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Latest Mueller indictment spells trouble for bankers, too

By JAKE PEARSON and JEFF HORWITZ NEW YORK (AP) — Recently filed federal charges against President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort could also pose legal and regulatory risks for the banks that loaned him millions of dollars against his New York real estate in recent years. The most serious exposure may be for a […]
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Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weapons

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools. “When I think about our babies today and them not being safe in school, I […]
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Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges: Ban assault weapons

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ruby Bridges, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools. “When I think about our babies today and them not being safe in school, I think […]
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US lands agency makeover would diminish Washington's power

AP Photo/AL GRILLO BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke disclosed Friday in an Associated Press interview that he’s revamping a sweeping overhaul of his department that’s supposed to speed up permitting for development on public lands, but Democrats asserted it was just a ploy to let the energy industry get its way. […]
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US deportations targeting more people with no crime records

SAN DIEGO (AP) — New government figures show people arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, reflecting the Trump administration’s commitment to cast a wider net in its push to expel people in the U.S. illegally. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday that 65 percent of the arrests its agents made from […]
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Missouri governor indicted under law targeting peeping toms

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has been indicted on a felony invasion of privacy charge under a state law enacted to punish Peeping Toms who secretly photograph or shoot video of their victims. He’s accused of taking a compromising photo in 2015 of a woman with whom he was having an affair without […]
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More companies end ties with NRA as pressure mounts

AP Photo/Seth Perlman NEW YORK (AP) — Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as U.S. corporations take a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry after the latest school massacre. Petitions are circulating online targeting companies that offer discounts to […]
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Trump says arm US teachers; they love kids as others don't

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told conservatives Friday that even Second Amendment supporters can get behind steps to fight gun violence in schools, offering a red-meat call for arming teachers and suggesting they would be more likely to protect students than a security guard who “doesn’t love the children.” Trump said […]
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US gymnasts tell AP sport rife with verbal, emotional abuse

AP Photo/David J. Phillip They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they’re women with lifelong injuries, suffocating anxiety and debilitating eating disorders. They are the other victims of USA Gymnastics. Thirteen former U.S. gymnasts and three coaches interviewed by The Associated Press described a win-at-all-cost culture rife […]
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Greitens latest of several US governors indicted

AP Photo/Paul Beaty Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is the latest of several U.S. governors who have been indicted on a wide variety of charges in the last century. He is the sixth governor indicted since 2000. Here is the list of previous indictments: Feb. 22, 2018: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is indicted by a grand […]