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• Planned Parenthood targeted by pro-lifers who urge new reconciliation bill for defunding

Pro-life advocates are demanding a new reconciliation bill in order to defund Planned Parenthood as soon as possible after the House failed to pass a health care bill doing just that last week.

Tom McClusky, vice president of government affairs of the March for Life, said Republicans should use reconciliation ...

• Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes, father of Rockville rape suspect, arrested by immigration officials

In another possible example of the "Trump effect," U.S. immigration officials have reportedly arrested the illegal-immigrant father of one of the two boys suspected in the rape of a Rockville High School student.

According to Washington TV station WRC-4, Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs ...

• Jared Kushner, Donald Trump son-in-law, runs White House office despite no government experience

For a reclusive 36-year-old with no prior government experience, Jared Kushner's power and potential drawbacks in his role as President Trump's trusted adviser were on full display Monday.

The president announced he was appointing Mr. Kushner, his son-in-law, to run a new White House office aimed at reforming the federal ...

• Marines struggle with more tours to Afghanistan, discussions with families

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — With multiple deployments abroad and new orders for another tour in the Afghanistan hot spot of Helmand, Marine Col. Matthew Grosz has become an old hand at telling his family when duty calls him away. This time, though, his wife balked.

"When I first told her, ...

• Donald Trump says he's 'absolutely' serious about working with Democrats

The White House said Monday that President Trump is "absolutely" serious about working with Democrats on health-care legislation and other priorities after conservative Republicans balked at a GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

"We learned a lot through this process," said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. "If we ...

• Trump travel ban: Full 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to consider hearing case

The full U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals will consider hearing arguments on the Trump administration's revised executive order on travel and refugees, potentially fast tracking the appeals process.

An order filed Monday for the court asks the Trump administration and the organization challenging the order to file briefs by ...

• Pentagon defends targeting as reports of civilian death tolls rise

The Pentagon on Monday pushed back against reports that an aggressive string of recent U.S. military sorties have killed hundreds of civilians in Iraq and Syria, even as a former senior-level Defense Department policy adviser said the Trump White House has unofficially "opened the aperture" for riskier strikes as part ...

• Israeli politicians, U.S. Jewish leaders discuss religious divisions, dismiss anti-Semitic threats

Israeli politicians and U.S. Jewish leaders on Monday expressed little concern for threats of anti-Semitism, saying they are worried about divisions between the major streams of Judaism.

Following reports that an American-Israeli teenager was responsible for hundreds of threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, schools and synagogues, Jewish leaders said ...

• Out-of-control government spending harms taxpayers

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

President Trump's proposed cuts in discretionary spending have prompted a frenzy of dire headlines, including this gem from the Detroit Free Press: "Trump budget cuts would make life miserable for many." But lost amid all the special interest outrage is any mention of how uncontrolled federal spending affects taxpayers.

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• Austin leaders fire back after new 'sanctuary city' warning

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas county that has come under fire over so-called "sanctuary city" policies says rules about immigration enforcement are being followed despite new tough talk from the Trump administration.

Travis County Sarah Eckhardt fired back Monday after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said compliance with immigration laws ...

• Jeff Sessions calls Maryland sanctuary proposal 'a mistake'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said it would be "a mistake" for Maryland lawmakers to pass legislation that would limit law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

Speaking Monday at the White House, Mr. Sessions said the Justice Department intends to begin punishing sanctuary cities by cutting federal grants to jurisdictions ...

• HB2 aftermath: NCAA gives North Carolina ultimatum on 'bathroom bill'

The NCAA is threatening to remove North Carolina from consideration to host championship games for the foreseeable future if the state does not repeal a law regulating public restrooms, locker rooms and showers on the basis of biological sex.

The collegiate sports league will announce championship locations from 2018 to ...

• Tara Lenich, New York DA, indicted for illegally wiretapping love interest

A former Brooklyn district attorney is facing federal charges stemming from her alleged illegal wiretapping of a love interest and a fellow prosecutor.

The Justice Department on Monday announced the indictment of Tara Lenich, a former supervisory Assistant District Attorney with the Kings County District Attorney's Office, on two counts ...

• Study finds high fiber diet can help prevent Type 1 diabetes

A new study finds that a diet high in fiber could help offset the occurrence of Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes.

Scientists found that instances of the rodent equivalent of juvenile diabetes was eliminated in a group of mice fed a particular high fiber diet, the Guardian reports.

The findings ...

• New therapy uses blues harmonica music to strengthen lungs, mouth muscles: report

Blues music may be good for the soul, but some are saying it can be good for the lungs too.

That's the idea behind a physical therapy program for sufferers of chronic lung disease, reports NextAvenue, a subsidiary of PBS.

At the Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, harmonica lessons ...

• Suspects sought in deadly Cincinnati nightclub shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police searched for suspects in a nightclub shooting that left one man dead and 15 other people injured and sent club patrons diving to the ground to dodge bullets in what they described as a chaotic and terrifying scene.

A gunfight broke out inside the crowded ...

• Amtrak service to be curtailed for 1 day for track upgrades

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - Some Amtrak trains operating between Chicago and St. Louis will stop running while upgrades designed to enable trains to reach 110 mph get done.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports (http://bit.ly/2nEdkxv ) that the affected Texas Eagle and Lincoln Service trains will halt April 3. Buses will replace ...

• United Airlines bar teens wearing leggings from flight

DENVER — Two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a United Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday because they were wearing leggings, according to a spokesman for the airline.

The girls, whose ages were not specified, were not allowed onto the morning flight because ...

• Tom Price, HHS chief, in spotlight after ditched vote on Obamacare repeal

With health care stalled on Capitol Hill, the pressure now shifts to President Trump and new Health and Human Services Secretary Thomas Price, who will have to manage a law Republicans say is failing on its own — without giving Democrats more ammunition to say it was the GOP that ...

• Border agents' warrantless cellphone searches alarm civil liberties groups

Civil liberties groups and privacy advocates seeking to rein in border agents' warrantless searches of cellphones are backing the appeal of Turkish man's conviction for attempting to smuggle firearms parts out of the United States, arguing that a month-long forensic search of the man's phone was illegal.

The appeal comes ...


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