Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney spoke at a cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday. Mulvaney

Trump seeks federal government overhaul, merger of agencies

Taking aim at the sprawling federal bureaucracy, President Donald Trump's administration released a detailed proposal Thursday to reorganize a number of federal agencies and merge the Education and Labor departments. The latest in a long string of attempts to rein in the government, the plan met with instant skepticism and faced long odds in Congress.

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Swanson will join other states suing over border separations

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State Attorney General Lori Swanson in a February file photo. Swanson announced Thursday she would join other state attorneys general in suing the Tru
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The Latest: Kansas Democrats want more information on kids

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Trump undercuts House GOP: Don't waste time on immigration

President Donald Trump on Friday told his fellow Republicans in Congress to "stop wasting their time" on immigration legislation until after the November elections. GOP leaders said they'd press on anyway, but his comments further damaged their attempt to win over wavering lawmakers for a measure already facing likely defeat.
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NOT REAL NEWS: Obama didn't separate 90,000 migrant families

President Barack Obama did not oversee the separation of 90,000 migrant children and their parents at the U.S. border, contrary to a misleading online report…
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Trump picks Navy veteran as top counterterrorism official

President Donald Trump is nominating a Navy special operations veteran to be the nation's top counterterrorism official.
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz enter the summer with a large cash advantage over their primary rivals.
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2 Senate rivals get attention for different reasons

A Republican and Democrat hoping to unseat Maine's popular independent Sen. Angus King of Maine are getting some attention, one for his arrest, the other for his dance moves.
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Dems seek info about Virginia facility after abuse claims

Virginia's two Democratic senators asked the Trump administration Friday for answers about operations at a juvenile detention facility in the state where immigrant children said they were bound, beaten and isolated in solitary confinement.
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Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.
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Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

President Donald Trump's order to stop separating migrant children from their parents spread confusion along the border, with officials still working on a plan to reunite families while sending conflicting signals about the state of the administration's "zero tolerance" policy.
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Journalists tour center for migrant children in Florida

U.S. officials provided a glimpse Friday into a South Florida facility housing more than 1,000 teen-age migrants, seeking to dispel any suggestions that children are being mistreated.
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Michigan State approves $500 million bond for settlement

Michigan State University's governing board rejected an effort to oust the school's interim president Friday as trustees met to discuss how to pay for a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who said they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar.
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New wave of protests depends on masses, not dynamic leader

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marching arm-in-arm with other civil rights activists. Cesar Chavez hoisting a picket sign in a farm workers' strike. Gloria Steinem rallying other feminists for equal rights.
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The Latest: German auto lobby makes warning over Trump tweet

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Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

The Supreme Court ruled Friday that police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones, bolstering privacy interests in the digital age.
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The Latest: Sanders say critics exploited crying girl photo

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Panel: Teamsters at Disney World violated labor law

A Teamsters union representing bus drivers and costumed characters at Disney World committed an unfair labor practice when it ignored members' requests to resign from the union, a labor relations panel ruled this week, upholding almost all of a judge's earlier decision.
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Baltimore's tough-talking prosecutor a formidable candidate

During her first months in office as Baltimore's top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby vowed to "deliver justice" on behalf of a black man whose death in police custody triggered massive protests and the city's worst riots in decades.
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Charles Krauthammer, conservative columnist and pundit, dies

Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from "Great Society" Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald Trump, has died at age 68.
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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Suit adds to pressure for immigration bill

A class-action lawsuit over the treatment of teenage migrants detained in Virginia added to the mounting pressure for immigration reform. But President Donald Trump told…
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Ex-police review authority supervisor awarded $2.8 million

The former supervisor of a defunct Chicago police oversight agency has been awarded $2.8 million after he sued the city over his dismissal.
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Oil prices and energy companies jump as US stocks rise

U.S. stocks are rising Friday morning as energy companies climb along with the price of oil. Oil producers in OPEC agreed to produce more oil, a step investors have expected for the last few weeks. The European Union is following through on its promise to put import taxes on $3.4 billion in U.S. goods including bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice in response to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. President Donald Trump threatened to put a 20 percent tax on cars imported from Europe.