U.S. government

FILE - In this March 29, 2019 file photo, cars and trucks line up to enter the U.S. from Mexico at a border crossing in El Paso, Texas.
Gerald Herbert/AP Photo, File
May 16, 2019 - 7:38 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates raised new alarms Thursday about the U.S. government's treatment of migrant families after a 2½-year-old Guatemalan child became the fourth minor known to have died after being detained by border agents since December. "The death of a single child in custody of our...
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In this March 22, 2019, file photo, a stone painted with the word "VOTE" rests on the window sill of an art gallery in Peterborough, N.H.
Charles Krupa/AP Photo, File
May 02, 2019 - 12:51 pm
By Nicholas Riccardi and Emily Swanson, Associated Press After more than two years of the Donald Trump presidency, Andrea Petrusky is ready for some fundamental changes in the way the United States government works. "Right now we're being shown all of the loopholes, the president being able to do...
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March 09, 2019 - 10:17 pm
By Michael R. Blood and Nicholas Riccardi LOS ANGELES (AP) — A growing list of Democratic presidential contenders want the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, reflecting a nationwide shift as more Americans look favorably on cannabis. Making marijuana legal at the federal level is the "smart...
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Jae C. Hong/AP Photo, File
February 22, 2019 - 10:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother. The State Department was wrong to deny citizenship to 2-year-...
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December 25, 2018 - 2:53 pm
By Darlene Superville and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says parts of the government will stay shut as long as Democrats refuse to build more barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, seemingly dashing hope for a Christmas miracle that would soon allow several...
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December 18, 2018 - 10:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. government said Tuesday that it is reviewing reports of forced labor at a Chinese detention camp where ethnic minorities must give up their religion and language and may be subject to political indoctrination. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that...
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The Milestone Tracker phone app from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is displayed on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. The app was created to help parents recognize developmental delays.
AP Photo/Jenny Kane
November 26, 2018 - 10:41 am
By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer How many American children have autism? The U.S. government answers that question at least three different ways and says the latest estimate — 1 in 40 kids — doesn't necessarily mean the numbers are rising. The new number, published Monday in Pediatrics , is...
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October 28, 2018 - 7:24 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating Mercedes-Benz, alleging that the German automaker has been slow to mail safety recall notices and file required reports involving recalls of over 1.4 million vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said a review found that...
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September 14, 2018 - 9:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Figures from a U.S. government survey released Friday show some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis with fewer people in 2017 using heroin for the first time compared to the previous year. The number of new users of heroin decreased from 170,000 in...
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In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
August 28, 2018 - 12:02 pm
By Dan Sewell, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. It's a subject Democrats plan to grill...
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