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California sues Trump administration over border wall

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SAN FRANCISCO California filed a lawsuit on Wednesday over the Trump administration's plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, adding to the obstacles facing one of the Republican president's key campaign promises.

Oklahoma City police fatally shoot deaf man who did not respond to commands

A deaf man holding a metal pipe was fatally shot by Oklahoma City police who yelled for him to drop his weapon and get on the ground but did not know he could not hear, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

4:33pm EDT

Washington state sues over $1/day wages paid to immigrant detainees

Washington State's Attorney General on Wednesday sued private prison company Geo Group Inc for violating the state's minimum wage laws by paying detained immigrants a one dollar a day or less for work they do while in detention at one of the company’s federal facilities.

4:47pm EDT

Boston beheading plotter cited 2013 bombing: prosecutor

BOSTON A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to attack police and behead a conservative blogger on behalf of Islamic State told someone online that he wanted to cause more harm than the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

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Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.    | Video

Politics, Election 2016, 6:23am EDT

Trump makes his debut at ceremonies for new U.S. citizens

For the first eight months of Donald Trump's presidency, new U.S. citizens did not receive the customary presidential welcome at their naturalization ceremonies.

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Walmart, Target join call for 'Dreamer' legislation

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and PepsiCo Inc on Wednesday joined an expanded group of nearly 800 companies calling in a letter for U.S. legislation to protect immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents from deportation, according to organizer FWD.us. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, 1:07pm EDT

Attorney General Sessions says marijuana still illegal

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug "remains in effect," remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown.

Health 4:47pm EDT

S&P downgrades Pennsylvania credit to A-plus, cites budget problems

NEW YORK S&P Global Ratings downgraded Pennsylvania's general obligation debt one notch to A-plus on Wednesday as state officials struggle to close a $2.3 billion budget gap, the credit rating agency said.

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Tusk-smuggling case ends in prison for Canadian ex-mountie :U.S. judge

A retried Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to five years and two months in prison, after pleading guilty to 10 money laundering charges related to a scheme to smuggle Arctic narwhal tusks.

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