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US apparel firm cuts off Chinese factory in internment camp

A U.S. supplier of T-shirts and other team apparel to college bookstores has cut ties with a Chinese company that drew workers from an internment camp holding targeted members of ethnic minority groups.

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Gray, activist from lunch counter protest photo, dies at 84

JACKSON, Miss. — A community organizer shown in an iconic photograph while challenging racial segregation at a Mississippi lunch counter in the 1960s has died at his home in Pocatello, Idaho.

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Michael Cohen to testify publicly before Congress next month

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could serve as the opening salvo in a promised Democratic effort to greater scrutinize Trump, his conflicts of interest and his ties to Russia.

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Government shutdown stymies immigrants' asylum cases

The partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demand for a border wall is playing havoc with the nation's already backlogged immigration courts, forcing the postponement of hearings for thousands of immigrants.

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Strong economy does little to lift department store sales

NEW YORK — It was supposed to be a great holiday shopping season. Many investors had expected department stores to enjoy robust sales in light of a U.S. economy buoyed by low unemployment, higher wages, strong consumer confidence and cheap gas.

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Texas landowners prepare wall fight; Trump to visit border

ake the case for his $5.7 billion wall, landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way.

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Teacher strike delayed in second-largest US school district

LOS ANGELES — The union representing teachers in Los Angeles — the nation's second-largest school district — postponed the start of a strike until Monday because of the possibility of a court-ordered delay of a walkout.

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Kim looking to 'achieve results' in 2nd summit with Trump

BEIJING — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly told the leader of his only major ally, China, that he wants to "achieve results" on the nuclear standoff on the Korean Peninsula in a second summit with President Donald Trump.

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Trump walks out of shutdown talks with Democrats

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump walked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Train nearly hits home after derailment in Texas

A Union Pacific cargo train traveling through north Texas narrowly missed a house Wednesday morning.

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Video shows struggle between fugitive, officer

Video footage taken before the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania man by a suburban Chicago police officer shows a struggle with the armed man who was wanted in the death of another man.

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Rosenstein, a frequent Trump target, will leave Justice Dept

WASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the most visible Justice Department protector of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and a frequent target of President Donald Trump's wrath, is expected to leave his position soon after Trump's nominee for attorney general is confirmed.

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Experimental app might spot drug overdoses in time to help

WASHINGTON — Too often people die of an opioid overdose because no one's around to notice they're in trouble. Now scientists are creating a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure breathing — and summon help if it stops.

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Trump talks on TV for wall money to resolve a security and humanitarian crisis

President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall Tuesday night in a somber televised address that was heavy with dark immigration rhetoric but offered little in the way of concessions or new ideas to break the standoff that has left large swaths of the government shuttered for 18 days.

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US, China end talks on tariff battle with no word on outcome

Three days of U.S.-Chinese talks aimed at ending a costly tariff battle wrapped up Wednesday in an optimistic atmosphere after President Donald Trump said they were "going very well!"

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Australia considering resettlement for fleeing Saudi woman

Australia's government said Wednesday that it will assess the resettlement case of a Saudi woman who fled from her family now that the United Nations has deemed her a refugee, taking the woman's high-profile quest for asylum a step forward.

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Democrats: Trump using misinformation, malice in wall debate

Top congressional Democrats said President Donald Trump "has chosen fear" in his drive to build a southern border wall and called on him to reopen the government shuttered because of the standoff over his demand for money for the barrier.

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US cancer death rate hits milestone: 25 years of decline

NEW YORK — The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.

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The reality on the border: How much will a wall really help?

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says there is a security crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border that can be addressed only by spending $5.7 billion on a wall.

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Air travelers start to feel effects of government shutdown

The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel.

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Trump to take case for border wall to prime-time audience

President Donald Trump will argue to the nation Tuesday night that a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the long and invulnerable wall he's demanding before ending a partial government shutdown that has hundreds of thousands of federal workers fearing missed paychecks on Friday.

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Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty to groping young man at bar

Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty Monday to groping an 18-year-old busboy in 2016 in the first criminal case brought against the disgraced actor following a string of sexual misconduct allegations that crippled his career.

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Trump official says tax refunds will go out on time

WASHINGTON — With the government shutdown in its third week and concern mounting over a possible delay in tax refunds, a Trump administration official said Monday that taxpayers who are owed money will be paid on time.

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Ginsburg misses Supreme Court arguments for the 1st time

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from cancer surgery last month, the Supreme Court said.

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Thai police say they won't deport Saudi woman seeking asylum

The head of Thailand's immigration police said Monday that a young Saudi woman who was stopped in Bangkok as she was trying to travel to Australia for asylum to escape alleged abuse by her family will not be sent anywhere against her wishes.