Migrants seeking asylum turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents on the El Paso side of the Rio Grande bordering Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in El P

US takes step to require DNA samples from asylum-seekers

The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said.

Trump trails top Democrats and Klobuchar in Minnesota Poll

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Former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren both beat Trump by double digits in the poll of Minnesota voters. Sens. Bernie Sanders
The poll was conducted less than a week after President Trump visited Minneapolis for a high-profile campaign rally as part of an emerging effort by a Republican nominee to carry Minnesota for the first time since 1972.

Minnesota Poll: Trump vs. Democratic candidates

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Minnesota Poll: Trump vs. Democratic candidates
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California governor wants investigation of high gas prices

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Trump urges GOP to 'get tougher and fight' impeachment

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Judge allows Nevada to amend suit over removal of plutonium

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US prisons to photocopy inmate mail to curb drug smuggling

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Study finds US public land workers facing assaults, threats

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General: Georgia soldiers died when vehicle fell from bridge

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