year...

Judge's stern barks at dogfighting defendants prompt appeals

Sep. 16, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The judge didn't mince words when it came time to sentence five North Carolina men in an illegal dogfighting operation that involved more than 150 pit bulls. "Either the dogs have to be eliminated from the world or the people who fight the dogs or both, but there needs to be an...

Biden on racism: White people 'can never fully understand'

Sep. 16, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Visiting a black church bombed by the Ku Klux Klan during the civil rights era, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden framed current racial tensions as part of an enduring struggle that is older than the nation. "In a centuries long campaign of violence, fear, trauma, brought...

Snowden calls on France's Macron to grant him asylum

Sep. 16, 2019 4:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programs, is calling on French President Emmanuel Macron to grant him asylum. Snowden, now living in Russia to avoid prosecution in the United States, stressed in...