President Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks at the Lima Army Tank Plant, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Lima, Ohio.

Trump says Ohio workers 'better love me,' renews McCain feud

President Donald Trump on Wednesday brought his re-election campaign to Ohio — a state essential to his 2020 strategy — touring a military tank plant and telling many of its cheering workers: "You better love me. I kept this place open."

Hot-button issues, local concerns dominate Rep. Dean Phillips' town hall

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Rep. Dean Phillips, shown in January during his swearing-in on the U.S. House floor in Washington.
The new congressman met with about 100 constituents in Maple Grove.

Rep. Ilhan Omar and others call for protections for immigrants

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Rep. Ilhan Omar spoke to attendees of a Minneapolis immigration round table discussion in January.
The program that has allowed many Liberians to stay in Minnesota expires March 31.
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450 cocaine bricks worth $38M found at Philadelphia port

U.S. customs officials say drug dogs sniffed out Philadelphia's largest seizure of cocaine in more than two decades.
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Ex-cop says thought gun was pointed at him when he shot teen

A white former police officer said Thursday he thought a weapon was pointed at him when he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager outside Pittsburgh last summer.
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Desperate migrant families overwhelm US border agencies

A mother cradled a crying toddler as she waited in line with 20 other women to shower. Dozens of fathers quietly held their children's hands in an enclosure made of chain-link fencing.
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Senate panel to take up Minnesota's 'marital rape' exception

Monday hearing comes as deadline to move bill nears.
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ACLU sues FBI for records related to black extremists report

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the FBI on Thursday for records related to a divisive 2017 report that said black extremists were on the rise following the shooting deaths of several African-Americans.
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Study: About 4 percent of women are pregnant when jailed

A new study has found that about 4 percent of women incarcerated in state prisons were pregnant when they were jailed.
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President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order requiring colleges to certify that their policies support free speech as a condition o

Trump to order colleges to back free speech or lose funding

President Trump will sign an executive order on Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to certify that they protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding.
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Number of states using redistricting commissions growing

In most places, state lawmakers and governors are responsible for drawing and approving maps for U.S. and state legislative districts following each U.S. Census. But…
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The Latest: Planned Parenthood criticizes abortion law

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Feds seek return of 'Amorous Couple' art looted by Nazis

The U.S. government says it wants to return a painting to its true owner that was looted from a museum in Nazi-controlled Ukraine near World War II's end.
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The Latest: Officer says he thought gun was pointed at him

The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local):
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Cummings: Ivanka Trump not saving all official email

Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and a powerful White House aide, is not preserving all of her official email communications as required by federal law, the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee said on Thursday.
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The Latest: Evers needs time to digest restored powers

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The Latest: Evers needs time to digest restored powers

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Movement toward less partisan political maps gains momentum

Frustrated by partisan gerrymandering, voters in a growing number of states have taken the pen and computer away from lawmakers who have traditionally drawn U.S. House and state legislative districts and instead entrusted that responsibility to others.
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Atlanta's Mayor pushes for review in 'Child Murders' cases

Atlanta's mayor and police chief are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders that terrorized the city's black community between 1979 and 1981.
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Top US general to meet with Google on China security worries

The top U.S. military officer will meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain ground on the U.S.
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Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion law

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation — a measure that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy.
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Multiple 2020 Democrats say they won't attend AIPAC summit

Multiple Democratic presidential candidates said Thursday that they won't attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference in Washington next week.
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Indicted Philly labor leader challenges bribery charges

A powerful Philadelphia labor leader says the government overreached in charging him with bribing a city councilman.