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Donald Trump says some of his comments about Mexico distorted 5:39pm EDT

WASHINGTON - After days of outrage, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday that some of his criticism of Mexico has been distorted but stuck to his stance that many illegal immigrants coming across the Mexican border are criminals.A new statement from the billionaire real estate developer came as his empire took a fresh blow. Sports broadcaster ESPN announced it would move the upcoming ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club to Pelican Hill Golf

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Eric Holder, former U.S. attorney general, to return to law firm

WASHINGTON - Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will return as a partner at the law firm he had left to become the nation's top law enforcement official, his new employer said in a statement.

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Some White House Republican hopefuls want curbs on legal immigration

DENVER - Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls Scott Walker and Rick Santorum are suggesting a potentially controversial way to boost Americans' job prospects: admit fewer legal immigrants into the United States. | Video

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Former congressman Perriello named U.S. special envoy to Africa Great Lakes

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday named former Virginia congressman Thomas Perriello as U.S. special envoy for Africa's Great Lakes region.

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U.S. and Iran: the unbearable awkwardness of defending your enemy

VIENNA - It's always awkward to defend your enemies. But that's the position U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has found itself in with Iran as it pushes for an historic accord that would end a 12-year nuclear standoff.

05 Jul 2015