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Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a cent... Full Story

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    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.

  • Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?
    Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.

  • Immigration overload: The debate in governor races

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The federal government has placed as many as 30,000 minors who have crossed the border illegally with sponsors across the country, spurring a wide range of reactions from governors, many of whom are up for re-election this fall.

  • APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, the college's provost said Tuesday.

  • Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state
    Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison.

  • AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch
    AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today.

  • Peace camp in US unites Israeli, Palestinian teens
    Peace camp in US unites Israeli, Palestinian teens

    It's no surprise Noa Epstein worries about the safety of her husband, a reservist in the Israeli army called to duty as war smolders in the Gaza Strip. But, still carrying memories of a transformative summer camp experience nearly two decades ago, she knows there is another side to the conflict, an she is filled with concern for the Palestinians too.

  • Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage
    Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first's lady's "crush" on a businessman accused of lavishing them with gifts and cash in exchange for promoting his company.

  • Vegas illegal betting suspects freed from custody

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme has been let out of jail after his poker-star friends posted his bail and immigration officials cleared his release.

  • Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he is an amazing father and that she forgives him.

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