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15 states, DC sue Trump administration over ending DACA

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen states and the District of Columbia sued Wednesday to block President Donald Trump’s plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation — an act Washington state’s attorney general called “a dark time for our country.” The lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District ...

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Trump removes DACA program protecting young immigrants

By JILL COLVIN and SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday began dismantling the government program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children. Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared the Obama administration’s program “an unconstitutional exercise of ...

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Panel rejects removal of Nathan Bedford Forrest bust

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bid by Tennessee’s governor to remove a bust of Confederate cavalry general, slave trader and early Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state Capitol building was rejected Friday. The State Capitol Commission voted 7-5 against issuing a petition to ...

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Federal trial details black market for military equipment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Military officials say more than $1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and sold in a vast black market, much of it to overseas buyers through eBay. Testimony at the federal trial of a civilian who allegedly ...

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Train hits, kills pedestrian in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A train has hit and killed a pedestrian in Tennessee. Media cited a statement from the Regional Transportation Authority that says the Music City Star hit a person Tuesday during its regular morning commute service to downtown Nashville. The fatality was reported near the Stones River ...

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Trump rolls back limits on military gear for police

By SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order reviving a program that provided local police departments with surplus military equipment such as high-caliber weapons and grenade launchers, despite past concerns that armored vehicles and other gear were inflaming confrontations with protesters. The directive ...

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