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Trump tweets, then Ford announces investment in three Michigan plants


DETROIT/WASHINGTON Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it would invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities and create 130 jobs in projects largely in line with a previous agreement with the United Auto Workers union, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump touted a "major investment" by the automaker on Twitter.

Secret Service investigating suspicious package on White House grounds

WASHINGTON The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a suspicious package on the grounds of the White House, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Tuesday.

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Trump to sign order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups have vowed to take to court. | Video

Three Iraqi refugees in U.S. charged with immigration fraud: Justice Dept.

WASHINGTON Three Iraqi refugees living in Virginia were arrested on Tuesday and charged with immigration fraud for allegedly attempting to obtain naturalization as U.S. citizens in a manner contrary to law, the Justice Department said.

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Supreme Court rules for Texas death row inmate over IQ claim

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a death row inmate convicted of a 1980 Houston murder, finding that Texas used an obsolete standard to assess whether a defendant has an intellectual disability that would preclude execution.

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How two teens in leggings became a PR mess for United Airlines

A bystander who touched off a social media furor after she saw United Airlines stop two teenage girls dressed in leggings from boarding a flight admitted on Monday that she did not fully grasp the situation when she started tweeting her indignation. | Video

Two Miami police officers shot in ambush-style attack: police

A group of men shot and wounded two police officers in an ambush-style attack outside an apartment building in Miami late on Monday, media reported. | Video

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Florida man kills one, wounds five in 'horrific' shooting: police

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. A Florida man killed his girlfriend and wounded five others, including her two young sons and a high school student during a shooting spree with an AK-47 rifle on Monday, police said.

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Manhunt prompts evacuation of Arizona wildlife park

PHOENIX A manhunt for an armed fugitive that triggered the evacuation of a popular wildlife park south of the Grand Canyon ended peacefully on Monday with the arrest of the suspect, police in Arizona said.

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U.S. attorney general escalates pressure on 'sanctuary' cities

WASHINGTON Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened on Monday to cut off U.S. Justice Department grants to cities that fail to assist federal immigration authorities, moving the Trump administration closer to a potential clash with leaders of America's largest urban centers.

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