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O’Rourke’s immigration plan calls for pathway to citizenship

By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping immigration plan to seek a pathway to U.S. citizenship for 11 million people in the country illegally, deploy thousands of immigration lawyers to the southern ...

In emotional interviews, ex-Scouts open up about abuse

By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sharing their stories doesn't come easily for these middle-aged men. At times, their eyes well up or their voices crack as they describe being sexually abused in the Boy Scouts and suffering from emotional damage long afterward. Looking ...

Colorado climber dies after reaching top of Mount Everest

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado climber died shortly after getting to the top of Mount Everest and achieving his dream of scaling the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, his brother said Monday. Christopher Kulish, a 62-year-old Boulder attorney, died Monday at a camp below the summit ...

Sanders 2020 looks like Sanders 2016, challenges and all

By STEVE PEOPLES, JUANA SUMMERS and HUNTER WOODALL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be different this time. But three months into his second presidential campaign, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is struggling with some of the same challenges that sank his last bid: doubts ...

Trump wishes ‘happy Memorial Day’ to US, Japanese troops

By JILL COLVIN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press ABOARD THE USS WASP (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday wished "Happy Memorial Day" to U.S. service members aboard an American assault ship docked in Japan. They shouted "U.S.A. U.S.A." Trump called them a "tough bunch of people" ...

Supreme Court upholds Indiana abortion law on fetal remains

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding an Indiana law that requires abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same way as human remains. But the justices are staying out of the debate over a broader, blocked provision that would ...

Trump plan would shift immigration focus to ‘merit’

By ZEKE MILLER, LISA MASCARO and JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach ...

Missouri House expected to pass abortion ban at 8 weeks

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led House is expected to pass a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy on lawmakers' final day in session Friday, joining Alabama and several other states that have moved recently to ...

Courts weigh Trump’s plan to tap Pentagon for border wall

By DAISY NYUGEN and ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving fast to spend billions of dollars to build a wall on the Mexican border with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. On ...

Roy Moore weighs AL Senate re-run despite GOP opposition

By ALAN FRAM and KIM CHANDLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative lightning rod Roy Moore of Alabama, narrow loser of a turbulent special election for Senate in 2017, is considering a fresh run next year. National Republican leaders are signaling they'll again try preventing ...