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Shanahan Says Military Won’t Leave Until Border Is Secure

Shanahan Says Military Won’t Leave Until Border Is Secure

By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan visited a border city in Texas on Saturday and said he intends to accelerate planning to secure the border and bolster the administration’s ability to accomplish that without the Pentagon’s continuous help. He also offered assurances to perhaps two…

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US Seizes North Korean Ship Amid Tense Moment in Relations

US Seizes North Korean Ship Amid Tense Moment in Relations

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The U.S. said Thursday that it has seized a North Korean cargo ship that was used to violate international sanctions, a first-of-its kind enforcement action that comes amid a tense moment in relations between the two countries. The “Wise Honest,” North Korea’s second largest cargo ship, was detained in April 2018…

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Students Struggled With Shooter, Stopped Further Bloodshed

Students Struggled With Shooter, Stopped Further Bloodshed

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (AP) — The three students who disarmed a gunman in a Colorado school shooting leapt up from their desks without a word and with no thought for their own safety when they spotted the gun, recounted one of the young men. They slammed the teenager, a classmate of theirs, against the wall…

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Students Kill Classmate, Injure 8 at School Near Columbine

Students Kill Classmate, Injure 8 at School Near Columbine

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (AP) — Two high school students shot and killed a classmate and injured eight others at a charter school in a Colorado community that marked the 20th anniversary of one of the nation’s worst school shootings just weeks ago. Douglas County sheriff’s officials said Devon Erickson, 18, and a younger student walked…

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House Committee Moving Ahead With Contempt Vote For Barr

House Committee Moving Ahead With Contempt Vote For Barr

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — A House committee is poised to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress — the opening salvo in what could be a lengthy, acrimonious court battle between House Democrats and President Donald Trump’s administration over special counsel Robert Mueller’s report . House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler scheduled a Wednesday vote…

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