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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deputy Director Thomas Homan, right, shakes hands with Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd after a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Largo, Fla. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials joined  sheriffs from several Florida counties to announce new efforts to enhance public safety. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Sheriffs, immigration officials unveil plan to work togetherSeventeen Florida law enforcement agencies have agreed to work with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain immigrants suspected of living in the country illegally
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 1977 file photo, U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, left, points out a sign in the crowd to U.S. Rep. Tom Luken, D-Ohio, at dedication ceremonies for a new bus terminal area in downtown Cincinnati.   The former Ohio congressman and Cincinnati mayor who was a Democratic force in a decades-long political career and known for mentoring young politicians such as Jerry Springer has died.  Luken's son, Charlie Luken, told reporters that his father passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. (AP Photo)
Memorial Mass held for former Ohio congressman, mayorFriends of former Democratic Ohio congressman and Cincinnati Mayor Thomas Luken spoke of his commitment to civil rights and other causes at a memorial Mass for him.
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - This Aug. 14, 2017 file photo California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks during a press conference at San Francisco City Hall. Becerra is concerned about open-ended immigration sweeps when he and other officials say the Trump administration should be concentrating on deporting dangerous felons. Becerra said Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, that it is the federal government's responsibility to protect the nation's borders.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez,File)
The Latest: California senators want details on ICE raidsCalifornia's two U.S. senators want to be briefed on any plans by the Trump administration for a major immigration sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities
The Associated Press7 hours ago
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence watch as House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., greets former Sen. Bob Dole during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring Dole on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Bob Dole gets Congressional Gold MedalFormer Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is getting Congress' highest civilian honor
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this Oct. 13, 2017, filephoto, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
AP FACT CHECK: Trump presidency creates an alternate realityAP FACT CHECK: Trump's fraught relationship with facts marks his presidency
The Associated Press7 hours ago
2 former guerrillas shot in Colombia at campaign eventTwo ex-combatants with Colombia's once-largest rebel group have been shot to death while participating in a campaign event for the guerrilla's new political party
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - This Oct. 14, 2016 file booking photo provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kan., shows Gavin Wright, one of three members of a Kansas militia group were charged with plotting to bomb an apartment building filled with Somali immigrants in Garden City, Kan. A federal judge on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, rejected a request by the three men to include prospective jurors from rural western Kansas because they are more likely to have voted for President Donald Trump. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Judge denies request to boost number of Trump voters in juryJudge: Kansas men accused of plotting to bomb apartments housing Somali refugees have no legal basis to request prospective jurors from counties where more residents voted for Trump
The Associated Press7 hours ago
These Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photos provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department show Louise Anna Turpin, left, and David Allen Turpin. Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a Perris, Calif., home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. Riverside County sheriff's deputies arrested the parents David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin on Sunday. The parents could face charges including torture and child endangerment. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department via AP)
Lawmaker seeks home school oversight after 13 found captiveCalifornia lawmaker calls for greater oversight of home schools after 13 malnourished siblings were found captive in a home that doubled as a private school
The Associated Press7 hours ago
This March 29, 2017 photo obtained by the Associated Press, shows the cover sheet of a confidential "action plan" brought to a meeting with Energy Secretary Rick Perry by Robert Murray of Murray Energy, at the Department of Energy headquarters in Washington. (Simon Edelman, Dept. of Energy via AP)
DOE staffer claims retaliation over photos of secret meetingA former photographer at the Energy Department says he lost his job in retaliation for making public photos of a meeting between Secretary Rick Perry and coal baron Bob Murray
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Michigan Senate spent $269K on sex harassment complaintsThe Michigan Senate spent $269,000 to investigate and settle sexual harassment complaints against one or more senators more than a decade ago
The Associated Press8 hours ago
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., attend a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring former Senator Bob Dole on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or noDemocrats dig in on their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2016 file photo, David Prater, Oklahoma County District Attorney, talks to the media in Oklahoma City. Prater described reports of a Republican lawmaker's discovery of a magnetic box containing a high-tech tracking device affixed to the bottom of his truck as "foolish" and potentially criminal. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
Oklahoma politicians stunned by discovery of possible spyingOklahoma officials are investigating after several Republican lawmakers reported they were being followed, including one legislator who found a tracking device on his vehicle
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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